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lipstick chronicles
April 9, 2008, 7:29 pm
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It started out innocently enough. I saw a post on the Coveted on beauty that featured plum-coloured lipstick. Ooh, I thought, I have some of that! (Thank you, Clinique freebie.) I wore it to school and nobody seemed to care, but since I thought I looked bad in red lipstick the obsession seemed to stop there. Until I decided to dig up one of my old tubes and test it out again…

Oops. Apparently I don’t look as bad as I thought, because the next day I was on a mission to find the best lipstick I could for the most ridiculously cheap price possible. I asked the most makeup-savvy girl in my art class what she recommended from MAC (I haven’t been there in forever, even though I have a huge collection of coloured eyeshadow that I never wear) and she said Ruby Woo. I decided to keep it in the back of my mind since I am broke! So next time me and my mom went to Superstore, I dragged her to the makeup and told her to help me pick a shade. I ended up with this:

Rimmel Red Hot Lasting Finish Lipstick, $5

Not bad for $5! It’s supposed to last for 7 hours, but of course it doesn’t last nearly that long especially with my lip-licking and constant nibbling on snacks. :D It holds up pretty well, though, but it was bleeding a bit by the end of my 6-hour school day. It’s alright, but I think one day I will definitely upgrade to Ruby Woo…

Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick, $16.50

MAC is one of the things that I will shell out a ridiculous amount of money for, just because I know that it’s good stuff and the people that work there are so friendly. Then again, they also have this magical ability to completely empty my wallet before I realize that I barely even wear makeup anymore! To be honest, I wish that I could, but whenever I put on eyeshadow like I used to it just doesn’t seem right on my face anymore. It’s not fair! I’ve got like 20 colours that I used to wear all the time. Maybe I just need to find a lighter way to do eye makeup? I’m liking the colour combination in this look, but I don’t think I’d want to wear glitter for day. Way too heavy!

I’ve got blues and yellows that are perfect for doing a look like that. The hair in the top left is gorgeous, too. My hair needs to grow faster!

Then again, maybe I’m just over wearing heavy makeup. This look from MAC (Enough MAC in this entry?! MAC! I love you!!!) is subtle but still polished (I can’t believe I just typed something like that, but it does suit this).

Maybe I’ll try out something similar on my real, non-scarily angular face with normal-sized eyebrows. ;)

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I have just about weaned myself from my MAC addiction!

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