What's In Your Bag Nathalie? "An obscene amount of red lipstick."

 
What's in my   pink Glossier makeup bag   - lots and lots of orange-red lipsticks and Armani's new   SÌ Passione scent  . 

What's in my pink Glossier makeup bag - lots and lots of orange-red lipsticks and Armani's new SÌ Passione scent

 

When Diana and I started the What’s In My Bag series I thought; A) it would be a cute and fun way to show you guys what we actually use in our lives, and B) it would be interesting to see how our lip products change month to month and season to season. 

What I’m most surprised about is B.

In January I was all about neutrals and nudes.

In February I started to introduce reds back into rotation.

Now in March, I don’t seem to want to wear any other shade than red. Whether it’s fully pigmented colour or a sheer wash on the lips, red is the clear winner for me this month. 

 
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WHAT'S IN MY BAG

CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Blush in 412 Orange Explosif; sheer orange-red lip blush that can also be applied as blush.
CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in 63 Rebel (Discontinued. See Rouge Coco Shine 138 Orange Poppy for similar shade); sheer orange-red.
GIVENCHY Le Rouge Lipstick in 304 Mandarine Boléro; semi-matte orange-red.
FRESH Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Punch (new shade); sheer red-orange.
FRESH Sugar Advanced Therapy Tinted Lip Treatment in Dream (new shade); sheer rosy pink
CHANEL Rouge Allure Ink in 164 Entusiasta; semi-matte red-orange liquid lip ink.
GIVENCHY Rouge Interdit (old packaging. Similar shade, 14 Redlight); sheer orange-red.
GLOSSIER Birthday Balm Dotcom; a clear hydrating universal salve with bits of shimmer. 
NYX Pin-Up Pout in 12 Fiery; saturated orange-red lipstick.
BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask, original clear formula. Excellent for keeping lips hydrated.

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The best pairing for a red-orange lip: CHANEL nail polish in 634 Arancio Vibrante | CHANEL blush in 380 So Close | Giorgio Armani in SÌ Passione | Milani Luminoso blush | NARS x Man Ray Fetishized blush

 
 

HOW TO WEAR RED LIPSTICK WHILE LOOKING EFFORTLESS

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To bring a red lip to life and make it look effortless and less precious, I like to add a pop of red to the fats of my cheeks. I do this by first applying my blush as normal. Milani’s Luminoso is an all-around flattering peachy shade that flatters most skintones. Then I take a bright orange-red blush, like Chanel’s 380 So Close and I apply it only to the center of my cheeks. It brightens my complexion instantly and pulls together a red lip.  Finally, I like to keep my eye makeup to a minimum by only using mascara. This keeps the vibe more casual and not at all overdone.
 
 
 
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S.O.S For Your Dry Ass Winter Lips

Necklaces and earrings,  Lisbeth Jewelry  //   Nail polish,  CHANEL  in 592 Giallo Napoli, limited edition from the Neapolis: New City Collection, SS18

Necklaces and earrings, Lisbeth Jewelry // Nail polish, CHANEL in 592 Giallo Napoli, limited edition from the Neapolis: New City Collection, SS18

Oh hi, Happy New Year. I know it’s mid-January, but the year is still “new”, fam.

Don’t know where you are, but we’re in Toronto and it’s hella cold here. Not only is it cold, it’s sick season and everyone’s getting a piece.

Here are some basic rules when you’re trying to keep your lips looking good when conditions are harsh. Plus, some secret weapons to make sure you don’t get chapped.

1. DRINK UP
This is pretty obvious, but I sometimes neglect to do it and I instantly regret it. Drink all the water. Drink all the tea. Drink none of the liquor when you’re sick.

2. NO LICKING 
Saliva dries your lips out. End of story. Next.

3. BUY THE GOOD STUFF
Buy the good stuff – listen, I love saving money, but I don’t play around with facial tissue. Get the stuff with the lotion when you’re sick. Same with lip balm, don’t play and buy the super emollient, medicated stuff.

And now for your weapons – here are some products that I turn to again and again when I’m trying to keep my lips nice and supple.


3 Amazing Products to Cure Dry Lips

 
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A-DERMA Dermalibour+ Cream, $16
(Available at Shoppers Drug Mart)

When you’re blowing your nose non-stop, apply this dream cream to your nose and upper lip. It’ll keep your skin soft and chap-free.

 
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NYX Butter Gloss, $5
(available at nyx.com and select drugstores)

Cheap, cheerful, colourful and comforting – all the Cs you need for gorgeous lips in cold weather.

 
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BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask,$30
(available at Sephora online and in stores)

This is advertised as a nightly recovery treatment, but I like to break rules. I wear it whenever I’m feeling like my lips need some extra help.

 

Diana Aldea

The name might be new to you, but Diana’s has been developing content for major brands for over a decade. She’s worked in advertising, ecommerce, broadcast TV and the public sector. That’s nice and all, but what does she know about lipstick? Aside from wearing it since the tender age of 11, she’s been a beauty contributor to WoahStyle since its inception, and actually pushed Nathalie to create the brand. She’s also real AF, so she ain’t gonna lie to you about products and how they work.