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?