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Bold Statements From Bold Lips: MAC "O"

Bold Statements From Bold Lips: MAC "O"

I am a huge fan of bold lips. The features I like to play up are my lips and my eyes. I have pretty full lips. It's one of the Sicilian features I have. My grandmother was 100% Sicilian and I miss her everyday. My late father and her would always cheer on Italy in everything. Dad and Grandma loved anything Sicilian (except for mob movies and stereotypes-that could be a whole other post). Now that I've been wearing makeup for 20 years and I've seen trends come and go- I will tell you I'm about the statement lips. But I'm statement everything. My mother is very crunchy and very bohemian. Her style is very Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning with butterfly earrings and delicate necklaces with her family names on them. She's lovely. I just love bold bold things. I'm 33 years old and typing this out with dark blue nails. A few years ago I was wearing an Urban Decay Vice dark purple lipstick to a baby shower. A little girl was like "why? Are her lips like that mommy?" Her mother was like "that's rude." I said "it's no biggie. I mean it's not supposed to be normal. Of course she's got opinions." As a blunt person, I get it. Speak your truth little girl. Lesson learned, maybe don't zazz up a basic outfit with a unique color lip at a baby shower with children during the day. Ha! It's a night time color for sure.

But I digress-this could be the title of my blog- anyway yesterday I had headshots for the blog taken. I decided to get my makeup done at the MAC counter at Ulta. The girl who did my makeup was fabulous. She was from West Virginia and had a tattoo with a picture of a shark with a hammer for a head (hammerhead shark!) it was adorbs. She used this palette from Patrick Starr for Mac for my eyes. It's called Goalgetter and it was lovely. But she picked out a color I never would have chosen at all and it's amazing. This is why you trust makeup artists. The color is called "O" and it's from their frost collection. I told her I was going to wear a shirt with pink flowers (I wound up changing it) but she focused on the pink in the outfit. I kind of associate the frost sheen with girl groups from the late 90's. This is a grown up version of this. I wore it to work today and it worked. You can build up the coverage as needed so it works for day and night. It is a year round color. The MAC website, describes the frost lipstick as "A Lipstick formula with smooth, medium buildable coverage, high pearl and a semi-lustrous finish." "O" is described as a "Purplish-red with golden pearl." You can wear it with fall clothing and you can wear it as a darker color in the spring. I love it. It also looks different but flattering on different skin tones. I looked up other reviews and they were all great. I've heard the color described as a plum color. Anyway, it was a pleasant surprise and I love it. I love new workable lipsticks. MAC is keeping up the good work.

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