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As Spring Approaches: NARS Cosmetics Funny Face and Easy Lover

So if you didn’t already know I got nominated for a Liebster Award by Funky Makeup Junkie. I had a good time answering her questions and coming up with my own. You can find that post here.

One of the questions I had to answer for the Liebster Award was whether I prefer a dramatic look or a natural look when it comes to make-up. I prefer dramatic. Now I know there’s a time and place for everything. Dramatic looks don’t fly in most workplaces nor are they for all occasions, but I still love them all the same.

With that being said let me introduce you to Funny Face and Easy Lover by Nars Cosmetics. Funny Face is a semi-matte fuchsia lipstick while Easy Lover is a lip gloss described as a sheer hot pink. Neither of these products is subtle so they’re right up my dramatic make-up alley.

Easy Lover Lip Gloss
NARS Cosmetics Easy Lover Lip Gloss
NARS Cosmetics Funny Face Lipstick
NARS Cosmetics Funny Face Lipstick

With Spring around the corner this is a great bright lip to experiment with. I paired Funny Face and Easy Lover together because I wanted to amplify the brightness with some shine. Obviously you don’t have to go that route if you prefer a more matte look.

Funny Face Easy Lover Nars
Top: Easy Lover Lip Gloss Bottom: Funny Face Semi-Matte Lipstick

Nars Funny Face and Easy Lover

So will you be using some brights once the weather finally turns warm?

Funny Face retails for $26 and Easy Lover retails for $25 and sold where Nars Cosmetics are sold.

Wishing For Spring: NARS Heat Wave and Wonder

I am officially over Winter. I’ve seen more snow than I’ve ever seen in my life. Okay. That’s probably an exaggeration, but my being over it is not. I wish I could control the weather. Since I can’t, I decided to add a little Spring to my face with NARS Cosmetics Heat Wave and Wonder Lip Gloss.

Heat Wave Nars
NARS Cosmetics Heat Wave
Wonder Lip Gloss
NARS Cosmetics Wonder Lip Gloss

Heat Wave is a semi-matte orange-red while Wonder is a sparkly mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer. One or both is perfect for a bright Spring lip. I’m definitely going to have them in rotation once it starts to warm up.

Wonder Gloss Heat Wave Lipstick
Top: Wonder(Lip Gloss) Bottom: Heat Wave(Lipstick)

So are you looking forward to Spring? What are you planning on pulling out once we can pack our winter coats away?

Nars Heat Wave with Wonder on top
NARS Heat Wave Lipstick with NARS Wonder Lip Gloss on top to add shine.

Heat Wave retails for $26 and Wonder retails $25. Both can be found at NARScosmetics.com, Sephora.com, and wherever NARS Cosmetics are sold.

NARS Cosmetics – Jungle Red

This red is no joke.
This red is no joke.

Jungle Red by NARS Cosmetics is described as a semi-matte bright red and it is bright. This might be off-putting for some especially if you’re new to red lipstick, but I say go for it if you think it might work for you.

Since this lipstick is so bright I decided just to wing out my eyeliner, fill my brows and be done. This is such a serious red that I don’t want to take too much attention from it with eyeshadow.

I'm such a winged liner novice but this turned out okay.
I’m such a winged liner novice but this turned out okay.

This lipstick is semi-matte so it’s relatively opaque. You have to make sure you exfoliate and perhaps wear a lip balm underneath if you have problems with dryness. I thought I had exfoliated thoroughly and found out the hard way that I didn’t. It seems like it’s unforgiving on dry, flaky lips so don’t make my mistake.

So is this a red you’ll add to your arsenal? Let me know in the comments.

Jungle Red retails for $26 and is sold at Sephora, Sephora.com, narscosmetics.com, and department stores.

OCC Batty Liptar – Review

Can you see the glitter? Too bad I didn't see it on my lips.
Can you see the glitter? Too bad I didn’t see it on my lips.

I bought OCC Liptar in Batty because I love black lipstick but I ended up being disappointed. I used my lip brush to apply it and it didn’t work. I used my finger to apply and it still didn’t work. Unfortunately it’s just not as opaque as I hoped it would be. It also sunk into the lines in my lips. However, once I put it on top of another black lipstick it looked better.

Top: OCC Batty alone Bottom: Batty on top of MUFE 50 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Top: OCC Batty alone Bottom: Batty on top of MUFE 50 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

I hoped for a glitter effect since that’s what it looked like in the tube but it just wasn’t meant to be. I’m sure the shiny effect I achieved on top my Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick could be achieved with a glittery lip gloss so this is really a bust for me. I would take it back but I tossed the shipping receipt. *cue sad violins*

So have you tried Batty? What did you think?

Obsessive Compulsive Liptar in Batty retails for $18 and can be found at Sephora, Sephora.com, occmakeup.com

Don’t Fear The Red Lip

Nars Red Lizard Lipstick
Nars Red Lizard

I love red lipstick. This blog is called Bury Me In Red Lipstick after all so it makes sense. However, I know everyone isn’t quite there. For one reason or another some are apprehensive about red lipstick. I’m here to say there’s no need. So here are 5 tips to help you jump in.

1. Leave fear at the door. There’s something out there for you. You are not limited by your skintone. From orange-reds to deep wines it’s out there.

2. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Whether you go to the makeup counter or try it on at home, prep your lips for color. Banish dry skin with a lip scrub or toothbrush so you can get a clear view of how the color looks on your lips.

3. Add liner and mascara. A bare face with a red lip may be jarring to see for the first time. The liner and mascara will give you a glimpse into a finished look and help you better assess how it looks.

4. Return policies are you friend. Trial and error may seem daunting and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Ulta, Sephora, and drug stores have good return policies. If you try something and it doesn’t look right take it back. Don’t let it gather dust in a drawer and cause you to get frustrated because you feel like you’ve wasted money.

5. Have fun. Experiment with finishes, stains, glosses. As long as you keep a positive outlook you’ll find something that works.

Milani Matte Confident
Milani Matte Confident
Nars Heat Wave
Nars Heat Wave
Nars Cruella
Nars Cruella

5 Tips For Wearing Red Lipstick

So will you try a red lipstick anytime soon?

Make A Beauty Resolution for 2014

2013 will be coming to a close in a couple of weeks. Someone has probably asked you about your New Year’s resolution or they will be asking very soon. Our answers will range from mundane to exceptional. And I hope when 2014 comes to a close we’ll look back proudly on the accomplishments that were set into motion at the end of 2013. But what about a beauty resolution? Have you thought about making one for yourself?

2014 could be the year you watch Youtube videos until you get that contouring thing right. Or you could branch out and try a brand(drugstore or high-end) you usually pass up when you’re browsing. This could be the year you tackle one of your beauty fears like getting professionally waxed. You could even resolve to set aside time to pamper yourself or *gasp* limit your purchases.

"Girl what? Limit my purchases?
“Girl what? Limit my purchases?

The sky is really the limit with this and you don’t have to tell anyone unless you want to. This is really about making a conscious effort to not get a beauty rut and take care of yourself. I think most of us know what we need/want to do, but we just have to give ourselves the freedom to do it and put in the effort.

One of the things I’d like to do is find a less pink nude lipstick to wear as an alternative to the pinkish nude Nars Dolce Vita. I’m very fond of the beigey nude look and I’d like to see if it I can pull it off. There’s always the possibility that I can’t, but I have to give it a shot right? And that’s what I’m talking about, going out on your own limb for beauty.

So do you have beauty resolution?

The #NoBareLips30 Challenge

A few days ago I came across Keiko Kaveri and her #nobarelips30 challenge on twitter. The challenge consists of not having a bare lip for 30 days and taking a photo of the gorgeous lippie of your choice. Keiko Kaveri writes here on her blog about her motivation for the challenge.

Quick Facts

  • #nobarelips30 is 11/16/2013-12/16/2013
  • You have a choice between swatching on your lips or hand.
  • The hashtag #nobarelips30 is live on across social media so tag your photos on twitter, instagram, facebook, etc so everyone can see.
  • You don’t have to wear a different shade everyday(but it would nice if you have it).

I think this is a really cool challenge so I’m jumping now even though it’s already started. Feel free to do the same and show off those pretty lip products.

Maybelline Color Elixir Amethyst Potion
Maybelline Color Elixir Amethyst Potion

You can follow Keiko Kaveri on twitter, instagram, tumblr.

80^s Party Look

I have 80’s party this weekend and nothing says 80’s like some serious make-up. Since I’m not familiar with that type of make-up I did some browsing on youtube and found this video.

I decided to recreate this look with what I had and this is was I came up with.

Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Lips: Nars Jungle Red Lipstick and Nars Wonder Lip Gloss Cheeks: Mac Cosmetics Blunt Nars Exhibit A.
Lips: Nars Jungle Red Lipstick and Nars Wonder Lip Gloss Cheeks: Mac Cosmetics Blunt Nars Exhibit A.

I think it turned out well. I’m really happy with the blush, but I may go a bit harder with the eyeshadow and wing it out more. We’ll see. Let me know what you think.

***The final party look is here***