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Maybelline Rebel Bloom Lipstick Round Up Part One

Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy,  Rose Rush, Power Peony, Blushing Bud, Barely Bloomed Rebel Bloom Color Sensational Lipstick

Ahh we meet again, Friday! I’m a little salty I’ll be spending my night working but at the very least I get to play in some lipsticks and enjoy the warm weather for a little bit. That’s all a girl could ask for! Last week, I did a quick roundup of my Too Faced Melted Metallic Lipstick stash so I thought, “Why not do a Rebel Bloom lipstick round up this Friday?”


Marc Jacobs Midnight in Paris Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Review

Marc Jacobs Midnight in Paris Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

Like most makeup junkies, I have like a million eyeshadow palettes (mostly neutral) just lying around in my stash. Collecting dust, sadly. Not because I don’t want to use them but because I often don’t have the time to sit and blend 3-5 eyeshadows. On an average day, I wake up, respond to some emails, shoot and edit some pics and write a post or two before heading out for work. Glamorous, right? Sometimes I’m on this damn laptop for so long I literally end up zipping through the house in an effort to toss something on before I’m running late.

Too Faced Melted Metallic Lipstick Round Up

Too Faced Melted Metallic Jelly Dream House Violet Lipstick

TGIF! My best friend is in town for a few more days and I’m off this weekend so I’m feeling great and life just seems easy right now. Can’t wait to knock out this last shift and get some dranks! But before I go have probably a little too much fun I want to make your your Friday a little easier too. So here’s a quick round up of my Too Faced Melted Metallic Lipstick Haul!

The Melted Metallic Lipsticks are similar to the original Melted Lipsticks but they’re still in totally different ballparks. The Melted Metallic Lipsticks are thinner and have a bit more sheen along with a subtle metallic shift. Too Faced markets them as liquid lipsticks but they feel more like glosses to me as they’re mostly sheer (yet buildable), never fully set and don’t last too long (3-5 hours). However, I still enjoy the formula! I do like the original Melted Lipsticks a little better but the Melted Metallic Lipsticks are still quite comfortable to wear and look great on the lips.

Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick Haul & Swatches

Ruby Kisses Purple Affair Plum Wine Fuchsia Fierce Nude Rose Lilac Matte Lipstick

Anyone else going matte lip crazy right now? First, it was the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. Next, was the Ruby Kisses Queen Matte Lip Lacquer. Then, I started digging the Sephora Cream Lip Stains. Now MAC is releasing a crap ton of new, permanent matte lipsticks after I already grabbed a handful of the new Ruby Kisses Matte Lipsticks. My pockets just can’t catch a break this summer!

Lancôme Violette Pirouette Lip Lover Review

Lancome 361 Violette Pirouette Lip Lover

Sometimes in the beauty world, companies release products with gimmicky names that don’t always make sense. Like the CoverGirl Lip Lava glosses. I like the name, it’s cute. But when I think of lava, I think of hot. Not, “Ooo hot metallic glitta!” However, it seems that Lancôme was a little more spot on with their cute, yet gimmicky Lip Lover glosses. The first time I tried Violette Pirouette, I thought, “Wow. This stuff really does love lips!”

Sephora Cream Lip Stain Swatches

Sephora 12 African Violet 15 Polished Purple Cream Lip Stain

As I was just telling my good makeup pal Gracie, every time I step into Sephora I’m like a kid in a candy store. There’s just so much stuff to want! Lipsticks, foundations, moisturizers, masks–I’m playing in all of it. All of it. After seeing a few snaps of the Sephora Cream Lip Stains on Instagram, curiosity got the best of me and led me to play with them while shopping the Love Note sale.

Too Faced Melted Metallic Violet Lipstick Review

Too Faced Melted Metallic Violet Lipstick

I know today is technically supposed to be about pink but I couldn’t resist sharing a cute purple lipstick today too. Especially when it’s a bright purple with shimmer. Who can resist that? Not me! That’s why I didn’t even blink twice when I spotted Melted Metallic Violet at Ulta. I knew this beauty was coming home with me from the very beginning.

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