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Snapped this photo just before going to Harrison Hot Springs for the May long weekend. Wearing: Anastasia brow gel MAC Blacktrack fluidline OCC lip tar in Hush Laura Mercier lip glaze in Peach Fizz

I’m probably too overdone for tonight’s potluck but I just felt like bright lipstick today. Of course I also had to wear my new pair of La Vie Parisienne turquoise earrings and matching teardrop necklace that my husband gave me for our seven year anniversary. (Anniversary of being together. And the one I forgot about. Oops!) (Just realized you can’t see the earrings in the photo. Oh well.)

MAC Impassioned lipstick
MAC Embrace Me lip liner
Maybelline NY Master Precise eyeliner
YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation
Nars Desire blush

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To go along with my orange manicure, I decided to go bright orange lips. My loudest orange is cult favourite Morange by MAC Cosmetics. It’s an extremely pigmented neutral orange with a cream finish, slightly glossy. One swipe and I’m usually good to go for the rest of the day. Morange is such a statement colour that it demands the rest of your face be almost bare. For me, I did a wash of gold in the lids and liquid eyeliner. No blush, no foundation.

Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi

taken in natural light

While a part of me is loath to admit that I bought something Kardashian, I have to admit that this Nicole by OPI nailpolish is one of the prettiest shades of red that I’ve ever bought. Kourt Is Red-y For A Pedi is a perfect shade of orange-red that is inspired by her signature lipstick, YSL’s Le Orange. The colour is so bright and cheerful on my nails that I can’t help but feel happy when I see it. (Which was needed this week considering how gloomy the weather was.)

What you see here is two coats without a base or top coat (I’ve been lazy lately) and 4 days worth of wear. I have to say I’m pretty impressed with this polish. This required only two thin coats to get the colour opaque and even. I’m used to three coats and sometimes even four! I also love how well the colour held up. My tips show wear but not nearly as much as I’d expect considering how it looks.

I was curious to see how close the colour resembled YSL’s Le Orange so I took a picture.

Kourt Is Red-y For A Pedi with Le Orange

Yup, pretty close match.

The colour also reminded me of another orange-red lipstick, MAC’s Lady Danger.

Kourt Is Red-y For A Pedi with Lady Danger

Another pretty close match

Kourt Is Red-y For A Pedi was a wonderful match for both lipsticks. Considering Lady Danger is one of my all-time favourite lipsticks, I suddenly understood why I am so into this nailpolish as well as YSL’s Le Orange. And just for fun, here’s a picture of me wearing Lady Danger and Le Orange. Can you tell which is which?

Lady Danger and Le Orange

MAC's Lady Danger on my top lip, YSL's Le Orange on my bottom lip