Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Favorite Equation: MAC Party Parrot + Viva Glam Nicki

I've never been huge on mixing lipsticks. It's for a kind of silly reason, actually: when you apply the second lipstick over the first, the colors mix on the end of your lipstick tube. It's only in the past few months that I've admitted that you can just wipe the lipstick off on the back of your hand, and the small amount you waste in the process is Not the End of the World.

How did I reach this conclusion? I found a great combination: MAC Party Parrot lipstick with Viva Glam Nicki on top, concentrated primarily in the center of my lips.

Party Parrot, Viva Glam Nicki, Party Parrot + VG Nicki

The colors combine to create a beautiful pink coral, very similar to MAC Impassioned. And actually, VG Nicki is a great layering lipstick in general; it looks amazing on top of dark fuchsia lipliners and under soft pink glosses.

Admittedly, I look a little zonked in the header image. (I throw my makeup on at 6am several times a week, and it shows.) But I think you can see how much dimension and pop this combination has!


  1. Love this combination! Coral/pink anything gets me though.. If there was an addiction to coral, I think I suffer from it!

    1. I go through stages. Coral pink is my current weakness, but a month or so ago, I was really feeling the purple shades. Now I think I'm falling back in love with bright oranges and orange-reds.