Showing posts with label Lipstick Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lipstick Day. Show all posts

Monday, July 29, 2019

Lipstick Day 2019

It is officially Lipstick Day. As much as I love lip gloss, lately I have been obsessed with lipstick. I don't know what it is about this round tube of pigmented goodness that I find myself relentlessly putting on my lips, but it makes me look and feel fantastic. 

To celebrate today, I am sharing some of my favorite lipsticks right now. From left-to-right, these amazing gems include:


To all of you who love lipstick and wear it on a daily basis - Happy Lipstick Day!

Friday, July 29, 2016

National Lipstick Day 2016

The Dolce & Gabbana lipstick in
True Monica (40).
Today is National Lipstick Day, so I thought I would share one of my favorite lipsticks. This is the Dolce & Gabbana Voluptuous lipstick in True Monica (40). It is a beautiful nude with a semi-matte finish. Not only is it pigmented, but it looks amazing when paired with a smoky eye. Unfortunately it is sold-out virtually everywhere, but I think some boutiques may still have it available. I have been obsessed with wearing nude lipstick since I was 14 years old. Fast forward, as we spring into a new generation and the famous beauty trend of wearing a nude lip is still alive. You just have to love how that works. I think a nude lipstick looks amazing on every woman. If you have tried one and didn't like it, it doesn't mean that you are not meant to wear a nude. It means, you just haven't found the right one.
 
As I am a huge lipstick lover, I cannot choose just one lipstick that I love over the other, as there are way too many. Everything from luxury lipstick to drugstore lipstick, today is the day to honor all lipstick. I will admit, I always find myself gravitating towards an unique color, yes, but what keeps me interested is the pigment, the formula, the finish and most importantly - how long it lasts. Oh and the smell/taste too. To me, a perfect lipstick is one that I can wear while kissing my boyfriend that won't smudge nor fade. A lipstick that will not mysteriously disappear if I eat ice cream and happen to get sick later on in the day. A perfect lipstick is one that is visible yet hydrating, but does not flake nor dry out the lips. What more can you ask from a lip product? You can ask a lot, but does it mean it will deliver effectively?

Lipstick is as unique as the individual who wears it, embraces it and just generally loves it. Looking back in history, makeup has been around for centuries. And according to Sarah Schaffer who published an article in Reading Our Lips: The History of Lipstick Regulation in Western Seats of Power, Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard, lipstick has been used for over 5,000 years. However, in the same publication Schaffer states that lipstick has been worn since 3,000 BC. Amazing right?

Another lipstick I have garnered a true love for is the Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush in Trompe L'Oeil (123). It is a rich and creamy nude with a neutral undertone. It's quite subtle and feels like it belongs in the balm family. This lipstick is one of many in stash, but one of few that I find myself picking up every single day. Consistency says a lot about a lipstick and really proves why it is the ultimate holy grail. It's hard to find; however, one of my reader's sent me a message saying she found this at Cosmetic America. I also believe Nordstrom has some in-stock.
The Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush
in 123 Trompe L'Oeil.
 
Depending on a shade, there is always a "dupe" that follows. The question remains; however, is the dupe true to the original shade? Unfortunately, as many lipstick shades tend to match, there are quite a few dupes, yes, but in theory, no shade is exactly the same. Kind of like looking at two apple trees. They may look a like at first glance until further examination of the tree reveals one tree produces more apples then the other. Do you see the distinction? 

Lipstick is one of those beauty essentials that allows you to have fun. If you don't think you can rock a haute red, well, that is your choice. Is it the fact you aren't into reds or simply haven't found the right one? Aside from red, there are an array of other shades that you may find appealing. Perhaps you are into neutrals and find a brown looks better on you than a plum. The possibilities are endless, which is why today is a day to have fun and enjoy that wonderfully addictive makeup essential we call lipstick.
 
Happy National Lipstick Day!
 
 
 
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