Although I’m slipping on my posting, I haven’t been slipping on my lipstick wearing. Yesterday I got a little swept up in the basketball game and forgot to post. However, yesterday is a day I really wanted to post because I couldn’t believe that it took me NINE days to wear a Mac lipstick. I remember when Mac was the only thing I’d wear – and now it’s not the first thing I reach for. Yesterday I wanted to wear a nude lipstick with peach undertones so I instantly knew Mac’s Cherish was the color for the day. It’s not my favorite nude from Mac but I lost my favorite (Fresh Brew) and no one in The Bahamas carries it because supposedly it’s not a flattering nude for brown girls. But I mean I wrote a whole blog sharing my love for it – so it has to suit brown girls, right? But anyway back to yesterday’s nude – I wore Mac’s Cherish lipstick with Nyx’s Currant lip pencil.
Today, because my outfit was supremely corporate colored (blue pinstripe shirt & gray skirt), I wanted a bold bright lipstick. I knew today was the day to pull my orange out. I searched for a perfect orange lipstick for at least 2 months, bought one I hated then found one I loved – only to get home and end up hating them both. I knew with the right lip liner I could transform it to at least make it work for me. So I played with it. First I tried it with a deep purple lip liner – it became okay but still not lovable. I gave up on my hopes of a perfect orange, but something told me to try again. Then I had my eureka moment. I remembered that I had a red orange Mac lip liner that a Mac girl suggested I wear with my Ruby Woo. I absolutely HATED the way it looked on me, especially with Ruby Woo so I never wore it again – until now. I tried it with the orange and fell in love. It’s one of my favorite spring/summer lipsticks. LOVE IT. The combo is made up of Mac’s Kiss Me Quick Lip Liner and Nyx’s High Voltage Lipstick in Free Spirit. If you don’t have an orange lip yet, try this one. This is another day I’m super sad I can’t wear this lipstick again until July.