Greetings, dear readers! Earlier this week, I shared the Zoya Naturel 3 nail polish collection for 2016/2017 and the three coordinating lipstick shades. The three shades aren't new to the Zoya lineup, and in fact, I shared the full Zoya Perfect Lipstick collection just a few months ago here. In my previous post, I shared swatches of the lipsticks as worn alone, but if you've been following me lately, you may have noticed I've been branching out a lot in mixing and matching lipsticks. I thought this would be the perfect time to revisit the Perfect Lipstick and share some of the ways I have been wearing them. Let's check it out!
Shades used: Frankie, Matte Velvet Red and Frankie
I love sporting a red lip, and these three shades play so well together to create the most fabulous red ombre! This had definitely become my go-to combination for red lips lately!
Shades used: Paisley and Cameron
I adore this combination for when I want a sweet touch of colour on my lips. Paisley and Cameron play together beautifully, and I'm convinced these shades are just made for each other.
Shades used: Jasmine and Belle
I must admit, I kind of feel like the ultimate Disney princess wearing these two shades together! Sass, independence, emphatic and well-read? Oh yeah, sounds perfect to me! This is another winning combination based on the colours alone, but the lipstick names do make me feel just a little extra fierce.
Shades used: Wren and Mellie
I admit it, this is not my favorite look. I never really was particularly fond of the darker inner lip area or the "bitten" look as I've heard it called, but I must say, these two shades accomplish the effect flawlessly! I took this photo after application, and I found I did like it more as the colour faded some and the effect more gradual. I have seen people rock this look so I'm still including it in this post even if it isn't my jam.
Shades used: Candy and Brooke
This is definitely the easiest look to create, but it's just so darn pretty! Candy is just a touch too bright for me some days and Brooke is much sheerer than you might expect when you first look at the lipstick in the tube. I decided to combine these two shades together on a whim one morning, and I have never looked back! After I have Candy on my lips, I just blot the excess off on a tissue. I then follow up with a coat of Brooke on top. It tones down Candy just the tiniest smidgen while imparting Brooke's fabulous metallic shimmer. No special blending is needed for this look, and it's become a popular one for me when I'm in a rush doing my makeup.
The Zoya Perfect Lipstick shades are available for purchase at Zoya.com, and as this post can attest, you need more that one shade in your life! These lipsticks are so creamy and stay put with a little blotting and setting with powder for five to six hours depending on what I am eating during that time. They retail for $12 each, and I certainly recommend them!
Have you tried any Zoya Perfect Lipsticks? What shades are your favorites? Is there a combination that you like the most? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful night!