Tuesday, September 19, 2017

When The Color is Nice, But the Formula is Butt: Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

                                       


I just want to start out by saying that I am normally very pleased with Kat Von D's liquid lipstick formula...however, I went through hell to get this particular color to work. It was patchy, I had to put on multiple layers, and if my lips even went as far as to gently pat each other during the drying process...the color would lift from one part of my lip and transfer to another...leaving a hot mess of patchwork behind.


Now what I will say is that blue lipsticks are often hard for companies to pull of...and I was able to make it work, but for $21 I am disappointed.



Its really a shame about the patchiness of this lipstick. I mean lmbo, imma wear it. I am definitely going to wear it. But Kat Von D needs to reformulate this. 

Now the color is a little deeper than what my pictures show because I use flash photography. Echo is like a navy blue with very slight purple undertones. Like a liquid matte version of Mac Royal from Mac Cosmetics. 


I don't know. I guess I can give her a 6. Just cause she's cute? But no boo boo. I shouldn't have to spend 15 minutes trying to get a lipstick to work. Do you sense the ambivalence? Ugh, the escapades of a lipstick junkie.
Till next time. Peace Out

-Nead 



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Lippie Looks: Weekly Edition

Im back with some more lip looks boyyyyy. Just to prepare you, I tried to do something new with some powder one day this week and let me just warn you, I looked like a dead raccoon. HAHA. But in the moment, I thought it was a good idea. Lol never again!


Anywhoo here's Monday's lippie:

This one here is Sephora's Black Cherry. Love me a nice dark berry/burgundy lippie on the Cusp of Fall.

Tuesday:
Tuesday is my day off so I get to go crazy with my lip looks. This gorgeous blue is called Wipe out from Makeup Monsters Cosmetics


Wednesday:
Sephora Polished Purple, oldie but goodie!


Thursday:

Umm...yeah this was the day of the travesty. But I wore Anastasia Beverly Hills Sepia. I thought I was cute till I saw the flashback from my camera...


Friday:
It was Eid ul Adha and I went all out!! Wearing Lime Crime Serpentina on my puckers. I love this color it is one of the prettiest green lipsticks ever created. And I hear they're coming out with a Velvetines version!!!





Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lippie Looks Weekly Edition

Okay, so I haven't been posting. I feel terrible, but the passion just isn't here at the moment. Working on it though! I at least tried to get a couple pictures of my lip looks for the week. I probably won't feel really good about blogging until I get a decent camera...but thats a whole other story! 

Guess it'd be best to do this by day. So here it goes.

Monday: Mac Esspresso Liquid Lipstick...Cute right? I was all about the taupey vibes this day.


Tuesday: Mac Young Attitude Liquid Lipstick. It was my day off from Practicum and I was feeling a little bad and bougie. Don't mind the wrinkled hijab...I just didn't have it in me to iron.


Wednesday: It was all about red so I wore Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom Lipstick to match my outfit for the day. Love a red lip with winged liner!


Thursday: I went with red again. This time it was Stila's Fiery. My second favorite red after Cherry Blossom


Friday: I ombre'd Sugarpill Trinket Lipstick with Kat Von D Roxy Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. I legit felt like a powerpuff girl!
 With Flash:


I loved every single look this week. So much for not being motivated to blog...
Enjoy.


 -Nead

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Lime Crime Goodies Arrived! Yeah Boy!!



Lookie! A white box!

The Venus 2 Palette has been calling my name for months, shoot maybe over a year. And I finally bit the bullet. While biting the bullet I accidentally took a few shots from some Velvetines too!

The colors in the palette are all beautiful. I'm not really a fan of the blue, but blues of almost any kind on my lids scare me. Do y'all remember Mimi from the Drew Carry show? Yeah...she traumatized me. 




PIGEON (pearl): Brown/green shift
FILTER (glow matte): Luminous cornflower blue
MARSH (glow matte): Mossy grey-green
MUSTARD (creamy matte): The color of corduroy
FLY (pearl):Ivory/green green shift, like the wing of a fly
JAM (creamy matte): Pumpkin spice creamy matte
MUD (creamy matte): Rich burgundy-brown, the color of spoiled fruit
BOOT (sparkle matte): Nebula black with multi-color sparkle




Hold up wait a minute lemme put some lipstick in it!




Top to Bottom: Teddy Bear, Riot, Bleached.
Bleached is struggling y'all. I gotta put it on my lips to see if its going to crust up like it did on my hands. Y'all will definitely see some lip of the days with these colors. I'm loving the palette and actually have it on my eyes today. Jam on the lid and Mustard in the crease.



Over and Out
-Nead


Saturday, July 15, 2017

My Last Makeup Purchase of the Year :(

Its time for a no buy yall's. I went ham hocks this week. I hauled some Lime Crime that I'm waiting for in the mail and today I went to Sephora and picked up 3 more lipsticks in addition to the 3 I purchased online. I feel bad...so going on a makeup no buy till 2018. 5 months...this should be challenging.

I got Sephora Cream Lipstain in Frozen Strawberry,
 Kat Von D Roxy, and Kat Von D Plath
Top to Bottom: Plath (Rusty Brown), Frozen Strawberry 
(Purple Tinged Taupe), Roxy (True Purple)

I wanted to do lip swatches but my face was ashy, the lighting was bad (its 11:30pm) and I honestly didn't feel like it...so sad. Maybe I'll upload the lip swatches later. But as can be seen, these lipsticks are bomb. I can't wait to wear Plath!




-NEAD

Friday, July 14, 2017

Lime Crime Riot Dupe: Milani Loved


DUPE ALERT!! DUPE ALERT!! DUPE ALERT!! DUPE ALERT!!



I have been fawning over Lime Crime Riot for years. I really don't know why I'm doing this to myself. I know that I'm eventually going to get it. But as for now, I don't have an excuse to, because I have this Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Loved. The colors are so similar. I like the Milani formula, and Riot is always in stock...so, I'll wait until I can get to an Urban Outfitters to pick Riot up.  

On my lips


Now I can't say that Riot and Loved are identical twins, but you can bet your bottom dollar that their at least Fraternal. From swatches that I've seen on Instagram, they seem to be exact. And Loved is much cheaper than Riot, its like $8 dollars in the Drugstore while Riot is $20 dollars. So if you like to save money and you want Riot, I would suggest you try Milani.

UPDATE: JUST BIT THE BULLET AND GOT RIOT, LOL I HAVE A PROBLEM. SO ONCE IT COMES, ALONG WITH TEDDY BEAR AND THE VENUS 2 PALETTE, I WILL BE SURE TO DO SWATCHES!!



-NEAD

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lip of the Day: B'ellegant Cosmetics Tahiti Island. This Cold Cant Hold Me Back!

I feel like a load of crap. Just straight poopy. But like it says in the title...can't no cold hold me back! Yellow is the color of happiness, well at least that's how I've always felt about it. So, I decided to wear my yellow liquid lipstick from B'ellegant Cosmetics in the shade Tahiti Island as my pick me up! It's probably the most wearable shade of yellow lipstick that I've ever come across.




I actually found B'ellegant Cosmetics on Instagram while searching for Black Owned Beauty Brands. They're lipstick was affordable and a lot of people liked their formula, so I went for it. I think the shade is gorgeous and I was pleasantly surprised at how opaque the lipstick was.

Top to Bottom: Mac Naturally Transformed, Lime Crime Shroom, B'ellegant Tahiti Island
Compared Tahiti Island to other colors in my collection and I have nothing like it. The lipstick is bomb guys. Check out B'ellegant. They have a little something for everybody. I also think they sell glitters, but don't get me to lying.

Iight, going to go douse myself in Meds...bye





-NEAD

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Quick LOTD Before Work. Meet Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom.


Before this lippie I was a die hard Mac Ruby Woo fan. If I was wearing a red lippie, it was Ruby Woo. Now, I dare to say, Cherry Blossom has taken it's place.





Cherry Blossom is very blue based and much deeper than Ruby Woo. Its almost borderline burgundy, but much brighter. Here I have it lined with Mac Uniformly Fabulous lipstick, and I think it looks bomb. Got a bunch of compliments already.

Alrighty, over and out. TTYGL





-Nead

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Yas Sugarpill! Come Through. LOTD with Kimchi Liquid Lipstick

Went outside to workout with my mom and nieces and had to get fly with my lippie. I don't know about you, but if im going through the pain of working out, I want to look good doing it! Isn't she a beauty?


Now By itself, Kimchi is a super pale purple that will make anybody darker than an NC30 look like a crackhead. I'm sorry Sugarpill, tis the truth. But when ombre'd, its gorgeous! And the aqua blue sparkles & donut scent make it even more enticing!

To make my Kimchi work, I mix it with Coloured Raine (black owned beauty brand) Rockstar, A purple toned blue with Sparkles. I basically line my lips with Rockstar, fill my lips in with Kimchi, and then purse my lips together to blend them and wallah, magic...
Coloured Raine Rockstar
Sugarpill Kimchi
Outside from the color being super pretty, I think Sugarpill cornered the market with their formula. It's long lasting, comfy, and it smells edible. I'm in love with this color. Don't let the pale color scare you ladies, its worth a little doctoring.


Till next time, handwave emoji.




-Nead



Friday, July 7, 2017

Dear Black People, I'm Going To Wear My Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks. But He Wont Get Another Cent From This Negus.

It's a sad shame when racism besmears something as carefree as makeup, but it has. And the gag is, I am not here for it! When I heard about some of the racist statements that Jeffree Star (owner and founder of Jeffree Star Cosmetics) made, some of the Black women he's come for (He came for Auntie Jackie aka Jackie Aina Black Beauty Guru Extraordinare), and some of the blatantly sexist things he's done, I decided to no longer support his cosmetics brand (if you haven't heard about his behavior, google him and racism and it will pop up). I cannot lie...his lipsticks are bomb, and it hurt me to have to let go of nearly 10 of my 18 dollar lipsticks. Thats a lot of coin. 180 dollars to be exact. But I decided to stick to my
morals and gave them away.
Well fast forward to now. Lol I am so much of a hoarder that I was recently cleaning out my bathroom and found a box from Beautylish all the way from 2016 that I'd hid from my mother. I forgot about it completely! Now, mind you, I'm very much into the Youtube beauty community. A couple days before I found my box, which had Dirty Money (a money green, sage kinda color) and Weirdo (a black) inside looking scrumptious, I watched a video titled "RACISM," where Jeffree Star apologized for his behavior. Although it wasn't what I was looking for, as I heard a lot of piss poor excuses, I felt it was genuine coming from someone with no conceptualization for the Black experience. It also gave me an excuse to keep my lipsticks! But honestly, it wasn't enough, and he will never get another penny from me.

I WILL BE LOOKING FOR A DUPE FOR DIRTY MONEY BY A MINORITY OWNED BEAUTY BRAND, but in the meantime swing time, here's what the lipsticks look like:


I lined my lips with Weirdo and filled my lips in with Dirty Money. I mean, what can I say? Although I'm choosing to no longer support this brand with my coin (Imma wear them because I paid for them), the lipsticks are pretty and the quality is A1. I'm an honest person and I just can't lie or blast this makeup line. Jeffree Star's morals have been put on blast, but imagine, their are more than likely owners/founders of other popular companies that probably have beliefs similar to his. It's frustrating to think that I have to potentially become political about freaking makeup, I'm just not ready for all of that. 

PS, weren't my sneakers cute today? I'm all out here with money green lips and metallic sneakers looking like the Statue of Liberty. LMBO. Enjoy guys!




-Nead

When The Color is Nice, But the Formula is Butt: Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

                                        I just want to start out by saying that I am normally very pleased with Kat Von D's liquid ...