• The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge

    19 days ago - By Remix

    By Tina Moore
    Day 1.
    I used to think bright lipstick was gaudy and over-the-top. Something worn only by women over a certain age. Something bothersome and high maintenance. But bright lippies are enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity and wearability these days, and I have challenged myself to wear a different one every day for a month.
    I have given myself this odd challenge, as it goes some way to achieving my somewhat vague New Year's resolution to ‘make an effort every day'. This resolution came about because, to be honest, I'm a little lazy when it comes to dressing for work. You'd...
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  • The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge Day 2

    The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge Day 2

    19 days ago - By Remix

    Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in '12 Red-y To Wear' $46.00
    As the name suggests, this lipstick really is high impact. I absolutely love the colour, which is a warm red with a pinkish tone. It is very easy to wear; it's not sticky or thick. Very nourishing. The best thing is that it survived a whole caprese salad and several wines at SPQR and didn't need reapplying! Awesome staying power for a lipstick that doesn't claim to be long-lasting. I'm only onto day two of this challenge, but I already know this one will become a real favourite.
    Staying Power: 8.5/10
    Colour Intensity...
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  • The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge Day 3

    The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge Day 3

    19 days ago - By Remix

    By Tina Moore
    Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor in ‘Bare Maximum' $30.50
    Not bad, not bad at all. This is one of those two-part lipsticks whereby you apply the colour first and leave to dry and then apply a clear gloss over the top. It is designed to last all day, and it certainly does that job very well. I did have to reapply a little bit after lunch as it felt a bit dry and flaky but it was good as gold after a touch up and the colour persists well into the evening. Must make a serious effort to remove it before going to the gym otherwise I'll look like ‘one of those women who wears...
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  • The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge Day 4

    The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge Day 4

    19 days ago - By Remix

    By Tina Moore
    Shiseido Shimmering Rouge in ‘Venus' RS619 $51
    I know I'm only four days in, but this one definitely tops the moisture scale by far. I honestly think it'll be tough for anything else to beat it in that department. It is seriously luscious to wear! ‘Venus' is a lovely deep fuchsia colour with excellent shine factor that goes fabulously with the navy Helen Cherry dress I'm wearing today. Apparently, it is formulated with ‘Super-Bio Yeast Extract', which promotes the production of collagen. Bee-sting lips here I come...
    Staying Power: 7/10
    Colour Intensity: 6/10
    Moisture: 10/10
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  • The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge Day 7

    The 30-Day Lipstick Challenge Day 7

    19 days ago - By Remix

    By Tina Moore
    M.A.C Lipstick in ‘Morange' $49
    I just love the name of this shade, which M.A.C describes as a ‘loudmouth orange'. As with all M.A.C Lipsticks, this has great colour pay-off and lasts a long time between touch-ups. To be honest, I really didn't know if I could pull this one off, it's just SO ORANGE. It's like a ‘high vis' vest for the face. I was secretly glad that I didn't have any meetings today because I did feel slightly self-conscious about my screaming orange lips! But the longer I've worn it the more I'm getting used to it. In fact, I'm feeling so bold with my morange...
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