Thursday, 25 October 2012

Burgundy Lips

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing MAC Diva burgundy lipstick, American Apparel Lace Nylon Dress worn as a top, Bluejuice vegan leather skirt from Seduce, Metal plate necklace from Seduce, Zara spiked heels, Colette black clutch and Givenchy Bracelet

I keep seeing burgundy lips posted all over the internet and am really loving the look. I've had MAC Diva sitting in my kit for ages and haven't brought it out because of a rude remark. One day, while at work, a random man came up to my till, had one look at me and told me he thought my lipstick was ugly. I was wearing "Diva" and have never worn it since. But I got to thinking... he really wasn't the happiest of men and I'm sure he was the sort that doesn't like any makeup on his women, so I probably wouldn't have won him over with anything that I had decided to wear on that particular day. Isn't it funny how a rude comment from one random person can stick with you for so long? I'm sure these people don't give a second thought to it and we shouldn't either. (Plus, they usually don't know what they are talking about.. or are slightly crazy -- I mean who says stuff like that to total strangers?)

So, I decided to give "Diva" another go and am so happy that I did! I love the way that it gives a whole new dimension to this look -- so much more glamorous with a bit of burgundy lippy. I kept it quite subtle by using a brush and layering it on very lightly. You can keep adding layers until you get your desired effect, but this way you get a much more even appearance. There's nothing worse that awkwardly caked on dark lipstick... (has the tendency to make one look slightly insane)

We've been playing around with shooting indoors and clearly are far from perfecting it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to avoid a huge shadow? I suppose we have another 8 months to figure it out, but any tips would be greatly appreciated!



Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing MAC Diva burgundy lipstick, American Apparel Lace Nylon Dress worn as a top, Bluejuice vegan leather skirt from Seduce, Metal plate necklace from Seduce, Zara spiked heels, Colette black clutch and Givenchy Bracelet
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing MAC Diva burgundy lipstick, American Apparel Lace Nylon Dress worn as a top, Bluejuice vegan leather skirt from Seduce, Metal plate necklace from Seduce, Zara spiked heels, Colette black clutch and Givenchy Bracelet
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing MAC Diva burgundy lipstick, American Apparel Lace Nylon Dress worn as a top, Bluejuice vegan leather skirt from Seduce, Metal plate necklace from Seduce, Zara spiked heels, Colette black clutch and Givenchy Bracelet
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing MAC Diva burgundy lipstick, American Apparel Lace Nylon Dress worn as a top, Bluejuice vegan leather skirt from Seduce, Metal plate necklace from Seduce, Zara spiked heels, Colette black clutch and Givenchy Bracelet
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing MAC Diva burgundy lipstick, American Apparel Lace Nylon Dress worn as a top, Bluejuice vegan leather skirt from Seduce, Metal plate necklace from Seduce, Zara spiked heels, Colette black clutch and Givenchy Bracelet

I was wearing:

American Apparel Dress (worn as top)
BlueJuice Skirt (similar)
Seduce Necklace
Zara Heels
Colette Clutch (similar)
Kenneth Cole Watch
Givenchy Bracelet
MAC Diva Lipstick

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

31 comments:

  1. Wow! Don't worry, the lipstick looks great on you. You totally rock the look. Who cares about a total stranger's opinion...

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm definitely a new fan of it. I think some people are just rude on purpose.

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  2. WHAT, who says that to some random person. How rude. I think Diva looks great on you! Re: indoor photography, I know that lighting is key. I want to get one of those light set-ups but unfortunately they are $$

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Thanks Alison! And I know what you mean about the lighting set-ups. I was really hoping to avoid it...

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  3. What a gorgeous outfit! You are so so so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel! Very sweet of you :)

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  4. First of all, what do men know? How many men have you seen out with their wife or girlfriend and CLEARLY not dressed for the occasion? Why would they think it ok to look the way they do when their lady has clearly made some effort? Answer... because they are men and know nothing! Hee Hee

    Besides, this guy was certainly rude. I actually get a laugh out of similar types of situations. It is fun to put them on the spot when they are rude to me.

    Onto more important things...

    LOVE the lipstick... Fabulous outfit!

    Oh my, perhaps my favorite outfit of yours? The balance between the lace top and the leather skirt is wonderful. Those heels just make the outfit perfect!

    Fabulous! Just fabulous!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha! It's so true -- men really do always underdress. Thanks for the pep-talk. You're the sweetest! And you crack me up :)

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  5. You look fab girl!!! Great outfit :)

    and Thanks, I also love those boots, they are really comfy :)

    Have a great day!
    xx

    Johanna, Sweden
    ART FASHION

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    1. Thanks so much Johanna!

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    2. Hello again! ;)

      Thanks for stopping by :)

      and Thanks :) But my art teacher told me once that everyone can paint. You really just need to have a lot of willingness and interest. But I think you can be artistic in so many other ways. For exempel the way you put together clothes (which I know you are really good at), gardening, interior design, decorating cakes, you name it :) I believe everyone is creative in one way or another.

      Haha, I hope it makes sence, sometimes it's hard writing in english ;)

      xx

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  6. You look awesome, and very lovely lip shade!

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  7. LOve everything about this look Allison! From your ombre hair, your makeup , the low back top, the leather skity, studded heels! Just gets in the mind! You're gorgeous! I'm your newest follower :) Keep in touch! <3

    Love,Nyt
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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    1. Thanks so much hun! Isn't it funny how when you just throw an outfit together without thinking about it, it always ends up looking better than the ones that were though out?
      I'm following you now as well :)

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  8. lovely lip colour! it suits you perfectly!!! and really love that skirt of yours! ;) xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  9. You're perfect in these clothes!! And the lipstick you're wearing is amazing!

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  10. Perfect lip colour!!

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    https://www.facebook.com/lapetiterobenoire.ale

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  11. great outfit!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because love your blog!!
    kisses
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  12. you re very beautiful!! Love your blog!!

    kisses

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  13. I can't believe he said that to you! How rude! People don't really think about what they say and how it will affect someone. I like the lipstick! And love the skirt too.

    Amy



    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  14. You look amazing dear!
    Gorgeous blog! Following you on Bloglovin, hope you'll follow me back!<3

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  15. Such a pretty look! I love your lace top! Excited to find another Canadian Blogger! I have 2 giveaways on my blog and one of them is just for Canadians!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  16. so pretty! love your blog!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  17. Thank so much sweetie for coming my blog and thanks for following through bloglovin and entering my giveaway! I am following you too on bloglovin and I am so looking forward to more of your posts, you have a fantastic blog! xxoo

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  18. great!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  19. So beautiful!
    Love your skirt <3

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  20. your outfit is stunning!!! and you're beautiful !!!!!!!! :D
    thanks a lot for follow me dear, now follow you back ;)
    xx
    veronica
    http://in-the-jungle-of-fashion.blogspot.it/

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  21. So cute my dear, i like your post.
    It is really interesting.
    Nicole
    www.nicoleta.me

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  22. You look absolutely amazing!! You're very beautiful. Stunning!!!

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