I seem to have caught the dark lip bug, ’cause right now I love wearing dark lips. ‘Maybe it’s because it’s Fall. Last week, while searching for an outfit for my friend’s b’day party, I wanted to wear a brand new lip color. I was highly disappointed that I couldn’t get ANY lipsticks from MAC’s Marilyn Monroe collection, so I went to the NARS boutique in the city. I did not leave unsatisfied. I wanted to go with a dark lip color, since my dress is purple…so I went with their pure matte lipstick in Volga. It’s a dark plum color, leaning towards the reddish side.  Here’s how it looked on me for last Saturday night’s event:

CARGO Rome blush is the bomb, y’all

The birthday girl and I!!!

I loved the lip color so much, that I wanted to wear it again today…so I did just that! I wanted to darken it even more, so I used MAC Nightmoth lip liner. Love it!

Not sure why it doesn’t show here, but the lips are MUCH darker in person.

On my eyes, I’m wearing Ben Nye’s Cork e/s on the browbone, UD Blitz e/s on 2/3rd of the lid, Ben Nye Mink Stole e/s on the outer third, MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC42 as a brow highlight. For the lower lash line, I’m wearing UD Blitz e/s on 2/3rd of the lower lash line and Ben Nye Black Brown e/s on the outer third. I used MAC Blacktrack Fluidline on the upper lash line, MAC Feline Kohlpower on the waterline and L’Oreal Telescopic mascara.

On my cheeks (and perimeter of my face), I’m wearing Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in 05 and the Light Bronzing Powder in 03 on my forhead, nose and chin.



13 thoughts on “Volga

  1. Gorgeous!! You have great style. I had to call all over the U.S. to get 2 lipsticks from the Marilyn collection. I was so angry that I said I am getting off the the MAC train. It was absolutely ridiculous how they handled this collection. Sending stores 3 of each item.

    • Thank you!!! 🙂

      I called about four different locations to see if the lipsticks I wanted from that collection were left, and they were all gone. So sad. The MAC store that I went to were sold out of everything (meaning lipsticks). The MA told me that the STAFF didn’t even get to purchase any, and they didn’t get a lot of supply. MAC always has more demand than supply. You would think by now, they know to have a large supply. It’s very annoying. That’s why I already opened myself to other brands.

    • Yup! I wish I knew that in the past. It would’ve helped me save a lot of money and helped me to make better makeup choices.

    • Oh, my goodness! I’m late, but I totally didn’t see this. I will respond anyway, because I don’t wanna leave you hangin’. Please check out NARS Volga lipstick, if you get the chance. It’s divine! I know it would great on you, based on me looking at your avatar. 🙂

  2. Hey! I went to the MM preview and I can’t say that I was enamored by it. Most of the colours were very frosty or lacked really good pigmentation. I think it was more a collector’s collection. One of the lipsticks, Scarlet Ibis came out earlier this year (I think) so it was a repromo. I skipped the whole Marilyn Monroe collection.

    • Wow! Yea, see…I was only there for the lipsticks. I had no interest in the eyeshadows nor blushes. Unfortunately, the lipsticks were sold out first and everything else was still available. SMH.

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