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Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunaina's Spot

I Pay Close Attention To My Lipstick...

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick – ass red lipstick."

Gwyneth Paltrow

Lipstick has been around forever, and has always been a timeless fashion statement. I can recall memories of watching my sister apply her make-up and as soon as she would leave, I would apply her powder, put some blush on and smear her favorite dark brown lipstick on my lips ( ladies from early 90’s – you know what I’m talking about), and of course pucker up like a movie star!

It's amazing how lipstick has always been “in”, never going out of style; it’s one item I feel could make an entire outfit. My best friend, Ranu, swears by it and cannot live without lipstick – I love it, she looks fabulous even going to the gym! Now I realize exactly what women mean when they say they feel naked without lipstick!

I have five favorite colors that I feel could be worn on a daily basis, or even  just to spice up your outfit for a night out. I’ll share my top three.

 Light pink –  goes super well with smokey eyes, or with a subtle neutral color.
Personally, I think it is perfect to wear on a first date.

Red – There are so many shades of red you could choose from – dark, maroon, matte, or glossy red, the list goes on. I love wearing red, it can be worn with your hair in a loose bun, sweater and tights or nice short black dress.

Nude – I love wearing nude with smokey eyes. Kim Kardashian is the Queen of pulling off nude lips.  My favorite is M.A.C.’s Cherish – satin.

I have a few tips which have helped me out when it comes to having the perfect kissable lips:

1. Lipstick will last longer if you fill in your lips with the liner first.  Make sure your liner matches your lipstick  

2. One thing I cannot stand, is when women have lipstick on their teeth! Here’s a trick I learned in a makeup course I took – take your index finder and pop it into your mouth, then pull it out. The excess lipstick will come onto your finger!

3. Take a risk – a lot of girls feel that they can’t pull certain colors off, or that they look like a clown. Wear it around the house for a bit, and steal glimpses of yourself in the mirror periodically and it'll not only start growing on you, you might even start loving it!!



Today's post is dedicated to Ranu Grewal!

*Thank you so much Prasann for the pictures! It was a pleasure working with someone so talented!


  1. WOW...This Sunaina chick is a hottie!

  2. Loveeeee the suggestions!!! And the tips too, you're so cute! I wish I knew #2 last week...can't wait to read your next post!

  3. Love the post Sunaina, I look forward to many more!