I’ve had this lipstick sample sitting around for a while, but red lipstick kind of terrifies me, so I hadn’t tried it out. However, a couple days ago, I was bored at home and decided, what the heck, I’ll try it on. I honestly cannot wait for a chance to actually wear this color now. It’s a great red shade that I feel would look good on a lot of different skin tones. As a red, it’s pretty medium, not to dark and not too bright or orangey. It has a velvety feel and a matte finish. Plus, it was easy to apply, and I didn’t have trouble not getting it all over my face. It’s a little pricey, but it seemed like a shade that would have great staying power (I haven’t tested this through food or drink, but it felt like it would stay). I will definitely be looking into some other colors for this lipstick, because it exceeded so many of my expectations. I highly recommend this if you’re looking for a new red lipstick.
My husband keeps asking me what I want for Christmas, and I’m the worst because I honestly have no idea. The only things I wanted I gave on a list to both of our parents, because they tend to press the issue a little more. It has, however, gotten me thinking about my makeup wish list, which I would give my husband, but he doesn’t quite understand the makeup world yet, although he is learning. It’s really sweet.
One thing I’ve been looking for is a quality highlighter. I like my BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, so I imagine I would like their highlighter, too, but I haven’t tried it yet. I also saw that Ulta has Stila highlighters on sale today for 50% off, and I’ve had good results with Stile products before. I generally just use Ulta’s brand highlighters, which work okay, but I want to change it up a little, and I’m not sure which products I should look at. The problem is, I don’t really know what I want out of a highlighter that I’m not getting; I think it’s just something that I’ll know it when I see it.
Another thing I want, which I can’t find in any store, is to be better at applying my eyeliner. I do fine with everyday wear, but I can’t figure out how to do those really glamorous wings that everyone posts pictures of. It’s probably got some to do with the kind of eyeliner I wear, because I mostly use pencils or gel pencils, and I think you have to use liquid eyeliner to get that. Maybe one day I’ll find a liquid eyeliner that doesn’t terrify me.
Finally, I’d love some mascara that doesn’t flake or clump. I don’t even wear it most days, because it gets in my eyes. I have a No. 7 mascara that is the best I’ve found so far. The flaking is minimal, and it clumps way less than most of my other mascaras, but it would still be nice if I could put some on without the fear of having it flake down into my eyes. Usually ones that don’t flake end up clumping, and the ones that don’t clump will flake.
If anyone has any suggestions for my makeup wish list, I would love to hear them. Be one of Santa’s helpers this year and help me mark off my list. What’s on your makeup wish list?