This week I am in love with yet another Essie nailpolish. This time it’s Final Answer, a candy apple red that is truly dazzling. This color would be amazing for the end of year holidays! It has a shimmer and the finish is very clean and super glossy.
[The following is a sponsored review for Manic Panic.]
Today I received a package from Manic Panic and I was stoked! They kindly sent me two products for review: The Radioactive Lip Gloss and the Tainted Love Lipstick. I am excited because I knew they’d be sending me shades of red, which is one of my favorites right now! Without wasting any time, I unwrapped the package and was delighted.
The packaging was very interesting for the gloss. It has a low-quality mirror on one of the sides of the tube and when you turn the cap open, it lights up! This makes the application fun!
I decided to try the Radioactive gloss first and, honestly, I was amazed at the pigment. I only applied it once and it gave me full coverage. The texture was very smooth and the gloss was indeed very glossy! I also felt like it made my lips look plumper. Big plus! Out of the two products, this gloss is my favorite.
(These photos were taken with the light of a lamp and no flash)
As you can see, both shades are very similar and are a very warm hue (orangy). I don’t know if it’s the unbearable heat in New York, or if the lipstick is really this soft, but when I painted my lips with “Tainted Love” it felt as if it was melting right onto them. The claim is that this is a matte lipstick, but I saw a sheen and it did not feel as dry as other matte lipsticks do. Perhaps the heat again? I might have to try it on a cooler day.
I was also delighted to find out that this brand is cruelty free and vegan, which always makes a beauty lover feel better. The lipsticks sell for $8 and the glosses for $12 and I’d say those are not bad price points considering the quality in the pigment of these lippies.
My verdict is: TRY THEM! I am always happy to find products that deserve a good review. These are in that bunch!
Here’s a fun photo of me applying Radioactive over my Tainted Love lipstick with the light! Good idea for those who want to look great even in the darkness of a club or lounge ;)
To check out these and other products by Manic Panic, visit their collection website here.
Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.- Gwyneth Paltrow
Red lips are a secret weapon us women use to bring out our inner fox all while holding up elegance and glamour. I love red lipstick, there’s just something about wearing this shade that doesn’t compare to any other color out there. It just screams femininity.
Here are some celebs wearing different shades of red on their lips!
As you can see, some shades are very warm (with a hint of orange) while others have more of a blue undertone which makes for a deep red (think strawberries).
Not every shade of red looks right on everyone, however, so stay tuned for a video by a popular online make-up guru that shows you how to pick your perfect shade depending on your skin tone!
I am on my Ruby Woo shit today! This matte red lipstick by MAC is all that :D The shade is perfect on my skin tone. Not all types of red will look good on everyone and sometimes finding the perfect red can be an ordeal. I’m glad I found mine!
I have a few more red lipsticks that look great on me as well. I might make a post comparing all of them soon!
WHAT’S ON MY FACE:
NARS Tinted Moisturizer in “Cuba”
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay NAKED2 Pallette “Chopper” all over lids
Urban Decay NAKED2 Pallette “Bootycall” on brow bones
Girlactik “The Black Liner”
MAC Powder Blush in “Style Frost”
MAC Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”