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Project Tone Down: Mauve It Is

Probably the next best thing to reading a good book in these stressful times, is online shopping.  Sometimes when I get digital money, you know paypal credits, e-gift cards and coupons, my mind runs with so many things I want to buy.  Odd thing is I'm not usually like that what it comes to cold cash.  Just when I got bored with ebay, I discovered strawberrynet.com.  It was love at first sight, the penny-pincher in me was instantly hooked by the free shipping and bargain deals come-ons.  


After an hour of clicking through the site I finally settled for 2 lipglosses, one MAC the other from Smashbox, both in a pretty shade of mauve.  They even gave me a Stila lipgloss in Barbie pink, which I gifted to my mom.  I got the items in under 20 days.  I really recommend this shopping site.

Why mauve and not my usual kind of reds?  I wanted to lay off the red lipstick but I cant jump into pinks and corals just yet.  Call it: Project Tone Down.  Then maybe later on I can transition to soft, sweet and ladylike colors.
L: MAC lipglass in Crazy Haute; R: Smashbox in Cosmo
Verdict:

This color is gonna take a little getting used to.  MAC looks really good during the day time and this shade complements my pigmented lips too!  Smashbox's Cosmo is vibrant mauve and lot more pigmented than MAC.  My only turnoff would be the sandy texture of the lipgloss, its annoying.


Toning down the very aggressive rouge would be difficult.  Im not going to stop wearing reds though but I just want to entertain other colors.  My lipstick stash has way too much reds that I wont really get to finish them all.  So this is me not buying red lippies until I really have to.