Recent Lip Purchases| 2017

Recent Lip Purchases| 2017

Hello, everybody! I hope your week thus far is amazing! Lipstick is one of my favorite makeup products and I wanted to share some that I’ve bought recently. I’ve been using all these products for a while so I’ll give you guys a mini review of each. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and which ones you like. Also, make sure to give me some suggestions of new products to try.

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swatches are in same order as lipsticks above

Bite Beauty-The perfect pair Amuse Bouche lipstick: These two bite beauty lipsticks came in a duo set. The first shade is called Thistle which is a purple taupe color. The one next to it is rhubarb which is a nice rose color. I really enjoy both these lipsticks. They sit nice on the lips and the colors are nice. I also enjoy the minty smell they have. I got this mini pair at Sephora for $15. There is another mini duo in the shades meringue and fig.

Lime Crime velvetine in faded: I have always wanted to try the lime crime velvetines but have heard bad things about ordering off their website. Lime crime ended up going on sale on Hautelook. If you don’t know what Hautelook is, it’s a Nordstrom-owned website that has flash sales. The velvetines were only $10 so I figure I could get one. I’m honestly a little disappointed, The first time I wore it, it was very sticky and a little patchy. I also feel like mine came not full. I would totally try another one but I’m gonna wait for them to come back on HauteLook. The shaded faded is very similar to Bite beauty in thistle. It’s not on HauteLook right now but you can still check this out on Lime Crime’s website.

Wet and Wild Liquid Catsuit in Pink Really Hard: I have heard amazing things about these liquid lipsticks! For some reason, I was really drawn to this bright pink color, which is not like me. I have to say that they hype is true with these. They feel nice on the lips and last a reasonable amount of time. It is a little patchy but could just be this color. I got this at Target for $4.99

E.L.F. gel lip stain in dewy berry- This lip stain is part of their aqua line and I love the blue lid. This lip stain is infused with rose water and vitamin E. So it should be really hydrating on the lips. I feel like this is actually pretty drying. But if you put some chapstick on throughout the day, it’s not too bad. The color is really nice for every day. I definitely want to get some more of these. I got this at Target for $3.99.

Too Faced Sweet Peach lipgloss in pure peach- I have wanted to try these for so long! For some reason, I am very drawn towards the mono color packaging. I used to hate lipgloss but wanted to try some better lipglosses. After trying these, I want to try more lipglosses. This is not very stick and is actually really hydrating. The color is really nice also. I dig the fake peach smell but other people may not like it. I really want the color, papa don’t peach. I got this at Sephora for $19.

Don’t forget to let me know if you’ve tried any of these. Also if you guys have any color suggestions for Lime Crime, let me know. Have a great week and I will see you Saturday!

 

 

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Blackmail Lip Swatches

Blackmail Lip Swatches

This past Christmas I bought the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick palette in blackmail. They also have a palette called Junkie, and I hope to purchase that one also. I recently posted a review of this palette which you can check out here. I decided that I wanted to do a post showing the lipsticks on my actual lips. I love this palette so much. I use this all the time and I’m honestly afraid of actually running out. The bottom row, with the nudes, are my favorite shades in this palette. I apologize for some of the picture quality and the last swatch looks really bad. Let me know which color you love the best!

Sheer Shame and Firebird

Big Bang and Disobedient

EZ and Firebird(Kind of hard to tell a difference in these photos. Firebird is matte and EZ is not)

Vanished and 1993

Ex-Girlfriend and Amulet

Conspiracy and Blackmail

 

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NYX Brooklyn Thorn

NYX Brooklyn Thorn

Not only am I obsessed with NYX but I’m also obsessed with lipstick. NYX is one of my favorite drug store brands. NYX has a line of liquid lip creams called liquid suedes. I decided one day to pick up the shade Brooklyn thorn. Brooklyn thorn is a browny, purple shade.  I love this color so much! Another great thing about this line is that they have matching lip liners with the same names. Not a lot of brands do that so I love that they have that option.

Having the lip liner is a really good idea for these because the applicator is kind of a weird one. It’s a big, flat, rounded brush. It’s very hard to get a clean line with the applicator. Honestly, I feel like if you wanted a really matte finish, you could just wear the lip liner. The lipstick does not dry down all the way. I like this because then it isn’t too drying on the lips. It has really great wear time but is not transfer proof. All in all, I would totally recommend buying this. Unfortunately, I feel like you can’t see the purple undertone in the picture. It mostly looks just brown. I want to get a bunch of colors and then do a post about them. Let me know if you guys have a favorite color in the collection that I can try.

 

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

I don’t know about you guys, but I love lipstick! I also love the idea of a lipstick palette. You get a bunch of different colors at a pretty good price. I never actually make it through a whole lipstick so I like the idea of having a little bit of each color. Urban Decay came out with their vice lipstick palettes which have select colors from their vice line. There are two options for the palette which are junkie and blackmail. Junkie has some common colors such as reds and nudes. Then the last few colors are bold colors such as a light lavender and a metallic green. Blackmail has more tame colors such as the top row being pinks and reds. The bottom row is mostly nudes ending with a deep purple. At first, I loved the sound of the Junkie palette because of the fun colors. Ultimately, I decided to get blackmail because I wanted some more everyday colors in my collection. Eventually, I will obtain junkie as well. The blackmail palette can be found at Ulta for $35. Each color is 0.02 ounces, so all together you get 0.24 ounces. Once vice lipstick is 0.11 ounces at $17. So with the palette, you get a little more than two lipsticks for about the same price, but you get more color options.

The packaging looks very nice but is very fingerprint prone. As I said above the top row is all pinks and reds. and the bottom is mainly nudes. I’ll show you swatches of each row and then describe them the same on Ulta’s website.

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These are swatched in the same order as the appear in the palette.

Sheer Shame- “Sheer berry” This doesn’t look as pigmented in the picture as it does in real life.

Firebird- “Cream deep fuchsia”

Big Bang- “MetallizedBright Pink sparkle” I didn’t think that I would like this one but it’s great for every day.

Disobedient- “Cream Medium Pink” This reminds me of Legally Blonde.

EZ- “Cream bright red-orange”

714- “Mega Matte bright red” Definitely amazing, definitely drying

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Vanished- “Sheer pale neutral nude”

1993- “Comfort matte medium brown” This is one of my favorite colors in the whole palette.

Ex-girlfriend- “sheer shimmer nude-rose with pink shimmer” This is one of those “my lips but better” kind of shades. That’s just with my lips, though.

Amulet- “metallized brick rose”

Conspiracy- “metallizes plum-bronze shimmer” This one tricked me. I did not think I was going to like this because it looks gold in the pan. Once swatched you can really see the plum in it.

Blackmail-“comfort matte deep berry wine” I love this color so much! It looks so pretty.

My final thoughts on this palette are that it is amazing. The colors are very pigmented and have great wear time. The matte colors last longer than the sheer shades. I totally recommend buying this. Let me know if you have tried this and which shade is your favorite.

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Ipsy November 2016

Ipsy November 2016

I’m back! Hopefully I will start posting again. Taking 3 chemistry classes has definitely taken a toll on me this past semester. I want to start posting again so I’m going to start with my November Ipsy bag. I’ve decided that I’m going to cancel my Ipsy subscription and do boxycharm instead. I just feel like Boxycharm is a really good deal and I can only afford one subscription. I loved everything in this bag this month. 

Tarte Maracuja Oil- I already put this oil on every night so I was very excited to relieve this. This oil seems to really help with me redness and makes me skin look smoother. 

The Balm Mad Lash mascara- I really like this mascara and I think it works really well. The packaging is not good though. You pull the cap off instead of twisting it off. when I first pulled the cap off mascara went everywhere. I just don’t understand the point of changing it from twisting off. 

Pur-lisse face moisturizer – personally I already like the moisturizer that I’m currently using but I’m going to try this as an eye cream because it has really good ingredients.

Absolute Matte Lipstick – I was so excited to get a full size lipstick in the bag. This color is very nice and I feel like the lipstick has good wear time. 

Miss glam angled eye brush- This is a really good brush with the right amount of softness and stiffness. So far I like it. 

Ok… I Was Wrong

Ok… I Was Wrong

If you read my post about my lip collection you saw me talk about the Too Faced melted liquid lipsticks. I was really disappointed with them. Those lipsticks were so talked up everywhere and they did not meet my expectations. They dried my lips out and were not long lasting like they claimed. If I let them dry down for about an hour they do last a little bit longer but that means not letting anything touch my lips for that time. After buying two of them I decided that I was not going to buy anymore but…. I ended up purchasing another one the other day. This time, I bought the matte formula which is a fairly recent line that they came out with. I had heard from people that this formula was better and lasted much longer. First off, I didn’t think I was going to like the new packaging cause I honestly like the squeezy tube the other ones come in. Yup, I was wrong about that too because I actually like the new packaging. This lipstick claims to have a plumping effect which I didn’t really notice. It is also infused with avocado oil, vitamin E, and hyaluronic spheres. I looked up what hyaluronic spheres are and they are supposed to fill wrinkles and help nourish the skin. As with any product, this had some pros and cons.

Pros

  • It dries really fast- you can eat right after you’re done putting it on
  • It lasts all day- I didn’t see much fading at all throughout the day
  • Really easy to apply and very comfortable

Cons

  • It dries really fast- cleaning it up can be kind of hard
  • It can be really drying but not unbearable
  • Sometimes it gets flakey

All in all, I would totally recommend this to everyone! I bought this at Sephora for $21. I got the color Who’s Zoomin Who but I want every color. Let me know if you guys have a favorite color in this line and what other liquid lipsticks I should try.

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My (small) Lipstick Collection

My (small) Lipstick Collection

I just recently got into loving lipstick a few years ago. It’s amazing what putting on some lipstick can do. When I wear lipstick, I feel so empowered. So over the past few years, I have been buying lipstick and I wear it a couple times a week. My lipstick collection is still pretty small right now, but I’ll update it every once in a while when I get more. Let me know what your favorite lipstick is so I can try it out.

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  1. NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick in shade Snow White- This is probably my favorite lipstick that I own. It has great wearability and is an amazing shade of red. It’s a blue toned red which in my opinion is the best type of red. I got this at Target for around $4.
  2. Ulta Matte Lipstick in shade 251- I tried to look this up on Ulta’s website to find the actual shade name but I don’t think they sell it anymore. This color is a nice rose color with some shimmer. This lipstick also stays on for a pretty great amount of time. I think this was around $8.
  3. Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in shade Smitten- This is a great deep pink that is also very hydrating for the lips. Both of the Revlon products I’m talking about stay on pretty much the whole day. These lipsticks even pass the burrito test. I bought this at Walmart for around $7.
  4. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in shade Sultry- I just did a post about this lipstick so I won’t say much about it on this post. If you want to read about this lipstick, you can click here.
  5. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in shade Blissful Berry- I was kind of disappointed in the color of this lipstick because it isn’t as dark as you would think it would be. The color is very sheer but it is still a great color regardless. This has an ok length of wearability. I got this at Walmart for around $8
  6. Too Faced Melted Lipstick in shade Melted Nude- I had really high expectations because I’ve heard so many people talk about them. I like this shade because it is a nice nude. These lipsticks rub off so easily. They do not stay on well. I don’t think I’ll be buying anymore unless I can figure out how to make it stay on longer. I got this at Ulta for $21.
  7. Too Faced Melted Lipstick in shade Melted Villain- I love this color but it’s the same as what I said above.
  8. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in shade Turn On- This color is a really bright pink and is so creamy. The wearability is pretty good but not as good as some of the others I have. It’s really hydrating on the lips also. The original price of this lipstick is $22 but they’re all on sale for 50% off right now. I got mine at Sephora for $11.