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?
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)
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.
- Nars Pure Matte Lip Pencil in Damned – a very wearable deep magenta (my pick) (sephora.com)
- Chanel Rouge Coco #29 Ballet Russe (chanel.com)
- MAC Lipstick in Film Noir – a deep brown (maccosmetics.com)
- Nars Lipstick Vendanges – an easy to wear sheer grape shade (sephora.com)
- 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.
- MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyeshadow in Pearly Peach 153 – a peach gold shimmer (sephora.com)
- Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Monogamous – a pale milky pink (sephora.com)
- Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Dark Side of the Moon – a deep aubergine (beauty.com)
- Benefit High Beam Highlighter – (benefitcosmetics.com)
- Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed – a warm nude (tartecosmetics.com)
- 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 “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