I was just astounded at how beautiful the mix of Nyx's Round lipsticks in Raisin and Decadent were when I saw them on Lexi's blog- the picture that blew my mind is this one- I had to find out how to get this beautiful oxblood or deep plum colored mouth.
|Lexi's Blog Post|
I was heading out wearing this combo and even though it was at night and a bit dark, with a flash you can see how velvety deep the color is.
Color swatch below. I used Decadent (a deeper shade) to 'line' my lips and filled in the rest with Raisin.
The result is an opaque oxblood color that is perfect for Fall and Winter. I could see this with a rosy cheek and a gleaming pewter eye and silky hair. No gloss is needed as the Round lipsticks are famously slick.
With a flash, the color is less maroon and more red toned. In real life, it's deep and almost merlot.
Oh how I love this color combo! Thanks Lexi for inspiring me as I doubt I'd ever have put these two together on my own. These are the color swatches given at Cherry Culture, but I think they are much deeper and less brown in person.
In my office where I took these photos, the in-room yellow light wasn't the best and that's what keeps the shade looking more black toned- but the mystery of it is what thrills me. Is it dark red? Is it wine?
This has been my lip color discovery over the past 2 weeks and I'm wearing it until I get it out of my system. Is there a color that you can't get enough of too? Great news though- Nyx is 20% off at Cherry Culture right now. You can get both of these colors for $7.00 ($3.50 ea)- wahoo! However, Cherry Culture has Decadent spelled as Decandent, but hey- life happens.
Here are some pics from Tumblr celebrating oxblood- I wish I had a leather jacket and boots and a big purse in this color. I'm a sucker for deep, red leather.
And in a perfect world when I am rich, fabulous, and drowning in diamonds, I'll own a Celine bag like this.
So after drooling over that Celine bag, I headed over to JustFab to check out my account and lo and behold I found these two beauts! Capital satchel in oxblood and Vanna platform pump in Wine....ooh la la!
|Capital Handbag from JustFab|
|Vanna pump from JustFab|
Best part about it is that I got both for $14.95. YEP! Under $20! The shoes and purse both retail for $39.95 each, but with a discount and the heels being on sale....the grand total was $14.95 and free shipping.
In case you've wondered after seeing the ads on Facebook if it's a ripoff- I've ordered four pairs of boots from JustFab and the customer service has been great. I highly recommend if you want a monthly shoe/handbag service. Go HERE to join and get some goodies!
Oh oxblood, I love you!
Have a great day,