I happen to have 4 MAC Chestnut lip liners in my collection. I’m a hoarder that way. Many of them are years old, replacements of lost pencils (that I later found) etc. And then, low and behold, I stumbled upon NYX lipliners. I’m almost positive I bought my first one at the beauty supply store when I was stocking up on false lashes. I’m not crazy about everything that NYX makes, but these are spot on.
Today’s Lip of the Day is a mix of budget brands. I totally forgot I owned the Maybelline lipgloss, and it worked perfectly with the Black Opal lipstick!
My go-to brown lip liner is NYX Expresso. It’s the $3 knockoff for MAC Chestnut. I apply it first, then rub my lips together like there’s no tomorrow. The goal is to not have a super defined lip aka no harsh brown lines. The particular Black Opal lipstick that I have isn’t as smooth and creamy as the others that I own, and kind of has that old lady lipstick smell. Either way, I’m pleased with the results!
Many moons ago, I worked at Smashbox. The bay across from me was Laura Mercier. I am a bit of a fool for this, but I never really used played with the products too often. The counter manager’s name was Liz, and I remember her always selling a couple hundred dollars worth of products to people. They couldn’t get enough of Laura Mercier, a brand I couldn’t appreciate because I was so into color and loud gaudy beauty.
Bright and obnoxious lips? Hell yes! Be sure to check your collection, as these are both previously released MAC products. Here are the rest of the lipsticks that will come out with the collection.
Neon Orange Bright clean orange (amplified)
Show Orchid Vivid hot pink (amplified)
Fusion Pink Bright coral (amplified)
Ruby Woo Vivid bluish-red (matte)
Fleshpot Pale muted pinky beige (satin)
Violetta Bright clean violet purple (amplified)
X-S Dirty red chestnut (satin)
Plum Bright Purple (lustre)
$14.50 u.s./$17.50 CDN
All of these products are available September 29th in the US and in October for International MAC-heads!
Since I don’t own all of the pigments that are in the collection, my swatch list was kind of small. Here are the three that I own, which are permanent to MAC. These are all basics, but are definitely high on the list of favorites. Below is a list of all of the pigments that will be in the collection.
Neo-Orange Intense neon salmon (matte)
Magenta Madness Intense neon blue pink (matte)
Violet Vivid bright violet purple (frost)
Golden Olive High frosted green-gold (frost)
Tan Muted pinky brown bronze
Emerald Dusk Deep yellow blue with white pearl
Blue Storm Rich Metallic Blue
Starless Night Deep black purple with light purple pearl
$20.00 u.s./$23.50 CDN
Available September 29, 2011