Sunday, 12 February 2012

Inside My Make Up Bag

This is such a random post but I recently emptied the contents of my make up bag on my desk at work and I was quite surprised at how many make up products I had in there. This is mainly because I am not really one to faff about with my makeup during the day apart from reapplying lipstick if I am wearing any.  Despite what the above picture might suggest I actually don't wear lipstick everyday so I am quite surprised at how many lip products I lugg around with me everyday in my bag.

Make Up Bag Contents

Mac Lipstick x4:
See Sheer
Up the Amp
Half n' Half
Speed Dial

YSL Rogue Volupte Lipstick x2:
Opera Rose - No. 29
Luscious Pink - No. 23

Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner:
Petting Pink

Lip Liners x 3:
L.A. Colors - Forever Red
Sleek - Pink Rose
L.A.Colors - Cappucino

Mac Lipgelee (Lip Gloss):
(This lip gloss colour shows up very sheer)

MAC Blot Powder

Clinique Mascara

(Do I really need this many lipsticks in my make up bag?? lol)

On a normal day when I do wear lipstick or a lip colour I tend to opt for subtle lip colours and nothing too garish in comparison to what I may wear on a night out. I usually wear pinks and nude colours, this is reflected with the colours of the lipsticks I have in my make up bag.

Considering I carry so many lipsticks with me everyday I will try to make more of an effort to wear my lipsticks a lot more regularly than I already do.

* I took these pics on my iphone using Instagram

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

YSL Rouge Volupte - Opera Rose No. 29

I bought the YSL Rogue Volupte lipstick in colour No. 29 - Opera Rose a few months back online from CheapSmells but only wore it once as I wasn't best pleased with the way it looked on me. This was mainly as I had never swatched the lipstick colour before to see what it looked like on and secondly it was an impulse buy. Despite this lipstick colour being my second Rogue Volupte lipstick that I own the consistency felt a little too creamy, the colour was difficult to blend into my lips and I felt it looked a bit too "barbie-ish" for my skintone.
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick - Opera Rose (No. 29)

However, considering the first time when I wore this lipstick I was rushing to work I decided to give it a second try over the weekend hoping for a better outcome.

This time I wore the YSL Rogue Volupte No. 29 over my Sleek lip liner in Pink Rose which actually   went well together, I still had to blend the lipstick out  a little on my lips but the colour looked great on.

Swatches - Natural Light

Having worn this colour again I am pleased with the way it looks on and I will try not to neglect it as I initially intended to do after wearing it the first time.