Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Matte or Glossy? Trying new things with Huda Beauty and Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss

Am I the only one who was just NOT interested in Huda Beauty? Sorry guys, I just wasn't. But I am super tardy to the party because this liquid to matte lipstick is bomb. I'm also late to the ABH gloss party. I have been an avid, loyal, Mac lip glass supporter. However, no more! MAC is sticky and heavy, and although I love that they're long wearing, they are not always practical. Whereas these ABH glosses are everything that I wanted MAC lipglosses to be: Light, long lasting, and non-sticky. 

So I can't describe the gloss colors because they are pretty unique in my opinion. I'll just show you what they look like and then you can kind of see for yourself. They are both nude colors and I LURVE THEM. Spice Girl isn't the most unique but I have the swatch as well and I think its really really gorgeous. Also, when I put the glosses on top, they work nicely. 

Lighter color= Amber, Darker color= Tara
ABH Amber
ABH Tara

Ahh. gorgeous. And to answer the question that I posed: Matte or Glossy? I say both! Okay. I have to go, I have some Pokemon training to do. Enjoy ladies!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Indulging My Love For Green Lipstick with Kat Von D Everlasting Lipsticks: Tank Girl and Plan 9

The aesthetic that is Gamora...she is absolutely beautiful. Her green lips are always perfect, her purple toned hair, and her fierceness, good grief, she makes me want to walk around with green lips on an everyday basis. Although green is an odd color for lips, I think it's one of those colors that looks really nice on dark skin. Take these two colors by Kat Von D, for instance.

Plan 9 and Tank Girl

Plan 9 is described as a Deep Seafoam Green. I love the color but its kinda patchy. Still, I think with a few layers, it'll be gorgeous. Tank Girl is described as a muted olive green. The opacity is a lot better than Plan 9 and its also inspired by the girl powered comic "TANK GIRL" which I absolutely love. 

Are you here for green lips like I am? I'm thinking of dressing up as Gamora for Comic Con next year, in hijab of course. Let me know what you think.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Melt Tomboy and Lewd Lipsticks

Melt had a buy one get one free sale. So I got two lipsticks, Tomboy and Lewd for $19, $26 with shipping and handling. Yeah BOY!! So really I only paid $13 each for these. 

Lewd and Tomboy

Left to Right: Lewd, Tomboy

Lewd is a purple iridescent lipstick with blue flecks in it. It goes on a little rough, but not so rough that it's impossible to wear or uncomfortable. Just not as smooth as others that I have tried. I'm not sure if you can see the rough patches on the actual lipstick, but its still nice and opaque and lasts all day. Yesterday I wore it and I had it on from 6:00am until I got home at 6:30pm. Aside from some crustiness on the inner rim of my lip (I was unfortunately cursed with very dry lips), it looked as if I'd just put it on when I got home.

On the other hand, Tomboy is one of Melt's newer colors. It released in the Unconventional Noods Collection. How can I even describe the color? In the pictures it looks like an odd toned brown, but its really a grey toned olive green. What I like the most about it is that it's wearable for such an odd color. It applies smoothly, its both creamy and matte, and its something that I don't have. Which is saying a lot because I horde lipsticks.

Left to Right: Lewd, Tomboy

Swatches 💋💋

Melt never disappoints. The colors are beautiful, they apply nicely, and last super long. Overall quality of the lipstick is great. I've definitely said this before, but the packaging is so cheap. But if you are willing to deal with the cheap packaging, you'll probably love whats inside. Okay. I have to go, I'm sleepy and desperately need to clean up. Till next time, peace. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Lip of the Day: Melt Blitzed

Hey girl hey. I come to you today with a quick lip of the day because I was finally brave enough to wear Melt Blitzed. 

Melt Blitzed is one of the brightest lipsticks that I have ever worn. I am not a punk by a long shot but I'm afraid to wear this outside! I like Melt lipsticks. To be completely honest, I think the packaging is a bit cheap for $19, but the level of matte that you get with these are second to none. 
I also have Blow  (I used it to line today) and Space cake and I adore all 3 of them. No complaints, they last all day, and feel comfy. I will definitely have to get used to this bright teal, but its cute. What ya think?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sephora VIB Sale 2018 Goodies

I wasn't really excited about the Sephora VIB Sale. I didn't need foundation, I have a good concealer, and I have tons of lipstick. Yet, I let Sephora's email bombardment convince me that I needed to take a look at what they had to offer, and got sucked into buying even more lipstick. Surprisingly, Sephora brand had some new and unique liquid lip colors and I even jumped outside of my box by trying some cream liquid lipsticks.

I picked up Too Faced Liquid Latex Lipstick in Strange Love because its the cutest brown and was on sale for $10. I also picked up BITE Liquified Lipstick in Caramelized, and 4 Sephora Cream Lipstains in the colors Plum Aurora, Cherry Moon, Violet Vertigo, and Stone Blue.

So lets get into these swatches real quick because it's late, I've been doing homework assignments and working on my dissertation all day and I am tired. I tried something different this go around while taking pictures. I used absolutely no flash, hoping to provide more representative color swatches, but honestly, I'm not sure if I did because the lighting in my house is garbage.

First up is Caramelized

Caramelized is described as a creamy butterscotch. It kinda just looks like your run of the mill peachy brown nude to me. I likes it...I likes it a lot.

Next we have Strange Love

I love this color. It's a chocolate brown that is my exact skin tone. It does not need a liner and I think it would look so bomb with a 60's eye look.  What I enjoy about Strange Love and Caramelized is that they're moisturizing, which I think is really nice for spring and summer.

Sephora Cream Lipstains

Plum aurora is a pink based purple. Stone blue is a hard color to describe, I think I may have to come back to it. I definitely don't have anything in my collection like it. Cherry Moon is a pink based deep red, and Violet Vertigo is a super blue based purple. In certain lights it looks purple and in others it looks blue. OMG I am in love with these new colors. They are bomb, They don't need liner and I'm definitely wearing Plum Aurora tomorrow! The Too Faced Lippie is so gorgeous and it smells like candy as well. Overall I am super geeked and happy with my purchase. The quality of each lipstick I got was wonderful and I have no complaints.  I kinda like how my pictures look without flash too, like I don't even have a mustache in these pics!! haha. Maybe I should always use natural lighting? Till next time folks! Peace out.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

These Are Uber Cute: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in Mother and Miss Argentina

Hey girl hey. I wanted to redeem myself because my last Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick post was kinda critical. I reviewed the color Echo and it was streak city chick, streak streak city chick (sorry, I had to do it). I loved the color but hated the formula. I couldn't understand for the life of me how there could be such a distinct difference between the colors that I'd already had and the disaster that was Echo. Soooo, I got a couple more lipsticks to gauge whether Echo was just a bad apple (totally an excuse to feed my addiction) and I am happy to say that the two lipsticks I got: MOTHER and MISS ARGENTINA, are the exact opposite of Echo. No streaks, they feel good, and they're pretty.

Left to Right: Mother, Argentina
I totally would like to know the inspiration behind the name Miss Argentina. I wonder if its the lady from Beetle Juice? Miss Argentina had pinkish, reddish orange hair and reddish pink lips along with that beautifully sickly green skin (guess what guys? I just googled it and Beetle Juice was her exact inspiration). That is so cool. Miss Argentina is described as a rich magenta. It has some raspberry tones to it that I think helps it to be really wearable. It reminds me a lot of Jeffree Star Cosmetics Masochist.

Miss Argentina


Mother on the other hand is a cute medium pink that Kat Von D describes as a dusty mauve pink. I don't have much to say about it other than its pretty and I wants to wear it. It also reminds me a lot of Jeffree Star Cosmetics Doll Parts. Who doesn't love a nice wearable pink lipstick? 

Formula: 8.5 out of 10
Comfort: 8 out of 10
Wearability: all darn day unless you eat or drink
Would I repurchase: Yes ma'am. Wouldn't touch Echo again with a 10 foot pole though!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Summer Red Lip: MAC Fashion Legacy

I've been looking for a MAC Lady Danger dupe that was just a whittle bit more red, preferably in liquid lipstick form. Guess what? I think I found it in MAC's Fashion Legacy. It's bomb! Mac describes Fashion Legacy as an intense fire truck red and boy were they accurate. On my lips it looks exactly like I thought Lady Danger would because when I saw everybody else in Lady Danger it looked red. However, when I wore Lady Danger, it looked orange 😒.

Isn't Fashion Legacy Pretty?

Ooh its neon. I really like this red! It is bright! This red could stop traffic and I am here for it. I like the MAC liquid lipstick formula, its very forgiving of crust, which is rare and it lasts really long unless you eat or drink.

Wanna be popping for the summer? Then try Fashion Legacy. For now, I'm logging out. My nieces and nephews are over and I hear someone calling me. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Say What? Sephora Had A SALE...And Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks Were $4.00!

You guys heard me right. Sephora had a sale. Not the puny 20% for friends and family, a whole 50% off already marked down items. I'm guessing since Kat Von D's released a new formula of studded kiss lipsticks that her older formula has gone on sale. Thats all fine and dandy with me, because I liked the older formula. It was a stiff matte, a lot like Melt Cosmetics lipsticks and I actually prefer them to her newer formula. I like a true matte lipstick.

As you guys can see. The lipsticks, which were originally like $20 were marked down to $8. I walked up to the counter with two lipsticks thinking I was getting a nice bargain, when SHABAM, the lovely gentlemen who helped me (he truly gave me the best Sephora experience that I have ever had...thank you Effy), rang me up and told me I owed him a measly $8. I said excuse me, quickly doubled back and got 4 more colors.

I ended up with Halo, Sexer, Tijuana, A-Go-Go, Solo, and Backstage Bambi!


Backstage Bambi

Backstage bambi is a very wearable bright pink. I had this in Kat Von D's liquid lipstick formula and hated it. I don't know why I never tried the bullet formula because it's much better in my opinion. 


Although it looks red in the picture, A-Go-Go is a bright orange. It's a straight up orange on me, no real red tones, not too yellow, just perfectly orange.


 Tijuana is a nice red with slightly pink undertones. I think it might be my favorite of the bunch.


 Halo is a bright, metallic orange. Basically identical to A-Go-Go, but with gold sparkles in it. Some people think these kinds of colors are old school but I enjoy them immensely.


 Sexer is a bright fuchsia pink with a metallic sheen. It looks like Mac Show Orchid and Jeffree Star Dreamhouse. I can see me wearing this a lot in the summer when my skin is really deep.

and Hans Solo...psych just Solo

 Solo was the color I disliked the most out of all of them. It had a lot more slip then the others and was patchy. It also was just a little too tangerine for my liking. I'll be interested to see what this looks like with liner. 

Ladies, I suggest you run to your nearest Sephora inside of JC Penney's. I scooped up the ones that hadn't been tampered with. These are really pretty. And I've purchased the studded kiss lipsticks before in the colors Poe, Piaf, Motorhead, and Coven, but they were more expensive. I kind of wish I would have waited because I may have been able to get them on sale. If you like this formula GO STOCK UP BEFORE THEY'RE ALL GONE! Because her new formula has a lot more slip to it...and its nice but I prefer these.

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