Lipstick -Bobbi Brown - Lip Color - Sandwash Pink #22
veganbonnie 5/9/2011 8:58:00 AM
This is the lipstick that Kate Middleton wore to her wedding. Pair it with a gloss for that effect. It's expensive but worth every penny. Very flattering to my light complexion. Smooth and creamy too. Yes this will be my go-to lipstick for years to come.
Lipstick -Clinique - High Impact Lip Colour SPF15 - Rosette #17
veganbonnie 4/30/2011 7:42:00 PM
I wanted to tone down my lipstick as I usually wear bright red and have been feeling a little too "way out there" lately as fewer people are wearing bright red. This lipstick is a lovely alternative. It is a neutral pink with red undertones, so it doesn't scream "look at me". It is really a few shades deeper than my natural lip colour, with a lovely sheen. The silver case is lovely, but as I'm used to Urban Decay lipstick I found the case harder to open - UD housing is by far the best, but that's a minor point. For a lipstick with a sheen, this is a bit drying so I dab a bit of gloss on the top, not too much because gloss on top of lipstick is the recipe for lipstick on the teeth. So far, I am happy with this choice of lipstick and I would buy it again.
Egads, this is the brightest red on the market it seems. It is so very red that sometimes I feel kind of nervous about wearing it. It is a lovely texture, though, it glides on and stays on for a long time without drying. But man, it's red! I mean RED!
These are the best blotting papers out there - the packaging may be better on Clean & Clear's blue blotters but these by Sephora are larger and they pick up more oil - so if you are really oily you need to use these!