Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm not the Joker

I received my MAC package yesterday. I will give you the complete review next week, I had a few shockers in the haul so stay tuned. I just had to pull out one product from my order because I was so surprised with my transformation after putting it on. I purchased Russian Red because I want to get away from always buying browns or nudes. I thought this red would be a good starting point because it is a lipglass and I expected really sheer coverage. I took one swipe of the Russian Red and I looked like I was going to reprise the Batman character -the Joker. I felt like I was lost in a sea of red lips. I will couple this color with a deep brown and hopefully walk away with something I can wear outside of the house.
Which colors do you shy away from?

19 comments:

antithesis said...

yea i tend to stay away from reds, pinks, and oranges. i like nude coverage as well. im trying to break out of that but i dont know what to do. im sorry your attempt didnt work out but thats what mixing is for. then maybe u can invent a new shade for yourself!

B said...

I like it!! Once upon a time, I used to shy away from reds, oranges and pinks but not anymoooore. You won't find me anywhere near magenta pinks (think MAC's Hollywood Nights) or burgundies though. I just purchased a beautiful plum lipstick from NARS though. Never thought I'd like it but it is beauuuutiful.

Just_Wondering said...

I neverrrrrrrrr use red! I just dont think it will look good on me! Ewww! lol I tend to wear dark browns and very very very dark red! I'm all about the mixing but it's great getting a color that just works all by itself!

PJD I like it on you though!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I've never worn a red lipstick. I think it looks classic, but only a few can pull it off and I don't think I'm one of them! LOL!

Plus, my husband says he hates red lips.

The Frugalista Files said...

I LOVE that color on you. Honestly, it's my favorite out of all your lip glosses. I'm not saying wear it to the desk job, but after 5, work it!

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i like all colors...but i must say, i like the color on you. i think it looks good contrasting your skin maybe for a fun event or something!

Anonymous said...

I would never wear red. I actually like frosty colors the best. So a frosty shimmiering pink is my favorite. I never really wear brown.

--Bellefille84

TravelDiva said...

LMAO. On the lips--bright or light colors.

nywele said...

the color looks gorgeous on you!!
I used to shy away from reds but now, no....
i love sheer formulas though so i always stick with the lustre or satin finish..

I shy away from Fuschia though...i still find the colors to be loud unless i tone it down with a liner. I had to return Heatherette Style minx because it was too loud for me..

Dominican Enigma said...

I like it too. Red doesn't look good on me at all though.

Traycee said...

Yeah I like Russian Red...Its a oldie but goodie....

K.C. said...

I actually liked it a bit, from the picture.. Thought it looked pretty good on you. But, then again, you have to feel comfortable to be able to walk around it in.. Hope you can mix the brown with it and make it work... Kayce

Jewells said...

I think the color looks good on your lips.

I try to stay away from any color that will make me look crackheadish. So really pale colors. I'm a fan of fushias and pinks and golds, though.

yummy411 said...

LOL@ reprise the joker character!! i shy away from purples although i'm looking to master them.. they always make me fee like i'm losing oxygen and that i'm turning blue =( the color is the picture looks terrific to me!

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Everyone thanks for your kind comments.
Yes Tracyee I figured you had Russian Red.. I think you may have all of the colors.lol
@Antithesis I used the chestnut lip liner from MAC and I blended the colors together and it looks pretty good. :-)
I once heard a beauty specialist say that everyone can wear red, its just a matter of finding the perfect shade!!
Product Junkie Diva

brownee said...

LUUUV me a red lip! When done properly, it's so feminine. I live to accentuate my eyes & lips.

That color doesn't look as bad as you're carrying on. Lol! NARS though seriously lacking in foundation variety has some killer lip shades.

I'm horrible about checking in like I used to. I'll try and do better Diva.

BTW: I'm enjoying your ingredients post.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Brownee- thanks. now that I have added in some browns it feels much better to me. I was just checking out some NARS stuff last weekend they do have a large variety- didn't buy anything though.
I know I haven't seen you much Brownee...are you blog cheating on me? LOL
Thanks for reading.
Product Junkie Diva

brownee said...

Lol, no other blog can compare! The MAN got me goin. And I've been really doing my best to enjoy the summer, so I've had quite a few late nights.
So you've added some brown, so you cute now? Lol

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Brownee-lol thx.
I can totally tolerate this bold red now that I have put brown in the mix. And yes I am too cute with my dark red pout. Now this should be the time when I insert a pic of myself as proof but I don't mind people sitting at home thinking I look a hot mess..LOL
Product JUnkie Diva