We all have beauty fears right? That one beauty related thing you want to try, but are afraid to. Nikki’s is contact lenses although I think she looks amazing in them. I’ve done contact lenses before my lasik procedure so its not a fear of mine.
My fear, if you can call it that, is bubblegum pink lipstick.
Yup, I’ve never gone anywhere near bubblegum pink. In fact, I rarely wear pink lipstick because many ones I tried washed me out. I wore one by Giorgio Armani once in a frosty light pink. 5 people I met that day asked if I was not feeling well because I looked so pale. Bah!
So here’s my attempt at conquering my “fear” if you might call it that – Shiseido Perfect Rouge in PK331 (Divine). Looks nice and bright in the tube right? Let’s see how it fares on me.
Actually, it slicks on very bubblegum pink on my lips. Absolutely shocked me the first time I tried it.
After I got over the shock (and wiped it off) I tried again.
PK331 Divine is a cool toned baby pink that applies opaque with just one swipe. Unlike the Glowing Matte formula, this one is creamy and applies like a dream. It isn’t glossy or shimmery but isn’t matte either. Its a “perfect rouge” 😛 While I’m learning to deal with this bright pink, I’m really really digging the texture of Perfect Rouge.
If you want to try a lipstick that is pretty long lasting, does not dry out your lips, is true to colour with just 1 swipe on the lips and feels like nothing on, get your hands on Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge. Don’t worry if pink isn’t your colour – there are 25 to choose from! I think I’m going to take a look at a couple of the other rosier or redder toned ones. Perhaps even Dragon.
I don’t think bubblegum or baby pink lipstick is quite me, but I reckon I’ll tone this one down with a red gloss over it or a brown gloss. On its own, I find it a little stark on me – or perhaps I’m not wearing it properly? 🙂
What d’ya reckon? Ideas on how this could work?
Now you tell me. What’s your beauty fear and have you done anything to surmount it?
Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipsticks retail at RM95 at all Shiseido counters and come in 25 shades to suit every skintone and preference.
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PB! It takes a while to get use to seeing you in this lip color! Not bad! I guess this looks like Mac’s Pink Nouveau and it does take time getting used to it! 🙂 Happy Friday
Roflol! Yup its a colour that’s so NOT me right? I’m having a happy Friday I hope you are too!
Good on ya! I won’t have the guts to pull off THAT pink 😛 one think I don’t like about such a cool pink is that it makes teeth look yellow. But the texture’s nice right? Anyway, definitely neutralize the coolness with a warm gloss. I think brown would be good
I agree with Connie, neutralize the lippie with brown gloss. 🙂
As for me, my beauty fear is red lips!!! Never tried them yet. Or rather, don’t even have the guts to try them on. Heheheh.. And I’m still not sure when I will 😛
**Paris, I just recently came across your blog and I must say it’s definitely in my must read blogs everyday.
Oho! I LOVE red lips!! 😀 thanks for coming by and leaving a comment
The texture is sublime! I am nearly sure I want Dragon next and that’s a gorgeous red! I did tone it down with a warm gloss and it sorta works 🙂
god! the color looks way too sweet for u 😛 i had something similar too, what i did was mixing with another shade of red then topped with gloss. it looked slightly less horrible but still horrible nonetheless. eventually…the lippie MIA 😛
And what’s that supposed to mean 😛 I gotta agree it takes a bit of work but the texture!
My beauty fear is nude lips! I have pigmented lips, so it is hard for me to pull off a nude lippy without looking like a corpse 😀 After many trial and error, I found the light peachy shade that is just nude enough for me. I also fear dark blue plum eyeshadows (instant bruising effect), Brassy gold shadows (puffy eyes) and cool silvery blues (disco queen look) and I usually stay away from those.
Same here! I can’t wear many nudes as I look washed out and any red based tones for eyeshadow instantly makes me look bruised.
That pink is bold! Looks great on you though, love the glow in your cheeks. Perhaps tone it down or diffuse with a little lip gloss?
My biggest beauty fear is definitely looking overdone. Like eyes, lips, blusher at once. Strong eyes + strong lips. Clown blusher like 80s aunties. As such I tend to go a little too light-handed sometimes and look washed out.
Oops missed the part where you said you’d tone it down with gloss 😉
You can’t be overdone if you just concentrate on one feature 🙂 and you reckon the pink works? I gotta agree its so bold I haven’t been wearing iit out much
Um… this is so not the PB I’m used to seeing! 😛 Oh, and that lippie color is the exact shade of a cardigan I’m wearing today. Lawls.
But you’re awfully brave to try out stuff that’s outside your comfort zone… me, I would just stick to what I know suits me. 😀
Lol! Like the lipstick I can’t pull off baby pink clothes either. I guess its just not me 🙂 its just lipstick – can wipe off if it doesn’t work 😉
Love it, Miss B! Granted, it takes a little getting used to but you rock it – like your reds, you KNOW it’s all in the attitude! 🙂
Teehee thanks Yani! I do think I’d stick with the reds for now and leave this one for when I’m feeling cute lol! 😉
I have one bubblegum pink lipstick. Used to suit me, but not until I got darker. T.T However, it looks good on you!
Oh I thought bubblegum might work on tanned skin? Or maybe I’m hallucinating 😀 thanks! I thought I looked a tad editorial though 🙂
it looks more playful, more like a weekend color , definately no no for work….unless you are in the fashion industry….
I did wear it to work though 😛 colleague looked at me like I was nuts and then told me to stick to reds lol!
exactly my fear PB! and that colour is so not you, lol
but then again i always stick to safe colours for my lips, rosy nudes, browns and light corals (yawnnn… i know :)). reds and bright fuschia pinks are a big no-no!
Nope! Despite the kind comments this pink isn’t me! 😉
I nearly spluttered coffee all over the place when I saw your pic. Think you look better in red.
Think the colour would look great if you go all out with the other fluffy, fun, bright colours for your eyes and cheeks. The question of whether you would step out of the house is a different matter all together.
Haha! You’re right about that. Be fun to do a kawaii look but it’d never leave the house!
You look fine in it. This is the color i cannot wear !
Haha thanks for being so. Kind! 😉
Hi my name is Joysshalini i’m from India (Bangalore)
I have Shiseido Perfect lipstick i’m so happy it’s good
Have you tried bubblegum pink lip gloss? I used to wear this color lipstick when I was in my early 20s and received many compliments. Now that I’m in my 30s, no longer cute. But sheer and glossy version is still acceptable by myself and people around me. The one I have is also shiseido. Do take a look?
Thanks for the rec! I’m less into gloss so I probably wouldn’t check it out. Also I’m not in my early 20’s anymore! 😉
Erm, that colour is very striking! Omg? hehehe Or maybe it’s my screen but once I see that picture all I see is your pink lips 😛 Well, hope you found a way to tone the colour down or you can alwiz try by mixing 2 lippies or so 😀
Hmmm okay, my beauty fear, absolute beauty fear would be, here it goes… wearing eyeshadows. Yea, shockingly I STILL do not wear eyeshadows. Hard to believe ya? I do have like 1 palette and a few colours but still I have no courage to wear them.
Been to the beauty counter and let the BA’s fiddle and paint my eyes for me yet, I still do not like what I see. I just think that I have weird eyes and I can’t wear eyeshadows the way everyone wears it. Sad right… The max I have on my eyes are just eyeliners. haha 😛
Yes its not your computer but the lipstick. When I see that picture all I see are the lips too! As for your fear, I’m sure you can wear eyeshadow! Its all a matter of placement and colours. Don’t try to follow everyone else since our eyes are shaped differently. Since you already line your eyes, eyeshadow is just a step away! 😉
My beauty fear would probably be make-up itself XD Paranoid of pimples. Hahah….oh and eyeliner….they make my double lids look single lid XD
Well if you put on makeup and take it off properly you don’t have to fear pimples 🙂
That’s a really bold shade and it looks awesome on you! When we try something out of our comfort zone, it takes a while to get used to it. My biggest fear is contact lenses. And red lips, I’m just not confident enough to wear them.
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. The key is confidence. Try a rosier lipstick and red always works well for the night 🙂
looks better on the blonde bombshell European beauty. You should stay away from pinks and hot oranges with your yellow skin, and try a purple shade that would look stunning with your dark hair and skin! I love the rich plums.