Saturday, 13 June 2015

The Matte Pink Lip (is a Bad Mood Cure-all)

Hi, everyone! Yesterday I woke up in a crappy mood. The skies were grey, I'd had a terrible sleep, and my hormones were raging. While I was tempted to huddle under the covers with a chocolate bar, instead I decided to opt for a more constructive pick-me-up: vibrant makeup! Luckily, I'd recently purchased two perfectly cheery pink lip products, so they were my happy pill of choice. 


I stopped into the Blur Makeup Room last week for the first time (after loving their booth at IMATS) and walked out with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Cosmetic Pencil in Anime. I absolutely loved the texture of these lip liners (not too dry, not too creamy) and Anime is a totally stunning rich fuchsia pink. I knew I had several lipsticks that would pair well with it, so I brought it home! I had also been ultra curious about the new MAC Matte Lipstick collection and I finally got to swatching them earlier this week. I (of course) walked out with the most vivid shade among them, Pink Pigeon, a vibrant neon fuchsia. Anime and Pink Pigeon really do pair perfectly together!


Here are swatches of Pink Pigeon and Anime side-by-side. As you can see, the shades are quite similar and both have a matte, but not dry finish. 

(L-R): MAC Matte Lipstick in Pink Pigeon and O.C.C. Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Anime

Here is a closeup of the effect of Anime and Pink Pigeon on my lips...


... and in the context of a completed makeup look! 



I am in love with both of these products for a few reasons: a) their vivid fuchsia hues are my biggest makeup weakness, b) they both offer long-wearing matte finishes that are neither drying nor uncomfortable on the lips, and c) they ignited a significant pep in my step on a day that started out gloomy and dull. Three cheers for makeup therapy! 

Do you ever reach for vibrant makeup when you're in a bad mood? Have you tried any of the new MAC Matte Lipsticks or OCC lip liners? What is your favourite fuchsia lipstick at the moment?

Have an amazing weekend! xo

31 comments:

  1. They are beautiful shades of pink. I love that they are matte but sill vibrant. They look good on you! Also your post could not have come at a better time...makeup will cheer me up!

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    1. Hope some vibrant makeup helped cheer you up too! Thanks, Charissa! xo

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  2. yea makeup and putting on a pretty outfit can make all the difference. hope today's better, dude!

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  3. That color is so much fun!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  4. great makeup, love the color <3

    Aimee Bustillo | http://aimeebustillo.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the pink lipstick

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  6. Hey Jen, this is a great way to chase the blues away! Love how bright and happy it is on you! I haven't worn a pink lip for a while now, mostly because I am really, REALLY obsessed with corals... And bronzers... And bronzy eyeshadows! I hate to fall into that seasonal cliche, but sunlight really just puts me in a totally different mood :)

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    1. Haha, I hear you! Adding some warmth to the skin and a cheery coral lipstick is also a good pick-me-up :)

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  7. I always put on a bright lip on a bad day, it cheers me right up!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  8. Hi, lovely, what beautiful color, I love tot try it but i think it would not suit me at all you look amazing!
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  9. This shade looks gorgeous on you! I love OCC but have yet to try anything other than the lip tars so I think a lip pencil must be next up :) xx

    Love and Marmalade

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    1. Their lip pencils really are long-wearing and super easy to apply. So worth it! :)

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  10. A bright matte pink is perfect to get yourself out of that sad funk! I think it looks gorgeous on you! You have no idea how much I want to try out some OCC products! They look great <3

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    1. Thanks so much! OCC is definitely worth trying out- great, unique shades and super long wear :)

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  11. I love Macs matte lipsticks. I have the same one in burgundy!

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  12. I have a very similar lippie from Revlon! Love the color, it's such a bold happy shade.

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  13. Stunning color!!

    Federica
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  14. I love a Matte lipstick and this shade is beautiful.

    Tanesha x
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  15. This bright pink shade really suits you, great choice!! xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Eloise! I'm loving it :)

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  16. Dream color, you look fantastic. *__*
    Have a nice week...

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  17. I was so close to picking up Pink Pigeon on my last MAC counter visit! It is an absolutely stunning pink color. Thanks for reminding me that I need it in my life. LOL You always look awesome in bright colors, Jen. Your blog name suits your personality well! :D

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    1. You definitely need it! And thank so much :)

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  18. Definitely cheery pinks! Vibrant makeup always puts me in a better mood.

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