Hi, friends! Last week was a slow blog week, partially due to all the time I put into my Mineral Oil Masterpost, and partially due to the Instagram challenge I was involved with. A couple of other bloggers and I devoted a week to showing off five lipstick selfies and dubbed it the #5DayLipstickChallenge. It was a fun opportunity for me to pull out lip colors that I don't normally wear. I was so happy to see that some of you joined in as the week went on!
Now that it's over, I figured this would be a good time to look back, not only to look at how I did photography-wise (as part of my 2016 Blog Resolutions), but also to share my thoughts on the lipsticks themselves. The colors may be nice, but what about the formulas? Stay tuned!
MONDAY: NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien ($26 | .07oz)
TUESDAY: LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube in Menatour ($20 | .1oz)
I received this lip pencil in a Birchbox, and I go back and forth with whether or not it's too daring for me. Some days I'm like "Heck yeah, purple lips!" and others I'm like "Maybe I'll just do a neutral today..." I just think this color is so fun. I'm also wearing it in my Demeter Makeup Look, if you'd like another look at it. I also like how this photo turned out more than Monday's (or maybe I just have a thing against noses, which just isn't fair since they're kind of important and we all have them). The Lip Lubes from Laqa & Co have a weird name, but the formula is smooth and creamy. I have this lip pencil in two other colors, so I have no complaints!
THURSDAY: NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color in Forever Fuchsia ($2 | .11oz)
All in all, I really enjoyed this challenge! Taking good selfies is surprisingly difficult, when you factor in angles and lighting and all that. It definitely took up more time than I originally thought, but I would happily do it all over again. It also allowed me to amp up my Instagram game some more, since I'm usually on my Facebook page more than anywhere else. If you missed the challenge, don't worry--you can check out #5DayLipstickChallenge on Instagram to see everyone's photos!