So yes, forgive me. This post will be strewn with random pretty rose photos all over the place. If I am not mistaken these must be Ecuadorian roses because I don’t think native roses are this plump… Dear horticulturists please feel free to correct me wahahaha.
So this is the cutest part! This rose plantbox comes with a baby drawer that comes with all the lipsticks! The rose was not a random thing because this is the Color La Vie En Rose collection. If I’m not mistaken, it means Life is a Rose? But well I have 0 French skills so please feel free to correct me. Or Life in Rose? I’m not sure. So this is a powerhouse collection of 7 lipsticks, each representing the pinks of the L’Oréal superstars, and each lipstick contributing to a spectrum, so that each Filipina can find the pink she needs!
So let me give short (I will try to keep it short!) descriptions of each shade.
So this is Iris, or Airshwarya Rai’s pink. This is a strawberry milk muted pink with a tiny touch of coral.
This is Primrose, Blake Lively’s pink. I would say that this is the ultimate coral pink, but with a stronger pinkish force than a coral one. I am soooo in love with this shade, this is honestly one of the exact shades I would make if I had the chance to collaborate with a makeup brand.
And this is Nymphea, Eva Longoria’s Pink. OMG this is the prettiest MLBB shade ever I swear. I keep on stopping myself from calling this my favorite because the other lipsticks might get hurt. I love this collection too much, but this really is a particular favorite.
Up next is Jasmine, or Naomi’s pink. This is your nude lipstick with a touch of pink. I would call this the 2016 rendition of nude, as it’s not foundation color, but is a mellow and very light color. I am curious to see if this will work as an MLBB for me or as a nude lipstick. I am also thinking a lot that it looks like one of my all time favorite lipsticks, the Bohemian Pink one from 3CE’s jumbo lip pencils. If it is similar, then please join me as I run to the department store to hoard this.
This next color is Camelia, or Doutzen’s pink. This is the ultimate MAC Candy Yum Yum slash Etude House endorser happy kind of pink. This is a playful cool pink, which reminds me a lot as well about OCC’s Anime lip tar. If you need a bright pink lipstick in your life, this is all you need.
Last, but most certainly not the least (!), is Rose Lotus, J. Lo’s pink. This is a tricky little thing because it’s the kind of red violet that can’t be captured on camera. I urge you to go to the stores to see the beauty of this one as it really can’t be captured easily. It’s a red violet, or pink violet for that matter, but leans towards the pink more than the violet. Perhaps this could also be a plummy pink?
And if you guys are so overwhelmed by the seven shades, do not fret as Verna Marin, L’Oréal’s chief makeup artist, has her picks on what shades suit which skintone!
For light skintones, she suggests getting (from left to right) Primrose, Jasmine, or Camelia. Primrose is Blake’s playful coral pink, Jasmine is Naomi’s nude pink, and Camelia is Doutzen’s bubblegum pink.
For medium skintones, she recommends Iris and Fuchsia. Iris is Aishwarya’s mellow strawberry milk old rose pink, while Fucshia is Liya’s playful jellybean shade.
For morena skintones, she recommends Nymphea and Rose Lotus. Nymphea is Eva’s MLBB, though I think it will suit every kind of skintone so yeah if you have lips you need this in your life wahaha. Rose Lotus is J.Lo’s vampy plummy pink shade.
And weee, just to end this post, here are some garden shots I took of this rose plantbox!
And once more, Uno was curious about the roses. He has had a history of destroying plants so I am glad he just sniffed the roses!
The roses just look too pretty. My mom is now planning to turn these shots into paintings when she gets the free time (yes I had to specify this because she barely has the free time).