Welcome to the final post about Red My Lips as it is the end of April!
This has been a campaign I have been really proud to be part of, I’ve mentioned it before but the huge amount of worldwide support for it has been incredible. Seeing survivors post about their own personal experiences really enforced how important raising awareness about sexual violence is so important. It needs to be something that victims aren’t shamed for, and something that is just swept under the carpet when it’s inconvenient. Over 500,000 people took part and so many of those posted about it over social media.
I did some weird natural-style brows today. Also I wore the Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in the shade Nocturne. I’m not usually a huge fan of gloss finishes and I spend most of the time panicking over whether I have it smeared all over my face or not. But this really sticks and doesn’t bleed everywhere. I lost my Besame Cherry Red lipstick a while ago and I this also has a great rich cherry colour, which works so well on a variety of skin tones and colours.
I went for a very 80’s/80’s look with my makeup today because I realised I haven’t worn coloured eyeshadows for so long. I wore the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. It’s the best matte finish lipstick I have ever come across without being a wet to dry lipstick. I have mentioned it a couple of times before, but I recommend it for
Australis VelourLips Matte Lip Cream in NY-CEE again! I really wanted to give this a good test since it was new. It’s still amazing and very easy to wear. I do find I want to remove it after 9-10 hours of wear as it feels a bit too drying at that point. But that is the only con, I also found out that Beauty Bliss stocks these lipsticks online with more colours than Farmers, so I will be ordering more soon I think.
I wore a Besame lipstick today that I thought would be too pink but I then realised it actually wasn’t so I will review it tomorrow.
Ta daa, another Besame lipstick! This is American Beauty, which I had remembered being a very fuchsia shade but I think I had a thicker layer on today. It’s very versatile as a little can be used with lipbalm just as a stain or gloss, but with just lipstick it does go from a fuchsia shade to a pinky red. Besame lipsticks are fantastic and I think everyone, not just vintage lovers, need them in their lipstick arsenal. They are super comfortable and the colours are to die for. Noir Red is next on my lipstick list for winter.
I wanted to change my lipstick for the evening but I just ended up wearing NARS Hardwired Lipstick in Deadly Catch all day. I didn’t touch it up once and it ended up surviving a full day and 2 meals without touch ups. I normally like to be safe and touch up after every meal but I forgot to pop it in my bag before going out.
The rest of April
I became incredibly unwell on the 28th and still have not recovered but I was feeling a little better today sooo…
I recreated the Red My Lips logo! I used my L’Oréal lipstick in Ravishing Red to draw the outline and then I went over and filled it with the Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Nocturne.
Now that April has ended it would be a great time to donate directly to Red My Lips. I have bought one of their shirts they are selling here, and 100% of the profits go towards the Red My Lips foundation, they do have to reach their minimum goal of 100 shirts to have them made, so I suggest doing so! Buying a shirt means you will be supporting Red My Lips, have something to remember to occasion by and also by wearing it you will be able to raise awareness all year round!
I hope you all enjoyed my lipstick reviews and support of Red My Lips. Next on the agenda is May the Month of Lingerie! I took part last year on my tumblr blog so I’m looking forward to doing that again.