Tuesday, October 2, 2012

a pop of peony

Sometimes, the best finds come around when you least expect them. 

Case in point, I ran by Anthropologie the other day to swap out some of our "fine china" that Cory and I received in abundance for some others pieces we were lacking. Once all my china was in check, I turned around and there it was, all in it's sweet, little cream and gold packaged glory. The perfect lipstick color. 

As much as I would love to be, I'm not really a lipstick kinda gal. Truth be told, I have a gathered assortment of bright pinks to soft reds that I will occasionally bust out for fun, but not any great everyday shades. 

I knew I would need a soft color for the wedding, because, Lord knows, Cory would kill me if I get lipstick on him for our close up. I also needed something to give my invisible lips color, but I didn't want it to completely scream, "LOOK AT ME! I'M WEARING OBNOXIOUS POWDER PINK LIPSTICK." 

Thankfully, this peony shade fit the bill. 
Plus the gold metal tube it comes in makes me feel like I'm wearing this retro lipstick fashioned of the past.
And I'm a sucker for packaging. :)

As a side note, I know a lot of brides choose to have their makeup professionally done for the big day, whether it was for stress relief or just as a fun splurge. Hopefully I will not be eating my words in a week, but I've decided to do my own makeup. Fingers crossed I don't somehow screw that up. ;) 

Tell me, any last minute makeup tricks I need to know about??



Kelly said...

I love it! So pretty :)

Faison said...

It's beautiful on you! I'm going to have to run to Anthro now and find it!

southernbellejm said...

looks great!

i did my own makeup. when i look back at our pictures, i look like myself! i think if i had gone MUA route i wouldn't have looked like myself.

the only thing different was i wore fake eyelashes;)

can't wait to see you!

alovelylittleblog said...

deep this color is AMAZING!! i NEED IT! and I'm not even a lipstick girl! and i am sure your makeup will look wonderful and you won't regret that! i can't wait to see how it turned out!!

xoxo, lyndsey

Anonymous said...

That color is gorg!! I hope the Anthro in Birmingham has it. I'm a sucker for light shade lipsticks :D

Kristal said...

what a pretty color! you are gorgeous my dear! new follower.