Black Jumpsuit, Brown Lipstick: An Experiment

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Hello hello! Just a quick post this week. However, today I’m talking about something new, beauty! I am by no means a makeup aficionado. Actually, for most of my life my makeup routine has been cover up, brows, mascara and done. In the past year I’ve developed a love (ok obsession) for highlighter, explored eyeshadow, and even tried my hand at contouring. But there has always been one realm of the makeup world I’m just too terrified to tackle; lipstick.

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I have uber thin lips so I’ve always worried that lipstick will just look strange but over lining and filling them a la Kylie Jenner is just NOT an option for my skill set. So I stick to my myriad of flavors of chapstick unless I’m feeling really fancy and reach for a very subtle, sheer nude lipstick. Nothing matte. Nothing colored. Ever.

A while back I ordered a trio of the perfect nude, subtle, and sheer lipsticks from the brand Nudestix and was sent a freebie in the shade Boho. It was deep brown and matte and very not subtle and everything that I am terrified of in a lipstick so I thought nothing of it and buried it in my makeup bag. But the other day, as I was frantically searching for a finishing touch for my rather simple look, this little baby caught my eye. The brown lipstick has the faintest hint of purple that matched perfectly with my beloved Rebecca Minkoff  bag (scored at The Rack of course) and the stone necklace I was wearing. I had to experiment! To my surprise, I found that the color worked really well on me and definitely completed the look. Not to mention, I love the creamy matte formula and how easy (and totally not terrifying) it was to apply.

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With my lipstick in check, I headed over to the MSU Children’s Gardens for a day full of shooting with my fellow blogger friend, Kenzie. As far as the outfit goes I kept it simple, relaxed, and casual. This jumpsuit is a $10 steal from H&M that literally makes me feel like I’m wearing stylish pajamas. It’s a tiny bit long (a common occurrence when you’re 5’1 and haven’t grown since seventh grade) so I knotted the loose fabric around my ankles. I paired the jumpsuit with my go to lace up sandals, my beloved, previously mentioned  Rebecca bag, and a delicate little necklace so I could let my makeup do the talking.

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Lipstick, I am now a believer!


Kate Day

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