Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SWATCH & REVIEW: MAC Diva lipstick

It's still winter, and so dark red, vampy lip colors are still going strong. My favorite is MAC Diva:

Diva is a very vampy dark, burgundy red on lighter skin tones, but on mine, it just looks like a very solid, "pin-up" dark red. I wore it for 6 hours with eating and it stayed in place well. It looked great in post-meal pictures!

I love this color! It's pigmented and, because it is matte, there is very little transfer. Of course, because this lipstick is matte, you have to exfoliate before using the lipstick, and this lipstick can be drying.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ARTSY WEDNESDAY: Metallic nails

This barely qualifies as metallic, but I really wanted to do this gradient and I figured...silver counts as metal, right? ;)

The base is Essie Chincilly and the glitter is Julep Paris. Sorry, my skin looks strange in this picture, I have no idea why. 

Check out the other girl's manicures: