Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"My Lips but Better" Lipstick Palette

Hello Everyone!

So I was on a mission to make a new lipstick palette for film/tv work. In my experience, I find that 99% of the time they want a "no makeup" makeup look. A really pretty natural makeup look. This inspired to me to put together a palette of lipsticks that will enhance your lip color with out having your lips be the center of attention. These are the lipsticks I have found so far:
I have melted these six lipsticks down into this palette I bought from the Engineer Guy. For those makeup artists out there it is the same palette that most alcohol palettes come in.

1. MAC- Creme Cup  ($15.00)
This is a pretty light pink shade. It is not super pigmented which is really nice and it has a nice sheen to it. I can not seem to find this shade on the website but I did purchase this shade at the MAC Pro store.  This is the lightest shade in my palette.

2. Rimmel- Airy Fairy  ($4.49)
This is a bit more pigmented then "Creme Cup". It has a more mauve feel to it. I purchased this at target but you can buy this shade at any drugstore!

3. MAC- Viva Glam V ($15.00)
I fell in love with this shade when I went to the MAC store last week. It is considered a neutral pink with pearl in it. It is a super sheer pink that leaves a nice tint on the lips. I would even say this is more of a tinted balm with nice pigment.

4. MAC-Viva Glam II ($15.00)
This is probably the most pigmented and matte shade of them all. It comes off much darker on the lips than the rest in this palette. It definitely has more beige in it compared to the others. Also a beautiful lipstick with a nice satin finish.

5. NARS- Tolede ($26.00)
This is one of the newest shades for the satin lipstick collection that NARS offers. It is a gorgeous pinky rose. I would say a step down from VGII in pigmentation but definitely more pigmented than the other three.

6. BITE- PEPPER ( $24.00)
I love all of BITE's lipsticks. I purchased a palette of a bunch of their colors over the holidays and I find myself reaching for it a lot. Pepper is one of those colors I discovered by accident. I actually meant to buy a different color from the palette and ended up at home with this color. I LOVE it. It is a super sheer plum rose.  It adds a soft touch of color with out looking done up at all! It is also a color that could easily be adjusted with lip liners.

Swatches:
I have also recently ordered NARS- Dolce Vita which I have a feeling will end up in the palette as well! That leaves me room for three more! Let me know if you have any suggestions!

I hope this was helpful! :)







1 comment :

  1. This was very helpful, thank you! I already have the Viva Glams, Airy Fairy, and Creme cup. I am going to have to purchase the Nars and Bite ones - so perfect!

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