I like to think that I am not the best reviewer when it comes to — well, anything! I’m just too naive to be a good judge. So even though you’re seeing this post about a fabulous cherry red lipliner, it’s really just me showing you some pictures and being proud of my new loot. Same goes for the other upcoming product posts. I mean, I have to do something with my very much appreciated Christmas presents other than smearing them all over my face, am I right?! ;-)
I’m gonna be honest — I love wearing my Clinique Cherry Pop lipstick from time to time (more cherries!) but I was missing that nice and polished look of a lipliner base. I was in desperate need of a good ol’ red lipliner to go with this lipstick. I know there’s plenty of good reds out there, but after abusing my MAC Whirl lipliner almost daily I knew I had to get another MAC liner to add to my tiny collection (gotta start somewhere!). After hearing a lot of good things from this liner, it landed on my wish list and my boyfriend ended up getting it for me for a Secret Santa gift! Thank you Secret Santa!
All I can say is that this lipliner has a beautiful deep red color and the pigmentation is crazy! I apply it over my Baby Lips (which is still my absolute favorite lip balm, by the way!) and I find it goes on very smooth and effortlessly. Stays on there pretty long, too! I like to top it off with Cherry Pop lipstick and I’m ready to go!
What is your favorite red lipliner?
Let’s talk about Ariana Grande for a moment.. Everyone seems to have an opinion on her these days. That’s so funny to me, because years ago when I would drop her name people would look at me confused.. ‘Who is that?’ And then I’d have to explain that she’s an adorably silly redhead in this teen show called Victorious. I loved her back then and I still love her to this day.
When I heard she was bringing out her own perfume a few months ago, I just knew it would be a sweet scent. Might sound weird, but her taste and mine seem to be so similar! So since I’m a sucker for sweet scents I was sure Ari would come up with something sweet. And she totally did! Last month I decided to finally treat myself to a flacon of this ‘ARI by Ariana Grande’ and I am being completely honest when I say that this is my favorite scent as of right now (yes, it’s tied with my all-time favorites Chanel Mademoiselle, Lancôme La Vie est Belle and Gucci Guilty Diamond)!
Top notes: pear, grapefruit, raspberry
Middle notes: muguet, roses, vanilla orchid
Base notes: musk, blonde woods, marshmallow
Reading about the top, middle and base notes made me really happy — I love me some fruity and flowery scents! And can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that one of the base notes is marshmallow.. MARSHMALLOW!! Who would’ve thought that’s even possible?
Overall, ARI is a very cute and girly perfume, with a hint of ‘feminine’ and ‘flirty’. The durability differs per person, but for me this scent lasts a very long time! Of course the intensity decreases after a while, but the base notes are noticeable for at least the rest of the day. The other day I could still smell the perfume on my wrists the day after applying, when taking a shower (is it just me or does the smell of perfume intensify when you’re taking a shower?).
Have you tried ARI by Ariana Grande yet?