vintage leather jacket
vintage 60s dress - borrowed from the shop
vintage leather loafers
Maybelline Color Elixir Samples c/o Maybelline
Photos by Grant Hatfield
A while ago I was contacted by Maybelline and Refinery29 wanting to know if I was up for trying out Maybelline's new lip gloss line, Color Elixir. Uh...yes, please! I always have an eye out for fun new lip products, if you look into my purse you'll find about 15 different lipsticks, lip glosses, lip pencils, lip balms...you get the picture. No such thing as too much lip stuff, I say!
They sent over three colors, A red (Signature Scarlet), Pink (Fuschia Flourish), and a Purple-y pink (Raspberry Rhapsody) . I was kind of apprehensive about the two shades that weren't red (those above mentioned 15 lip products always in my purse? All of them are shades of red) but I was pleasantly surprised. The pink, although bright, was totally wearable and didn't look weird against my skin tone, which I've found is usually the case with pink lip colors. Also, I was expecting the Raspberry Rhapsody to go on super dark and purpley but it's actually a really sheer, wine color. Not bad!
However, my true love will forever be a red lip and the Signature Scarlet did not disappoint. For everyday, I usually just do a small dab of the lip gloss and smear it around with my pinky for a natural look. You can definitely intensify the color by adding more gloss (which I did for these photos!). BONUS: there is no shimmer in these lip glosses. Shimmer has it's time and place, but I don't normally like it on my lips. DOUBLE BONUS: this lip gloss stays on for a long time and has a really nice texture, sort of like a thick, velvety lip balm, a perfect antidote to the super dry Fall & Winter air.
Anyway, thanks for the lip loot, R29 & Maybelline. These babies will be added to the roster ;-)
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