Trend to Try: Bright Pink Lips and Nails

January 31, 2012

As a dark skinned woman, I sometimes hate drawing attention to my face with bright colors.  I have never really been comfortable wearing bright lipsticks or loud colors on my eyes.  For the past two seasons however, I have gradually embraced the color and cease every opportunity to elegantly wear them without my face looking clownish.  This past weekend, two of my favorite bloggers and I headed to the Duane Reade on Wall Street to check out their beauty selection (separate post to come).  This mega Duane Reade had aisles and aisles of makeup from a lot of unexpected brands.  There was Talika, Iman, Becca Cosmetics, Gosh Cosmetics, butter London, OPI, Essie and so much more.

I was drawn to the butter LONDON nail polish department, where a bright pink color (Primerose Hill Picnic) caught my eye.  I’m embarrassed to say this but I actually gave myself a quick color change at the store (with the sample bottle, of course).  I loved the color so much that on our next beauty stop to Sephora, I got brave enough to try a bright pink lipstick from Yves Saint Laurent.   The pink lipstick was Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture-7: Le Fuchsia, a $30 tube that made me feel so pretty and doll like that I ended up wearing it all night.  The color is rich and moisturizing with staying power.  Even after several martinis and and shots, the pink color stayed put.  I washed it off the next day by exfoliating with a toothbrush.  So dare to go bright, especially if you have a darker complexion. You won’t regret it.


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