Archive of ‘Swatches’ category

Too Faced Your Love Is King Love Flush Blush Review

Too Faced Your Love Is King Love Flush Blush

There comes a time in every makeup junkie’s life when she finds herself stuck in a rut. This year, I’ve been in a serious blush rut. At first, I wasn’t wearing blush because I was almost always rushing to get ready for work. Once I started giving myself more time, all I reached for was natural blushes that just offered a little warmth or the slightest wash of color. Not nearly enough for my deep chocolatey complexion all of the time. I need some color!


Estee Lauder 430 Extrovert Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick Review

Estee Lauder 430 Extrovert Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Ahhh, vampy mattes. I can’t help but love how edgy and sexy they look. But I hate that they don’t always perform so well. The latest vampy addition to my collection is the Estee Lauder 430 Extrovert Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick and despite the price tag it suffers the same vampy matte lip woes as other shades I’ve tried. Le sigh.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss Swatches

Rimmel 29, 30, 31, 32, 51 Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss

Man, there’s some really great drugstore lipsticks out there! I’ll always be a high end makeup junkie but trips to CVS for Shea Moisture soap or cotton pads almost always turns into a haul-fest with lipsticks and such everywhere. Recently, I came across a few new shades of Lasting Finish Lipsticks by Kate Moss while browsing the Rimmel goodies and got suckered into picking up 5 of them. I don’t regret a thing!

5 Liquid Lipsticks for Fall

NYX Transylvania Soft Matte Cream Lipstick, Sephora 15 Polished Purple Cream Lip Stain, ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick, Kat Von D Bauhau5 Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, NYX Vintage Liquid Cream Suede Lipstick

And lastly, we have liquid lipsticks. I know there’s someone out there like me that’s still obsessing over liquid lipsticks. Do they take a little extra time and effort to apply? Yes. Is the time and effort worth it? Absolutely! Liquid lipsticks just look fierce and some formulas last all day long. Which is why I can’t get enough of them and why I just had to share my top 5 picks this fall.

Urban Decay 1993 Matte Revolution Lipstick Review

Urban Decay 1993 Matte Revolution Lipstick

You know what I’ve been wearing a lot lately? Nude lips. Now that brands are finally stepping away from the “one nude lipstick fits all” model it’s become much more easier to embrace nudes. Especially for us brown skin gals. Today, there’s a wide range of deep browns, funky grieges and more that add a twist to the classic nude lip. Not to mention, making them easier to wear. A huge plus for me!


On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Too Faced Your Love Is King Love Flush Blush

You didn’t think I’d leave you hanging without any pink today, now did you? Don’t be silly, girl. You know I’ve got you! This week’s Pink Wednesday feature is dedicated to one of my new favorite blushes, Too Faced Your Love Is King Love Flush Blush. It’s a berry fuchsia with a satin finish that’s reminding me why I fell in love with blush in the first place.

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek Review

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek

It’s way too easy to get addicted to ColourPop. All of their products are just too good! Trust me. After 4 orders in 4 months, I would know. Although, I understand how hard it is to believe that a brand with a growing army of products under $10 could seriously go toe to toe with the expensive stuff. But ColourPop has managed to pull it off. Time and time again with every release and product.


Dior Dior Addict Gloss Swatches

Dior 227 Ambre Lumiere, 257 Venus, 432 Brown Panama, 886 Plum Fantastique Dior Addict Gloss

So I’m still in the process of purging and reorganizing my stash and you wouldn’t believe all of the good stuff I’ve been finding. First, my collection of Chanel glosses and, now, my small collection of Dior Dior Addict Gloss. I’m super happy I’ve unearthed them but I can’t help but ask myself, “How the hell were you trying to organize your stash before?!”


Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Eyeshadow Palette

Oh my glob. This holiday season is going to be the death of me! Blush palettes? Highlighting palettes? Eyeshadow palettes? Add to cart. Every time I see a new release or collection I can hear The Dream in my head singing, “Just throw it in the bag!”

Recently, I received an email from Beautylish saying that I had a $10 credit for their shop that was expiring soon. Can’t pass that up, right? So I skipped my butt over to Beautylish and ordered a Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick along with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette for holiday. Which came crazy fast. Excellent customer service, Beautylish!


CoverGirl Ebony Queen Natural Hue Bronzer Review

CoverGirl Ebony Queen Natural Hue Bronzer

When I first started wearing makeup, it was a struggle to find bronzers and contour powders deep enough for my complexion. Especially if I didn’t want to pay an arm an leg for one. And I didn’t. I was just getting the hang of this whole contouring thing so the last thing I needed was some fancy ass bronzer I really had no idea how to use.

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