A Tag & Port Red

Yay for taggin’ games!!! Yall know I’m on it.

My Foundation: N/A…no foundation for meeee.
My Mascara
: Yall know I am constantly reviewing them but the one I adore right now is….catch the review next Monday!
My Blush
: Fashion Fair Warm Sand and MAC Sweet as Cocoa.
My Eye Shadow
: MAC’s Vanilla pigment. I swear it looks gorgeoussss.
My Day Cream
: I wear Olay Complete.
My Lipstick
: MAC’s 3D and now, Port Red!
My Beauty Product Brand
: MAC Cosmetics, Milani, NARS, L’Oreal, etc.
My Essential Beauty Product
: I really don’t leave the house without eyeliner.
My Favorite Makeup Product
: Blush, it really tuns a simple look into glam.
My Perfume
: Unforgettable for Women by Sean Combs.
My Nails
: China Glaze! Currently dappin’ in the WOW collection.
My Feet
: A Mr. Pumice Bar every night, Vaseline with socks to bed.
My Hands: Some Avon lotion.
Three Products to bring on a deserted island
: MAC’s lip conditioner, a good sun block (you know, SPF 70, hehe) and a blend of olive oil and rosemary—for the face & hair.
Woman I admire for their beauty
: Iman, Tia Williams, Angela Bassett, my Mom, Jill Scott
Woman with the Best Sense of Style
: Don’t know. Not really up on what people are wearing.
My Ultimate Dream
: To help as many people as I can.
How Do I Define Womanhood
: I can show you better than I can tell you.
My Favorite Fashion Publication
: Some UK piece. Can’t remember the name. It’s a wonderful fashion mag for Black women.

….but that’s not alllll.

I was on my way to work and was tempted to try on that new Port Red lipstick from MAC’s Naughty Nauticals collection. So I dropped my lunch box and purse on the floor and ran to my bathroom where the beauty of all lipsticks lay in my traincase. I lined my lips with Nightmoth and applied Port Red. I was floored with how beautiful it looks. The subtle gold specks really bring some “umph” to the overall color of Port Red. I am in love with this. And yep, it is a TRUE red. What I love about it is how it isn’t a deep red. Deep reds tend to make me really look like somebody’s 40 year old Momma. And yall know what I’m talkin’ about….hehehe.

So dig the little photo shoot I had in the car. I was careful about it, I promise. I also tried to show pictures in different lightning so you can really get an idea of how Port Red looks. *insert British voice* I was a bit giddy in these pics, chaps but I had a jolly good time. And you’ll have to enlarge for a better view. Photbucket was on the trips today, mannnn.

My brows are really crackin’ me up. Goin’ to get them threaded tomorrow. I can’t express how much I love this color.

What do you think?
Yay or nay to Port Red?
…..what’ s your take on darker skinned ladies wearin’ red lippies?

  • Anonymous

    yay to port red! i never knew that a black girl could pull off such a bright lipstick, but i am a believer!

  • yummy411

    great list! the lips are gorgeous! rock it.. i think all WoC especially darker skinned ladies should have a great red lippie in their arsenal!

  • nywele

    Hey.I enjoyed reading your entry! I also love sweet as cocoa.Yay to Port Red.I ordered it and can’t wait to get it :) Your review on it and now the pictures are very helpful!

  • Nemesis

    Yes mam…you are rocking the Port Red. Looks really good on you…I may have to replace Rocker with it….hmmmmm

  • SuzieC

    I love the color on you! In high school all I wore for 4 years was red lipstick so I don’t know why I’m having issues now with it. I’m going to check out the Port Red.

  • rmcandlelight

    I love the red lip color on you. Hey I’m in my 40’s what do you mean by that (LOL)

  • Izar

    Yay, yay, yay!!! You already know that I’m all for you dark skinned girls wearing red lippies but when I scrolled down and saw those four photos I swear my heart skipped a beat or two. That shade was made to be worn by you!

    I just don’t understand why there are practically no black women wearing red lipstick, at least not in the media… (Here in Hungary, there are hardly any African or African-American people, so I can only see you gals in television or in movies.) Gals are always rocking the smoky eye and nude lips look. I love that too, but red like this looks so gorgeous on you.

    Hmm, rosemary essential oil played a big part in stopping heavy hairloss for me a few years back, so it’s definitely good and I love treating my hair with olive oil after washing it. It really brings out my curls! Do you use a home-made formula?

    Loved this post, it’s always nice to get to know more about our bloggin’ friends. ^_^


    P.S.: Btw, I love the new look of ‘Clumps': fresh, airy (i.e. not cluttered), great color combo, and I still love your blog description for some silly reason. :-)

  • Twinkle Twinkle

    ^^^ I think a lot of black women are afraid to wear red lipstick, but I also of women in general are afraid to wear red lipstick. You look great in it though. Rock it!

  • Quizshow

    Red lipstick is my crack. I love bright lips, and Port Red looks fantabulous on you!

  • PBW

    Those Port Red lips have me grabbing my purse and car keys. It’s MAC store time!

  • Afrodite

    I have to say nay. I can’t rock the red lipstick. I think I look like someone’s momma with dark or light red lipstick. =(

  • Jennifer

    um hell yes. that color looks great on you. I think EVERYONE can rock red lipstick, you just have to find the right shade of red. For me, ts vincent longo-costa fiore-a bluish red.

  • nywele

    twinkle_twinkle is right. I was afraid of wearing red lipstick! I got my Port Red and looove it!

  • Divine Blackness

    Thanks chicas….told you would love it Nywele!

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    I love a good list!!!

    I am like you – it’s hard for me to leave the house without eyeliner.

    I think the red looks great on you! I’ve never tried wearing red before because my husband thinks it’s a hideous shade, but what does he know, right? LOL

  • Talisa

    I love it on you! I bought the mattene seriously rich last month which is my LOVE but imma have to try this color since it looks more daytime like!

  • FashionDevotee/FierceBlackness

    Fab color…I love it!

  • Specialkalle

    wow your lips look amazing! u should wear that shade all the time!