Tag Archives: lips

The Remix: @UltaBeauty or @Sephora? #BuryMeMondays

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I’ve asked this question before but there’s been a recent development so I wanted to ask it again.

Chicago Tribune reports that “a limited portfolio” of NARS Cosmetics is coming to Ulta. There’s no telling which products will be included but this could be a game changer if this is your favorite brand. Continue reading The Remix: @UltaBeauty or @Sephora? #BuryMeMondays

Who Makes The Best Blue Lipstick? #BuryMeMondays

When I began this blog almost 3 years ago there were only a handful of brands that made blue lipstick while everyone else was stuck on pinks and reds.  Blue was unconventional. Fast forward to now and brands from Anastasia Beverly Hills to NYX have some version of blue. So whose is the best? And if you’re not wearing blue lipstick, why not?

Melt DGAF on dark skin
Melt DGAF

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The Empty Praise of Grace

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The praise of grace /or forgiveness in the face of vitriolic racism perpetuates the idea that anger is not a valid response. Anger is a valid response to racism. I reject the idea that someone has to turn the other cheek or hold someone’s hand while experiencing the pain inflicted by that same person in order to be seen as sympathetic. The people who perpetuate that idea are insecure with their own conduct, racism or otherwise, and want that same evenhanded approach to their misdeeds. This is a tactic to continue the status quo. This is a way to make consequences not that bad and I’m not here for it. This brings me to Ugandan model Aamito Lagum and something I saw on glamour.com. Continue reading The Empty Praise of Grace

3 Color Blurs To Try From @maybelline

Maybelline New York Colorblur

The Maybelline New York Colorblur by Lipstudio is a cream matte pencil with a blurring smudger that allows you to create different looks with the product. You can do a full-on bold look or use the smudger for barely there look.

I’m not that big on the smudger. Some of the blurred look cool like the reverse ombre but I’m not big on the barely there looks. However, I like the application of this product with one caveat that I’ll touch on in a few.

Orange Ya Glad

Maybelline Color Blur Orange Ya Glad

Partner In Crimson

Maybelline Color Blur Partner In Crimson

Plum Please

Maybelline Color Blur Plum Please

Maybelline Colorblur Swatches Orange Ya Glad Plum Please Partner in Crimson

I really liked the way Plum Please and Partner In Crimson wore. While there is some transfer during eating and drinking it doesn’t wear off in a way that makes me feel like I have to start with a bare lip to reapply it. They weren’t drying, heavy or tight on my lips like some matte products can be. It does apply better with a bare lip so keep that in mind if you tend to need lip balm. My only beef with it was that Orange Ya Glad gave me hell because it made me look like I didn’t exfoliate my lips. It’s pretty much unwearable for me at this point but I love the color.

There are 7 colors besides these so I will be picking up one or two more at some point. I might even do a giveaway so be on the lookout.

Maybelline Color Blur Swatches of Orange Ya Glad, Plum Please, and Partner In Crimson

Maybelline New York Colorblur by Lipstudio($8.99) is available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS and other retailers.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer – Vamp

Makeup Revolution Vamp Salvation Velvet Lacquer

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

Ready For The Night – Feeling Myself x Nicki Minaj ft. Beyonce

I don’t know about you, but when I’m getting ready to go out I MUST have some music playing. I think tonight is a Feeling Myself kind of night. So turn this up and bodyroll like your life depended on it because you know you’re dope.

Color of the Night

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color – Violet Addict

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color - Violet Addict

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color Swatch - Violet Addict

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What’s Your Favorite Red Lipstick? #BuryMeMondays

What's Your Favorite Red Lipstick BuryMeMondaysToday’s question is easy. What’s your favorite red lipstick(or pencil, liquid lip color, whatever)? Is it an “in your face” bright red or something subtle? How do you feel when you wear it? My current fave is Nars Cosmetics Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.   Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Red Lipstick? #BuryMeMondays

Ever Elusive: Melt Cosmetics Blow and DGAF

Melt Cosmetics Blow DGAF

(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 Blow

Melt Cosmetics DGAF

 

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Melt Cosmetics DGAF and Blow Swatches

Melt Cosmetics lipsticks are $19 and available at meltcosmetics.com