Sorry for being MIA this week. It was the beginning of the spring semester this week, and then at the end I caught an awful case of the flu and spent two days in a Sprite and soda cracker filled haze. Thankfully I'm on the mend and back in action!
This week I bought my first MAC lipstick *swoon*. It's lovely. I bought "Snob", a Satin formula lipstick, on the recommendation of Jessie from sunbeamsjess on Youtube. She mentioned it in her "2012 Favorites" video (that's a link there if you want to check it out!) and I knew right away that it was the baby pink shade I had been searching for.
(yes, those are my lips, haha)
Even though this lipstick is a little pricey ($15 a tube), I'm in love with it. It didn't dry out on my lips, the color is so smooth and even, and very true to its tube color, which is something I've had serious issues with in the past. I'd buy a lipstick based on the tube color, get it home, and it's completely different on my lips! One thing about this color is that it is definitely going to require exfoliation on the days I wear it, but what's wrong with that anyway?
The second color is a Maybelline color I bought at Wal-Mart, of all places. "140 Fuchsia Fever" is a very vibrant, show stopping pink perfect. I thought it was a great pink color for winter since it was so bold and colorful, an easy way to brighten up any drab winter day. The formula is quite..liquid. It's definitely "glides" on and I put in two or three applications for the pigmentation in the picture, so it's an easily buildable color.
One thing is that both of these colors showed up quite glossy in these pictures, and it was only after the light had really disappeared that I realized my flash was on. Fuchsia Fever is a little bit shiny, but Snob is much more matte. It's not classified as a "matte" formula, but it doesn't have any serious sheen to it.
(I'm super sorry for the messy application on this one. I have no idea why I didn't catch it in the mirror, haha)