One of the things I remember as a little girl about my mom is how pretty she always looked with her light brown, layered Farrah Fawcett hair. What I also remember was her stunning, fuchsia coloured lips. She almost never left the house without her lipstick, and I couldn’t wait for the day I could wear lipstick every day like her. I was actually introduced to makeup rather young since my sisters and I were competitive dancers and often wore heavy makeup on weekends to competitions. Fast forward to today and I almost never leave the house without makeup. I love any excuse to buy a new shade of lipstick or rock a new dress. High maintenance? I think not. I’m just a girl who never stopped playing dress-up!
It snowed lightly in Toronto this past weekend (can you believe it?), but with Spring weather being oh-so-near, I’ve starting wearing my favourite pink lipstick, Pink Nouveau from MAC, and have been searching for some new shades to add to my—rather large—lipstick collection.
What are your go-to lipsticks? Have you bought any new shades for spring yet?
Here are shades that are on my radar.
1. Nars ‘Geraldine – tangerine‘ | 2. MAC ‘Real Redhead‘ | 3. Lancome ‘Pink Drink‘ | 4. MAC Giambattista Valli Collection ‘Mandarin’ (available summer 2015) | 5. Estée Lauder ‘Blosson Bright‘ | 6. MAC ‘Silly’ | 7. MAC ‘Make Me Gorgeous‘ | 8. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ‘Tangerine‘
Tonight I am heading to PROM with a group of my closest friends. In case your wondering, this isn’t your typical high school prom (I graduated from that chapter of my life 12 years ago!)
This prom is an event held each year at the Royal Ontario Museum and is attended by members of the ROM’s Young Patron Circle (YPC) and other young Toronto professionals. This year’s event marks a special milestone as it is the 10th-and final-ROM PROM. Inspired by the exhibition Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, PROM X is sure to not disappoint. If you’re not familiar with Douglas Coupland, he is a well-known Canadian contemporary artist. Just click here to get inspired. PROM X is expected to be one heck of a party with explosions of colour, live entertainment and dancing.
If you know me personally or have been following Style Parade, you know that the part I love the most about attending events is putting together glamorous outfits inspired by the party theme. Remember my blog posts about Motionball, Boobyball and Operanation?
Here are two glamorous looks I created for PROM X. Which is your favourite? Follow me on Instagram to find out which outfit I wear this evening!
Classic Meets Neon
Gown: Solace (ASOS – sold out) | Heels: Aldo | Clutch: Liquorish (ASOS – sold out) | Earrings: Kate Spade | Lipstick: MAC (Flat Out Fabulous)
Bright and Glamorous
Gown: BCBG (sold out) | Heels: Aldo | Clutch: River Island via ASOS | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Lipstick: MAC (Coral Bliss)