Category Archives: Lips

Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell Wears @BesameCosmetics Lipstick

Did you watch Marvel’s Agent Carter last night? Did you see the gorgeous red lipstick Hayley Atwell was wearing? Me too. Turns out she shared what lipstick it was last month via Twitter and it’s Red Velvet by Besame Cosmetics. Obviously, I’m late but better late than never right?

Besame is a cosmetics company created in 2004 by Gabriela Hernandez. It was founded “out of a fascination with art, history, and beauty; a vintage makeup brand which honors style spirit, and sensibility of female beauty. Continue reading Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell Wears @BesameCosmetics Lipstick

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Box Set

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a brand you need to get to know if you haven’t already. The brand is cemented as one of my faves because of the variety and pigmentation of their Lip Tars. However, the company has some other products I haven’t tried yet and this led me to pick up their Black Box Set during their 20% off sale a few weeks ago before it disappeared forever. Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Box Set

A Little Bit of a Skin and Lips Haul

Mini Haul photo

This is just a quick mini-haul post. I hit up Whole Foods for the first time so I had to check out their beauty section. Turns out they had Thayers Witch Hazel($9.99). The peach version I’ve heard so many things about wasn’t available so I had to choose between Rose Petal and Lavender. Continue reading A Little Bit of a Skin and Lips Haul

So You Say You Missed Out On Dark Room

UPDATE!!!!! Melt Cosmetics is making Dark Room permanent.

So Dark Room has come and gone. You missed out. You’re devastated. You’re wishing and hoping that it will come back. Well, baby, I might have an alternative for you that is cheaper and currently in stock. Continue reading So You Say You Missed Out On Dark Room

NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Cruella and Train Bleu

Are You a NARSissist? Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

I am an unabashed NARSissist. It is my holy grail brand. If I had the chance to meet François Nars I’d probably pass out. However, that opportunity probably won’t present itself anytime soon so I have to be satisfied with cool products. This is Cruella and Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

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Don't Sleep On Black Radiance Lipsticks

Black Radiance El Dorado Red and Panther Collage

Black Radiance is one of those brands that I slept on because I was caught up buying expensive makeup. It happens to the best of us. Now I know there are good products out there for less than 5 bucks and my wallet thanks me for it. Continue reading Don't Sleep On Black Radiance Lipsticks

Milani Lipstick Dopeness: Sangria and Violet Volt

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks: Sangria and Violet Volt

Milani lipsticks are dope. I keep featuring them on the blog because I like them so much. They come in various finishes and glide on like a dream. You also can’t beat the price for the quality of these lipsticks. With that said this is Violet Volt and Sangria.

Violet Volt and Sangria Swatch on dark skin
Top: Violet Volt Bottom: Sangria

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Lips Like Autumn Leaves: 3 Browns From Milani Cosmetics

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Typically, a vampy lip rules the fall season. Lipsticks described as a wine, bordeaux, and burgundy move from the back of our drawers to the front. However, there are other choices. Today I have three lipsticks from Milani Cosmetics that fall into the brown range. Continue reading Lips Like Autumn Leaves: 3 Browns From Milani Cosmetics

Milani Gives Great Lip – Best Red and Cabaret Blend

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I’m always here for a good red lipstick. As far as I’m concerned you can never have too many and red lipstick for everyone. I don’t care how dark or light you are there is a red lipstick waiting for you. Waiting for me at Walgreens today was Milani Cosmetics’ Best Red and Cabaret Blend.

Milani Lipsticks Best Red and Cabaret Blend
Milani Color Statement Lipstick($5.99)
Milani Best Red and Cabaret Blend
Left: Best Red Right: Cabaret Blend

Best Red is a good, bright red. It reminds me of the signature red lip Janelle Monae often rocks. It’s matte, but not drying.

Milani Lipstick - Best Red
Best Red
Milani Color Statement Lipstick - Best Red
Milani Cosmetics Best Red

Cabaret Blend is a can’t-go-wrong-with-burgundy lipstick in a cream finish. Over my make-up wearing lifetime I’ve had various lipsticks that are similar to this color. It’s red without being in your face.

Milani Lipstick Cabaret Blend
Cabaret Blend
Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick - Cabaret Blend
Milani Cabaret Blend

Milani makes great lipsticks. As much as I love other brands Milani gives those brands a run for their money. They are pigmented, have a vast color range, and won’t break the bank. They’re also adding more lipsticks in 2015.

They are my drugstore lipstick of choice. If someone wasn’t a lipstick person but wanted to become a lipstick person Milani is the brand I’d tell them to hit up first.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick
Milani Color Statement Lipstick($5.99)

So what drugstore brand gives you the best lip? Let me know in the comments.

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick is available at most drugstores and online.