Quest for Red

Lately I’ve been searching for the perfect red lipstick. I have a couple reds already but it’s not the red. No, the red I am looking for is the reddest of red, cherry-red, neon-red, orange-red. I want the brightest red, something like this:

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Judge me all you want but Kylie Jenner’s red lips are my inspiration. After a lot of weird and creepy research that involved me watching youtube vids from years ago. But alas, I could not find the color that Kylie uses. Kourtney Kardashian uses  Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 13: Le Orange if anyone is interested. The closest I came to discovering Kylie’s color was from a weird youtube vid where she mentioned a discontinued MAC color called Red Racer. I don’t really have a game plan for finding this mythical red. But for now I’m just investigating all my favorite brands for their brightest color of red lipstick. I am welcoming any and all suggestions!

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Paris Thorn

 

 

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen these gorgeous things but I just happened to stumble across them while searching for jewerly on the Saint Laurent website . They are perfectly named “Thorn,” and look dangerously evil. The black patent finish completes the wicked look.

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…another beauty post…

After Christmas I realized I had racked up quite a bit in gift cards….to Sephora. I had been wanting a new mascara and lipstick and had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to get. I purchased the YSL: ROUGE VOLUPTÉ – Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 in 1 Nude Beige. I love it. The color works as a very neutral nude that also draws attention to my lips. It reminds me of the colors they wore in the ’70s.

My second purchase was the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System. I heard nothing but wonderful things about this product and was anxious to try. Unfortunately, I am one of the few who don’t care for this mascara. I wear contacts and sometimes the fibers blur my vision when I’m putting it on. But the worst part is that your lashes feel slightly sticky all day and often stick together. After wearing the product all day I came home to find residue just below my brow line from where my lashes have been resting against my skin. I don’t have the receipt for this product but otherwise I would take it back. I think I will only be using it for when I go out at night. I think i could go on about this mascara but I’ll stop before I get too upset about the $35 I paid.

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