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.
Continue reading Are You Ready For #NoBareLips30 Season Six with @KeikoKaveri?
Makeup Revolution, a popular UK brand, always seemed out of reach. Oklahoma is thousands of miles away from the UK after all. However, Makeup Revolution is now available in the US at Ulta Beauty so my longing is over. Continue reading Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer – Vamp
(Note: This is a repost from Nov 2014)
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.
Melt Cosmetics lipsticks are $19 and available at meltcosmetics.com
First, let me say I had no idea that Milani was coming out with new lipsticks this summer. Last I heard new lipsticks would be out this Fall so it took me by surprise to see the display in Walgreens. In my excitement, I snatched up these 6(there are 8 total) with the quickness. Continue reading Gimme More Mattes: Milani Cosmetics Matte Lipsticks Photos + Swatches
I love Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars and if you love them like I do then you also know using a tiny lip brush to spread it around can be a pain. That’s where this tip comes in. Now this isn’t my idea. I just got lucky that I saw a video from @makeupbydenise on Instagram in OCC’s twitter feed so now I’m sharing it with you. Continue reading OCC Lip Tar Tip: Use A Bigger Brush
(Note: This is a repost from November 2014)
I’m still under the weather but I just wanted to gush about this Black Tea & Blackberry Intense Therapy Lip Balm from Jack Black. It’s not cheap compared to other lip balms, but this one is worth it. One of the ways I know I’m feeling a product is when I’m using it unconsciously. I was reaching for this lip balm like I’ve been using it forever. I think it’s great. Continue reading @getjackblack Intense Therapy Lip Balm
I can’t help but buy Black Radiance lipsticks. At less than $2 how can I not? I picked up Reggae Red and Plum Orchid mostly on whim. An instagram post from Black Radiance didn’t make it hard either.
I reviewed two of these before and I think these good lipsticks. They’re at a price that can be a perfect retail therapy pick-me-up without the guilt that comes with it.
Do you have a favorite Black Radiance lipstick? Let me know in the comments.
Black Radiance Perfect Tone Lip Color($1.99) are available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and whereever Black Radiance Products are sold.
You know how it goes. You’re bored and maybe you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket so you say “I’ll buy that lip product I saw so and so talking about.” You get lucky and there it is, beauty at a bargain in your drugstore. So you go home eager to test it out only to find out it wasn’t what you wanted or hoped for. This was me with Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color.
Continue reading A Tight, Sticky Mess: Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color
Do you like red lipstick? Are you looking for a new red lipstick to try out? Are you unsure you’d look good in red lipstick but are willing to give it a shot? Yes? Maybe? Then here’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to check out trillaryclinton.tumblr.com, use the tag #redlipwednesday to get your life and a red lipstick fix.
What is #redlipwednesday? It’s a chance for black women to post a pic looking fly in red lipstick and perhaps help the next woman find a red that’s right for her. Maybe you’ll even participate if you’re on tumblr. If you do participate be sure to use the tag #redlipwednesday and let folks know what brand and shade you’re wearing.
Besame Cosmetics is a California based cosmetics company with a vintage feel. I talked about how I discovered the brand in a previous post that covered the red lipstick Agent Peggy Carter(Hayley Atwell) wears in Marvel’s Agent Carter. I ended up purchasing Noir Red. Continue reading Vintage Glamour: @BesameCosmetics Noir Red Lipstick