Thursday, January 20, 2011

FOTD with Bright Lipstick!

I thought I'd so something a little different with my makeup.. I never really wear any colors outside of my "comfort zone".. but after seeing Tanya Burr's makeup in her recent "Products I regret not buying" video.. I had to give some color a try.

Isn't her makeup gorgeous here? (click to view full size)

Because she went bold with the lips, she decided to keep it pretty natural on the eyes.

Since I wanted to wear a bold color on my lips.... I went with a very soft wash of color on my lids. I used a sheer taupe and a white eyeshadow all over my lid and lined my upper lid only.. and only applied mascara to my upper lashes.

I did something a little different with my bangs. Instead of flat ironing them, I blow dried them and swept them outward.. not sure If I liked the result.. It kind of looked like a comb over.. LOL Oh well.

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer #NW25
Bobbi Brown Eye Brightener # Light (Discontinued, pot)
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation #Stromboli
MAC Smooth Harmony Beauty Powder (LE, to contour)
MAC Petticoat Mineralize Skinfinish
Stila Rose Gold Illuminating Finishing Powder (Highlight my cheekbones & bridge of my nose)
Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation #W-3 (Mineral powder to set my concealer, brighten area & add extra coverage)

Napoleon Perdis Smoke Signals Palette (light taupe shade all over lid and in the crease & white shade on top- stopping at my crease to brighten my lid)
MAC Smolder Eyeliner Pencil
Covergirl Professional Super Thick Mascara
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara (for added volume)

E.L.F Brow Kit #Medium

Rimmel 1,000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner #Indian Pink (Lined, filled in my lips and blotted)
NYX Louisiana Round Lip Stick
MAC Clear Lip Glass
MAC Your Ladyship Pigment (A tiny bit smoothed in the center of my lips to add a highlight)
Cargo Reverse Lip Liner #Medium (To define the shape of my lips)


  1. love this look natty, so pretty! and the bangs are cute too! xoxo

  2. OMG, NATALIE! You look AMAZING with a bold lip! The color really brightens up your face. I have NYX's Louisiana, but it doesn't look as good on me.

    LOL at your comb-over comment! I style my bangs like you did in this post. I have to have bangs. My forehead is ginormous! XD


  3. Love the bold lips and I think it looks great on you!

  4. LOL it doesn't look like a comb-over, looks great!

  5. I love the bright lipstick on you! I don't think it matters what you wear, you're one of those people that look beautiful in everything!

  6. Love the look hun! You look gorgeous xx

  7. you look amazing with a bright lip! that color is gorgeous!

  8. I love it!Especially in the second picture!

  9. Super cuuute lip colour and I really like the taupe colours you used for your FOTD. PERFECT for daytime!! :)

  10. its so pretty:)

  11. LOVE the makeup. The lips are a nice change and pop of color. Your hair looks so prefect. I love the curls and the heavy bang.

  12. This is gorgeous! I love wearing Louisiana with a neutral eye too, I find it looks so polished!


    PS - I linked your blog on one of my posts as one of my faves ;)

  13. I just stumbled across your blog, your hair and your make-up are GORGE!!!!!! Love it, looks so good on you!!!!


  14. wow seriously that lip is amazing! it was made for you.

  15. You look like Kim Kardashian in the first photo! hehe

  16. I love your bangs like that - I can never get mine to cooperate that nicely!

  17. THIS IS AWESOME! I think the makeup and your hair look fantastic. You should try a bold lip more often. I think its so chic for the winter months.

  18. Beautiful! I like the new swept to the side you did with your hair, it adds an intent of mysteriousness =)

    I hope you can stop by my shop soon because I'd love to hear your inputs on what you think of it!

    Thanks so much =)

  19. Natalie you look BEAUTIFUL beyond words! ♥
    I love the bright lip on you!
    Can I just say that, you're skin is flawless!!

  20. Love it! I just bought "Girl About Town" by MAC and loved it. Here's to more color this year!

  21. Thank you BabyGirlRina & Sammie! :)

    Kate Gene - LOL!! I bet it looks awesome on you.. It's probably easier for your skin tone to pull off brighter colors. This was actually the first time I wore Louisiana OUT. Right after I took these pictures.. (I've got my coat on & all) I left to pick up Rocky from Petsmart grooming. Not gona lie, it was only around 3PM and I felt very self conscious wearing such a bright color during the day time. But I broke the comfort zone a little and wore it out again when I went out that night and the day after (this fotd was a couple of days ago).

    And I do too.. LOL.. I have a widow's peak like the Nanny.. I'm pretty sure I'll have bangs for the rest of my life.. haha!

  22. This is a gorgeous look on you. I loved it!

  23. Beautiful! I like your bangs, I just showed my girlfriend and said I want my hair like that! :)

  24. Lais - Thank you!!! :)

    Cindy - LOL, Thank you!!

    dandelionpicker - Wow what a compliment! Thank you so much.. :)

    Princesa Livia - Thank you hunny!!! :)

    Megalina - Thank you!! I think you should try it out.. it would look beautiful on you!!!

    Gem - Aw, thank you!!!

    La Belle Muse - Thank you! I've been wearing that taupe every day all over my lid. I'm not much of an e/s wearer.. but it is definitely a perfect daytime shade! I need to look into purchasing taupes now LOL

    Ellys - Thank you!

    Louzee - TY! I still haven't forgotten about your red lip request.. haha

    Bettzy- Ty!!!

  25. Schnelle Couture - Thank you! I ended up liking it better throughout the day.. lol I think i'll try it more often for a change.

    Dee Vine - Aw, Thanks love!

    Lindsey - Thank you, hun!!!

    Jen - Aw, Thank you!!!

    Emily D - Oh my gosh.. you're too sweet.. LOL Ty!!

    NEVERenoughMU - Thank you! They definitely weren't cooperating.. they kept falling in my face.. lol

    Nicole - Thank you!! I've taken your advice and trying it!! <3 - Thank you!! I'll definitely check out your shop!

    Lucky - You are the sweetest thing ever.. I just want to put you in my pocket. :) haha!!

    Vanessa - I wish I had Girl About Town! I've seen swatches and it's so pretty! And yes!! More color for 2011!!

    JJ - Thank you!!!

    Chu-Chu - Awwww, Thank you!! I'm happy I got so compliments on my hair!!! <333

  26. Nat what hair dye was used for this gorgeous hair color?! It looks amazing on you!

    1. Thank you! During this time I was using Clairol Brass Free Brunettes in Med Brown (Semi-permanent) and dying my hair around every 3 weeks. My hair looks pretty dark here, so I bet the color was very fresh in my hair.

  27. That lip color looks gorgeous on you! I've read that Mac Bombshell and Nyx Louisiana are dupes, do you think they're comparable? I love how Louisiana looks like on you. And I'm wondering if they look so different because of lipliner. Anyways the lip products you put together really compliment your look. :)