Karishma Rajani of Purple Peeptoes devises a simple formula and introduces you to the stars of her beauty basket.
Any woman worth her mettle knows there is nothing like a bright lippie to brighten up a cloudy day – or a bad hair day even. Yes, yes. I know. Fall is fast approaching, and the word ‘burgundy’ is once again on every fashionista’s lips. But until it is cold enough to put my trench coat on, I’m going to continue to sport summer’s palette.
And I can be quite a geek when it comes to my beauty basket. So I have devised a simple formula: Berry + Plum + Scarlet = Pout Essentials this fall.
Ladies, let me dissect the formula by introducing you to the stars of my vanity case.
A definitive breather from intense lipsticks, Lancome’s lip gloss lends a sheer but definitive colour. Its coquettish name is complemented by a breathtaking hue, the perfect amalgam of pink, as fresh as the morning sunlight, if you may.
It’s moisture-rich formula ensures it’s the only product you’ll need to perfect your pout through the day. Another reason to make it your lover? It will let you feel the wind in your hair without having a ‘moment’ with your tresses.
While Mauve and Magenta are socially acceptable, Purple and Deep Plum cause serious unrest in the beauty world. Blame it on my insatiable love for the colour, but I think the shade, though bold, is rather glorious. Why I love Clinique’s version? Well, it’s matte without being too intense, and possesses enough moisture to glide across the surface of my lips without emptying half a tube of lip balm. This is one’s definitely a keeper – even in the cold weather.
‘It’s not lip colour if it isn’t red’ – Me. Before I start waxing eloquently about my love for the colour, let me tell you why this one particularly resonates with me. Let’s admit it, red can be a little overpowering when worn during the day.
But the art stick, fashioned as a pencil rather than a lipstick, renders the perfect amount of colour and sheen, without prompting your company to don a pair of sunnies. The best part: It doubles as blush too. Hello sun-kissed cheeks!
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