Monday, 14 September 2015

Look of the Day: Fringe Creature

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a super fun weekend! I spent a portion of it hibernating with a migraine (this stupid, damp weather), but things ended nicely last night when we celebrated Rosh Hashanah with my boyfriend's family. Much delicious New Year's food to be enjoyed! I have a busy week ahead, so I'm hoping that the festivities had some restorative powers and that my head behaves over the coming days. 

In keeping with the theme of my latest Lip Stash by Hue post, today's Look of the Day features another Fall-perfect vampy lip shade that recently joined my stash via my epic Colour Pop order. No other than the deep and dramatic (yet perfectly wearable) Lippie Stix in Creature


Yesterday was my first time testing out Creature since I received it and I was not disappointed! Yes, I could have benefited from applying a touch of lip balm first (the colour did get a bit patchy as the day went on), but everything else about the lip colour was a pleasure. Creature is a gorgeous blackened berry plum that I find to be a slightly darker relative to my much-loved MAC Rebel. The pigmentation was full-on with one swipe and it did wonders to get me in an Autumn mood!

Since the lips were the focus, I kept the eyes simple. I swept the beautiful, glimmery ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Fringe all over my lids, as well as underneath the lower lash lines and on the inner corners as a highlight. It gave my eyes a cool golden twinkle without looking overly frosty or glittery. I wanted an eyeliner to give some definition without the harshness of black, so I reached for the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Stone Fox, a unique blue-tinged charcoal. 

On the cheeks, I opted for ColourPop Super Shock Blush in Fruit Stand, a matte vivid coral red. While a warm, vibrant shade of blush wouldn't intuitively work with such a dark berry lip, I think Fruit Stand and Creature worked pretty wonderfully together! I finished the look by sweeping ColourPop's Super Shock Highlighter in Highly Waisted on my cheek bones and down the bridge of my nose and upped the radiance factor even further with a few spritzes of my much-loved Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist



The Breakdown:

Foundation: MAC ProLongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC15 (sample)
Concealer: Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural (on t-zone) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly all over)

Blush: ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Fruit Stand
Highlighter: ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Highly Waisted

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows: ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Fringe (all over lid, blended up to the brow bone and underneath the lower lash lines)

Eyeliner: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Stone Fox
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara (from the Born Pretty Store)

Lipstick: ColourPop Lippie Stix in Creature


 

And a few more shots of the look:




Overall, I'm super pleased that ColourPop Creature  has joined the lineup of vampy lip colours in my stash. It's deep enough to create some drama, yet the berry undertones still add a touch of life and vibrancy to the complexion. There was a definite chill in the air yesterday, and along with a cozy sweater, Creature was the perfect accompaniment to the fresh Fall air. 

What lip shades to you reach for when the temperatures get cooler? Is Creature a shade that you'd wear? Have you tried any of the ColourPop Lippie Stix

Have a fantastic week! xo

37 comments:

  1. I definitely need more vampy cranberry shades like this in my life!

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    1. Absolutely! Especially at this time of year! xo

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  2. I love this look, because it's simple, gorgeous and that lippie rocks!

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    1. Thanks so much! Creature really is a special lippie :)

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  3. I love it. Creature is so different from your usual lip look, but it is no less stunning on you!

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    1. Yeah, I don't go super dark often, but I love it! Thanks, Nicole! xo

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  4. as usual beautiful make up ! loving the lippy :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I love this look on you. You look so glamorous, like Marilyn Monroe. :)
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  6. This is a really great entry! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  7. I love this look! It is very glamorous. The lip colour is AWESOME!

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    1. Thanks so much, Charissa! Creature really is a stunning shade- I think you'd love it :)

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  8. I love the lip, perfect fall colour. I agree, the look is very glamourous, great for party!

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    1. Thank you! Definitely a great shade for a party :)

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  9. Another beautiful look! Loving the lips xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Thanks so much for this and for all your kind comments! xo

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  10. You look stunning!!!!
    xoxo,

    Johanna,
    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, you look SO pretty! I love how you did your make-up here!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  12. Your skin ALWAYS looks amazing. I can't even handle it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Trysh! The MAC foundation had a lovely finish (although something in it irritated me...) and my Hourglass Dim Light powder really blurs imperfections in photos :)

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  13. Love seeing your FOTDs on my Twitter feed! It perks me up and makes me feel inspired to go put on makeup as well :) You always look STUNNING! I love this shade on you - I only have Lumiere (which I've abused!!) and Ruby from Colourpop. Looking to add more and Creature is on the list - thanks to this post!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Shari! Always love inspiring others to play with makeup :) Lumiere looks like a gorgeous shade too!

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  14. That lipstick shade looks like it's made specially for you, it's really stunning! It's so strange that as the season changed, I noticed myself starting to love deep berry shades, never understood the whole seasonal makeup colours/trends back when I was living in Malaysia so it's interesting to see this happening to me now.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Aww, thanks! Yes, one fun thing about the cooler weather is the change in makeup tones! :)

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  15. I love this look! it is perfect for celebrations, and I really like how dark the lip color is, suits you well! I've been more into darker colors for fall as well, so I love seeing your posts about all the vampy colors in your collection! looks fab! and you always do your blush amazing! I'm a little scared to touch blush because I'm not sure if I can apply it correctly lol
    Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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    1. Aww, you could totally pull off blush! Just start with a sheer formula and a fluffy blush and you'll be fine! Thanks, Andrea! xo

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  16. Gorgeous. You look lovely and that lipstick is lovely too

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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  17. You are so gorgeous! Love those colors on you. I have only tried the Lippie stix in Lumiere so far but Creature looks sooo good!! xx

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Leone! Lumiere looks like an amazing shade too :)

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  18. Gorgeous!! Love the eyeshadow!

    www.elleisforlove.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Seppy! Fringe really is a gorgeous shimmer shade :)

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