Hot Lips!

I’ve mentioned that I’ve been obsessed with bright lip colors and have been abandoning my usual nude lip colors for a vibrant lip.  Borghese sent me a few colors from their B Moisture lipcolours line for me to try out and I haven’t stopped wearing them since I got them!
colors: Grappa | Primale Pink | Misto Mandrino

Grappa, is a deep red, almost a burgundy color.  I applied it with a light hand in these pictures because too dark of a lip color doesn’t look too good on me and quite honestly it’s hard for most people to pull off.  I usually save this for a night time look and tend to mix with a nude lipstick to try and lighten it up a bit.

Misto Mandrino is the odd color that I never thought I’d love.  In the tube it’s a burnt orange and I never thought I’d wear an orange lip color but when I have it on, it warms up my skintone and actually really complements it.  This is my favorite color from the 3!  This one has a hint of shimmer to it while the other two are creme based colors.

The first color I reached for was Primale Pink because I’m more inclined to wear pink lips.  I really love the look of a hot pink lip and that’s pretty much what you get from this lipstick.  This color definitely gets a lot of play in my makeup looks.
Overall, I love the lipsticks.  They go on really smoothly, are fairly moisturizing and pretty long lasting.  The color comes off when I drink stuff but it still manages to leave a tint of color which is good when you don’t have time to reapply.  My one complaint is the smell/taste.  It’s got an almost waxy like smell/taste when you first put it on.  It goes away or you don’t notice it after awhile but when first putting it on, it’s definitely there.
I was at the drugstore buying some random things when I walked past their makeup section and noticed a brand new area for NYX makeup.  I’ve heard a lot about the line from a lot of beauty bloggers but haven’t tried it for myself so I decided to get some lipsticks to see how I would like it.  I’m so glad that I tried it because the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Hera is my favorite color ever.  It’s a bright pink but not yet to the hot pink territory but also not too light.  It’s got a hint of shimmer to it which I love (I don’t like super glossy lips) and since it’s a lip pencil I find that I have better control over the application and don’t have to clean up afterward with a lip brush like I do with most lipsticks.  And the best part?  It’s $4!  I’d say it’s a good “beginner” color if you’re just getting into the bold lip trend.  The lip pencil has pretty good staying power but not as much as I like so my trick to make it last all day long is to use my NARS Pure Matte Lipstick (in Bangkok) underneath it.  I love the NARS lipstick, it’s amazing for all day wear and the jumbo lip pencil just works so well with it!  
I also picked up the NYX Black Label Lipstick in Chakra which is a creamy light (but bright) pink.  It’s a fun color to wear and I think it looks fine on but I don’t love it because the color is a bit too child-like.  Like it just reminds me of the color you’d decorate a little girls room in.  I’ve learned I’m definitely more into the cream lipstick with a bit of a deeper tone rather then lighter colors with a lot of shimmer.  Luckily NYX is so cheap that it’s a really good line to experiment around on to see what colors look good on you and what doesn’t.  Other than the color, the lipstick formula itself is good.  It’s not drying and has good color payoff.  I do recommend a lip pencil underneath to help the color last a bit longer.
Just a quick mention about the makeup as I wanted to show that this is an easy look for any lip color.  It’s not too heavy on the eyes but just enough emphasis on the eyeliner so it goes well with a bold lip.  I’ve seen in magazines/runway models where they do the no make up look except for a bold lip but that just doesn’t look good on me so I’ve found that this is my universal look for the bold lip trend.
Here’s the eye makeup with my lids closed so you can see the shading.  I used my Lauren Luke Smokey Classics Palette and brushed the lightest color all over the lid, the dark gray at the corner and just dabbed the black shimmer color in the outer triangle sweeping slightly inward over the crease.  I used a gel liner to sweep out just beyond my natural eye line both top and bottom and then dotted the black shimmer shadow on top of the bottom liner and smudged it with a smudge brush.
Have you jumped on the vibrant lip color trend?  What color are you loving?  Any other lipstick recommendations?  I used to be a total lip gloss girl but since this trend I haven’t stopped buying lipsticks!

I get a lot of makeup requests and although I don’t consider myself a beauty blogger, I do LOVE beauty products so will try to do more makeup posts.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a video makeup tutorial but I have yet to get the hang of doing my makeup on camera and our camera/lens doesn’t work so well with extreme closeups and with my tiny eyes, I need you guys to see as close up as possible!  As soon as I figure it out, I’ll do a video but for now, I hope my blog posts will suffice.  If you guys have any specific makeup requests, let me know and I’ll try my best to do them!

Disclosure: Borghese lipcolours were provided by PR for consideration, all opinions are my own.  *Please see my disclosure on product reviews/gifts from companies* 

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  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    April 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    You look great in all the colours – except I would say the one you didn't really like either – the Chakra is kind of a bubble gum pink.

    I've just gotten into bold lips recently too, I LOVE the look! And like you I can't go with a totally nude eye, I still have to wear at the very least liner and mascara.

    At the moment though I've unfortunately been breaking out around my mouth and chin area so back to neutrals it is for me (don't want to draw attention where not necessary!)

  • Nicole Lisa
    April 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I haven't dared try the vibrant color trend yet, I guess I am a "play it safe" kind of girl.
    Maybe one day, I really like the Primale pink color on you though.
    <3 Nicole Lisa

  • PetiteLittleGirl
    April 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I have tried the vibrant color lips a few times but they seriously do not look good on me. Those colors look great on you though. Thanks for sharing!

  • Twenty.Something
    April 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I'm amazed how every color suits you! I don't think I can pull them all off… it's my dream too though haha.

    Great review!


  • Style of a Fashionista
    April 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    you suit all these colours. I hate my lips so I tend to shy away from lipstick I do own a few colourfuls ones maybe I might give them a go xoxo

  • I am Khatu
    April 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I have to agree with Elaine, I don't like the pink, but the other colors are great.

  • Serena
    April 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I love Nars Heat Wave.

  • Lily
    April 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I love the bright lip trend ! They look great on you !!


  • Katherine
    April 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    You look fantastic…I love that deep red/coral color on you the most. You have great lips (not to sound like a creep), do you prefer gloss or lipstick? Would love to hear about some of your favorite colors 🙂

  • DSK Steph
    April 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I the pinks most! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    April 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    None of the colors look that great. Sorry…

  • Lisa
    April 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Omgosh the hera looks amazing on you! I think I'm just like you in the sense that I normally gravitate towards varying shades of lightnpink lip color.. I totally want to be brave enough to wear a bright red lip pie but when I tried it on at sephora it was really scary!!! Hahah

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    @Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) oh shoot. I hate it when I get random breakouts like that so I know what you mean. Glad you are trying out the look too. it's fun!

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    @Nicole Lisa I pretty much was all about the nude lip for a really long time. Try it out with some drugstore makeup just to see if you like it.

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    @PetiteLittleGirl aw, but I understand. Sometimes it just doesn't work out like for me, I just can't do really bright colors on my lids but for some people it looks great!

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    @Twenty.Something haha thanks! I think some colors are better than others but wanted to do a review on a whole range of colors for you guys to see.

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    @Style of a Fashionista you should! I bet you'd like it, even for just a day 🙂

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    @I am Khatu yeah, that pink one turned out so frosty! it was weird. had to get rid of it right away.

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    @Serena thanks for the suggestion! Will have to try it out.

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    @Lily thank you Lily!

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    @Katherine I love gloss when I'm out just because ease of application but when I do my makeup at home, I reach for lipstick a lot more now. I also like that it lasts a lot longer than gloss. Maybe I'll do my favorites make up post and include some of my favorite glosses and lipsticks. Thanks for the idea!

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    @DSK Steph I agree. I think out of all the colors, I'm definitely still a pink girl.

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    @Anonymous Don't be sorry! That's your opinion and it's okay 🙂 As long as I'm happy with it that's all that matters and I hope that's how everyone approaches everything. I wasn't trying to get approval from people about how it looked on me. It was just a review of the lip colors in case other people were interested.

    I do sincerely hope that you can leave some constructive criticism next time and maybe even a name so we can get to know each other. 🙂

  • iamstylish
    April 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    @Lisa what? With your skintone I think red would look great on you! But reds are so hard to pull off, you have to try the whole variety of red tones before you find a good one. I can't do the super dark reds or the super bright reds. I have to find a middle ground and it's hard to find that color. So I feel ya because I've tried on some that made me look scary too! 🙂

  • kileen
    April 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    oooh, loving the bold lips!! my fave is the NYX Jumbo lip pencil in Hera. hot!!

    cute & little

  • kimmie
    April 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Wait, you found NYX stuff at a drugstore? Which one? I do like their stuff, but am always too lazy to drive to Ulta to get it. And Ulta doesn't even carry all the colors sometimes.

    I don't think I'd ever be brave enough to pull off bright lips like you, but you look great, Tiffany!

  • Mandy
    April 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    ooo i really want to try the NYX Jumbo lip pencilm can't beat $4! thanks for the tip of pairing it with nars lipstick underneath.

  • MizzJ
    April 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I love the Misto on you! It's more grown-up than the other shades without looking too old, which is the look the Grappa gives unfortunately. That Chakra is way too frosty IMO. Yay for bold lips!

  • Shannyn
    April 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    you look really good with bold lips! i don't think i can pull it off…either that or i'm just not used to seeing myself with red or pink lips. i really like the primale pink color though.

  • janelle
    April 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I love the pink one! I am so scared to go out with bright lips(and I am a MUA). I also am a nude or pink girl.

    Those colors look fab on you!


  • Yeri
    April 27, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I love the mandrino one. I may have to take a little trip to Sephora for a nice orangey / coral lipstick.

    They all look great! :O)

  • Nihmen T.
    April 27, 2011 at 1:37 am

    You're so gorgeous! These lipsticks are great, I especially like the Mandarin one and the Grappa. You have great eyebrows by the way 🙂

    April 27, 2011 at 4:11 am

    hmm. such a toughie! Tiff, i think you look great in ALL the colors!!! seriously! But if anything, the primale pink wins slightly just a bit. :))

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  • Emma
    April 27, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Your so lucky you can rock so many lip colours! I wish I could wear deep reds, though I can never ever seem to get it right!

    Maybe one day when i am a little bit more tanned it will work. I never tan, I burn D:

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  • joyce
    April 28, 2011 at 2:37 am

    The Misto Mandarino and the Hera look fab on you. I think we might get NYX stuff here so I'm gonna see if they stock the lip pencils. I have been searching for vibrant lip colors for forever now and have collected heaps.I bought a Wet and Wild Mega Last lip gloss when I was in the USA a few months back in quite a bright red colour which looks pretty good on me but it has quite a strong chemical smell so I try not to use it too often.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    These lip colors look fantastic on you! I don't find brights are very wearable on me, unfortunately, because of my darker skin tone I look better in deep shades, so I envy you! Bright lips are so lovely for spring/summer 🙂