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.-

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Warm browns & red lips on a Saturday

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I now post my “Look of the day” picture/collage and post the list of products on the blog, so here below is today’s look:image

Today I chose for warm brown eyes paired with a bold red lip. And you know which red I always go for: MAC Ruby Woo!!!

And here is the list of products:

FACE:

  • Benefit Porefessional on my T-zone only
  • Garnier Roll-on Anti-dark circles
  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC37
  • MAC Medium concealer palette – I used the mid-yellow color for my dark circles and NC35 mixed with NC30 for my undereye area
  • Ben Nye Banana Luxury powder to set everything
  • MAC Blush in Taupe to contour my nose
  • MAC MSF in Give Me Sun!
  • MAC Blush in Pinch Me

EYES:

  • MAC Soft Ochre paintpot on the lid, browbone and lower lashline
  • MAC Texture above my crease
  • MAC Swiss Chocolate in the crease
  • MAC Woodwinked all over the lid (with MAC Fix Plus)
  • MAC Embark in the outer V
  • MAC Brule’ on my browbone
  • MAC Ricepaper in the inner tearducts
  • MAC gel liner in Dipdown for the brows
  • Inglot Gel Liner in nr. 77
  • Essence mascara Lashmania Reloaded (two coats for the upper lashes, one coat for my lower lashes)

LIPS:

  • MAC liperaser in Dim
  • MAC lippencil in Cherry
  • MAC Ruby Woo
  • MAC Studio Finish to define the outlines

I also decided it would be nice to add the list of the brushes I used, so here it is:

  • Real Techniques Face Expert brush – foundation and powder all over my face
  • Real Techniques Setting Brush for under my eyes
  • Real Techniques Contour Brush
  • Real Techniques Blush Brush
  • MAC 263 for my eyebrows
  • Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush *NEW*
  • Bdellium Tools brush nr. 277 (flat shader brush) to apply Woodwinked
  • Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush to apply Texture
  • Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush to apply Swiss Chocolate and Embark
  • Sigma P82 to contour my nose

If you wanna see more, here is the link to my Instagram account:

NyNamakeup

And the picture I posted today:

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For questions and inquiries just leave a comment below!

Stay tuned for the celebrity lipstick smackdown aka “Two days of red”!!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

xoxo, -S.-

Mini-haul (Preview) – Orders from January 24th 2014

Mini-haul (Preview) - Orders from January 24th 2014

New babies I just purchased. They will be here some time this week!

T-L: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl;
T-R: Real Techniques Shading Brush;
B-L: (NEW) Real Techniques Silicone Eye Liner Brush;
B-R: Real Techniques Blush Brush

I’m very curious to try the Silicone Eye Liner Brush as it seems to be so innovative. “Dragon Girl” has been in my wishlist for too long…