Could it be ‘Love Forever’ with MAC

Recently, while on the hunt for a bold pink lip, I came across Love Forever from MAC. It is the pink that I have been searching for. From the Pro Longwear line Love Forever provides intense color in a long-lasting formula. Love forever is a fuchsia pink with blue undertones. It glides on lips beautifully and covers in one swipe. I found it best to blend it into my lip line using a lip-brush due to the shape of the lipstick. Pro Longwear lipsticks carry a little weight on the lips but are the tops for long-lasting color. I simply adore this new shade, it will be found among my current top 5 lipsticks.

  MAC Love Forever $18

 Have you tried the Pro Longwear Lipsticks? Any Thoughts?

OOTD – Sugarlips Play the Accordian Dress

This is me loving my new’Play the Accordian Dress’ from SugarLips. It’s so comfy and flattering, I couldn’t wait to run out and take some photo’s to share with you. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen my new shoes from Modern Vintage that I scored for an unbelievable price at an outlet store. I hope everyone is having a lovely week.

dress- SugarLips (gift), sandals – Modern Vintage (outlet store), leather bracelet – Tory Burch (f/w 2012)

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Dark Lip Trend – How to get it

A very unexpected look this summer among this season’s hottest trends is the dark lip. We saw it come to a head at this year’s MET gala. This look is sophisticated and chic, a great alternative to a red lip. This bold lip trend ranges from deep shades of burgundy, brown, purple, plum, and flat black. This dark lip color looks great with a tan, which also makes it more wearable. To keep it fresh, pair it with a white shirt, it’s a great look. I picked out a few of my favorite tones and formulas to help guide you and included some products to complete the look. I recommend using a lip liner with this look for a clean line, such as MAC longwear lip pencil in Absolutely It. 

  1. Nars Pure Matte Lip Pencil in Damned – a very wearable deep magenta (my pick)  (sephora.com)
  2. Chanel Rouge Coco #29 Ballet Russe (chanel.com)
  3. MAC Lipstick in Film Noir – a deep brown  (maccosmetics.com)
  4. Nars Lipstick Vendanges – an easy to wear sheer grape shade (sephora.com)
  5. Yves Saint Laurent in 8 Rouge Pur Couture – a deep red/purple – (yslbeautyus.com)

When wearing this trend I chose to keep the rest of my face fairly simple. Choose peach, pink, or nude beiges on the eyes and warm up the cheeks with a nude blush. Match your lips with a deep plum nail polish or lighten it up with a beige pink. Brighten up your complexion with a natural looking highlighter.

  1. MAKE UP FOR EVER  Eyeshadow in Pearly Peach  153 – a peach gold shimmer (sephora.com)
  2. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Monogamous – a pale milky pink (sephora.com)
  3. Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Dark Side of the Moon – a deep aubergine (beauty.com)
  4. Benefit High Beam Highlighter – (benefitcosmetics.com)
  5. Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed – a warm nude (tartecosmetics.com)
  6. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner in 13 Mat Black (sephora.com)

Will you be wearing this season’s dark lip trend?

Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Marajuca Self Tanner

Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Marajuca Self Tanner “helps you achieve a faux glow anytime. Infused with Marajuca oil, this tanner drenches your skin in moisture, giving you a beautiful, sun-kissed look.”

Tarte Brazilliance self tanner is currently exclusive to QVC. This self-tanner contains Marajuca Oil to replenish skin, brightening vitamin C, and essential fatty acids. It comes with an application mitt for an easy streak-free tan. To use start by exfoliating your skin concentrating on areas such as elbows, knees, and ankles. Apply about a quarter size amount of the tanner to the application mitt and apply to ONE area at a time, such as the forearm, working in a circular sweeping motion. Then move on to bicep, a quarter amount to chest, a quarter to stomach and so on. Wait 10 minutes before dressing and 8 hours for tan to develop.

Let me start by say this product smells so good! Not good for a self-tanner, just good (period). I was blown away by the delicious scent of vanilla and never experienced any bad odor from this product, not even when it dried.  The application mitt that I was provided with made application a breeze. This product is tinted like a stain which provide’s immediate color and helps to guide you, but also makes it necessary to work fast.

Ultimately I had a great experience working this way with a self tanner, I found it to be so quick and easy. Tarte Brazilliance give’s you very natural color about one shade darker than your own skin tone. The color provided is a brown tone and free of any orange tones. I, personally like more color than one application provided me with and found that using this product 2 days back-to-back game me the results that I desire. I do wish that this tanner came in a darker tone so I wouldn’t have to use so much of this precious product. If you are seeking a deep tan I wouldn’t recommend this to you but if you are seeking a lighter more natural shade I would highly recommend it. You can bet that you will have a natural streak-free tan even on your hands. This is a love!

This product is available for $32 at QVC.com