i've been on this endless, dreadful search for a lipstick that is just a one-step go kinda thing. most lipsticks (MAC, NYX, Chanel, etc) require a lot more maintenance...when i say maintenance, i mean you gotta pull out your mirror, apply, then put gloss on top...all at the same time, getting the weirdest looks from the people around you. *stares* don't get me wrong, i stare back...but it's a hassle. especially when you're a up and go type of person like me. please don't get this twisted with not putting in any effort....oh i put effort, i just don't want to have to take 10mins to apply my lipstick.
this search finally ended this weekend....and i didn't even have to spend a single $1!! i found this awesomeness right in my own drawers. i actually found 3 lippies that would do exactly what i was looking for...
1) YSL rouge pur lipstick
2) YSL rouge volupte lipstick
3) Tom Ford lipstick
YSL Rouge Pur Lipstick
#144 - silky apricot, #148 - tea rose, #135 - candy pink
these ones are a little more matte than the volupte lipstick, so you may have to top a gloss if you find it too drying. but they are super pigmented and require minimal effort to put on. you actually may not even need a mirror. note that some of the colors in the pic may have been LE, so i'm not sure if they are still available.
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick
#13 - peach passion, #7 - lingerie pink, #19 - frivolous pink, #2 - sensual silk
out of the 3 lipsticks that i've "rediscovered", these are the best ones. not only are they effortless, they are glossy, pigmented and extremely easy to apply without a mirror. you cannot go wrong!! i've been trying to cut down the crap i put in my makeup bag, which is what started this search for the ONE effortless lippie. and i feel now, this is all i need in my bag....why did i even put this down in the first place? i shall be hitting the counters this weekend for some more!
Tom Ford lipstick
pure pink, blush nude
tom ford has amazing products with spectacular quality....however, they put a big dent in your wallet also. these babies were around $52 CAD each, so i only use these on special occasions and not daily use. i also do not want to abuse the packaging so i keep them out of my makeup bag when i do carry it around. they are so gorgeous on and again, it is effortless to apply. the downside is the color range for these suck...there's only what? 10 colors? *sigh* but i guess it's a good thing...or else i'd be giving them my paycheque!!
Cirque du Soleil - Totem
this past Thanksgiving weekend, i took my parents to cirque du soleil to watch "totem" - they had a blast. i felt like i was 5 years old when my parents used to take me to see shows or concerts, except this time, it was the other way around. i love doing things with my parents...just the 3 of us. it helps me re-live the times when i was younger and we would have an amazing time...no worry, no drama, just the 3 of us. i know these moments won't last forever, so i try to do as much as i can to make them last just a little longer. anyways, here are a few pics from the day. no pics were to be taken inside the "big top" but we snapped a few outside. hope you guys all had an amazing thanksgiving!!