I never ever leave the house without lipstick on my lips. That's Diva Rule #2. I love lip color and I never get locked into one. I have two lip colors for everyday that gives me a nude, neutral look. I have lip color for the fall, lip color for winter and lip color for the summer. I have lip color for TV and different colors for magazine photo shoots and particular ensembles. I love lip color! It completes you, giving a more polished look. Whenever I'm feeling low, I make my way to a makeup counter and try on lipstick until a smile comes to my face. If you experiment, I guarantee that you will find one to make you smile.
So when my virtual intern Kianta told me that she didn't wear lipstick, I was horrified. I e-mailed her right back, "We have got to find you some lip color girly." The plan was on. When I came to speak at FAMU I was going to take her to MAC make-up and supervise a makeover. But when I arrived in Tallahassee, I discovered that Kianta was too overwhelmed with the details for the event I was speaking at so she found me a replacement. Yall know I don't like surprises!!
When I met Soror Bridgett Simmons, I had mixed emotions. I was happy to help this coed reach her Diva Glam look, but nervous because she has really bad acne. She explained to me that her acne used to be worse, but like most young girls her age, she started taking birth control pills to help get it under control.
Bridgett also explained that she only wore make-up for special occasions because she was afraid to clog her already oily pours. MAC make-up artist Ashley Green was confident that she could give us want we wanted and the challenge was on. She began with MAC Prep + Prime to prevent clogging and give her foundation staying power. Like most makeup artists, she began with the eyes. They start with the eyes to ensure that the foundation is clean and smooth with no residual from the eye makeup. She mixed two colors on the entire lid to achieve this neutral look for Bridgett's complexion.
After Ashley shaped the brows, which always finishes the eyes, she applied medium coverage foundation on Bridgett to even out her skin tone and give her face a flawless look. We could see the improvement right away. To finish the look she applied blush to the cheek bones. Without a doubt blush highlights and shapes your face. She then applied mascara to her lids. On a side note, MAC also has a Prep + Prime for the lashes. It actually extends the length of your lashes. I highly recommend it.
Ashley assured me that any woman could achieve this look in a matter of ten minutes. Bridgett was looking great but now we had come to the moment of truth. I knew what lip color I wanted to use on Bridgett, but I didn't want to influence the makeup artist on the decision. She is the expert! I just have a good eye for color.
But Ashley and I were definitely on the same page, she whipped out Viva Glam V and a smile came to my face. I love this lip color and wear it for my everyday look. It is a perfect neutral, non chalky color that can be worn by many different skin complexions. Even better, ALL Viva Glam V proceeds go to help HIV/AIDS causes. This lip color is a winner all the way around!!
Ashley chose to use the Viva Glam V gloss to give Bridgett a fresh, young look. Without a doubt Bridgett had achieved a Diva Glam look. She was so happy that she continued to smile the entire evening. Of course on a college student's budget, I thought it was only fitting to treat Bridgett to her first tube of Viva Glam V.
Lipstick is a must... I'm just saying... Diva Rule #2!!