December 29, 2011
ruby woo me
I've been stuck and bored with my makeup routine for a while. I never emphasized wearing lip gloss or lipstick because I always thought it would just rub off in less than half a day after I'm eating and drinking, so there's no point. Though lately I figured what the heck, so I've been incorporating nude and pink lipsticks from NARS and Benefit into my looks. But nothing really satisfied me or made me excited...until I decided to plunge into unknown territory and try the infamous red lip. Red lips can be a scary look to try because it's so bold and different. But I've seen so many women beautifully pull it off. I did a little research and I ultimately picked up MAC's Ruby Woo lipstick. It's a "true blue" red lipstick, meaning it has blue, cool undertones. Although my skin is more of a yellow undertone, the consultant suggested I stick with the "blue" red because it pops out more and makes your teeth and eyes look whiter. I fully agreed because I thought the yellow red just made me look sullen. Now I can't stop wearing this gorgeous red! It instantly perks and brightens my face up and I feel effortlessly done. Also this matte lipstick wears the whole day even after eating; I'm so impressed! I think any woman can pull off a red lip if they found the right red for their skin and look and are also ready for the daring change.
Today I put on taupe eyeshadow (Bare Escentuals "Queen Tiffany"), cat-lined my eyes with MAC black fluid line, and a bit of Bobbi Brown bronzer in Natural. Put on a bit of lip balm as a base and finished off my look with swiping and patting on MAC's Ruby Woo over Urban Decay rose-colored lip liner. Because you are emphasizing your lip, you want to tone down your other facial features, especially for the daytime. Can you imagine heavy, dark eye makeup with red lips? Personally I'd feel like a showgirl. And I mean like Elizabeth Berkley showgirl...not the look I'm going for.