I'm just about to try this new Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo ($45 at sephora.ca and $39 at sephora.com) in place of my usual bronzer and second answer to this week's Lipstick League question: Which colour cosmetic do you love to wear year-round, regardless of the season?
Fuchsia lipstick was my instinctive first response until I realized there's something more important in my kit. I wear bronzer pretty much every time I throw on my face, no matter the time of year. I use it in a subtle sculpting fashion to give dimension to my bone structure rather than look sunkissed. Here's the key: my "bronzer" is actually a velvety face powder (Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow) only one shade darker than my skintone, and I always use some kind of highlighter to boost contrast slightly. No Kardashian Kontouring for me, thank you. And no-one ever compliments me on my sculpting technique. Instead they say nice things like "you have such great, glowy skin." And I say, "thank you -- it's makeup." Doh!
I realize that because my "bronzer" is face powder it really doesn't fall into the "colour cosmetics" category. And although I thought the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo was highlight + bronzer when I first saw it, technically it isn't, so it's not a colour cosmetic either. Sheesh.
So, fuchsia lipstick.
lipstick league links
we heart this You know balms, glosses and sticks; but have you tried Lip Oil? Clarins has two new ones, Honey and Raspberry, that are as amazing as you'd imagine.
Beautygeeks For some of us, covering a blemish is still one of our biggest makeup-technique challenges. Could be we’ve all been waiting for this simple video tutorial with Estee Lauder pro Carly Wolk on how to hide a pimple perfectly… with a kiss and a hug.
Beauty Junkies Unite Beauty Junkies is giving away a haircare prize pack by Marula Pure Beauty Oil that's worth $148. Go enter while you can!
EauMG reviews a new vintage-inspired perfume from Phoenix Botanicals that smells exactly like fresh hyacinths.
Gouldylox Reviews I haven't felt like writing about makeup as my city has been protesting and rioting. That said, the only way to get past all of my feelings about my city and it's pain, is to do what I normally do. In this case, it's write about a great new mascara I found at CVS.
Love for Lacquer Don’t have time for brows in the morning? From the company who brought you LASHFOOD, you must check out their new BROWFOOD! Quick, perfect brows in minutes!
My Beauty Bunny Looking for some fun, affordable, cruelty-free lippies? Look no further. We've got a look at the Tom’s of Maine Lip Balms, Lip Shimmers, and Lip Glosses!
My Newest Addiction Bite Beauty Butter Cream lipsticks are kind of a big deal; Laura shows us her two favourites!
Nouveau Cheap A $4.99 magnetic palette that you can find at your local craft store? Yep, it’s true!
Phyrra The new Silk Naturals Spring 2015 Collection is gorgeous! Check it out!
Prime Beauty thinks NEST Fragrances and Candles make the perfect Mother's Day gifts. Read her review and enter to win $288 worth of NEST goodies!
Glitter.Gloss.Garbage Spring just wouldn’t be Spring without these KBShimmer Spring 2015 Nail Collection swatches!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
And oh -- are you on Instagram? Wanna join the Lipstick League May insta-challenge? Sure it's already Day 4, but jump in! Doesn't matter if you miss days (guaranteed I'm gonna), it's all about fun, plus it's a great way to get tips, recommendations and ideas from a whole lotta people.
Over to you: what colour cosmetic do you gravitate toward year-round, regardless of season?