Heya Betty Babes!
I hope you're enjoying your Sunday. We are HUGE wrestling fans here and I'm so excited today because it's Wrestlemania 28!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaahhhh!! I can't wait. I hope you're enjoying your Sunday wherever it may take you.
So do ever just sit with your makeup or a new product that you bought and try a ton of different things to see what you can do with it? I do that A LOT! LOL I'm always trying to find other ways I can use a product and think it's really important to think outside the box when it comes to makeup and beauty products. It's great practice because it comes in handy when a makeup emergency arises and you have to think quick on your feet!
I also really love when makeup and beauty products are multi-purpose/multi-use. It makes packing and planning your kit for an event or job way easier, too. And if a product has a dual purpose (or more!), then you get more bang for your buck and who doesn't love that!?? As Jessica Simpson says, "I love a two-fer!" Any Fashion Star fans in the house? :)
But I digress... when the latest Viva Glam lipstick came out (hollah Nicki Minaj!!) I was excited to get it and play, play play. I had read a lot of blogs where people expressed feelings that the lipstick is not wearable or good as an every day lipstick, etc. I wanted to show you that depending on how you wear it, makes all the difference!
This lipstick, while at first impression looks loud and crazy, can be toned down to a beautiful, wearable neutral (seriously!) or amped up to be as loud and in charge as you want it to be. It's a gorgeous, yellow based pink that is quite bright. You can wear it alone or pair it up with different colored liners and/or glosses to pull it more pink, yellow or whatever your fancy may be!
Word of caution -- because of the yellow undertone of this lipstick, it can make you look sallow or even enhance the yellow in your teeth if they're not quite white (smokers, heavy coffee drinkers, etc.). If it doesn't work for you, give it to a friend! 100% of the proceeds go to the MAC Aids Foundation. Yay!! :D
Here are five examples of what you can do with the Nicki Minaj Viva Glam lipstick:
*NOTE: I have no makeup on and I know my skin doesn't look perfect! While creating these looks, it was easier to remove the products and put them back on in between pictures without having to retouch foundation every single time.
|Look 1 - soft & neutral - The "Anybody Can Wear This Lip"|
|Look 2 - bright and Springy! - The "Wearable Everyday Lip"|
Finish: Soft Bright Matte
|Look 3 - BAM, BOOM! - The "Make a Statement Lip"|
Finish: High Shine
|Look 4 - soft & colorful - The "Spring Trend Lip"|
Finish: Bright Matte
|Look 5 - soft & colorful w/a glossy finish - The "Glossy Spring Trend Lip"|
Products: (same as above) then add MAC Flurry of Fun Lip Glass over top for an extra pop of peachy tangerine goodness and shine!
How do YOU wear Nicki's Viva Glam?
Have a beautiful day!