Anonymous asked: Do you have a favourite lipstick? For work and for outings?
Mel: My current favourite lipstick for winter is Christian Dior Rouge Dior Voluptuous Care Lipcolor in Fantastic Plum. This shade is more of a red plum. I have been really into plum coloured lipsticks recently, they are the perfect shade for winter in my books. I just love the packaging of this lipstick too! I actually wear this lipstick for both work and going out. This lipstick is very pigmented. For work I like to apply this lipstick with a very light hand. For going out, I would line my lips first and then apply it with a more firmer hand.
One of my all time favourite classic red lipsticks is from MAC Ruby Woo. It is a is a blue-based red with a matte finish and nearly opaque color coverage. With pigmented lipsticks like these, it is a must to use lip liner first before applying the lipstick. Or else the colour can start to bleed after hours of wear.
One of my favourite pinks that I like to wear for work is MAC Creamsheen in Fanfare. It is a natural pink shade. It is definitely an everyday shade easy to wear shade. I would say that it is one of those shades that gives off the look of ’it’s your lips but even better’.
Elle: For a day time barely-there gloss, I’m currently using Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait. This color is a lot lighter than I expected. I bought the lipstick because I got sucked in by the great picture of Emma Stone on the ads wearing this exact same color but it looked more vibrant on her. On me, it’s almost like a gloss with a slight hint of color.
If I want to have a bit more color, whether it be day or night, I alternate between NARS Lipgloss in Place Vendome and YSL Rouge Volupte in 14. Place Vendome is almost like a darkish hot pink and is my current favorite lipgloss. I wear it almost everywhere! The YSL Lippie in 14 is more of a coral color which I also love and I usually match this color with my bright coral nail polish (Essie nailpolish in Tangerine). I love bright lipsticks – I feel it freshens up my face even when I feel really tired!
Mel & Elle