Photography: Ari Labadi
M∙A∙C Backstage at Alexis Mabille, SS15 Paris Fashion Week
Lipstick Lundi: Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry
I know we’ve covered the Revlon lip balms in the past here a few times, but I am so bout these now, and I think I’ve found the best one— and my new favourite fall shade. I’m generally not a fan of pencil or crayon-style lipstick applicators, but I’ll fuxx with these. I like the ability to line my lips and fill them in, and I like that these are that kind of shitty drugstore quality so that if I fuck up (and I will), I can immediately wipe it off and start again with no traces.
Sultry is a really sexy fall shade. It reminds me a bit of MAC’s Twig, only more pinky and less brown. It’s a muted sort of berry, and I find it flatters me much more than Twig does. I like that it’s still a bit nudey as I’ve lately been into more plain, nudish lipsticks, but still adds a bit of colour.
Sultry is on the left in this picture and Twig is on the right. The difference is not immediate, but Twig is a bit darker and definitely has more brown undertones. I thought it would be a common dolour for me but it ended up being darker than I expected on my skin tone and while I do like it, I think it has become more outfit-specific than just casual for me, because sometimes when I’m wearing it I feel an overwhelming urge to take it off.
I also fuxx with the Revlon balms because they have a weird pepperminty taste to them. It’s not like I lick them off— I can just feel it on my lips when I apply, a gentle spiciness and I can smell its mintyness as well. I really dig it— the smell of lipstick is very important to me and a huge part of how I identify with brands— i.e, MAC’s trademark sickly chocolate scent.
As most drugstore brands do, these don’t last through much. But that’s just the reason I like this colour— it’s perfect for keeping in your purse or bag for touch-ups during the day or adding a pop of colour (ugh, I can’t believe I just wrote that. Kill my ass) for an evening out after you didn’t feel like wearing lipstick all day, which, BY THE WAY, IS FINE.
I’ll add a picture of me wearing the colour when it’s not 2:30 in the morning and I’m trying to type this out as quickly as I can so I can just publish it and run to the bathroom to poop.
chantelle winnie by lance gross
Idk Carmex is literally the only Chapstick that works on my dry cracked winter lips. I swear by it.
I don’t have a lot of vices - I’ll let this one be it.
literally nothing worked to keep my lips nice ‘til i found None of Your Beeswax by lush (it’s vegan!!) (((-: