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Five Favourite Spring Lips

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The sun is shining, our chapped dry skin is returning to normal, and we’re ready to embrace some pastels, soft tones, and whites. Can it be?!! Yes…it’s Spring. Canadian’s are always very hesitant to announce the coming of Spring. It may officially be Spring according to the date, but we always know that there is a chance of another snow storm late into the year. This is about the time when we can safely change over to our summer car tires, put the patio furniture out, and wear sandals without the fear that a storm might blow in and ruin our lives.

So with pops of colour and light in my recent wardrobe, I’ve been changing up the lip shades for this glorious new season. Away with the thick lip moisturizers and dark colours and in with the bright and light! These are my top five picks for spring lips, and a few more I’m lusting over (in no particular order)

1. NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in ‘Sex Machine’ – This was one of the first high end beauty products I ever purchased and I got it for my high school graduation (holy smokes….six years ago!). I didn’t use it much after that but I’ve rediscovered and I’m in love. A dusty pink with a slight shimmer, but still finishing smooth and matte.

2. Revlon ColorBust Matte Balm in ‘Elusive’ – if you’ve followed my blog for awhile you’ll know my love of the Revlon Matte Balm lip pencils. The smoothest, softest, easiest matte lips out there. Amazing pigmentation and stay power. I get compliments on them all the time and I have about 6 shades.

3. Lancome Rouge ‘Voile de Rose’ – this is for those fancier ‘lipstick’ kinda days. A day in the office, a nice lunch or brunch. This is probably my number one Spring pick for all occasions.

4. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 – I think this shade may be slightly too light for me. I have a hard time picking out pinks sometimes. With pale skin, yet dark hair I don’t like too light. I’m lusting over one shade darker here, but for now am loving the feel and gloss of this. It’s about as glossy as I’m every willing to go.

5. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 104 – I LOVE the Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks! I can’t get enough of them. But, hands down, this has to be one of my favourite lip colours of all time. It is the perfect ‘me’ shade. A little darker than most on this list, this is my go-to night out in Spring lip. I’m always a fan of the darker lips, but for spring I try to stick to lighter shades….so this is a darker light (if that makes any sense..are you following?)

As I already mentioned I’m lusting over the Clarins Instant Light in 02, but I’m also dying for some of the BITE Watercolour collection (I know I’m not into gloss but have you seen these?!!) I have quite a few more Spring colours I dabble around with, but these 5 are the top of my list and my most used Spring Lip colours. What do you like for spring?

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Review – NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret

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Anyone who knows me well will know my deep and undying love for all NARS lip pencils. Whether the velvet matte, velvet gloss, or the satin pencils, NARS really brings it when it comes to perfect lip coverage and colour. So when my wonderful sister got my the NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret for Christmas I squealed with joy! (I literally squealed…not an attractive moment).

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The beautiful little box comes with five mini NARS lip pencils, two matte (Cruella and Iberico) and three satin (YuDescanso and Torres Del Paine). Although at first glance the colours may not all be for you, NARS lip pencils suit everyone, I swear! Torres Del Paine and Descanso are my-lips-but-better pencils with a subtle satin finish. Yu is a bold fuchsia pink that is completely opaque and has a great creamy satin finish. It may be bold but is still perfectly wearable for an everyday look. The mattes are definitely my favourite of the bunch: Iberico is a bright coral/orange/red shade that is exclusive to this 2014 holiday collection. It may not be coral season right now but I love wearing this fiery, feisty colour. And finally Cruella is my favourite of them all. A perfect matte deep crimson red.

The NARS lip pencils will make anyone’s lips look full and pretty much perfect. They’re little miracle pencils. No lip liner or primers necessary. The formula stays put for a long time and the matte pencils are not drying, nor do they tug on the lips when you apply them, unlike other mattes lipsticks. All in all the NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret is beautiful perfection and I couldn’t love it more. I even love the little box and will definitely by displaying it atop my new vanity table! (yes new vanity table! You heard right. Details to come soon!)

Have you tried any of these shades? What do you think of the NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret?

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The Rosy Pinks

 

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Autumn is the time of year for dark red and plum lips – the lips that I attempt to pull-off year round. There is nothing I love more. Yet lately, with the coming of the darker colours and cooler weather I’ve been back-tracking to the rosy hues and pink tones; girly pops of colour to go with my perma-dark wardrobe and recently washed-out hair colour. My plum coloured lip wishlist is growing ever longer this season, but for now here are the rosy pinks I’ve been clutching close:

1. Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Elusive – you know I love my Matte Balms. One of my favourite everyday pinks

2. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine – I’ve had this one for a long time, recently bringing it back into the arsenal

3. Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Viole de Rose – read my review of it here in my September Top 5

4. MAC Lustre in LoveLorn – A little more vibrant and baby pink than sometimes desired…90’s reminiscer. But great with an all black outfit.

5. NARS Dolce Vita – from the Sephora’s Favourites Box last year, certainly becoming one of my favourites.

6. Lancome Color Design in Natural Beauty – a very neutral colour with a slight rosy tinge. A perfect day at the office colour.

What lips have you been loving so far this season? Share you’re autumn lips and I’ll share you’re top picks! Can’t wait to get shopping. Plumful here I come!