The other night over waiting for others to join Stefanie and I at a dinner meeting, I happen to notice and compliment the pretty lip colour Stef was rocking. The soft hint of orange looked so natural and pretty. Naturally, I asked her what lipstick she was wearing and she said it was MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good to Go. I would have NEVER guessed (and that’s alarming coming from a girl who works at MAC) that the shocking neon orange bold lipstick was the color Stef was wearing!
Our dinner meeting was with web guru Paul Letourneau and our friend Kristina who is also starting a design and styling blog. I did a post over on one of Paul’s new blog’s I’m a Girl about embracing your inner girl and truly accepting the fun meant to be had with makeup, and that post gave me an idea to expand on. From working at MAC I’ve come to know that people are generally afraid to try on a super dark or really bold lip so I wanted to show the different ways you can rock some of the most popular MAC lipsticks. The inner deal-seeker in me appreciates how bold lipsticks actually give you more bang for your buck in that you can wear it at least 3 different ways!
- Put on a lipbalm then just take a bit of the lipstick on your ring finger and press it into your lips. This gives you the look of a lipstain.
- Once again put on lip balm then take the lipstick and apply it directly to only your top lip and press your lips together. This will be bolder than the first look but the color not as full on as the lipstick could actually go.
- Take some lipstick on a lip brush and carefully fill in your whole lip then blot with a tissue. Go back over your lips with a second coat using a lip brush and blot again. This is as bold as the lipstick can look without adding a lipliner and will last you several hours.
Photos taken by the lovely Nicole Ashley