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Fall Lipstick Must have

2 Oct

Every year myself and countless bloggers compile lists of our favorite Fall lipsticks to share with the world. Every year the same lipstick is on my list. I’m sharing only one color this year because I feel so strongly that it should be a part of every woman’s Fall lip color collection. Without a doubt, Mac Rebel is my go-to, must have Fall lip color.mac

The beautiful rich berry/wine hue is gorgeous and looks amazing on all skin tones as well.  I can’t even remember what tube I’m on at this point- I literally wear it all Fall long and into Winter as well. I love love love this color! What are your favorite fall lippies?

Mac Rebel $17 

 

 

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My 5 Favorite Fall Lipsticks. (Including a gorgeous $1 red!!!)

23 Sep

Fall is officially here y’all and I’m so excited to wear richer colors, layers and gorgeous textures.  Fall makeup looks are some of my favorite hands down and beautiful lipstick is a staple for me during the fall. I’ve chosen my favorites and linked them below. I will list them from lowest $ to highest $$.

Happy Fall,

Xo Journey

Wet n Wild Cherry frost 514A $1. Super pigmented silky red with a slight shimmer .

wet n wild

NYX Lala $3.99. Creamy mauve/Plum.

NYX Lala

Maybelline Brazen Berry $7. Pretty purple meets magenta.

Brazen Berry

MAC Rebel $17. My favorite lip color of all time is a beautiful bold berry.

Mac Rebel

MAC Girl About town $17. The perfect bright fuchsia.

Mac GAT

Must Have Lipstick Collab!

22 Jun

Giambattista Valli is the latest designer to collaborate with makeup giant MAC. Makeup junkies have been excited about this collaboration for sometime. The highly anticipated 6 piece collection includes 5 matte lipsticks and 1 lip gloss. The potted gloss transforms all the lip colors into high shines hues.

GV

The colors, inspired by flowers from around the world, range from pale pink to dark cherry and the gorgeous packaging matches the lipstick inside. The collection will be available online and in stores July 9.  I NEED the coral shade. What color is your fave?

Lipstick $17.50 Lip gloss $23GV2

Nude Lips! (under $5)

30 Jun

I love a good nude lip color. I also love a great deal as most of you know! Today I’m sharing my 2 go-to nude lip pies, one is a gloss and one is a lip balm- BOTH are less than $5!

Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss.

This peach scented and slightly shimmery lip balm is perfect for everyday. Has the feel of chapstick with a nude/ peachy tint. Very hydrating as well!

baby lips

NYX Butter gloss in Creme Brulee.

This silky smooth butter lip gloss lives up to its name! It glides on like butter and actually stays put! It is also no secret that this lip gloss is a dupe for many high-end lippies including NARS and Lorac.

NYX

Fabulous Friday Finds! (My Top 5 Fall Lipcolors)

4 Oct

Happy Friday loves!!!!!!! I hope you’ve had an amazing week thus far and an even better weekend ahead! Today’s finds are all of my favorite Fall lippies. When I realized they are all under $20, I had to feature them in my next FFF post!!!!! As of late, I have quite a few new readers and I just want to say WELCOME and thank you for stopping by my blog! I do Fabulous Friday finds every Friday and all products featured are never more than $20! Let’s get to it shall we.

Here are my top 5 Fall lip colors, 4 of which are lipsticks and one has a wand applicator. There is also a bonus lip balm that I can’t live without lately!

1.NYX lipstick in LALA. $4 available HERE. This color is a creamy taupe hue with hints of pink.

NYX Lala

2. NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo$6 available HERE. I love this brick-red meets terra-cotta color. This is one of my all time favorite lip products a cross between lipstick and lip stain it dries matte and stays on FOREVER!!!!!

NYX San paulo

3. Maybelline lipstick in Brazen Berry $7.50 available HERE. This is the prettiest creamy purple color I have ever seen! It also smells pretty too.

Brazen Berry

4.MAC lipstick in Rebel $15 available HERE. I’ve been wearing this color for years, it is a perfect deep berry color and is also available in lip glass(shiny)

MAC Rebel

5. Wet ‘n Wild lipstick in #552A $1 available HERE. This perfect red wine hue has a slight metallic sheen to it, but not too much. and for $1- YES $1 what’s not to love!

Wet n' Wild 552A

Maybelline baby lips in Grapevine $4.49 available HERE.

I had to limit my finds to 5 BUT I can’t live without Maybelline Baby Lips lately. Think of it as Lip smackers for grown ups. They smell sooooooooo yummy and are very moisturizing with a slight tint of color.

Baby Lips, grapevine

 

Berry Pretty Crimson Kiss

4 Sep

I am so excited to wear bold lip colors this Fall.  I wear lip color year round but I usually stick to nudes, peaches, corals and pinks in the warmer months. Every September I incorporate my wine hued favorites and shop for any new ones that spark my interest. I literally discovered these Wet n wild shades from a friend three days ago and I’m hooked! In this particular post I will focus on my favorite 5 reds. A crimson kiss looks great on all skin tones and works  any time of day or night.  With this bold lip I do go light on my eye makeup during the day  to keep a nice balance and I save the “crazy” eye for the evening i.e.. heavy on the shadow and or eyeliner etc.

My favorite 5.

Red can be scary at first but just try it on at the makeup counter, they will always let you sample some (make sure they shave the top layer off first, they are used to this request)

New to the whole red lip look? Start with a sheer coverage like the Givenchy,  it’s slightly pearlescent and lightly tints the lips.

Want to dive right into the red?  Then the other 4 choices below are for you.  They are true to tube color providing pigment rich intense color payoff, yes even the dollar ones are amazing! I promise!

Givenchy Rouge Interdit in Raspberry Shine ($30)

Wet n wild Silk Finish in  Cherry Frost 514A (99¢) Also available at drug stores.

Wet n wild SilkFinish in Just Garnet 552A (99¢)

NYC Ultra Moist Lipwear in Retro Red (99¢) Also available at drug stores.

MAC Satin Lipcolor in Rebel ($15)

Swatches…

Fair skin…

Medium skin…

Inspiration……. from cherry red to deep bordeoux…….these colors look great on everyone!

 

 

Where are you going to rock your red?????????

Lip Tips!

14 Aug

Today I was asked what I would do with an almost new, broken lipstick…. In my teen years I would have thrown it away and begged my mom to buy me a new one.  A few years back I would have put it in an old lip balm container and used a brush to apply, Now a days I would do it differently.  My favorite lipstick saving tip is Not throwing it away or cramming it into another container…. I just take the broken piece in my hand with a tissue, find matches or a lighter, then slowly wave the flame under the broken piece.  When it barely starts to get warm, I put it back on the base, swivel it down carefully and put it in the refrigerator -uncovered for 30 minutes. I have come across so many random lipstick tips over the years, some working great and others, not so much.  Today I’ll share with you which ones work for me, hopefully you will also find them helpful.

First things first…..Keep lips hydrated, soft and smooth.

Make sure to gently exfoliate lips with a soft bristled toothbrush or a sugar scrub weekly.  I apply a moisturizer, then gently brush my lips in a circular motion, exfoliating the skin while moisturizing simultaneously. Also apply lip balm/moisturizer whenever possible… If you wear lipstick all day, apply balm/moisturizer when you get home and or before bed.

Fan of lipliner?

Some people swear by lipliner while others have no use for it.  I sometimes use it with darker lip color to prevent feathering of the color. Day to-day, I don’t use it.  However my greatest piece of lipliner advice is to pick a color that is the SAME  TONE AS YOUR LIPS, NOT your lip color.  My reasoning is….. a flesh toned liner will ensure that- should your lip color happen to fade, you won’t be left with a dark outline. We all know that is not a good look.

Looking for a “stained” lip look?

Apply a nice even coat of lipstick, then blot- twice. This will leave behind an evenly colored lip with a very natural looking stain.

My definition of blotting….. is using blotting sheets from your local beauty store OR kissing a piece of paper ( I prefer post-its). I don’t like blotting with traditional tissue because  they leave behind linty particles.

How to make your lipstick last.

Apply a nice even coat of lipstick straight from the tube, blot, then apply a second coat of lipstick. It will last all day and is very easy to do.  Blotting creates a nice base and the second coat adds the final touches (shine & coverage). When aiming for staying power, applying lipstick straight from the tube as opposed to using a lipbrush gives a richer application of color. Also I found that I don’t like applying powder to make lipstick last because my lipstick tends to get cakey, even with the lightest powder application and the “powder over a tissue” method simply is a lot more work for the same result..

Looking for a long-lasting colored ‘shiny’ lip?

Apply an even base coat of lipstick and finish the look off with a lipgloss in a similar shade as your base lipstick, which will achieve a high pigmented shine. There are plenty of great colored glosses out there, Lancome Juicy Tubes and MAC lip glass are some of my favorites.