As much as I LOVE hues on the nuder side I've been wanting to brighten up my slightly (extremely!) bland lipstick collection for a while now.
I rarely liven things up in the lip department or any other department for that matter. So boring I know, but getting stuck in a makeup rut can be easy to do.
Anyhow, whilst browsing the cosmetics counters a couple of weeks ago I set eyes upon the perfect makeup shake up shade, Scarlett Ibis.
I saw, I swatched, I spent.
Originally I'd planned on skipping the whole Marilyn Monroe for Mac collection. Online swatches I'd seen and promo images hadn't impressed me much, so I hadn't marked anything down as a 'must have' for me.
What had I been thinking?
If ever there was a better chance to inject some colour in to my collection then surely a movie star worthy, Marilyn red was a good place to start. No?
Although not identical, Scarlett Ibis has a similar tone to it. When applied it's a vibrant yet traditional red, tinged with a slight twist of tango (orange), giving you screen siren lips in just one swipe!
Ohh and before I forget, I also made another cheeky purchase to go with my new found pin up pout. What kind of beauty blogger would I be if I didn't find a matching lip liner, right?
On recommendation from one of my favourite bloggers ever, Diana, I purchased my very first Chanel Lip Definer from their Rouge Allure Fall Collection in the colour Orange Intense. Built in lip brush, meltingly soft formula and stays put. Very impressed indeed.
Having been addicted to nudes for as long as I can remember, breaking old habits hasn't been easy but I am trying. The bolder you go, the braver you have to be!
What lipstick do you liven your lips up with?