29.3.11

pale pink


Sometimes I feel a bit envious of girls who can throw out the names of their favourite lipsticks and beauty products and who keep up with trends and new products. I'm still shocked that foundation primer is a thing that exists, because I am naive about and hopeless at makeup! I enjoy it, but I'm not very adventurous with it, and I tend to lose interest once I've seen the price. Lipstick is the most fun, I think.

The other day Katie suggested that I try pale pink lipstick. I've never worn pink on my face because I always thought that it wouldn't complement an olive complexion. Katie said that was nonsense and since she is an amazing lady who I will always listen to and because the words "pale pink" make me happy, I bought Revlon lipstick in "Pink Pout" to try it out. I liked it!

I posted a smirky picture on Flickr, and Megan, the other person that I should hire as my personal beauty guru, told me to try "Roman Holiday" by NARS. So, because I rarely buy expensive lipstick and thought maybe it was time that I did, I took a quick trip to Sephora, and I also really like it! It doesn't look the same on as it does in the tube, though, and is more glossy than the Revlon.


Maybe next I'll try an orange colour -- I've heard good things about MAC's "So Chaud."






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Jane Flanagan: Yes! I think Catholicism is a spooky religion! I was terrified of a statue in the church we used to go to that was of Mary with her foot on a snake with an apple in its mouth. Horrifying. I'm part skeptical, part all-believing.

Kate: The reading I had was pretty general -- she told me to ask my guides for counsel, and a lot of the stuff that she said is kind of out of my hands. Really just a reminder to follow my intuition -- although I do have to pay attention if a light-haired guy with an "S" name comes into my life. Ha!

Madi: Cool! Hope you did it!

Emily: Oh how beautiful! I love that picture but it could be a little spooky (in a good way) since you're turned around. It looks like a film still!

m.bardeaux: Nice! I have a deck of Tarot cards at my parents' house but I never got around to thinking I was "qualified" to do it, haha.

Gusssygirl: Cool, thanks for sharing those links!

Anna: I was a little nervous before I went in but it was great!

Hopscotch: Yeah, it was nice! Thanks for being a part of a pretty wonderful day.

Hello Lindello: I don't think they tell you really horrible things... but I'm not sure!
It's pretty fun, though!

Tracey: I know all about that! And yeah, I was worried about the stuff I didn't want to hear, and the friends I was with heard some things that they didn't want to hear, but it was also weirdly comforting. Plus you can just choose not to believe it! What a silly ghost you had!

Hollie: I will email you!

Jen: Whoa, that sounds amazing! I wish I knew more about this animal business, and I wish I had taken notes! Yeah, I got super emotional, it was crazy.

Gillian: Oooh! That sounds simultaneously terrifying and amazing. I once was supposed to go on a "Jack the Ripper Walk" in London which now just sounds kind of tasteless but as a teenager I thought it was cool.

Katie: Thank you! We do try to keep on top of the cleaning -- usually just one big cleaning day (Sunday morning/early afternoon) with occasional touch ups during the week. Usually by Saturday the apartment is a messy nightmare that makes me crazy.

beckie: I get scared so easily! When Geoff wanted me to go into the abandoned building we recently went into, I was terrified, although I've wanted so badly to go in there! It's all about the hyperactive imagination, I guess.

Caitlin Rose: Aw, that's kind of sweet!

Jenny: I have seen it! It traumatized me when I was little and I spent most of my adult life wondering what movie it was that I had seen. I watched it again a few years ago and it was still pretty spooky! We went to see the lady at Southern Accent on Markham.

Lotte and Bloom, wildflowers, Antonia, galatea., third room studio: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed!

43 comments:

  1. i have been attempting to branch out in my lip color as well... think i'll need to try pale pink next! i like the looks of the revlon version (plus, the price is right!)

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  2. Yay for So Chaud! My favourite! I would go so far as to say it is my 'signature colour' at this point. The perfect densely pigmented, matte, orangey-red.

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  3. what in the world is foundation primer? i need serious help.

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  4. Lovely. I'd love to find a perfect red or coral. I did, however stumble upon this Fleur Cherie brand that has the most beautiful packaging. I was trying for a red, but ended up with more of a wine color.

    http://usa.loccitane.com/FO/Rose-Sequins-Lipstick,p24R3004F0.htm

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  5. i admire others who can wear lipstick- cause i cannot seem to get it off my teeth! hehe- so i stick with a lip stain (bodyshop!) instead + chapstick x

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  6. i have been using lipstick more and more lately. this might sound weird because i'm in my... i was about to say mid twenties but fuck it i am basically late twenties! anyway, i associate lipstick with my mother (who always, always wore red) and that = ladies. i did't considered myself at all ladylike until i grew up a bit. and now that i am "proper adult" i sort of put myself into this category.

    but i'm the same as you - clueless about make-up, and just stick to eyeliner, mascara and lips. the idea of eye shadow frightens me. and what the hell IS foundation primer?

    anyhoos that NARS looks amazing. definitely think the pale pink suits you.

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  7. One of my best mates is a make up blogger. I'm so glad to have her as a friend because she has helped me ever so much with branching out slowly to make up. I'm still such a tomboy most days, but really love Blush and mascara. :)

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  8. I just bought that same Revlon lipstick! I love it too... kind of a perfect light pink without being tooo light. I have a lot of Nars lipsticks and my favorite one is a subtle pink called Niagra, I think you might love that too!

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  9. You are so right -I also usually loose interest in makeup once I've seen the price. But I think lipsticks and rouge are fun to buy, since I always buy the ones in a pink colour :) I really agree with your friend Katie who said it was nonsense that pink doesn't complement an olive skin tone... because I think pink might actually be the best colour on lipstick for olive skin tones... and judging from the flickr picture, it looks great on you! I have a very olive skin tone and a few years ago I realised that pink lipstick seemed to fit me better than red ones or any other colour. My favourite lipstick is one called "Pink passion tint" from Diane von Furstenberg. I'm not sure if it's available to buy anymore, but it's great! The pink tone is more strong - an almost shocking pink, so I usually find that it's best to only dab it on the lips a little every time I use it :) I was very inspired by your post - I also have to go on a lipstick hunt one of these days!

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  10. yep so chaud is indeed epic. you need the liner too though. nothing else on your face, looks amazing xx

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  11. agreed, i think make up is over rated
    but i only have good things to say about mac lipstick, worth investing!









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  12. Lipstick is my new favorite obsession.

    I've always wanted to try 'Roman Holiday'! But I got distracted and went with 'Funny Face' because it's more fuschia, and I love it (and I only now got that those are both Audrey Hepburn movies!).

    My favorite orange-y shades are revlon's 'Coral'--JUST the coral, kiss me coral is a bit different, although the texture kind of bothers me. It does alright, but kind of slides around.

    My new swear-by orange-ish color is NARS Heat Wave. It is amazing, and the best orange/coral color ever! And it stays on without being dry (I find MAC gets dry sometimes) and even though I have this awful habit of eating my lips.

    And that shade is so, so, so gorgeous on you!

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  13. i am a bit like you... not much make-up, just eye-liner every day actually and some lipstick, sometimes just gloss other times a dusty pink as well. and love it! :) but now i want to try a different one!! twiggs

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  14. i have 'roman holiday', too! it is such a nice spring color. have you tried benefit products? the posie tint is my favorite.

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  15. i have been so obsessed with all things pale pink lately or i like to call "dusty rose." thanks for the tip, i am just as naive in the makeup world!

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  16. a great orange lipstick that I discovered recently is "Blaze" by Illamasqua, it's my new favorite color.

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  17. Shin Ae29.3.11

    I wear no makeup at all other than lipcolor. We are very different, I think, because I love shades of deep red. However, I apply them lightly, as a stain. Trying some kind of pink for a change sounds fun; it's been a while. I love Chanel lipsticks. And Prada lip balm. Do they still make that? There was a fantastic pale pink in that.

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  18. perfect for spring!

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  19. I wish I could wear that shade of lipstick - I love pink. However my skin is very fair with pink tones - so, no more pink for me! I would think your olive tone compliments that very well.

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  20. Oh man I wish we had Sephora in London.

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  21. The pale pink is very pretty indeed!
    While I love the colour of the "Roman Holiday" lipstick as well ... is it wrong that I perhaps want it more just based on its wonderful name? ;)

    I'm a bit clueless on the whole makeup thing ... but perhaps I should investigate some of these lovely colours you've found?? Hmm ...

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  22. I try so hard to wear lipstick, but I always end up with a bag full of tubes rattling like bones in my purse. :-( It does look so lovely on you though, and I'm dying to try an orange! Motivation girl, you're full o' it.

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  23. I've been wearing so much lipstick lately! I love how easily it turns a plain face and outfit into a classier, pulled together look. Pink would probably look horrid with my olive skin, but it looks great on you, especially with your dark hair!

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  24. This is a beautiful color on you! I might run out and try the Revlon one today... thanks!

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  25. i really like nars' schiap. it's not a pale pink, but one of the most universally flattering colors on all women i've noticed. these are good ones to begin your love affair (because it will be!) with lipstick.

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  26. i would so love to be a personal beauty guru, dream job!!! glad you like roman holiday, i think it's such a lovely color. i also have "so chaud" and it's great! though the scent of mac lipsticks is kinda gross to me...really vanilla-y. i think most people like it though.

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  27. It looks adorable on you! I for some reason cannot stand anything on my lips except for minty lip balm but I looove the mascara.

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  28. The lipstick suits you! So adorable! What I've heard is that everyone should have one pink color in her make-up. So that could be blush/rouge or lipstick/gloss..
    Love, Lisa

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  29. I've been meaning to make a post like this! You just inspired me to move it to my priority list! I love the pink shades, by the way.

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  30. now who isn't a lady!

    p.s. Mac's luckable is really cute, I bought it for spring.

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  31. i should experiment more with lipstick, but the only time i ever wear it is when i'm onstage! haha

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  32. ooohh Roman Holiday is intriguing me in a bad way.

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  33. I know how you feel. I am 24 and have no idea how to apply eyeliner, and my beauty guru is a high school sophomore.

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  34. These are both super prudy colours. I am a big primer fan, you should try it!

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  35. The look great on you! Make-up can be so daunting, especially as we get older and we can no longer get away with shimmery eye shadows and Lancome Juicy Tubes.

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  36. Oh those look lovely - Definitely try the orange... it looks fantastic on both myself and my friend and we have very different skin tones... maybe even try one with more coral tones if you want to be more conservative.

    As always, loving your blog!

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  37. I bought a pale pink lipstick from barry m to try it out - not the best look for me. I could be doing it wrong (I'm that new to lipstick). Must make sure lips are super exfoliated too. I also bought my FIRST foundation primer today. We'll see how it goes but I've heard such good things about them.x

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  38. This is one of my favorite post. The nice thing about makeup is that you can change colors depending on your mood. I have in my everyday handbag at least 8 gloss and one new lipstick called Bombshell from Mac. Love the name. I like to alternate depending on the mood and I love the different smell. My favorite are the gloss from Stila with banana, apricot flavor for example. I put Bombshell first then a gloss from Mac. I love Mac. My mum had at least 150 lipstick all in different shades of red, only red of course. She used to use a thin brush to outline the lips then filled them up with the color. Needless to say, I don't remember getting a kiss from her after that. Your post put a smile on my face. So refreshing.It's inspiring trying on something new and finding out that you like it. Have a good day!

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  39. I'm exactly the same when it comes to makeup, I think the only name I can throw about is my favourite chanel lipstick. That's about it really. I wish I knew how to put on lipstick properly though.

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  40. I really adore the photo of the lipstick and am finding it hard to pay attention to the ACTUAL lipstick. But here I go, let me try! I only wear two lipsticks - one a nude, matte pink (Falon by Kevin Aucoin) and the other a kind of orangey colour (Charlotte by Stila) which you might want to give a try if you're looking for an orangey shade. In other news, who comes up with lipstick names?! Because I want in.

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  41. If you're just venturing into the coral craze, I highly recommend wetting your toes with Maybelline's "Coral Crush" - it's part of that colorsensationals line and It. Is. Amazing. The coral is not very orange-y and I swear it looks good on every single skin tone! Must try! For a "real" coral, try Revlon's Orange Flip (green tube).

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  42. I am naive about makeup myself too! Maybe it's a capricorn thing! However I am pretty obsessed with the pink shades this period and it's a hot trend! xx

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