I am a lover of all things pink. There’s no doubt about what my favorite color is: I’ve layered my bedside table in glittery pink scrapbook paper, the monogram on my wall beside it is pink, and my favorite Kate Spade bag is undoubtedly pink. When I walked into Ulta Beauty today, I decided to expand my already extensive pink lipstick collection with NYX Narcissus 509, one of the lightest yet brightest pink lipsticks I’ve ever seen.
When I choose a lipstick I always look for pigment and moisture. Bright hues draw me in and attract a great deal of attention. It is important that the attention brought to your lips is not focused on chapped skin and flaking though. I have consistently been impressed with the consistency and color of NYX lipsticks. I am even more thrilled by the $5< price tag. I would also recommend trying the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean 601 and NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Onyx 102. I layered the Almay Liquid Liner in Black 221 under the Crystal Onyx for a more intense smokey eye.
Despite my lack of Friday night plans, the new lip color inspired me to “doll up” the rest of my face -in preparation for a Gilmore Girls marathon. I used a Rimmel London Stay Matte liquid mousse foundation in True Ivory from my #univoxbox I received courtesy of Influenster. I find it incredibly impressive how much coverage this drug store cosmetic has, considering I have spend nearly $50 on a bottle of Clinique foundation with similar results.
On top of the liquid foundation, I applied a layer of SHINE FREE loose powder by Maybelline New York in Medium 02 with a Bare Minerals brush. This “five minute face” has a bit of drama, despite the innocent pink lip tint. How else would you compliment your facial canvas, with a light pink lip?