Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Lipstick Diaries #2: Lipstick Queen Pinky Nude Saint and Bright Rose Sinner
It's a dilemma as old as time itself: do I keep a lipstick that flatters me, but doesn't make my heart beat faster? Or do I keep a lipstick that doesn't flatter me, but warms the cockles of my heart?
On the left, we have Lipstick Queen Pinky Nude Saint. In a purely objective sense, this one works for me: it's not too brown or too warm, it works with my complexion, and it's easy to wear. Unfortunately, I don't feel excited or energized when I wear it. The problem is that it's pretty much the exact same color as my lips. No, I don't mean it's "My Lips But Better" (MLBB), I mean it's the actual color of my lips, just a bit smoother and glossier. Yeah, it works for me, but there has to be a nude pink lipstick out there that will work for me AND thrill me when I wear it.
On the right, we have Lipstick Queen Bright Rose Sinner, which was a gift from my mother. (So, y'know, there's immediate sentimental value.) This is a very versatile lipstick because you can apply it full-on (as seen here), blot it for a softer look, or use a tiny amount under balm to create a rosey stain. It's gorgeous, and I love looking at it in all of its saturated goodness. But it just doesn't seem to look right on me. I having nothing wrong with a color "popping," but it needs to make me look better in the process. Bright Rose Sinner just seems...completely disconnected from my face. *sigh*
Side note: how do we feel about the rest of what's going on here? I've got extra glow and stronger brows on the left, and less glow and softer brows on the right. Preferences? I'm in an experimental phase.