Darling Duos: Dior Vernis- Aloha and Bare Minerals Moxie Lipstick- Live It Up

 I’ve been wearing a lot of orange based nail polish colors these past couple weeks, which I’m pretty sure is what has inspired my search for a similar type of lipstick for the summer. Dior Aloha was part of the 2011 Electric Tropics Summer collection and it came with the topcoat pictured, which I’m wearing over two coats in all of these pics.

I thought I had posted pics of Aloha on this blog before, but I couldn’t find anything.  It is a really bright jelly polish that leans toward a true orange on me. It’s one of my summer faves.

 Bare Minerals Moxie Lipstick- Live It Up
 Bare Minerals Moxie Lipstick- Live It Up

Now remember when I told you I was looking for a orangeish/coral/peachy type lipstick, in this post. Well, after Dior my search led me to bareMinerals. I was with my mother and my sister and as I walked in the store this color jumped out at me. It was Live It Up. It is described as cherry red on the bareMinerals site. A google search for this color notes other bloggers describing it that way as well. I don’t see cherry red. I didn’t see cherry red when I saw it in the store and I don’t see cherry red in these pics.  So, two things might be happening here:

  1. I’ve lost my ability to distinguish red from orange (I’m not getting any younger so this is very possible)

  2. Everybody else is wrong

This is my recreation of the in store swatch- liner free

So I try Live it Up on in the store and I turn first to my mother, aka The Great Illuminator. She gave me a, if you choose to wear that I would prefer that you not walk behind me look. Undaunted I turn to my sister who gave me a passive aggressive, ” Do you like it?”.  Last but not least there was the sales man. He politely offered to show me some of their darker red lipsticks.

Despite that trio of, if you don’t want my answer don’t ask me, I mean if you think you can pull it off and, I really don’t care what you get as long as I get a sale, I decided to follow my heart and buy Live It Up. I’m wearing it in the pic above with MAC cork liner.

 And finally, the duo together in what I have christened the ofthecomely Summer 2013 look. And yes, as a matter of fact I do like it 🙂

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  1. ahhhsoNeo
    July 25, 2013 / 3:38 am

    lol, great story! I love it, live it up and live it well!

    • Of the comely
      August 6, 2013 / 2:57 am

      Yes maam. That is the plan:)

  2. Beauty
    August 3, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    I do not see cherry red too but it's indeed a bold color choice and I must say you are one bold confident lady! I love it.

    • Of the comely
      August 6, 2013 / 2:57 am

      Thanks Beauty and congrats on the new little one !

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