Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Do you notice anything different?

I decided to give the site a minor face lift, and I'm fairly pleased with the results. Without doing any graphic design or making a logo, I used built in settings available in Blogger to change, well pretty much everything.

I also have another piece of news. I was invited by Pinterest to turn my profile into a business profile and I did it! If you want to hop over to Pinterest and follow me, feel free! I'm still trying to figure out how to link my Facebook business page to Pinterest, rather than my personal page. I think because I used my personal page to sign up, it won't allow another connection.

Hope you enjoy the new look!

Monday, February 10, 2014

The perfect red lipstick

I have trouble with reds. Mainly because lots of red lipstick has an orangey tint, and I need a blue undertone for my coloring. I've contented myself with buying a dark purple-pink and mixing it with red to get that perfect hue. I'm tired of mixing, so I've taken on the challenge of finding the perfect red shade for me.

My first stop in finding the perfect red was Rachel Khoo's blog. She has a lovely show on BBCA called The Little Paris Kitchen, (she usually has on pink or red lipstick and I had to find out what she was wearing!). Apparently she has left Paris and moved back to London with a new show, Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook: London. I shall seek it out and DVR every episode.

After poking around on her site, I found a list of colors that she likes. Russian Red from M.A.C. seems to be the most blue of the reds she wears and I think I'm going to give it a shot.

Here's the color cube from the M.A.C. site.

In a web search for dupes and swatches, I found this post with another color that looks like it might work. The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in Sensuelle has a more violet tint to it, but I tend to gravitate to that shade anyway. Love it!

I've learned that one CAN wear just about any shade of red as long as the blush and eye shadow is of the same tonal family (warms, cools, etc.) Orange lipstick just doesn't look good on me without a warm tinted blush and a neutral eye, and a neutral color near my face. It doesn't look fabulous either way, but better than if I wore it with my usual violet eye and pink blush. The same goes for cooler shades of lipstick. If you normally wear warm shades, try a cooler pink lipstick with a cool eye color and cool pink blush. It really makes a difference!

Of course, I will report my findings here. 

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