Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Yummy Pinky Goodness: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Dreamhouse & Queen Supreme (When Lipstick Comes Through in the Clutch)

I've had to tell myself this several times this week...


But you know what I believe it. Life gets tough. You get overwhelmed. But the tough gets going. 
Sometimes you just have to cry, wipe your eyes and do what needs to be done. 

I'm not comfortable at school, I'm being pushed out of my comfort zone in several areas of life...but you know what...my comfort is in knowing that I have so many lovely lipsticks to wear!


I AM TRYING AND THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH



But to the matter at hand. The lipsticks that saved the day: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Dreamhouse and Queen Supreme. Aren't these pinks just gorg?

I love the color pink so much (I love all colors, even doo doo green so I'm not sure if this is saying a lot). 
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Dream-house
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Queen Supreme

Pink lipsticks just give me this attitude. Like Regina George...but I'm the heavier "watch where you're going fat ass" Regina George. Much less bitchy with a bigger tummy and more empathetic to the needs of others. 

Especially with all the junk food and garbage that I've been eating...Lord help me. Stress eating and it's totally showing in my skin. Also, if you have never seen Mean Girls what have you been doing all your life? Its a cult classic. I'd recommend it


I've gotten a bit off topic with the mean girl references. But the pigmentation, texture and comfort of these pinks are nice. I clearly like Jeffree Star's lipstick formula. I cannot even deny it. 

Even when I was boycotting him I couldn't deny the quality of his lipsticks. Dreamhouse can get a little patchy but its nothing that an extra layer won't cure.
Dreamhouse
Queen Supreme
I like it so I love it. If you are in town for something pink and bold both of these pinks will be for you. Queen Supreme is like a matte Mac Saint Germain. So I'm here for it. Tomorrow's Wednesday so I will be wearing pink!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Vintage MAC: I regret being born in 1991 because I missed the MAC Heatherette Collection

Sad face. I don't regret being born, I am thankful to the Lord above that I am here because I was a sickly baby, and I am still sort of daif (arabic for weak) in adulthood. 



But I do kinda wish I was just a wee bit older when the Mac Heatherette collection released. 
It was March of 2008 and I was in high school, still wearing dollar store lipgloss.


The packaging was shiny and pink with disco balls! I mean it was delicious. And when I did finally get into makeup in 2010, it was long gone, selling on eBay for crazy prices and the only thing that I could get were the patent leather lashes (tacky) that nobody wanted.


Designers Traver Rains and Richie Rich collaborated with MAC for the collection and though Heatherette as a fashion company closed that year, the collection was iconic.



This was legitimately 10 years ago. And MAC has not topped this collection yet. Sometime I wish they would just bring back old collections from the past every so now and then. March of this year would be the perfect return for this collection. 



Mac lovers like me would storm the MAC store to get our hands on these items. Lollipop loving is my favorite lipstick EVER. I have 2 backups of the Lollipop loving that released in the Sugarsweet Collection (sad to say they are so old that I probably shouldn't even be using them, but they still smell like vanilla so I think I'm okay) and I just want MAC to let me experience it in the pretty pink packaging that I feel like I deserve to have! Ugghhhh MAC BRING BACK HEATHERETTE. I'm sure you won't, but a girl can dream right?




Sugarpill Strange Love and Nurse Liquid Lipsticks


Somebody call the doctor or the nurse because I'm feeling a STRANGE LOVE for Sugarpill and their delicious smelling lip colors. Wow I actually put that in my blog post, I might be the corniest person I know...freaking cornball 😂. 


I only have a few things to say about these lip colors. They look great, they feel great and they smell great. Like orange cream sickle to be exact.


 


I'm enamored with Sugarpill's aesthetic. The infusing of the glitter, the cute packaging, the formula of their lipstick. They may have stolen the crabby patty formula for these because I can't fathom how liquid lipstick could be this comfortable on. I didn't even want to throw the outer packaging away when I first got these colors because it was so cute. Here's a cute little video I have of the packaging. Lol. Enjoy your day lovelies.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Girl Get All The Way Into This RED! Mac Viva Glam Sia + Nice Buzz Plushglass (Better Get It While You Can Because It's Being Discontinued).

I have a special relationship with red lipstick (we go back like two peas in a Cadillac) and Viva Glam products are sooooo nostalgic for me because some of the first Mac products I purchased were Viva Glam products. So, when I saw the pre-release photos of Viva Glam Sia, I knew I had to have it. 




Sidenote: OMG aren't Sia's nails absolutely perfect in the press photo? Needless to say, I'm going to get a nude mani-ped tomorrow!


I took a couple pictures of the lipstick. I'm using flash photography because its really late at night and I really wanted to show you guys the sparkle in this lippie. Though this lipstick looks like your regular run of the mil Ruby Woo dupe, it actually has subtle gold shimmer in it that I tried my best to capture. If you look really close you may be able to see it.




The most beautiful thing about purchasing Viva Glam products from Mac is that 100% of the proceeds go towards helping men, women, and children effected by HIV/AIDS. It is truly a worthy cause and it pleases me to know that wearing lipstick can be a from of advocacy. The texture of the lipstick is really nice too! It's matte but much more comfortable than Ruby Woo, which I think is its sister. Ruby Woo just doesn't have the gold sparkle, see.

Top: Ruby Woo, Bottom: Viva Glam Sia




Oh and I also got Nice Buzz Plushglass because it just looked so gorgeous staring at me. Although it looks pink in this picture, its more of a sheer gloss with gold shimmer in it. It makes my lips look perfectly nude.




I'm always happy with my MAC purchases. Even though my lips were hit when I did these swatches,  I was too lazy to exfoliate...do not judge me. I'm extremely tired after an 8 hour day of providing therapy. But pick these products up if you can! Especially the Viva Glam. It's for a good cause and Red lipstick is ALWAYS in style.

Friday, January 19, 2018

MAC Goodies: Honeylove, A Girl's Got Needs, Ruby Woo, and Deep Rooted

Today I decided to be a big girl and back to Mac all of my old lips products. I legitimately got rid of 24 lipsticks and glosses. It felt good. And I'm hoping to be able to finish more products now that I have 24 less to choose from. Though I went to MAC with a couple products in mind, namely Angel and Easy Babe lipsticks from the Nicki's Nude's Collection. I of course was mad late, Easy Babe was sold out and Angel just was not as cute as I thought it would be. So, I got Deep Rooted: a brown toned grey, A Girl's Got Needs: a warm brown, Ruby Woo: a classic retro red, and Honeylove: a beige rosey nude. They're cute or whatever. I just want to say excuse my ashy face in advanced. I'm trying a new moisturizer with SPF in it and it turns my face ghostly white. The things we do for beauty...
Bac2Mac Goodies
Aren't they cute? So pigmented
Deep Rooted
Deep Rooted
A Girl's Got Needs
A Girl's Got Needs
Ruby Woo
Ruby Woo
Honeylove
Honeylove

All of the lipsticks are matte. I'm pleased with them all, though I did think that A Girl's Got Needs would be darker. Either way, I am going to pair all of these with lip liners. Deep Rooted doesn't need one, but I typically wear lip liner with all my lipsticks. God my face looks ashy...I'm going to have to figure out how to best wear this moisturizer. Till next time guys. Tootles.

Monday, January 8, 2018

MAC Retro Matte Metallic Lipsticks: In Retrograde and Moon Landing


These lip colors are nice and my camera didn't even catch the true metallicness of them. The blue is a bit patchy but I still like it and I can see myself rocking a black smokey eye with them both. MAC did a good job with these lipsticks and it hurts to know that these two colors are limited edition. Fortunately In retrograde, the red, is an exact dupe for Smashbox Man-eater. The blue is pretty unique in my opinion, but it does remind me of Anastasia Beverly Hills Paint.

My Verdict:
Color: 8 out of 10
Comfort: 8 out of 10
Opaqueness: 7 out of 10 for In Retrograde, 6 out of 10 for Moon Landing
Price: it Sucks lol $21 
Overall: I like them. If they were cheaper I would buy more but they are not so these are it for me. There are other colors to choose from, a few nudes, a cute purple and even a neon pink. A little something for everybody. 


Monday, January 1, 2018

Greige Lipsticks

I'm just going to keep this short and sweet and leave this here for the brown diva that's venturing into griege lip colors. Thank me later. I'm a MAC NW45-47 depending on the season.



PS. Do y'all remember this lipstick? I think it singlehandedly (maybe with the help of Lime Crime Cashmere) started this greige lip kick that we have been on for the past 5 years. I wanted it so badly and apparently everybody else did too because it sold out on the MAC website before I could get it. And all these griegey, taupey lipsticks I have, I still have not been able to dupe Riri Nude exactly, SMH.


Friday, December 29, 2017

Some More Coloured Raine Lippies: Sugar and Pink Panther!

Hiya everybody! Back with a quick post, nothing major. Just some lippies from my favorite brand: Coloured Raine. Woot woot. The two colors I got are Sugar and Pink Panther. Pink Panther is a neon hot pink. It reminds me a lot of OCC Makeup Anime.




L to R: Sugar, Pink Panther



Sugar on the other hand, is a peachy pink nude. Its a tyrone biggums lip y'all! But I love these pale lippies with a little brown liner. It looks so sultry to me. Both of these colors are like pow, in your face, take this.

L to R: Sugar, Pink Panther


One thing I want to note is that each time I get lipsticks from Coloured Raine, they come in different packaging. As you can see, sugar has a smaller, fatter applicator than Pink Panther, which is longer and thinner. They both apply the product fine, but I do like the smaller applicator better. I also prefer the simple packaging.


Swatches:
Comparison Swatches Left to Right: Sugar, Kat Von D Ophelia, Pink Panther, Jeffree Star Watermelon Soda. I didn't swatch sugar because it looked a hot mess and I didn't feel like going to get brown liner...my bad.


Yummy Pinky Goodness: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Dreamhouse & Queen Supreme (When Lipstick Comes Through in the Clutch)

I've had to tell myself this several times this week... But you know what I believe it. Life gets tough. You get overwhelmed. But...