Editor’s Beauty Picks of the Month: The Deep Red Lip, Cool Neutrals, A Lovely Scent, And Perfect Holiday Polishes
Gorgeous deep reds and cool neutrals for the lip, a lovely fragrance that stills sells like it’s new, addictive gorgeous metallics, foils, and gel polishes inspired by the glamorous OPI and China Glaze. These are my beauty picks of the month.
By: Amanda Anderson
1. Lips That Pop: Bring Out the Gorgeous Deep Reds and Cool Off With the Perfect Neutrals.
Not feeling the reds? Rich purples are perfect for the season. (Tomango by Nars)
The colder months call for the most dramatic and coolest of lips. Red lipstick is the one shade that is either a hit or a complete miss, but for a woman of color, deep reds work best. And with the colder months now here in full effect, it’s the perfect time to pull out your deep rich reds. Burgundies and sultry crimsons are radiant on black women, and will be a must have staple this season.
When you need a moment to cool down, look to your neutrals and cooler tones to get a cooler look that still demands attention. Icy pinks, cocoas, and purples will be the perfect alternative to those who shy away from reds.
2. Classic scent: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker.
This scent may be a few years old, but it still sells faster than some newer fragrances. It’s for good reason, considering that this has to be one of the best scents I’ve collected in quite some time. Sweet, clean, seductive, and luxurious all in one fragrance; I can’t help but feel that every belle should have this one in her stash.
3. Perfect Polishes for the Season: ‘Tis The Season Holiday Collection by China Glaze and 4. the Burlesque Collection from OPI
This isn’t the entire collection*
Who isn’t always searching for the perfect nail polish? The holiday season is finally here, and you can’t celebrate the best time of the year right without the perfect manicure. Believe me when I say the perfect manicure is only a few China Glaze and OPI bottles away.
China Glaze has done it again, and unleashed a holiday collection that every nail polish addict can’t seem to live without. Composed of shimmery reds, delicious gold foils, perfect whites, and gemmed greens; this might be a collection to include on your wish list.
Favorites are sure to include Peace on Earth, an extraordinary olive green shimmer; Party Hearty, the ultimate holiday glitter polish; Mistletoe Kisses, a green glitter I couldn’t live without; and Midnight Kisses, the best gold foil I’ve seen from China Glaze. You can find this collection at your local Sally’s, Ulta, and a whole host of online vendors.
OPI has chosen a different route to bring out the holiday season in glam, and instead, launched it’s Burlesque collection just in time for the intense shopping season. If you’re not in the mood for the traditional greens, reds, and golds; you’ll love this collection of sizzling metallics, sparkles, glitters, and seductive reds and pinks.
If you love a polish with attitude, this will most certainly be among your favorite OPI collections. Hits include Taking the Stage, Ali’s Big Break, Bring on the Bling, Rising Star, and Tease-Y Does It.
To nab this gorgeous collection of OPI must haves, take a trip to your local Ulta.