I placed a small order at Darling Girl Cosmetics last night, yay! I got a blogger sample pack and a couple petit sizes of things, so I'm really excited to receive them and finally try out an indie brand. She's having a buy 2 get 1 free sale right now so I figured now was as good of time as any.
Anyway, I've been having so much fun experimenting with lip combinations lately! This one is very... WOW for me. I can do deep wine/berry shades and nudes, but I always shy away from bright reds. So to achieve the following red lips I combined two products that I've actually never worn out before- Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Wine With Everything and Revlon ColorBurst lip gloss in Bordeaux.
Left: Wine With Everything, Right: Bordeaux
I had been trying to come up with a good gloss I could pair over Wine With Everything for the longest time! It's a little too shiny and bright for me as is, but Bordeaux deepens it and adds a subtle sparkle. On that note, I love the quality of each of these individual products. The Super Lustrous lipsticks feel smooth and are richly pigmented; the ColorBurst lipglosses are just the same, if not better in my opinion (I tend to like glosses better than lipstick for some reason?). No stickiness, yay! Moving on!
I paired this with a taupe/purple eye and contoured cheeks. I am loving this lip combination and it's making me want to try more red lipsticks/glosses! I love my deep berry shades, but red is a nice way to change it up.
Speaking of changing it up, Sophie over at Fresh Air & Fashion is doing a great challenge over the next few weeks- basically, you create 15 new makeup and hair ideas to try. I think it's an awesome way to get out of a beauty rut, and I'm doing a very loose version of it (I have a bunch of posts lined up to do over the next few weeks otherwise I'd follow it more closely!)- you guys can check it out here if you're interested. I just thought I'd give the friendly shout out, especially since it's always good to try new things. :)
Are there any new looks or styles you've tried recently?