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My Kind of Holiday: Lipsticks!

This was the inspiration behind my Target shopping spree. I wanted to try out these holiday lipsticks!



The folks from Target recently enlisted me shop for their “My Kind of Holiday” campaign. I knew immediately what I wanted to buy: Lipstick. See, I have this thing where I’m stuck on red color. I love it and have been sporting the crimson style all my life. BUT, I’m on a mission to embrace new. I want to kick aside my habits and try new things. I think my make-up should be part of this plan. So now the holiday season is here, I thought it would be a good time to try some different colors.

But where to start? Do you know every time I get a professional makeover, they tell me, “You should not wear red lipstick, it washes out your skin, it makes you look older, blah, blah?” Can I just say how much this hurts my heart? Here are the results:



The first picture is my with my beloved red lipstick. What do you think of the others? The second is a makeover I had from NP set I even made a video about this experience. I felt like a nerd because I thought this was the base coat, not the actual color. OH – NUDE! I get it! The third was this past fall when I was in NYC for the Latism conference and Univision gave us all makeovers. I know nude and light plum are pretty shades, but they make me feel so naked! It’s really difficult to break tradition! But I’m determined to shaie up my life!

See also: The Power of Invisible Red Lipstick

I consulted with my friend Monique from CurvesandChaos.com – she is my go-to beauty expert. Her advice?

“It doesn’t matter what shade of lipstick you choose this holiday season! Whether it’s shocking, bold, or bright – rock it proudly!”

I love that way of thinking. And I love Target’s humungous cosmetics section. I had a lot to choose from. I decided to strike a balance between red, nudes, and Monique’s advice. Here’s what I came up with for my holiday lipsticks!



They aren’t red, they aren’t nude! They re somewhere in between. Monique also suggested that if you wear a lighter lip color, you should go with heavier eye make up or vice versa to balance it all out. This was such a fun assignment. I don’t think I would have tried these new colors if it hadn’t of been for this Target campaign. I’m excited to see what other new ideas I can bring into this holiday season!

Do you have a favorite holiday lipstick?


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