New Look | Red Lips

While I was in Canada, I bought a new YSL lipstick at Sephora.  I ended up having loads of Sephora points so I received an Hourglass Cosmetics box sample set.  Included was a mini Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in the color Icon.  Which is super, super red.  

If you've hung around my blog enough you know that I'm pretty scared of red lipstick.  Not only is it extremely messy, but I just never liked the way it looked on me.  The closest I would wear to red lips was purchasing the infamous Kate Moss lipstick in 107.  That's pretty much as red as I would go.  Until Icon.  

I bit the bullet and decided to try it out on my last night in Canada, and I just absolutely loved the way it looked on me!  I didn't wear much eye makeup, just mascara, and rightly so, as it made my red lips -POP- even more.  You know how you're scared of doing something new with your makeup but then you do and you think How did I ever live without this before?  Pretty dramatic but that's exactly how I feel with this match made in Heaven.

I added a slight bohemian twist on these photos because when I went out in Canada, I was dressed casual upscale, so I wanted to see what it looked like in another style (other photo taken with it below-not enhanced at all!)

| P r o d u c t s  U s e d |

Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer Base (included in sample set)
Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation in 225 
Revlon Photoready Concealer 
Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up
Maybelline Fit Me! Powder in 225
NARS Translucent Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze
MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish 
Hourglass Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx (included in sample set)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ash Brown
MAC Eyeshadow in Espresso Matte
Maybelline Babylips
Rimmel London Kate Moss 107 
Hourglass Cosmetics Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon

Also, I know these photos are kinda intense (i.e. clearly enhanced and pretty bright), but I actually really like the way they came out.  And I wanted to show the clear contrast between the red lips, my complexion and my black shirt! 

Last night on my trip. 



  1. You look gorgeous! On the last picture looks like you're in the set of Twilight :b

    xx, M | Brunette In Black

  2. Thank you, Monica!
    That's actually my backyard if you can believe it!


  3. This shade looks amazing on you!! You should wear red more often it suits you so well!! xx

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

  4. Thank you so much, Alex! I just love it!


  5. I'm scared of red lipstick as well, but it looks awesome on you!

  6. This lipstick looks so good on you Shree! I love red lipsticks, it can just be so hard to find the right shade, looks like you have found yours.

    Lauren |

  7. Thank you so much, Melli!


  8. It is difficult for sure hah. Thanks for reading! xx



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