Bright Lips

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MAC Show Orchid

First it was eye liners (thank you!) now it’s finding a new bright lipstick.   Do you have a favorite?

The one in this photo is MAC Show Orchid.

I asked the question on instagram and wrote down what was suggested:

* MAC Girl About Town * NARS Schiap (I have this one!) *  Limecrime: Countessa Fluorescent * Obsessive Compulsive: Lip Tar * Revlon: Berry Haute * MAC: Full Fuchsia * MAC: Viva Glam * Nars: Lip Crayon

Anything else to add to this list? No reds. Only bright electric colors (hope I’m making sense).  I’m doing a trip to the counters this week with your suggestions so let me know which one(s) to check out.

ps.  Based on the 
>eye liner recs
that you suggested Maybelline, L’oreal & Stila are your overall winners. I’m checking them out today/Friday.

Thank you!




  • http://trendsurvivor.com/ TRENDSURVIVOR

    Amazing picture! I got the MAC bright pink but I am in another mood now… I wearing oxblood.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09501794423976027927 coco

    like it ! super color !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05542850260760235491 pris

    defo Show Orchid or Girl about Town, my 2 fave pink lipsticks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09654195110070113239 Bohemian Chick

    MAC Impassioned and MAC Speak Louder. Girl About Town and Full Fushia are very similar to what you’re wearing (Show Orchid).

  • Lisa
  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    I like it, for MAC my fave is ‘Girl about town’ best pink ever and ‘Ruby Woo’ for red.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15404654741227669456 janetfashionscloset


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04461728918311635588 Allie

    Nars Funny Face is exactly what you’re looking for. I found it last summer and wore it everyday while on vacation in Jamaica.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04461728918311635588 Allie

    Nars Funny Face is exactly what you’re looking for. I bought it last summer and wore it everyday while on vacation in Jamaica.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      i love Nars. I’m going to look at this one for sure. thx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18339792835417052765 beautifuldisaster

    OMG i’ve wanted to try the bright pink lip since spotting it on the models of the DVF show i think spring 2011. I think they used mac pigments and a mac lip pencil.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09103065082139872559 got it, love it

    illamasqua corrupt is the one you are looking for babe!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Thx! I’m going to check this one out

  • Sinead

    Definitely MAC Girl About Town. I have it and I love it. We have similar skin tones, so I think you could wear it, too. I also wear Makeup Forever Rouge Artiste Intense in #40, which is a VERY vivid orange. I was afraid of it at first, but now I love it. And I know you said no reds, but have you tried Urban Decay’s “F-Bomb?” You really should…

    The other thing I’ve learned about bright lipsticks: make sure to whiten your teeth before wearing them! I use Crest 3D Two Hour Whitestrips.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18026161665936222707 Kiwi Fashion Blog

    This colour suites your skin tone well Karen!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15658290857440443578 Love Eliza x

    MAC ‘Vegas Vault’ is amazing! or Topshop ‘Infared’!! Orange lips are totally my go to bright lip and go really well with our skin tones!

    Also try an orange blush- I’m thinking NARS ‘Taj Mahal’ and Sleek’s ‘Blush by 3 in Pumpkin’. They look a bit crazy at first but use a light hand and blend and it’ll make you GLOW!

    Lots of love, Elizabeth x


    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Wow these blushes sound great! I agree any BRIGHT blushes must be a DUSTING on the cheeks and we do glow! So writing this down.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16739252771309062941 Jen
  • http://thefashionnotes.com/ Cee

    I love Mac Ruby Woo for red as well. But right now I’m really into Kat Von D’s Outlaw color in the Everlasting Love Liquid line. I’m a sucker for reds! But I love that pink on you and the contrast with your coat.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04955157337035022269 Peet

    Great pic!! Love the bright electric pink.;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16726154006648385521 Sean

    I just bought Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Fierce. Its really bright but a good color to try. Sephora sells it for $22 which is a great price. Good Luck! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11610905910266833235 Veronika Holcnerová

    Love the coat. What brand it is, please?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01105881883216987952 Itesha Martin

    MAC Candy Yum Yum.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01105881883216987952 Itesha Martin

    MAC Candy Yum Yum.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10320997624812321776 5th Avenue

    I realize I’m tardy in responding to this… but Sephora Rouge in Mr. Lover is my absolute favorite, it’s the perfect fuchsia color and automatically makes me feel glam.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08559365607683053285 Candace Studio

    I love this so much!!! The green and fuchsia look amazing together – but I think it’s mostly because your skin color is gorgeous. I’m pale – if I tried this it wouldn’t have the same effect!

  • http://candacenapier.virb.com/ candace

    I love this so much!! The green and fuschia are amazing together – mostly because your skin color is gorgeous. I’m pale – If I tried this it wouldn’t have the same effect!

  • http://fullmoviemall.blogspot.in/2012/12/live-tv.html Live TV

    muahhh :-*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05501944137608017688 Califabulous

    mac candy yum yum. you will never turn back!!!

  • Anonymous

    thanks for share.


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