November 19, 2012
I am going to be brutally honest: there are a lot of things about Autumn/Fall that I don't like - most probably because it's a rainy, windy and generally gloomy time of the year where I live.
But I must admit there are a few wonderful things to it too, especially crisp sunny days in the park to admire the colorful leaves, and of course vampy lipstick.
I am not one to think that a particular color should be reserved for a particular time of the year, however it is very true that Autumn always bring me back to vampy colors.
I tend to love them with a smokey eye, but then they can look a bit goth in some people's opinion, so for this episode of the Bandit Adventures, I thought I'd venture into something I rarely do : a glowy skin, nude eyes, and the vampy lip as the focus point.
And, in the vampy register, let me introduce you:
Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir.
Ah, I love Rouge Noir as a color. It was my first Chanel nailpolish back in the 90's (yes I am that old) it was chic, elegant and a bit edgy and not it is still exactly that but on the lips.
Of course, you can wear it full on, as I often do, but on the pictures I am wearing it patted with a finger on the lips (and no lipliner on), which I think will be more comfortable for many women.
It is paired with Addiction Dewy Glow foundation, a lick of YSL Faux Cils mascara, and Rouge Bunny Rouge Florita blush on the cheeks - blush is mandatory with such a strong color, especially when you are as pale as me, or it will wash you out.
As a result, a simple but pretty look that is not dramatic at all despite the scary bullet color of this lipstick. And, see, it works as well if you want to sport the "librarian" look ;-)
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