Welcome Matte

18 Jan

The scent, the smooth velvety texture, ….The look on my boyfriend’s face as the realization that I have just laid one on him with cherry-red lips….All of these things make me happy on some level.

The perfect shade is, it seems, rather illusive. How much money have I spent over the years on determining MY shade, only to have it discontinued or available only seasonally or regionally?

30's inspired cardigan, lipstick Revlon Matte Really Red

My favorite looks are matte. The pastel mattes of the 50’s; petal pinks, lilacs and nudes. When it comes to red, I love the 1940’s red, which is a blue-red, as opposed to the pink & orange reds of the 1950’s. Every girl MUST have a signature red lipstick, even if you have it custom mixed. Red lips are my therapy. It doesn’t matter how bad I feel, how sick I am, I can slip it across my lips and instant pick-me-up!

I have recently become a fan of the lip stain. It’s a finished look without the need for touch-ups (at least as often). Working in a fast paced, no time for a break work environment makes these an ideal choice. I highly recommend you look into them if you work in a hospital or the food industry. Those are two places where you don’t want contamination in your face products.

What’s your favorite shade?

As a side note, I would like to thank Solanah of Vixen Vintage for her personal assistance, wonderful blog and the inspiration that I should re-embrace the vintage lifestyle that I left behind when I went to college. Visit her as well for great outfit inspiration and tips. I aspire to make a site as helpful as hers.

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