Beauty And The Beat - A Bold Red Semi Gloss Lip

Usually I am very decisive when it comes to my makeup. I have very strong viewpoints on what looks good on me and what formulations I'm willing to try. That especially holds true when it comes to lipstick. Throughout my teenage years and young adulthood I was drawn to bright shiny glosses. Since I grew up in a very strict home I could not wear makeup at all, so when I became an adult I tended to veer towards high gloss shine. Which was cool but I did not like the stickiness and having to reapply all of the time. As I entered my thirties my taste changed as I learned more about myself and I realized that most of my beauty inspiration came from old pictures of women in the 1940's and 1950's. I loved the classic sophisticated glamour of a powdered face, a neutral eye and a matte lipstick. When I say matte, I mean a very ultra matte finish. It stayed put and got the job done but it could be drying at times. Mattes are my overall favorite but after rocking them all winter I wanted to try something lighter but with staying power for spring. After searching around I was pleasantly surprised at all of the velvet and semi gloss shades that are available. They were the perfect solution for spring. They were long lasting, highly pigmented and did not dry out my lips. If you just had to buy one color to add to your beauty arsenal I would recommend a classic and timeless red. It works for all occasions and seasons. Plus it always brightens up your look ( as seen on the model below).  




Beauty And The Beat - A Bold Red Semi Gloss Lip

Beauty And The Beat - A Bold Red Semi Gloss Lip by latoyacl featuring Kevyn Aucoin  



MAC Matchmaster Foundation (Buy Here) 
Isadora Eyebrow Pencil (Buy Here) 
Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow - Patrice (Buy Here) 
Mac Lipstick (Buy Here) 






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Comments

  1. If I can only have one lipstick it would be MAC Lady Danger. It's the one lipstick that never fails to get me compliments every time I wear it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  2. I've been eyeing for a better matte lipstick to replace my current one. As you've said matte's are very drying and the lipstick I have now isn't working as great, plus my already semi dry lip isn't cooperating.
    There's More to Mica Blog // Instagram / Bloglovin

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    1. I think the key is making sure your lips are in tip top shape and moisturized before using matte lipsticks otherwise the application can become dry and patchy.

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  3. I'm all about Matte lipstick. Love it!
    Great post. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy weekend.
    - Raysa

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  4. I adore red lips, but haven't worn a full matte as far as I remember. I like my lips satiny and my face matte.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Satin lipsticks are a great compromise.

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  5. great post!!! Have a nice day!!! :)

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    1. Thank you and have a great day as well.

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  6. I can never resist red lipstick, I usually like mine matte :)
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  7. I absolutely love a good bold lip, especially when it's red! I totally agree that matte lipsticks (albeit beautiful) can feel a bit heavy in the Spring time!

    X

    Anjelique

    http://www.anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

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    1. Yes and that is why spring is perfect for semi matte, satin or velvet formulations.

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  8. Love this makeup combination! I've always loved subtle lipstick shades, so ever since the hype around matte lipsticks have started, I'm over the moon!

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    sarahinks.co.uk

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  9. Hi!
    great post :)
    Have a good day!

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  10. I like this shade, it's so polished, yet effortless

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. This look is so ladylike and polished. Just the kind of makeup that is perfect for me.

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