Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Red Lips + Untamed Brows
































Yesterday I was truly dreading going into work. That sounds sort of silly, because it's not like people are usually chomping at the bit at the idea of going to work Monday morning, but yesterday was a particularly dreadful day. Anyways, the point of saying all that is that I have a kind of strange thing that makes me a little happier on days like that - I love going all out with my look. Yup, you know I'm a beauty nerd when playing with my look for the day makes the idea of work a little more hopeful.

Since the look had to be work-appropriate I obviously couldn't go all too crazy. For the most part, I stuck with my usual routine of a light base and concealed dark circles (with some Charisma Skin Tint thrown in there, because I just can never resist!) but I added a little pop of color on my lips, using my much loved Clinique Chubby Stick in Mightiest Maraschino. Now, while this is supposed to be a pure red, on my lips (with only one layer) it definitely comes out as more of a reddish pink. However, it's still a more bold lip color than my usual, so I'm just going to use some creative license and call it a red for the sake of the post title.

The last part of my look actually required no maintenance, and that was my brows. Usually, if nothing else, I'll run a spoolie and some brow gel through my eyebrows, but yesterday I just decided to let them run free. My brows are in the process of growing back in (after a particularly unfortunate waxing experience - threading is the way to go, people!) so they're a little crazy looking at the moment, but for whatever reason I just said screw it yesterday and left them as they were.

So voila! That was my "I don't want to go to work, but at least I'll look done up" face of the day. Am I crazy, am I the only one who loves looking dolled up when I'm dreading going to work (answer: yes)?
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  1. I don't go to work, but I do go to school. And when I have to go to school, I always want to put my whole happiness in my outfit - just to remind myself during the boring and tiring day that there was a moment, two hours before, in which I felt creative and happy, lol.
    So, girl, you're not the only one! And even though the lips are not completely red, they're still bright and colored! (P.S: pink lipsticks are my favorite to bright everything up!)

    Agnese's Coiffeuse ♡

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    1. Glad to hear I'm not the only one! And I completely agree, I am loving any and all pink lipsticks. Right now I am obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury's lipstick in Coachella Coral, it's the most gorgeous pink.

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  2. Such a pretty lipstick! I also love making an effort when it comes to my make-up, although I'm no beauty whiz :)

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    1. Oh believe me, neither am I! I just love playing around with it though :)

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  3. Makeup therapy, the best kind!
    I've been known to ramp up my makeup game on not so favourable days as well. I'm loving your lipstick colour, it reminds me of the candy I used to love as a child. ^^ I'll be looking into those chubby sticks the next time I pass by a Clinique counter hmm...

    Fuurin Diary

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    1. It's good hearing I'm not the only one who does that! And I love the color, I would definitely recommend the Clinique Chubby Sticks! They're so hydrating, truly some of my favorite lip products!

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