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You win some, you lose some. I’ve finally just started to get the hang of photographing myself with a tripod. I’d seen some gorgeous photos taken with a 50mm lens, so I decided to try mine. Did you know that I didn’t know until yesterday, despite the fact that I purchased the damn thing myself, that my lens wasn’t autofocus? Or maybe it used to work with my old camera?

Anyhoo. The photos I took are slightly out of focus. But you can still see.

I wanted to show you what color number 2, Roman Rouge, in the Serge Lutens sampler looks like. You know, the one I abandoned on the day in photos halfway through for Pourpre Maure.

And yet somehow the door is in focus…

It really is a lovely color. It’s not quite red, as in the reds that I’ve been looking at and trying out, but it’s a good alternative for a day I don’t want to commit to the upkeep of a red lip.

Still, it’s a pretty color

In terms of wear, it does match Pourpre Maure. Dries down to a satin finish and really lasts, without transferring.

Luckily, my heart has not been completely lost to this one (though if I bought refills for the other colors, I could just switch off with the one case…).

What do you think of this one? What’s on your lips these days?

ALSO, MY HAIR HAS GOTTEN SO FREAKING LONG. That will happen when you’re unemployed for 5 months and don’t think cutting your hair is a priority.

However, I am getting a haircut TOMORROW!! Monday (due to illness).  But I’m undecided as to what to do. My hair has never gotten this long looking decent, and while I normally wear it more mid-length, I’ve sort of gotten attached to it this way. Help me decide!

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16 comments on “Red Romance—Serge Lutens Roman Rouge Lipstick”

    • Don't get me wrong, I've been dying for a trim for months, but when you're unemployed, you kind of have other things you need to save your money on. I'm just trying to figure out if I should keep it this long (with a much needed trim). 🙂

  1. Personally I love long hair, my hair was about 6 inches longer and I had a 'trim' I almost cried! I love how your hair is curly too, I would hug it!!

    New lens' are so much fun, I got a super zoom lense for my Canon 60D a few months ago and I just kept taking super close photos of everything. So the lense has no auto focus? You need to get a dummy or another person to sit where you are going to see and focus it on that and then sit down. I use a child!

    Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty

    • I've mostly had my hair mid-length lately, since I've been trying for an "edgier" cut (hard to do when it's curly). Any time before it's gotten this long, it's just looked awful. So I was surprised that the only parts of my hair I hate now (other than the dry ends) is the very front. My hair is super fine, so when it gets long, it gets very weighed down. I definitely need to recut the layers near my face, at least. But I've gotten really attached to the length. It feels so feminine. (Actually, the last time it was this long, I wound up going shoulder length. My stylist put it in a pony and literally just cut off about 6 inches right there. She offered me wine because I was looking a bit pale, ha.)

      Nope, no autofocus. At least not with my new camera (I had a Nikon D90 when I bought it; now have a D5100). I've been taking my photos in the morning before I go to work, so there is never anyone available for me to conscript! I need to rig something on a stick so that I can hold it out with, like, a balloon attached as a "head" to focus on. Or something. What super zoom lens did you get? I've been wondering how everyone gets their super close-up shots of eye and lip makeup. x

  2. Roman Rouge is so pretty on you. It is in that family of fuschia/magenta colors that is so very Shani.

    You look like a gorgeous pre-Raphaelite in these photos! Your hair is beautiful, just trim it!

    • I do like it, but I think Pourpre Maure is a little more special. Not that I'm going out and buying either of them right now… It looks less fuchsia in person, actually. It's like a not-quite-red color, with a hint of pink.

      Thank you! I loved the way my hair looked in these, so I posted them even though they're out of focus. *face palm* I guess I can keep it long for a while. 🙂

      • I mean, if your hair was very long and scraggly and didn't look good, like mine gets when I've gone too long without a trim (and I could never get my hair as long as yours 🙁 ), that would be one thing. But it looks so good like this, and I really like the ombre affect also.

        As for lipstick, as first I was a bit timid about wearing my Revlon Cherries In The Snow, but now I am fully acclimated and have been wearing it a lot lately. It stays on a long time, too, even without primer. And it's moisturizing! So that's hitting the spot for me 🙂

        • My hair usually gets long and scraggly looking. Somehow this time I've avoided it. I'm afraid I won't have much ombre left in (really, it's just grown-out under-the-top-layer highlights!), but that's for another paycheck.

          That's the spirit! You just have to go for it! It's all about attitude. 🙂

          • And you know what? A little Revlon lipstick does go a long way in terms of boosting morale, like the American women wore red lipstick during WWII to be patriotic and boost morale for themselves and their families. Sometimes it really it is the little things…

  3. Ooh, a poll! I say just trim it. Your hair looks nice long, plus if you decide to go wild and chop it off you can do that next time (but it takes long hair more than a couple of months to grow back…)

    • I know, I'm getting all fancy! 😉 Good advice. I've gone from this long to shoulder length before, but I'm definitely not up for that drastic a cut. Might as well go for it and see how far it takes me this long.

  4. I wish I looked so good when taking a picture of myself with a tripod. I always end up looking stupid like Chandler in Friends (don't know if you can relate to that!)
    Anyway, I was also thinking that your hair looks damn beautiful, don't do anything, it's lovely!
    Mafalda ❤

    • You mean blurry and like a deer in headlights?! 😉 And, oh, can I relate to Chandler?! I am Chandler; Chandler is me.

      And thank you so much for that! I'm glad for the input. 🙂 x

  5. Oops, may have lost my comment when apple decided to refresh browser…

    Anyway what I was saying is that I like pourpre maure better on you – if you decide to buy full size of one of them my vote goes towards pourpre.

    Give your hair a healthy trim – you are rocking the longer curls right now. Do a new style in spring when lighter hair is also more convenient 🙂

    • I like it better, too. Still have to compare it with Rebel, first, though. And that's awesome advice! Too bad I am now sick and have to reschedule my appointment. 🙁 But at least the Universe has decided for me? lol

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