I recently spent far too much time trying to find the perfect lipstick. I’ve never been much of a lipstick wearer, but it’s something I’ve wanted to start doing. I think it adds a fun flare. However, I struggled in finding the right color. I am pretty much clueless when it comes to makeup and what looks good, so I spent a long time trying different shades, getting help from makeup artists at the makeup counter, and then went and looked for cheaper versions of the super expensive shades they had recommended for me. I am all for spending money on good makeup, but since I am still figuring out what works for me, I decided to try to stick to the drugstore brands. That way if a color doesn’t work out, I don’t lose much of an investment. I’m still testing them out and seeing how I like them, but so far I have 6 I really like.
1| Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Color in Rasin Rage – This is a rich, deep red, that adds personality, but is still tame enough for work.
2| Rimmel London Lip Stick – This is a darker red, much like the dark reds used in the 40’s for pin-ups. It’s great for a night out and incredibly sexy in my opinion.
3| Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in On Fire Red – This is a fun bright red for a fun night out.
4| Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Coral Crush – This is a fun coral, which I keep seeing everywhere. It isn’t as bright as many of the ones I have seen, and is more of a pink shade than an orange one.
5| Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Pink Peony – This is a fun bright pink that I think is perfect for daytime wear, like brunch with the girls.
6| Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Born With It – This is a great nude pink, it looks natural, and is perfect for work.
If you need more lipstick ideas, be sure to check out Amanda’s post below!
Today I am happy to introduce you to Amanda from Marry Mint. Amanda lives up in Alaska with her husband and beautiful baby girl. Her blog discusses topics ranging from being a mommy, to beauty, and style. Be sure to check out her posts on being an introvert, being an Army wife, and her favorite lipsticks.
What made you start blogging?
Initially I started blogging for two different reasons. The first and pretty standard reason is that I wanted a way to keep our family up to date on our lives from all the way in Alaska. The second reasons I started my blog was to offer a positive light on light after cancer. I wanted to show the world that life can and does go on after a scary diagnosis.
What quote or motto do you try to live by?
I try to worry only about the things I can control and get through each day as gracefully as possible.
What is your idea of relaxing?
EXERCISE! When I’m running my brain is totally radio silent. Bliss!
If you could drop everything tomorrow and do anything, what would it be?
I would take my family on vacation to an all inclusive resort in Jamaica! (Kyle and I went to Ocho Rios for our Honeymoon).
What is your most embarrassing moment?
I don’t know what my most embarrassing moment would be but, Kyle can probably think of several times I’ve embarrassed him. hehehe. Although I distinctly remember knocking over an entire candy display during a gas station stop on a road trip once…oops!