Thursday, May 13, 2010

My obsession continues...with Gaga!

I have to be honest. The first time I tried on Gaga, I hated it. Crazy talk, right?!? I bought Cyndi (which I adore), so I figured buying one of the new Viva Glam lipsticks was a good deed. Even though MAC donates all of the money to the MAC AIDs fund, I couldn't buy Gaga and never use it! It emphasized the redness in my skin, and didn't seem to look right with the red tint in my hair. If there's one thing I know, it's that I don't want to be "that girl". You know, the one who wears the lipstick color that looks terrible on her, but doesn't know it. So, I passed.

Since we are being completely honest here, I felt guilty for not purchasing it! So, I decided to give it another try. As you guys know, I've recently become obsessed with light pink lipsticks. Girly, fun, playful, yet sophisticated if done correctly- I just can't get enough! I purchased it and told myself there had to be something I could do to make it look decent on me.

I'm very happy to report that I've fallen in love with Gaga. The lipstick.

Alone, it's a vivid pink with cooler undertones that can be a bit hard to pull off. However, expertly applied and paired with the right gloss, it's absolutely gorgeous!

To achieve the look above, I paired it with Utterly Discreet Lipglass, which is a sheer mauve-y purple. It warms the color up just enough to make it wearable, and makes a breathtaking combination. I do have to make sure that I have on enough concealer to cover my redness, but the result it totally worth it.

I couldn't be happier- I did a good thing by purchasing this lipstick. All of the money goes to help with AIDS patients, and I get a gorgeous lipstick that I will actually wear! I also learned my lesson- don't judge a lipstick by the first swatch. Or by a messy application in the store, with bad lighting and no foundation on.

What are your thoughts of Gaga? How do you make it "wearable"? Do you like Cyndi better?




  1. I'm not a big fan of Cyndi. However, I love Gaga! I just wear it with a clear sparkly gloss from NYX...Baby Rose I want to say. Very pretty picture btw!

  2. hey, you should deffinetely tell us what is your eye makeup!! i would really like to know, i have the same coloring as you, and, man, you look gorgeous!:)

  3. i love love love the gaga lipstick! i layer it on alone as thick as i can with thickly lined top eyelid and lashes. hawt! ;)

  4. Gaga is my first pink lipstick I bought. I Love it!! I put on a little bit of Funtabulous on top and it looks fabulous!

    I also bought Cyndi and I was also afraid of it but I LOVE it now! I just need a lip gloss for it. I can't wait for the Viva Glam to release the glosses for these :)