Another Red and Black Week post! Thanks to Ms. Kitty of Sophistique Noir for hosting again this year! It’s my favorite of her themes, and I’m excited to participate for the very first time this year.
Today’s post is about red and black makeup.
I love lipstick, especially red lipstick. Unfortunately, I’m not very good at it. I am kind of notorious for choosing colors that look absolutely horrid on me – or that clash with my other makeup. Which is a good trick, because I’m also notorious for wearing black eye makeup almost exclusively! How a person can clash something with black I don’t know…but I manage.
I got extremely lucky with NYX’s Snow White. NYX is a drugstore brand; I don’t generally go for those. But I noticed the CVS close to my office had a large display, and I recalled reading some good things (somewhere) about the brand, so I stopped for a look. Snow White immediately got my attention. The display had a photo of the color on-lip, and it looked amazing. So I picked it up, along with their Smokey eye palette.
I was a little nervous to be honest. The last true red I bought was MAC Ruby Woo, which is a color that’s lauded as uber flattering on women of different coloring and complexion – and it was a huge disappointment. I was pleased with the results, though – good enough for running errands, anyway.
The L’Oreal eyeliner is the only one that doesn’t irritate my eyes and gives me good control. The Urban Decay is a great color, but I learned the hard way not to line my lower lash line with it.
I’m really glad I picked up the NYX shadows. I like Clinique. It’s gentle, which is good. The black shade, Stroke of Midnight, just isn’t as intense as I like and it doesn’t last very long (it looks grey in the photo of me in the last post). The NYX black packs a punch and was long lasting.
As a bonus, a close up of the t-shirt detail:
Yes, that is my Phantom T-Shirt, at long last. I paired it with black jeans and black sandals for our errands on Saturday. Attempts were made to get a photo of the entire look, but…well, those tend to not turn out too well when the photographer would rather be doing almost anything else.