Heritage Rouge Christmas

Happy Holidays everyone! Here is the look I was wearing on Christmas Eve (apologies for the lights, pics were taken in different parts of my house):

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Here is the list of products I used, mostly MAC Cosmetics.

● FACE:

– MAC Fix+

– Clinique City Block Sheer

– Benefit Porefessional

– MAC Face&Body Foundation in C5

– MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW30 and NC35

– Ben Nye Banana luxury powder all over the face

– Kiko Perfect Glow Compact Foundation in nr. 12 to contour

– MAC blush in Pinch Me

– MAC e/s in All That Glitters to highlight the cheeks.

 

● EYES:

– MAC Painterly paint pot above the crease

– MAC Quite Natural paint pot on the lid

– MAC pigment in Heritage Rouge on the lid

– MAC Embark in the outer V

– MAC Saddle in the crease

– MAC Soft Brown above the crease

– MAC Ricepaper on the browbone

– MAC All That Glitters in the inner tearducts

– Inglot gel liner in nr. 77

– Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in Dark Brown for my eyebrows

– Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara on top and bottom lashes

– Maybelline Go! Colossal Extreme mascara on the top lashes only.

 

● LIPS:

– MAC lip pencil in Spice all over the lips

– MAC Half Red only on the top and bottom outer line (this will make your lips look plumper)

– Inglot lipstick in color 405 (matte)

So here is the finished look with the detailed eye and face:

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Hope you liked it and please drop your requests in the comment box below, if you want to see more looks 🙂

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xoxo, -S.-

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Two days of red – Day 2: NARS Dragon Girl

So sorry I should have posted this last Sunday but I didn’t have any time since then. Anyways here is how it progressed:

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I wore this color for a total of 10 hours.
This is how it looked right after application:
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Dragon Girl is a beautiful matte blue-based red. It looks great on its own, matched with mascara and a swipe of blush, or with a cat eye. It feels very soft on the lips, and it is very easy to apply; the first thing I noticed though was that it is quite hard to get a sharp line around the lips, so that’s why I applied a red lippencil first (MAC Cherry). This is due to its size and round edge, which does make it harder to draw straight lines.
This color is quite similar to Ruby Woo, but the latter is more intense and darker too.
Among the pros, besides being easy to apply, is the fact that its formula is not drying at all. This is definitely a plus when it comes to matte lipsticks. Just make sure that your lips are well moistured before applying it.

During the day I had lunch with a friend of mine and had a chicken sandwich with some bacon in it. Before leaving the cafe I noticed that the lipstick bled outside the lines and some of the color swept away, so I actually had to reapply both the lippencil and lipstick, and also redefined my lips with concealer.

Around 9 p.m. I had dinner and again the color faded away (see 3rd picture).

So overall Dragon Girl is a beautiful color, looks good on my type of skintone (NC37, as a reference) and I doesn’t dehydrate the skin. However, it does smudge if you are not careful with food/drinks.

So who is the winner?

Check out my Instagram to find out!

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Let me know if you want more challenges!

Love,

xoxo, – S. –

Two days of red – Day 1: MAC Ruby Woo

As mentioned last week, I wanted to do a few comparisons between products from two different make-up companies.

Because you know how much I love red lipstick, I decided my 1st smackdown would be

MAC Ruby Woo vs. NARS Dragon Girl

So today I wore Ruby Woo from 3 p.m. and did not retouch it or reapplied ever since then (midnight has passed now). Here is how it looked like right after I applied it:

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I went to the city, had a latte in town, came home and had dinner around 9 p.m..

Before I get down to the result of this “Ruby Woo” day, let me tell you that this lipstick has been my holy grail for years. I have never, ever seen a lipstick more beautiful than this one before. It is perfect for my skintone and sometimes, especially on my lazy days, I literally just do my eyebrows, mascara and put on some of this and voila’!

So here are two pictures I took after I came home. The one on the left was taken just as I came back home, whereas the one on the right was taken after dinner:image

Sorry for the huge difference in lights, but obviously the very 1st picture was taken with natural light and the two pictures above with artificial light. In none of the pictures I used flash.

Ruby Woo is a beautiful blue-toned red with a matte finish. It is definitely the most longlasting lipstick I have ever owner, however if you do decide to purchase it you have to know that it tends to try up your lips quite a bit.

What I do to avoid my lips to get too dry is to prep my lips at least 1 hour before applying this or any lipstick. I only use two products which are both very affordable:

  1. Lush Lipscrub “Mint Julips
  2. Labello Hydro Care

First off, massage your lips with the lipscrub for about 5 minutes. This will help scrubbing off the dead skin (yeah I know it sounds gross) and make your lips smooth – plus this one from Lush tastes like mint chocolate! Definitely a keeper! Then, I apply the lip balm and do the my make-up while it sents into the skin.

It is now half past midnight and Ruby Woo still looks great! The color intensity did change during the day, however considering I had a latte and dinner it is not bad at all. It does take really greasy food for this lipstick to go away and that is a plus.

Overall I love the longevity of this product and would definitely recommend it to those who are already familiar with reds and want to own this classic lipstick. If you want to keep the same intensity throughout the day I think re-application can be done after 5-6 hours or more. I wear Ruby Woo in the office and I never have to re-apply it, not even after long days (9-10 hours). At least on my lips, because they tend to get dry quite fast and especially in the outer corners, this is the area where most of the time the product fades away (even if on the rest of my lips it is still showing in full effect).

Tomorrow I will do the same with Dragon Girl by NARS and will announce the “winner”.

I hope you liked this post…see you soon!

xoxo, -S.-