I had the pleasure of shooting another set of Lipstick photos for the upcoming Nerdlesque Show Revenge of the Strip! You can purchase Rebel and Empire exclusively at this event. These amazing matte shades are $20 and will let everyone know if you are a Rebel or if you have joined the Dark Side!
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The producers of Peepshow TO have come out with a fabulous new line of matte lipsticks to help Level Up Your Lips! Whether you are a Sevvy, Betty or Leelando, there is a shade for you in this new collection. Perfect for perking up your cosplay or wear everyday to brighten your look! You can get these fabulous lipsticks at the next Peepshow TO show, Super Smash Bras, which is this Saturday September 25th at the Great Hall in Toronto.
The photoset I am sharing with you today will hopefully be the first edition in a series that I shot with DWS Photography. I had a wonderful time working on this beautiful set. The lingerie featured was created by me with exception of the beautiful Victorian style corset from Louise Black. This underbust corset is one of my favourite pieces and I am glad to have these wonderful photos to show it off. Enjoy this small set and hopefully there will be more to come….
This is another one of Lime Crime’s longwear lipsticks, which I love. Again, it’s not the best longwear I’ve tried (it smudges easily when wet) but it definitely stays on better than a regular lipstick. It goes on wet and dries to a matte finish on your lips. Pink Velvet it a lovely bright, Barbie pink. I always get compliments when I wear it. It’s really something unique that most people haven’t seen before. The combination of that electric pop of colour and the super matte look makes for a super sassy look.
Pinnacle Cosmetics’ Diva
Pinnacle Cosmetics is a wonderful company based out of Canada, that produces really high quality makeup. I recently received a couple lipsticks from Pinnacle including Diva. Diva is a high gloss, high shine lipstick that shimmers on your lips. It is very soft and smooth to apply. It has a red-pink shine that is quite beautiful and very different from the matte look I usually wear. I have used this lipstick a couple of times for burlesque shows, and it really comes across nicely on stage. I definitely recommend this lipstick and this brand!
MAC’s Flat Out Fabulous
What can I say? This lipstick is truly Flat Out Fabulous! It’s a bright pink with a touch of purple and super, super matte. I don’t know if I’ve ever worn a lipstick that was as matte as this before. It’s almost tricky getting it on, you really have to rub it hard to get a nice thick coat (wow that sounded dirty). It’s equally as difficult to get it off, which is why I see this lipstick as close enough to a longwear that it might as well be one. If all regular lipsticks were like this I would definitely wear them more often. Can’t say enough great things about this lipstick. Definitely check it out if you are looking for a fun pop of colour that will last all day!
A wonderful new documentary is coming out about plus size models and our current beauty standards called A Perfect 14. As a plus size woman I am so thrilled to see a new standard of beauty emerging in our culture. It’s about time we stop putting a size on beauty and start respecting and celebrating the diversity of the female form.
I wanted to share this photo set with you today because this is my Eff Your Beauty Standards moment. At 210 lbs I could not be more happy with my body or the way I look. Beauty has no size. I am proud of my body and I would rather spend every day loving and embracing myself than being frustrated that I don’t fit into the tiny box society has labeled “ideal”. Who cares how much you weigh? Who cares if your thighs rub together or your arms jiggle? Why should that prevent you from feeling fabulous? Don’t let anyone else’s beauty standards dictate your self worth. Be yourself, love yourself and embrace who you are.
It’s officially spring and you know what that means? Snow! Well, here in Toronto it’s definitely not feeling like spring yet but I’m in the mood to shed some layers and go out in a fun dress like this one; a little Betty Monroe design I made a few summers ago. I’m a sucker for a beautiful rosey floral and a red ruffle and this dress always makes me want to dance. I hope I help put a spring in your step today!
In my hunt for new lipsticks I received a few suggestions to try out Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tars. The last time I saw these lip tars at Sephora there were maybe 6 colours to choose from, but this time when I went to track them down there were so many I was a little overwhelmed! They now come in a huge array of colours and finishes including metallic, matte and gloss. I decided to depart from my usual shade of red and go for something a little darker: “Black Metal Dahlia”. This shade is a very dark purpley-red with red glitter in it.
These lip tars come in a little tube with a separate applicator brush. It goes on pretty easily with the brush but you only need a small amount to cover the lips completely. The colour is beautiful but way more glittery than I was expecting. It is definitely more of a “going out” lipstick as opposed to an “every day”. I also found that it did not dry at all, even though I was told it was a longwear lipstick. This stuff would definitely not pass the make out test. It could be that I put too much on or maybe because I didn’t use the lip primer that is recommended on the packaging, but at $22CAD (almost $25 with tax) I wasn’t about to buy another product just to put this one on.
Overall I really like the look and feel of this lip tar (did I mention it smells like mint?) and would like to try some more colours, but I’m not sure if it really lives up to all the hype.
You lipstick fiends look hungry for some new flavours!
After my last post about my favourite lipsticks I got so many awesome suggestions for longwear lipsticks to try, so I went to Sephora and picked up a couple. My friend Kate suggested I try the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in “001 Always Red” which I grabbed along with a new product Sephora has launched called Rouge Infusion Lip Stain, which I got in the shade “Cherry Nectar”.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain – Always Red
As I sit here with this lipstick on I am realizing how much nicer it is than the MAC equivalent! They are almost identical in colour and at $16 it definitely beats the $29 MAC product, though I think the MAC longwear is still the longest lasting of all the ones I’ve tried. Still, it is doing a great job of staying on while also being very light and comfortable to wear. The MAC lipstick is really dry if you don’t use the top coat, but this lipstick has more moisture and I can hardly even feel it on my lips. This will probably be my new go-to for an everyday, classic red! Thanks Kate for your wonderful suggestion!!
Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain – Cherry Nectar
Guys… I can’t believe I’m saying this but, this is my new favourite lipstick. Not only is it a luscious deep, sexy, purpley red, it also lasts really well (passing the makeout test). It goes on wet and stays really moist on your lips. At first I was concerned that it wasn’t drying but when I pressed my lips to my hand there was no transfer. It almost feels like a lip balm but stays like a longwear. Excellent product, I’m very impressed with it and will definitely be going back to get a few more colours.