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So June is coming to a close and I have learned a few things this month. One of the most exciting being that I finally allowed myself to put on red lipstick. Don’t get me wrong, this was not your run- of- the- mill 99 cent store lipstick. No neon gaudiness here. (No offense to you classic girls). This was more of a deep plum-red lip coat that I pulled from my beautiful 2012 Winter Collection Sephora Cube palette. The picture below shows a small excerpt of some of those coat hues, however; the one the brush is dipping in is far from the color with which I experimented. Please excuse the dust and small kitty hair; I rarely use those upper neon hues, bleck.
My advice to girls that are hesitant to try wearing red lipstick; try it in the protection of your room. With good lighting and no friends around to harass you for your daring new choices. It’s like the whole thing about “dance like no one’s watching”. Just, apply lipstick like no one’s watching and make sure you have a good arsenal of makeup remover ready until you find a hue that doesn’t make you look psychotic or dead..or psychotic AND dead.
What else did I learn in June? That I love the Naked 2 Palette. I have as of recent found multiple uses for the UD palette, such as an all-over bronzer. The first four pigments from left to right of the palette, (Foxy to Chopper) when swept over with a Kabuki brush, can be applied to the cheeks, shoulders, and legs to provide a contouring, thinning, and tanning effect. I would also suggest adding some BB cream, (my favorite being from Maybelline) under the areas where you are going to apply the shadows, since the areas getting the most contouring are usually the quickest to be burnt. I also think it somewhat primes the skin so that the dust doesn’t just fall off!
I also learned that not using enough heat protectant before straightening the shorter sections of your hair (like your bangs, or-fringe, rather, as some people call it) can lead to it becoming fried and plastic-y feeling, just like my old Barbie doll head. I used to do her hair 24/7 and it was fried to begin with.
Guess Barbie should never be a hair role model.
So I know this Video is ridiculously boring. And my audio is offset 😦 Luckily I’ll be home tomorrow and can start filming with my Nikon L810. For now I had to do something to get over the video cliff! This video is basically a little review/tutorial of some of my favorite travel and basic face products.
So I finally bought it, mainly because my best friend got me a Sephora gift card and I couldn’t bring myself to personally pay full price for this, no matter how great the reviews were. (Selfish, I know) But alas, it is now in my possession, the coveted Naked 2 palette!
I never purchased the original Naked palette and that was mainly for two reasons. 1, I didn’t really know about it until my best friend who is a Sephora fanatic showed it to me, and 2, once I knew about it, I didn’t care for the felty cover that just flipped up. I felt like it would get damaged too easily, and I liked the sleek design of the second palette. I also liked the neutral shimmers of the second palette better, and almost felt like the shimmers had a better pigment quality than that of the first. I’ll post a video soon of all of the colors so you can see what they look like.