Friday, 18 April 2014
THE PERFECT PINK LIP: ILLAMASQUA INDECENT AND MAC CANDY YUM YUM
Hi lovelies! Following my post from last month 'My Perfect Red Lip', I thought I'd do another post, my perfect pink lip! I've mentioned several times that I'm not very brave with lip colours, it's nude or bright red usually and that's about it, however, on a shopping trip a few weeks ago, I bought Barry M's Shocking Pink on a total impulse and it started something. A brand new love for Barbie Pink lips. After testing the water with a cheap (but still fab!) lippie first, I decided to dip my toe into high end pinks!
So, with this in mind, I decided to head straight to Debenhams website to pick up the first lip colour I thought of when I thought of Barbie Pink and that was of course, Candy Yum Yum. Then, as I wanted a pink lip duo, I went on the hunt for what seemed to be a similar liner to go with it. After browsing through endless liners, I came across Illamasqua 'Indecent', which looked to be a perfect match. How right was I?! Indecent is identical to Candy Yum Yum swatched and on the lips. Both of these are bright, blue toned almost neon pink shades and absolutely not for the faint hearted.
When I wear a bright lip, I think a liner makes all the difference as it amplifies the colour and makes the lippie last much longer. 'Indecent' goes on really smoothly and could definitely be worn alone if you want a less vibrant colour, but still want the lasting power. However, with 'Candy Yum Yum' applied over the top the colours paired together really come alive. These two together create a true, bright, barbie pink. A fab alternative to my usual bright red on a night out. As the lip liner creates a matte effect and the lipstick itself is matte too, it's definitely a good idea to make sure your lips are moisturised and not at all flaky or dry when you wear these as they will cling like a b*tch. However it's nothing a bit of lip balm can't fix and the matte effect does make it super long lasting. If you're not one for matte lips, then you could always throw a gloss over the top anyway.
I've worn these together on a night out and they literally lasted the whole night and (as do most bright colours) left a stain on my lips even after removal! If you love a bold lip and fancy a long lasting, show stopping combo, I'd thoroughly recommend these two beauts!
Let me know what you think. Do you like bold lips for a night out, or do you prefer to keep things subtle?