Thursday, November 11, 2010

[more] Crazy Love & Make Up

Love Cher ... no, love Cher ... I mean, LOVE CHER!!!!!! 
I feel like I look like this, in my brain. I know that I don't. I mean, we have similar features, like crazy high/prominent cheekbones and hair that is usually limp. But I am clearly plus-sized and poor and she is not. It is helpful to have these delusions, though. I'll close my eyes and think "yeah, just flaunt it, girl ... 'cause you look like Cher." Does anyone else do that? Does anyone else have that person [celebrity or non] that they identify with, as far as beauty goes?

And Tiiiiiiilda!!!!!  I don't think any human can identify with her. She is from Jupiter or someplace, but I still love her; all her crazy outfits and hair/make up choices. 

Speaking of make up ... I'm on a dark lipstick kick lately. 

 ALWAYS wear lip liner ... best make up advice I ever got! No matter what color you're wearing, defining the shape of your lip is the best way to look like you're wearing it on purpose.

Avon "Cherries Jubilee"

Sephora "Bewitch Me"

 So there are some pluses and minuses to this heavy style of make up. Plus? You'll stand out! Even when I wear just simple red lipstick, I always get comments. [good and odd] I think that the darker colors are great for fall, but you have to be careful not to go too far. Con? You have to be very careful with everything else you wear that day/night. Usually when wearing a currant, raisin or plum color, you want to go neutral on the eyes. I can't NOT wear eye make up, because I have tiny possum eyes, but "going light" or neutral on the eyes is easy. Concealer, liner, light mascara. Also, no blush if you're going to go dark. Nearly every make up trick can be ruined by too much blush. [or tanner, but if you're wearing fake tanner, you're probably not reading this blog.] As far as everything else, don't over accessorize , pull your hair back, if possible and for God's sake, bring the lipstick with you ... you will be re-applying. Even the best lipsticks become uneven in such dark colors. Okay, that's all. You're probably not caring at all, but this is fun, so DON'T RUIN THIS FOR ME!!!!!!!!!


  1. You have inspired me. Digging out all my red lipsticks tomorrow.

    I generally don't wear red lipstick - I'm a little afraid of it, and I have a bad habit of absentmindedly swiping my hand across my mouth, which isn't so bad when you're wearing nude gloss but makes you look all Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? when you're wearing red lipstick.

  2. Hahhaha. Oh, perfect reference. I have that problem, too. I've found that the trick to looking great in red, or dark lipstick [or any kind of flashy make-up or clothing choice] is to look like you are totally comfortable. The "I did this on purpose" look can go a long way. Now, I've seen this over done ... "LOOK! YEA! WHAT!? I CAN WEAR THIS SHIT!! WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT!?" isn't the greatest way to go about it, but I don't take you for that type of person.

    Pet peeves ... too much gloss or shine. Matte is the way to go for Fall. I also hate sparkly or "shimmer" lipstick. Nearly everyone wears it, but it looks like frosting to me, which is gross when smeared all over one's face.

    Since you have reds, I'm sure you know all of this, I'm just adding to my post. Haha. We should designate a red-lips day!

  3. I'm more of the "LOOK! YEA! WHAT!?!" person

    Also, I just don't do lipsy stuff. I probably have the least hydrated lips EVERRRRRRR

  4. You know what? I'm actually doing this.

    Wednesday. Wednesday is Red Lips Day.

    I don't care if I don't do anything on Wednesdays except sit at the coffee table in my pajamas and write. I need more red lipstick in my life.