30 days of lips

thanks to some of the lovely ladies on specktra, i've decided to take steps to ensure that my hefty lipstick collection is getting the love it deserves. i also figure it's an opportunity to come up with as many different ways of presenting myself as i can, while still feeling like myself [i.e., no lady gaga style artistry]. so i'm holding myself to wearing a different one of my lipsticks every day for a month [hey, didn't i do this once before, with shoes?]

rather than putting all this information on the front page, i'll reserve this little space for it, so come back and check regularly to see more lips.

my rules are simple:

1. no repeats- i am starting from a few days back, since i began logging my choices on specktra before i started posting them here.
2. if i wear more than one colour in a day [e.g., for going out at night], i still have to continue for the full thirty days.
3. i will try to the best of my ability to select colours that are different from one another. although i obviously have clear preferences, the key here is variety.

i'll only be posting about what i have on my lips, but if you have other questions, please feel free to ask. i'll do my best to help. i'm posting a bunch at the beginning, so i can get caught up from the point where i started, but otherwise, i'll only be adding a few at a time. for discontinued items, i recommend checking on ebay, with online retailers or through swap sites. if you want something badly enough, you will find it. 

and so, on to the lips [pictures are clickable for a larger view]...

mac :: blood red
day one :: mac :: blood red
description :: absolutely nothing like what you'd expect. a medium-deep cool rose-pink
status :: limited edition 2009/ discontinued

mac :: rue d'bois

day two :: mac :: rue d'bois
description :: earthy pink, very much "my lips but better" with a bit of pink shimmer
status :: might still be available in europe, was never issued in north america

guerlain :: grenade

day three :: guerlain :: rouge g grenade
description :: deep, cool red rose [i find it shows warmer in the photos than in real life]
status :: available

mac :: show orchid

day four :: mac :: show orchid
description :: incredibly bright hot pink with a faint silvery-white sheen
status :: confusing. always available at pro stores, often available at regular stores and on the web site.

mac :: yash

day five :: mac :: yash
description :: neutral cool brown
status :: limited edition 2011/ discontinued

mac :: cockney

 day six :: mac :: cockney
description :: bright, warm tomato red with faint red shimmer
status :: available

mac :: pomposity
day seven :: mac :: pomposity
description :: frosty, very cool-toned purple-pink
status :: limited edition 2007/ discontinued

mac :: so chaud
day eight :: mac :: so chaud
description :: matte burnt orange with red tones [looks more red when applied heavily]
status :: available

mac :: good to be bad
day nine :: mac :: sheen supreme good to be bad
description :: dark burgundy-red, a hybrid between a gloss and a lipstick, so can be applied sheerer than shown
status :: available

mac :: milan mode
day ten :: mac :: milan mode
description :: bright, cool medium pink with pink shimmer, can be quite sheer
status :: available
dior :: spring pink
day eleven [part 1] :: dior :: rouge dior spring pink
description :: a light peach-pink
status :: available

armani :: 404
day eleven [part 2] :: armani :: rouge d'armani 404
description :: bright, true red with metallic shimmer
status :: limited edition [holiday 2010]/ discontinued
urban decay :: oil slick

day twelve :: urban decay :: oil slick
description :: sheer black-brown base with silver shimmer
status :: available

mac :: night violet

day thirteen :: mac :: night violet
description :: a matte deep reddish-purple
status :: limited edition [2009]/ discontinued

mac :: flash 'n' dash

day fourteen :: mac :: flash 'n' dash
description :: a light, semi-sheer, sparkly warm red-pink
status :: limited edition [2008]/ discontinued

chanel :: baroque
day fifteen :: chanel :: rouge coco baroque
description :: a deep brown with some purple/ red tones
status :: available

guerlain :: bee
day sixteen :: guerlain :: rouge g brilliant bee
description :: shimmery deep berry [red-purple]
status :: limited edition [2010]/ discontinued

mac :: new temptation
day seventeen :: mac :: sheen supreme new temptation
description :: bright, semi-sheer, cool red
status :: available

mac :: pet me please

day eighteen :: mac :: pet me please
description :: frosty ultra-pale
status :: limited edition [2010]/ discontinued
[28.04.11 :: still available on maccosmetics.ca]

cle de peau :: baby julia
day nineteen :: cle de peau :: baby julia [t3]
description :: beautiful, subtle rosy nude
status :: available

day twenty :: mac :: black knight
mac :: black knight
description :: creamy, high-shine black
status :: limited edition [2009]/ discontinued
note :: many people will tell you that a black lip is the hardest to maintain [not me, though, i think a pure white lip is way trickier] and certainly with this lipstick there is a tendency for the natural lip colour to peak through, so i used a liner both around the contour [in black] and over the lips [a dark burgundy] to keep things more even.

givenchy :: candide tangerine
day twenty-one :: givenchy :: rouge interdit candide tangerine
description :: incredible. lush, highly saturated tangerine orange with a juicy shine
status :: limited edition [2011]/ still available

mac :: go fot it!
day twenty-two :: mac :: go for it!
description :: creamy, mostly opaque blue-purple
status :: limited edition [2010]/ discontinued

bobbi brown :: black cherry
day twenty-three :: bobbi brown :: black cherry
description :: creamy deep red, slightly warm-toned
status :: available

mac :: fusion pink
day twenty-four :: mac :: fusion pink
description :: incredibly vibrant warm pink with a distinctive coral sheen
status :: available

mac :: plink!
day twenty-five :: mac :: plink!
description :: very soft warm light pink
status :: discontinued [may still be available at some retail locations

mac :: red full stop
day twenty-six :: mac :: red full stop
description :: bright, mostly opaque coral red
status :: limited edition [2009]/ discontinued

mac :: radicchio
day twenty-seven :: mac :: radicchio
description :: medium mauve-plum
status :: limited edition [2010]/ discontinued

mac :: up the amp
day twenty-eight :: mac :: up the amp
description :: intense purple-mauve
status :: available

mac :: the prowl
day twenty-nine :: mac :: the prowl
description :: semi-opaque nutmeg brown
status :: limited edition [2010]/ discontinued

mac :: mystic
day thirty :: mac :: mystic
description :: deep red-plum
status :: discontinued [2011]/ available while supplies last


Terri said...

Just found your blog via Temptalia I think? Just want to say that you are absolutely beautiful and I am loving all the lip looks!!!

Kate MacDonald said...

Thank you very much, Terri! Glad you like them... I do have a bit of a lip obsession...

Dana Pasterjak said...

What a GREAT idea! So fun. You pull off all those looks/colors with perfect aplomb, too!

Kate MacDonald said...

Thanks Dana! I had a lot of fun doing it!

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