Today I hit the three week mark of my Simply Lippy challenge and I can’t believe I’m almost a month into the challenge. Granted, there’s still a long way to go yet, but each month that passes is another month closer to my goal and that makes me very excited.
This week’s lipstick shades were bold and bright, and I really loved playing around with some strong colours. For the coming week however, my shades are going to be a little more tame as I’m going to be starting my new job on Monday and therefore I think I’ll need to reign in the brightness just a little until I get settled in. I do promise to keep the shades relevant to the season we’re in, but they will just be slightly more understated than you’ve seen so far.
Now, on to today’s shade…
I’m feeling a little under the weather today and haven’t been doing a whole lot so I’ve gone with a very soft, natural makeup look with a subtle lip courtesy of NARS. The shade, Penny Arcade, is from the NARS Larger Than Life lip gloss collection and I’ve had it for quite some time. In fact, I forgot I had it until I began gathering all my lippies together a few weeks ago for my challenge.
Lip glosses by their very nature are softer than lipsticks and therefore are a great option if you want a very natural look. While I don’t think they make this particular shade anymore, it was one of my favourites for a long time. It is a gorgeous pink, raspberry shade, and gives a very intense shiny finish to the lips. It also has a thin, short brush-end which makes application very easy and precise.
As you can see from my photos, this shade is not too dramatic but you still get a lovely pop of colour that brightens up the lips and lifts your entire makeup look.
I do tend prefer lipsticks overall, but it’s nice to wear a gloss every once in a while to mix things up a bit. What about you guys? Do you prefer lipstick or lip gloss?
If you’re enjoying my challenge so far, I’d really love for you to please come follow me over on social media too. I post pretty pictures on Instagram, chat all things beauty releases and favourites on Twitter, and share weekly lipstick videos on Facebook. And I’ve got my very own challenge hashtags as well – #simplylippy and #365days365shades, so you can follow my journey by searching for those as well.
Don’t forget to head on over to my Facebook page today to see my week three round up video with all my lipsticks from this week too!