Le Fashionista Forward
Jasmine B. Stroud of CoLargee Artistry
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This is such an exciting week!!! As I am celebrating my birthday this weekend, this week is going to feature one of my favorite things– LIPSTICK.
First, a little back story on this amazing product! First used by ancient Mesopotamian women in the B.C. Era of the earliest civilizations, lipstick was the ultimate denotation of status and society and it was used during certain times of the year to signal fertility, beauty, and grace.
It was first made of a combination of bugs and an assortment of fruits and gems. The acidity in the bugs help prolong the longevity of the product, while fruits and vegetables provided the color and gems provided luster and sparkle. So you see ladies, we have been inventing things to better ourselves from the beginning of time and YSL was not the first one to use precious metals and stones for the lips. It is so great to look back at our history as women and see that fashion, and make up have ALWAYS been our oyster!
Women from Indus Valley Civilization also used lipstick regularly, Egyptians made manufacturing and distribution of lipstick popular. Members of high-class society, used lipstick regularly and it was found that some ingredients were poisonous to the body. From here the recipe reverted back to carmine color, which is taken from insect bodies and is still widely used today.
These lipsticks below are some of my ultimate favorites and are also highly ranked among magazines such as Elle and Vogue.
Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Flirt adds a pretty, tangerine sheen to the lips. £23; Visit www.chanel.com for locations and international pricing.
Every season needs a new take on the classic red lipstick, and Givenchy’s Rouge Interdit in Bucolic Poppy N° 54 is as perky and bold as they come. £21; www.houseoffraser.co.uk. You can also visit your local high-end retailers for these products.
Inspired by candied fruits, YSL’s new Volupté Sheer Candy lip colours are somewhere between glosses and balms, infused with vitamins and providing a bright layer of colour. N°9 Goyave Sorbet is the brightest of them all – a delightful bubblegum pink scented with delicious mango. £23.50; www.yslbeauty.co.uk.
For the perfect neutral lip colour turn to the master of natural make-up – Bobbi Brown – whose Lip Color in Uber Beige is a lesson in pared-back chic. £18; http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk.
Enriched with peach, apricot and almond oils, Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour in Orchid is the perfect floral-inspired shade for those who aren’t prepared to embrace the minimalist trend just yet. £18.50; Visit www.lauramercier.com for stockists.
Tangerine is one of spring’s freshest shades, and Topshop’s Charmed is one of the best we’ve seen. £9; Available at www.topshop.com.
Dior Serum de Rouge in Petal is as flirty and girlish as lipsticks come – a necessity for spring. £25; Available at http://www.selfridges.com.
Doll-like prettiness is one of spring’s biggest beauty trends, and Shiseido’s Shimmering Rouge in Opal is just the super-sweet pink you’ll need to complete the look. £20; Visit http://www.shiseido.com for stockists.
For spring, François Nars paid tribute to one of Chile’s cultural hotspots with NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Valparaíso, a rich berry shade ideal for toughening up spring’s pretty pastels. £18.50; http://www.narscosmetics.co.uk You can also try your local high-end retailers as well as Sephora Stores.
Te metallic Lip tar in Electric Grandma
After three years of intensive product development, OCC is proud to introduce a new breed of Lip Tar with a metallic finish. Infused with state-of-the-art metallic pigments with intense resolution, the opacity is an unparalleled high-voltage electric with a reflective shimmer finish. Sephora is the exclusive retailer of this product.
When in doubt about lipstick ask a make up or visit Sephora Stores. They are my favorite place for lipstick. And remember there is a shade of lipstick for everyone it’s just finding the correct palette, color tone, and sheen just for you!!
Until Next Week,
CoLargee Artistry CEO.