Nars Velvet Lip glide campaign with Aya Jones

I Need It Now: @narsissist Velvet Lip Glide

I need you to understand that the sun kinda rises and falls with Francois Nars and Nars Cosmetics. Even if I don’t have it to spend I have to know what’s coming next. I haven’t had a chance try any yet but I am sweating the Nars Velvet Lip Glide.

Rich Ruby Lipstick Maybelline New York

#SwatchWednesdays @Maybelline Rich Ruby Lipstick

I’m trying something new today. My goal is to get more makeup on the blog so you, the reader, can see how it looks. That doesn’t require a bunch of words so let me know what you think of #swatchwednesdays. Tweet me @shantafabulous and I’ll be back next week with another lipstick or blush. Maybelline […]

Black Radiance True Complexion Soft Focus Finishing Powder Milk Chocolate Finish - One of 3 shades from Black Radiance. This one is the darkest shade and may be suited for people with red undertones.

Filling A Void: Black Radiance(@b_radiance) Soft Focus Finishing Powder

Disclosure: I received this product from Black Radiance. All opinions are my own. For the brown girl living in a world where department store brands may not be within reach Black Radiance can be the plug. I’ve been in drugstores that stock up to the first dark foundation shade when 2 or 3 follow it. […]

Does Your Age Dictate What Trends You Try

Does Your Age Dictate What Trends You Try? #BuryMeMondays

Things that we loved when we were younger don’t always work well for us when we’re older. At the same I think we avoid or let go of certain things because of our perceptions and not how it looks. There are lots of articles that talk about transitioning from THIS product to something more age […]

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Radish on Dark Skin WOC

Bite Beauty(@bitebeauty) and The Great No-Buy

Happy April! I hope March treated you well. I celebrated a birthday and it was pretty good. Now that we’re in a new month I want to get back on track with my blog. One of the ways I’m going to get back on track is by going on a no-buy until June.

How Do You Deal With Makeup Haters? #BuryMeMondays

You love makeup, but someone in your life doesn’t. They want you to wear less. They want you to buy less. They don’t understand how you could get excited about lipstick, mascara, highlighter. They’re quick to tell you they don’t need it(so and?). Basically, they don’t know how to keep their f*#%ing mouths shut. So […]

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – HD Love

Matte liquid lips. The trend that never ends and Revlon has jumped into the fray with their Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor.

#NoBareLips30 Are You In? #BuryMeMondays

What is #nobarelips30? It’s month long photo challenge for WOC to showcase their love of lip color and themselves. This challenge was created by @keikokaveri in 2013 and is in its 4th season. The challenge runs December  11, 2015 – January 16, 2016 but don’t feel like you’ve missed out since it’s already started. You […]

What Does Self-Care Look Like For You? #BuryMeMondays

When it comes to self-care it’s easy to default to beauty rituals and since this is a beauty blog it’s probably even easier.  I want to put something else into the air about this though. Beauty things kind of lift me up(surprise, surprise), but that’s not everyone. If that’s not you, have you investigated what […]

Save and Splurge: Vampy Lip Edition

I’m a woman who likes options or at least that’s what I tell myself when I pick up something that may or may not look similar to something I already own. So today I have a few swatches of some vampy lip options for you. One is on the high side while the others are […]