Friday, September 29, 2017

Letting My Soul Glow in Coloured Raine, My Favorite Liquid Lipstick Brand!

I have and wear a lot of lipsticks. I also tend to claim a lot of things are my favorites...all the time. Howevereeeddddd, Coloured Raine is hands down my absolute favorite liquid lipstick brand and the formula is BOMB. I used to think sugar pill cosmetics liquid lipstick formula was my favorite and I think its quite close, but Coloured Raine trumps Sugarpill as a brand in terms of liquid lipstick (in my opinion) because they have a greater variety of colors. I think Sugar pill has 2 or 3 colors while Coloured Raine has like 20...shoot maybe even more.
Top to Bottom: Coloured Raine Soul, Coloured Raine Marshmallow 
Left to Right: Coloured Raine Soul, Coloured Raine Marshmallow
Now, I probably have about 6 of these. But I chose to feature these 2 today because I'm just in a taupey, griege mood and these colors fit that category perfectly. They look a lot alike but Marshmallow is clearly lighter.

The formula on these two lipsticks in particular are so comfortable that I tend to forget I have them on for the first couple hours. At about the 5 hour mark they start to feel a little drier but they stay looking nice all day. Unless you eat something greasy, they stay put. If I could compare them to anything it would probably be a mix between Anastasia Beverly Hills and Limecrime. They aren't as creamy as the ABH or as liquidy as Limecrime but somewhere in between.
Soul on my lips with Jordana Coffee Bean Eye Liner
I cannot recommend this brand enough. And they're black owned which bumps them up a few notches in my book. Call me bias but I'm here for my people doing big tings. So go and get you some. They have a red in cherry blossom that IS TO CRY FOR (NOTHING IS WORTH DYING FOR IN MY BOOK)! Try them out. And Coloured Raine if you ever see this, send me some lippies y'all... wink wink! Bye now!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Since I'm in the Spirit of Old Saint Nick...Get it? HAHA I'm a Cornball!

Wearing my new MAC X Nicki Minaj lipsticks brought back memories. I remember it like it was yesterday, staying up late, hounding the MAC website, witnessing it break down, and me becoming pissed...ahh those were the good old days. When MAC releases meant you had to get up early or miss out. And MAC's first rendezvous with Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday lipstick, was banana's to get a hold of! Pink Friday was limited to like four Fridays in November of 2010, and I was lucky to get one! I wanted two but beggars cannot be choosers now can we? Lucky for me, I still have mine, and yes, I still wear it...sparingly.

In these pics I'm wearing Pink Friday with MAC Baby Sparks Dazzleglass, and I don't care what anyone says, this is thee most unique pink lipstick that I have ever worn. It looks lilac sometimes, other times it looks more pink. I mean the blue base is so heavy that it's hard to tell. And till this day, I have not been able to find a dupe. I guess thats what made it so special. It will be a sad day when I run out of this lipstick.  :(  But anywhoo, I'm outtie. Let me leave you with a crazy Nicki face, and yes, she has a pink chicken wing chain on...BWAHAHA

Saturday, September 23, 2017

MAC x Nicki Minaj: Nicki's Nude

Nicki Minaj is back for a third time with another MAC collection. And I have to admit, although Nicki collaborating with MAC is nothing new, I was genuinely excited for this collection. New lipsticks, some re-promotions of my faves, and pretty packaging. Bets believe I was all in! I decided to get Nicki's Nude because the Pink Print was a little too pale for me, and I really like it! I also got Playing Koi (circa 2011 MAC Quite Cute Collection), but I'm going to save that baby for another post.
Nicki's Nude
Now excuse my grandma jammies. I was getting ready for bed when I decided to swatch for this post. Now I don't have liner on and I juxtaposed Nicki's picture to mine to show the difference skin tone makes for those wearing this color. Mine looks a little lighter because I am darker than Nicki but I also used flash so the color is more exaggerated. I love the warm tones in Nicki's Nude. I think it's really flattering on people of color, and I can't wait to rock it with a brown liner. What do you guys think? Pretty right?

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


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 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

Sephora Polished Purple, oldie but goodie!


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...

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!!!

Squash & Mustard Colored Lippies...SAY WHAT?

I did a 12-hour work day (for free, because I am a student) and I am beat up. I woke up with a headache, a throatache, and a backache. I ...