Beauty, Makeup

MAC Lipstick: Ruby Woo

It’s starting to feel truly Autumnal in Cincinnati, and I am so excited! This is my very favorite season. It always puts me in the mood for soup, knitting, cardigans, and…red lipstick. There’s something about cooler seasons that causes people to wear heavier makeup, and I’m no exception. Autumn and Winter are the months where I typically wear bolder lip colors like reds and berries. Recently, I received one of the most iconic red lipsticks on the market: MAC Ruby Woo. This product is sold from MAC stores and select retailers for $18.50.

There’s a reason that this lipstick has become iconic – it’s very easy to wear. MAC lipsticks are long-lasting without causing too much dryness. They’re extremely opaque and easy to apply. Also, there’s a great blue undertone to this red which will enhance the whiteness of your teeth. Now, I’ll admit that this one probably works better on cooler skintones because of the hint of blue. Thankfully, that works well for me. The finish is also very matte, which just makes this look super chic with some vintage pin-up vibes. This is definitely one of my favorite red lipsticks!

Have you tried this one or do you have a different favorite red lipstick? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

YSL Red Lipstick for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! There’s a lot of emotion behind this day for a lot of people, but I just think it’s a nice day to wear lots of pink or red and let people know that you care about them. This is my first Valentine’s Day in while where I’m single, but I’ve still been looking forward to it. I even baked some red velvet cookies for my coworkers and bought cheesy little cards for everyone. Topping it all off is this great new red lipstick I found: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in – 1 Le Rouge. This product can be purchased from Sephora and similar retailers for $37.

This beautiful blood red shade is so easy to apply. Just one shade will give you a completely opaque look. Sometimes, especially with red lipstick, it can be hard to coat the lips without a liner to hold the color within the lines of your lips, but this one was very easy to use without a liner. It didn’t feel at all messy, even when I was eating. I did reapply after eating a meal, but I think that’s fair. It doesn’t claim to be terribly longwearing, which is probably why it didn’t dry out my lips. Instead, it had this lovely satin sheen throughout the day. As it did fade, I found that it faded evenly until my lips just looked stained slightly red.

Overall, I was really impressed with this lipstick. I always love finding a beautiful red shade! This one does have just a hint of an orange undertone, which I generally do not prefer, but it didn’t clash with my cool, pale skintone. Typically, however, orange undertones work better with warmer complexions than mine. But it was subtle enough that the lipstick still works.

There was just one thing that I didn’t like about the product: it was super floral scented. I’m not really used to lip products smelling like anything, especially high-end lipsticks. But this one was just very floral and a little musky. It’s super distracting when you first apply the lipstick, but the scent does fade pretty quickly which is good.

So what are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Are you going to rock a red lip too?

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-XO Tiffy

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