Hot Pink Lips

Walking with Cake: Hot Pink Lips

(Trying hot pink lips.)

For fall, I usually go with darker makeup colors, especially when it comes to lipstick and gloss.  I’ve been wearing the oxblood colors I tried last year, but I’ve been craving something unexpected, too.  I first heard about Ardency Inn’s amazing mascara while reading Door Sixteen, and since Anna’s been honest about her skin issues in the past, which are quite similar to mine, I really trusted her product review.  I’ve been using the lash wax for several months now, and I can honestly say that it’s the best mascara I’ve ever used.

So I decided to try Ardency Inn’s lip products, and maybe because I was feeling brave that day, I chose a bright hot pink gloss and lipstick shade.  The thing about pink lipstick is that, if you aren’t careful, you’ll end up looking like a Mary Kay consultant from 1993.  I know, because I used to wear pink Mary Kay lipstick back in the 90s, and then I sold it (and all of the products) for a while after college, too.

But Ardency Inn’s products are very young and rockstar-chic, if that’s even a style, so I wasn’t too afraid of looking dated.  I was more afraid of looking like I was trying too hard, but it’s just lipstick, which wipes right off, so why not live a little?

Walking with Cake: Ardency Inn Products

(Ardency Inn’s Punker Unrivaled Volume & Curl Lash Wax, Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Circa Rose, and Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl in Club Remix.)

I used Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Circa Rose and Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl in Club Remix, which are both bright pink tints with blue undertones.  The lip color is more muted and can be a bit Mary Kay-ish on its own, but with the lip vinyl, which is incredibly shiny and definitely vinyl-like, it really goes up to eleven, to use a bad This is Spinal Tap reference.  Also, a little of the lip vinyl goes a long, long way, so be sure to use it sparingly.

Wearing a bright lip really draws the focus of your face downward, and since I normally wear darker eye makeup, I toned it down quite a bit with a bit of pink and purple shadow.  I really like the look for dressier occasions or for fun, and when I want to go a bit lighter, I just use a softer lip gloss over the lipstick.

Walking with Cake: Detail of Lip and Lashes

(Wearing Ardency Inn’s lip color, lip vinyl, and lash wax while looking pensive squinting in the sun.)

Overall, I’m thrilled with my new Ardency Inn products and I really want to try more lipstick shades soon.  Would you ever try a bright lip color?

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