The Red Lip
There’s just something about red lipstick. It brightens the face and adds a dash of sophistication. I’ve always loved the look, and have long been on the hunt for “my” red. I’ve wanted one that’s not too bright, not too dark, not too pink or too brown, and with a not-too-glossy texture that’s not drying. Last week I was making a quick pass through Sephora, and noticed the Bite Beauty display. I’ve heard good things about this brand, and decided to give some of the Amuse Bouche Lipstick colors a swatch. One the third try, I found “Maple” which is exactly the color and texture I’ve been hunting for.
This one’s highly pigmented, so it’s not something you can just swipe on and go without a mirror. I’ve found the best method is to tap/press it on from the tube and then blend with a fingertip. And I think a liner is prudent. (I use Makeover Workshop’s “Neapolitan” which is a great all-purpose liner.) It stays on a good long time, doesn’t dry out my lips, and doesn’t look blotchy as it wears off.
Here’s how the color looks in sunlight.
Bite Beauty lip products are made from all natural, food-grade ingredients. So if you have sensitivities or if avoiding certain chemicals in your cosmetics is important to you, you should definitely check out this brand.
In The Kitchen
We’re still on hold waiting for permits to begin the renovation, but I thought I’d share the designer’s 3-D rendering of what we’re aiming for. It will still be a small kitchen, but with a more efficient footprint and a better use of the space. Currently, there are full walls where the eat-in counter and the edge of the dining table appear in this image. We’ll be knocking out those walls, moving one doorway and expanding another. It’s going to be a major project, but I’m really looking forward to the end result. Once it’s done, I’ll share some Before and After photos.
On A Personal Note
As a blogger, I’ve been lucky to not have received very many nasty comments over the years. I work hard to create and maintain a positive, upbeat space here, and I think that tends to discourage outright rudeness. I truly appreciate that you take the time to share your comments and welcome open discussion. That includes dissenting opinions and constructive feedback. And I try to give people the benefit of the doubt when assessing the intent behind negative remarks. But snotty, disparaging, uncivil, and antagonistic comments will be deleted. Full stop. Don’t have time for that.
Thanks for your understanding and support.
Do you wear red or bright lipstick colors? Have a favorite shade or formula?