Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Trend Alert: Fruit Punch Lip

Everywhere I look I see celebrities rocking gorgeous coral lips! The bright and springy colors reminds me of how my lips would stain after drinking a nice cold glass of fruit punch when I was a kid! These days, Ladies like Demi Lovato, Nicole Richie and Emily Blunt are adding such a fun kick of color to their looks. Even Jennifer Lopez has decided to ditch her signature nude for a bubbly coral pink. The fruit punch shades are easy to pull off for every skin tone, and can range from coral orange to flirty pinks. I have been a little bit obsessed with finding and collecting coral lipsticks for the upcoming spring season. If you are on the more fair side, try sticking to lighter peaches and pinks, like Emily Blunt. The lipstick makes a statement on its own, so feel free to either go simple with your eyes and cheeks or play around with color, like adding a dash of blue eyeliner. Pictured below are my three fruit punch lip go-to's. On the left is Chanel's Rouge Allure Velvet in La Ravissante which is a coral red with a matte finish. In the middle is Chanel's Rouge Allure lipstick in Hyde Park- a limited edition shade that is exclusively on This shade is stunning on the lips, in the tube, and the finish is creamy and glossy. Last but not least on the far right is Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in Flirt, which is also a limited edition shade. It reminds me a little of MAC's Ever Hip and would flatter most skin tones. I love this formula, but I only get around 3 hours of weartime with it. Will you be rocking the "Fruit Punch Lip" this spring? What is your favorite shade? Leave your thoughts in the comments. 

Chanel's La Ravissante, Hyde Park and Flirt lipsticks

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Dupe this Look: Nicki Minaj

Mac has done it again and released another fantastic celebrity Viva Glam campaign. Viva Glam Nicki hit stores February 16 and what better way to homage to an artist with such wacky style then to dupe her colorful look? I love that Nicki Minaj isn't afraid to play with color, and if I had her gorgeous skin I would be fearless with makeup too! To dupe this look, I pulled out my most colorful palette- the Pop Beauty Neon palette. After priming my eye, I patted on the neon green all over my lid and then blended MAC's Velvet Moss eyeshadow very far into the crease. I added shimmery Inglot shadow in 395 right under my browbone. To get that rich blue under my eyes, I ran NYX jumbo pencil in Cobalt under my eye and powdered with a teal blue Lorac shadow from my Lorac shadow box. I used my favorite Miss Ardo lashes in #5 matched with MAC's Chromaline in Black Black eyeliner with a heavy wing. No Nicki look is complete without her signature Grey enlarging contacts. The rest of the look is simple, using MAC Ambering Rose on the hallows of my cheek and of course, Viva Glam Nicki on my lips.

Viva Glam Nicki is a warmer, vibrant pink. Viva Glam Gaga is a lot cooler, and more blue-based and MAC's Pink Noveau is a tad more violet. The texture is creamy and the color is quite opaque. The pink doesn't lean too cool/warm so it will look fabulous on almost every skintone. Retailing at about $14.50, Viva Glam Nicki will be in stores until February 16, 2013 and all proceeds with benefit the MAC AIDS Fund. Bottom Line? What a fabulous pink (just like Queen Nicki herself), how could you possibly pass this up? Pictured below is me doing my best Nicki Minaj impression. Do you have Viva Glam Nicki? Leave your thoughts in the comments.