There’s a lot sh*t-talking when it comes to social media and a lot of it is valid. The ugliness is real and in our faces. There’s also a lot of sh*t-talking when it comes to women not encouraging other women and those opinions seem exaggerated to me. All of this brings me to No Bare Lips 30, created by Keiko Kaveri.
No Bare Lips 30 is a moment where the ugliness of social media and the idea women don’t rock with each other gets turned on its head. From August 28 to September 26 women of color will be serving a myriad of lip colors on Twitter and Instagram under the #nobarelips30 hashtag. Selfies will pop and compliments will fly. It will be glorious.
The original Urban Decay Naked palette came out in 2011 or 2012 and I’m still waiting for it to drop in price. Maybe something is wrong with me but I don’t think it should be the same price as when it came out. The packaging alone doesn’t warrant it costing the same as the other ones. Naked 2, 3, and Smoky come in sturdy cases compared to the felt-covered magnetic case for the original. Continue reading 5 Beauty Questions That Need Answers #QTNA→
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is legit.
I haven’t tried a bunch of beautyblender alternatives and I am a beautyblender junkie, but this is on par with that product. If someone came to me and said “$20 is too steep for a sponge.” I’d point them to Real Techniques.
Over time I’ve learned that filling in my brows gives my face a more finished look when it comes to wearing makeup. Whether I’m doing a full face or just some mascara and liner a filled in brow goes a long way. Since I like to fill in my brows I decided to take a break from my usual powder and give a more budget friendly product a shot.
The Maybelline Define and Fill Duo is a pencil and powder in one product. You use the pencil side to define your brows and the powder side fill them in. The pencil side reminded me of more expensive products like Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz because of the retractable pencil.
I found that this gave a relatively natural looking fill. I haphazardly made a few hair-like marks on my brows then filled in with the powder side.
The powder side is a bit tricky. I’m pretty sure the powder is in the lid so you’re supposed to unscrew the lid and the powder will deposit itself onto the little sponge tip and you apply it to your brows. You can also unscrew the lid completely, insert the pencil into the lid and spin the pencil back and forth so the powder gets on the sponge from the friction.
This stayed put most of the day and through a couple of accidental touches.
In a world with photographs of perfect makeup everywhere it’s easy to get down in the dumps because your skills may not be up to snuff. However, today that doesn’t matter. Today is the day you get to toot your horn because we’re all good at something. Maybe you can blend eyeshadow like nobody’s business. Maybe your winged cat eye is a force to be reckoned with. Can you put on lipstick perfectly every time? Let me know. There’s something you can do in your sleep and that’s dope. So no matter how big or how small, what makeup skill have you mastered?
Confess! Confess! What’s the silliest thing you’ve done in the name beauty? Back in my relaxers days I’d would get an updo on a weekend and then sleep propped up just so in an effort to the keep the style intact until Monday. There’s nothing like nodding in and out of sleep hoping your bump or curls don’t get flattened.
So tell me a silly thing you’ve done in the name beauty. Did you let a friend dye your hair to save a buck only to have it all go wrong? Did you buy makeup for the packaging knowing you’d never wear it? Let me know in the comments.
After months and months of waiting for Melt to restock some of their popular colors I was able to get Blow and DGAF this month. Blow is a pretty matte green and DGAF is dark matte blue. Unfortunately, DGAF is sold out again with no clear restock date. I suggest signing up for the Melt newsletter and pay attention to Melt’s social media accounts for any updates. Now, on to the photos.