The colour the bride chose to wear, was one newer to the world of intense reds, being the L'Oréal Paris Infalliable Lip Colour Stars Collection - Beyoncé's Red
Beyoncé is well known for loving red lips so it is of course mandatory that her shade in the new "stars collection" be the boldest truest red you have ever laid your eyes on. I'll admit, when I saw the red of the plastic outer packaging it adopts somewhat of a pinkish hue which threw me off, thinking it may be disastrous! However, once I slid the felt tip applicator out of its sleeve, I was convinced this lip colour and I would make beautiful music together :)
As soon as I began to place it onto her lips, I was blown away by the intensity! This is the truest most beautiful red I have ever seen or used. I did not think any red could ever match the perfection of MAC Russian Red for me, but it has been replaced.
It glides on like a dream, the felt pointed applicator lays at an angle, which allows for great precision, I was pleasantly surprised. Reds are not forgiving in the application department and can be rather scary to use. You do not want to look like a psychotic "I'm so pretty" lip stick smearing nutcase from the movies, so its something that takes some time.
This lip colour promises to stay put for 16 hours and "never fail". I have heard these promises before from other companies when it came to stay on lip colour. They either dried the heck out of my lips and shriveled them into dry prunes or I had the lip colour welded to my lips for 3 days waiting for it to wear off. Short of taking a shoe shining brush to my lips, these other brands just left me stained and confused.
So the steps are to apply the main colour which slides up, then untwists to reveal the wand. After you apply the main colour.... wait. This is so very important. Finish your hair, put mascara on, find something to do for about 3 minutes. This will ensure that the colour is set and you can now proceed to step two, setting and conditioning the lips.
The lip conditioner twists up like a regular lipstick and you apply it directly over the colour, all over your lips. This is non-greasy, non-drying and adds instant gloss and finishes the look.
I recommend this product as well as this colour. I wore my red lips all night like a champ after taking these pictures. It INSTANTLY makes you feels glamorous, not to mention it has the perfect undertone to make those teeth chiclet white!
I later ate a sandwich and took a pic to see if it transferred at all...I do not need a hubby with red lips all over his face.
mmmm peanut butter sammich!
Here is a shot of the bride :)