Organisation fiends unite! With a 20kg luggage limit and an extended stay to look forward to, I've had to be crafty with my packing - 1 of which is making the most of my lipsticks.
With comfort, beach and versitile atire having priority, it hasn't left much scope for 'evening wear' - aka, rinse some of that chlorine out of the hair, fight against sand encroaching every item you own (like shoveling snow when it's still snowing), and be somewhat smart. My transaction from light to night, will not be marked with a stiletto, but a slick of lipstick. They're light, take up little space and completely transform my pile of useful, but slightly unsparkly day wear, to play wear, even with limited other makeup. The power of lipstick.
|Burt's Bee's 'Acai' Lipbalm|
|Revlon 'Pink Afterglow'|
|Rimmel 'Amethyst Shimmer'|
I predict warm toned makeup in my future (hello tan wish take 2) so I chose a peachy over pink gloss, though it's still called pink? for any unwindy glossble days,
I also want to use this time to attempt more of a nineties nude. I've found it too 'prune' on my pale skin, but at £1 in poundland and 2 weeks of trial and error ahead, it is worth a shot. Suprise: sheeny/metalic, pearl finish, which in my mind should stay firmly on a necklace - but I'm already quite literally flying out my comfort zone, so why not?
Not so Natural
|Rimmel '220 Pink Chic'|
|Rimmel '111, Kiss of Life'|
My Orange lippie has always got an reserved seat - I chose the full colour of Kate for Rimmel '13' over balmy Jemma Kidd 'Hibiscous', as I have options - can always dull down the first with some balm OR go all out ORANGE.
& finally a retro red, for when my lips have recovered from being red raw post today's swatches, yet I still want that effect. & because to go without feels wrong. Am I right?
For rich Brights, it's all about the Rimmel.
YET. For the times I want to doll up a bit, this is a quick and easy comprimise.
Time saving, and hopefully confidence boosting. When I'm in the mood for makeup, *making some art*, my pout will be prepped to perfection with this lip lineup.
Still not convinced? With my smaller selection, I award myself more justification to peruse duty free. Who said anything about downsizing on the way home?