beauty: pink shadows

October 26th, 2010

There is something really fun about playing around with makeup.  Since we all know I play a grownup version of dress-up on a regular basis, it’s probably not too much of a surprise that I basically adore playing around with beauty products almost as much as playing around with clothing!

I thought that for one of my first make-up posts, I’d tackle a toughie: the red lip.  Half the time, I put on red lipstick and then immediately wipe it back off — it just feels too out there for everyday life.  But when CoverGirl sent me this eyeshadow pack in a lovely bag of sample products, I figured that a girly pink eyeshadow would actually be a fun match to make red lips a little more demure.

My friend Richa gave me these beautiful hoop earrings — she makes modern Indian inspired jewelry, hand-crafted out of fine and vintage materials.  And they are stunning.  I wore these same earrings to the Kenneth Cole dinner last week, and got plenty of compliments!  Take a look at more of her jewelry here, and use the code “Sugarlaws” for a 10% discount on any purchase! 

Tags: beauty

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 julie @ rosy + tart // Oct 26, 2010 at 5:36 am

    So much fun! I tried red lipstick once… and it took half an hour to get it off my teeth! 🙁 Maybe I’ll muster up the courage to try again. If nothing else, for the comedic value. 🙂

  • 2 Sara // Oct 26, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Pretty red lips! And the pink eye shadows really make your eyes pop blue!

  • 3 Susan // Oct 26, 2010 at 5:59 am

    I am obsessed with red lipstick. It’s hard to find the right shade, though.


  • 4 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Oct 26, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Red lips fit you very well! 🙂

  • 5 Chiara // Oct 26, 2010 at 7:12 am

    You can definitely pull of the red lips!!! I am still look for a good shade of red that works for me… I look ridiculous!
    And I love those earings, going to check out the website now.


  • 6 Brooke Schantz, MS, RD, LDN // Oct 26, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I think the combination looks great!  I am like Julie and will need a little courage to try it myself 🙂

  • 7 Nicolette // Oct 26, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I am the same way with red lipstick! We have similar skin tones, so it can be tough… Confession: I just went to Sephora on my lunch hour to ‘play’. But can you believe it was my first time in there?!

  • 8 sterling style // Oct 26, 2010 at 11:01 am

    looks so fun and pretty! I love a bold lip and it is so pretty with your coloring!!

  • 9 Delane // Oct 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I love red lipstick.  Actually I love the one shade of red that I have found that doesn’t bleed or make me look like my lips are bleeding.


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  • 11 Joy // Oct 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    LOVE this color on you! I’ll have to check it out the the store next time. 🙂

  • 12 Priscilla Francine Makeup // Nov 13, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Try Russian Red from MAC it’s the quintessence of a red lipstick.

    Your eyes are stunning!

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