3 Red Hot Summertime Lips from Urban Decay, Lancome and Illamasqua

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urban decay colin
Wearing Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in Colin

Sup, ladies? How was your Wednesday? Mine went well until a killer migraine struck me down. The ones I get are tied to sound, and loud noises make my head throb like a disco. Thankfully, it’s just been me and Tabs all afternoon, and apart from his occasional meows to go outside, it’s been quiet here at Casa de MBB.


Loud noises hurt, but makeup doesn’t, so I tried to relax with a few of the red hot lip colors I’ve had crushes on as of late…

Red often gets pigeonholed as a holiday color, but it can look great any time of year. In summer, I like reds with orange, coral or rose tones and a shiny, high-gloss finish.

lancome rose mythique
Wearing Lancome L’Absolu Creme de Brilliance in Rose Mythique

illamasqua temper
Wearing Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Temper

lancome rose mythique
Lancome Rose Mythique

illamasqua temper
Illamasqua Temper

urban decay colin
Urban Decay Colin

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From top to bottom: Lancome Rose Mythique, Urban Decay Colin, Illamasqua Temper

Bright lips can be tricky, but they’re well worth the work (try some of these tips). Pair that pucker with a neutral eyeshadow (here I’m wearing colors from the Clarins Instant Sun Light Palette), and you’re good to go!


So what did you end up doing tonight? I just chilled on the couch with the telly on very low volume. πŸ™‚

I watched the latest Glee on Hulu and didn’t hate it. Now I’m watching an episode of Drop Dead Diva, one of my new favorite shows.

Almost time for bed…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lindsay says:

    Alrighty I totally need Rose Mythique stat! What did I do tonight? The usual, hang out with the hubs and the tabbies πŸ™‚
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… Change of Address =-.

  2. Jen says:

    Illamasqua Temper looks hella fierce! Rawr!

    As for my day, I did mostly nothing. Again. But I really gotta get going on the job hunt. Siiigh.

  3. Pinch says:

    Aww, you poor thing! Hey, maybe you enjoyed Glee BECAUSE the sound was low? All the lippies look gorgeous on you =)
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… Review: Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser =-.

  4. Rachel says:

    rose mythique is is my favorite! so pretty (but of course i like the most expensive one best), lol. i watched glee today too, and i liked it but it was kind of a downer this week

  5. Joey Chong says:

    Good day Karen,
    Illamasqua Temper looks great on you!!

  6. Sarah says:

    Aww, I LOVE Drop Dead Diva! I missed most of it the first time around and am now catching up on Hulu. I’m only halfway through the episode where the Judge sues the matchmaking company. I love the guy thats flirting with Jane though – I love seeing his reactions in the background while she just does her normal thing! And he’s super cute…

    (I have yet to watch Glee – I’m getting a bit frustrated with it, and have been relatively busy!)

    • Karen says:

      I just started watching Drop Dead Diva until recently (on hulu!) and was pleasantly surprised. It’s a fun show, and I think the characters are great!

      As for Glee, I know what you mean. I’ve been not loving this new season, but this week’s ep captures a little bit of the edge that the show used to have. Watch it!

  7. Kim says:

    Those look great on you. I actually look like the Joker when I try red lips but the Rose Mythique looks like a maybe! I had a really funny make-up dream last night and woke up thinking that maybe I’m spending too much time on MBB. But then I realized that wasn’t really possible. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Oh, you could totally pull off red lips!! Have you tried using a light stain? Maybe that would help make it seem less dramatic, but still give you a touch o’ red.

      I totally have makeup dreams too, btw. I had a MAC one a last week!

  8. Tiffany says:

    Oooh, these are all pretty! I think I like the Lancome the best. Hope you are feeling better today, girlie!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Tiffany!

      How’s your week going? Did you end up pulling the trigger on your Sephora haul?

      • Tiffany says:

        Key Karen! My week is ok – just the usual. How about you? Ready for Friday tomorrow?!

        Nope – instead I am still adding and removing things! LOL, mostly adding. Have you seen/tried the new NARS multiple tints? I am drooling over them…

      • Karen says:

        Yes, thank goodness the weekend is a hop, skip and a jump away. I love these short weeks.

        As for the haul, I’m still shuffling, too. The only thing that seems to stay in there is that new concealer from The Balm, LOL!

        As for the NARS Multiple Tints, I’ve seen pics but haven’t had the chance to play with them in person. For some reason they remind me of the tarte cheek stains…

  9. gio says:

    Illamasqua Temper looks hawt! I hope you’re feeling better today Karen.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… What can I do if my fave fragrance is discounted? =-.

  10. Nina says:

    They are all lovely but Temper is calling my name. πŸ™‚ I feel the need for some retail therapy this week – im at a low ebb for some reason. πŸ™‚

    Last night I watched Top Chef Masters (not as dramatic as regular Top Chef but its awesome to watch these five star chefs slug it out) … while waiting for that show to start, I was channel surfing and came across a show called Toddlers & Tiaras about the kiddie pageant scene. I was disturbed by that show, to say the least. Kids who look like bombshells and act like bombshells scare me.

    • Karen says:

      My BFF loooves Top Chef. She’s taking me to a restaurant for my BDAY on Saturday in Napa that’s run by one of the Top Chef contestants (or winners? I’m not sure). Anyway, here it is:


      I’ve heard of that show and have been purposefully trying to avoid it. Chances are if I watched it I’d get totally agro…

  11. Scientific Housewife says:

    Looks great on you but won’t cut it on this pale girl πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      You could probably pull of Colin!

    • Nina says:

      Bdaybdaybday girl! πŸ™‚

      I checked that restaurant’s website out and it looks interesting! πŸ™‚

      Ive been hooked on TC since season1 πŸ™‚

      That show kinda made me mad too … these babies seem to be living out their mom’s fantasies of being beauty queens. Grr. Apparently theres an even worse show called Little Miss Perfect. What is the world coming to!!!

  12. I am lusting over Lancome Rose Mythique! That just screams SUMMER!
    .-= Polish Earthgirl’s last blog post… Day 1) The Flight. =-.

  13. AtelierGal says:

    I have that Lancome in Rose Mythique too! Absolutely love it!!!
    .-= AtelierGal’s last blog post… Milo Turns 9 months! =-.

  14. lexi says:

    I still want that Clarins palette! Loving the Lancome gloss but not as much as I’m loving your carpet backdrop pics hahahahaha!

  15. LouiseGray says:

    You do look good with vivid lip colors. I own Mr. Colin myself. But one thing that I just have to say about those pockets rocket-I get the feeling that those men on the caps aren’t posing for me but for other men. Especially the one on Colin. Am I seeing things right? Is he pulling his shorts off or what exactly is he doing back there on the cap of the lip gloss. One day I’ll illegally be applying my lip gloss while I am driving my car and i’ll look at the cap and realize what’s going on down there and crash my car. That Urban Decay better be careful. hahahah

  16. Minte says:

    God, I love the Illamasqua one. I’m just not sure if me and my pale complexion can pull it off, but it looks great on you! But all the three colours scream summer, so who know, I just might be tempted to get one even with my ‘concerns’.

  17. Kathryn says:

    Karen you are gorgeous πŸ™‚

  18. Diana says:

    I LOVE Colin and Temper on you! It goes great with your skin color. I’m close to your color, so I’m going to have to go to Sephora soon!

  19. Steph B says:

    Totally love the poses on the floor so you get the mermaid underwater hair spread! Too cute.

  20. Rica says:

    Red lips always look good on you! I’m jealous! I gotta find a red colour that suits me well.

    Btw, very model-y shots LOL.
    .-= Rica’s last blog post… Haul: MAC To the Beach Collection and Miscellaneous (pic heavy) =-.

  21. Madelynn says:

    Girl, you look HOT in these photos. :]

  22. amy says:

    I am liking the look of Mythic. The reds just look very hot and juicy.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… A Touch of Green and Blue = Aquamarine NOTD American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Malibu Green =-.

  23. jen says:

    Hey Karen

    Loving all three lippies!

    Btw what eye makeup are you wearing? It looks subtle but oh so sexy

  24. Gummy says:

    agreed with Jen above! What caught me most were your eyelashes, ha ha ha! What did you do??? ^_^
    .-= Gummy’s last blog post… Surprised! =-.

  25. Lee says:

    Hey Karen,

    how u been? πŸ™‚
    ive been working so ive been off the blog 4 a wk again πŸ™ its so crap that i miss out on ur blogs when theyre going, BUT when i log on i got heaps of cool stuff 2 keep reading hehe πŸ™‚

    I think the Lancome one looks awesome on u!

    I had a red Dior lipstick that was the best shade red, just plain red hehe

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