Category: Swatches

Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Brown Skin 

NYX Downtown Beauty Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Lip, ColourPop Tansy Ultra Satin Lip, Anastasia Ashton Liquid Lipstick, Too Faced Chocolate Honey Melted Lipstick, Too Faced Sell Out Melted Matte Lipstick, Too Faced Cool Girl Melted Matte Lipstick Swatches on Dark Skin

Finding a good nude lip is hard work. I don’t think people who don’t wear makeup realize just how difficult it can be sometimes. Finding the perfect nude is literally a mix of rocket science, color theory and crossed fingers. It’s a stressful situation for sure. It took me a few years to really figure out what works for me but I’ve got a good grip on what kinda colors work best for me–including nudes. I’ve bought a ton of different nudes trying to find a good match for my brown skin. Some were too pale for even a lip liner to save and others just looked weird.
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection is Delightfully Adorable

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Copper Compact Swatches on Dark Skin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! MAC hasn’t exactly wowed me too much during holiday for the last couple years but this year I was all in. MAC really came through with the Nutcracker Sweet Collection! The packaging is beautiful and the colors are perfect for the season. I just couldn’t help myself.

I went from, “I’m just getting this compact I don’t really need.”

Then soon to, “Okay I could use a few more things from this collection.”
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Getting A Taste of Bite Beauty

Influenster Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon Vox Box

There’s a big ol’ world of lipstick out there and I’m determined to explore it all! I’m quite the lipstick junkie but there’s a lot of brands that I have yet to try. Like Bite Beauty. I’ve been meaning to try Bite Beauty’s luscious line of lipsticks because they’re frequently praised for being creamy, pigmented and super comfortable to wear. Basically everything a girl could love about a lipstick.
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How Cute is the Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe? 

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe for Holiday 2016

Makeup is sorta like books. It can really take you places! Like the new limited edition Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe palette set for holiday. From the moment you open the hotel shaped box, you’re whisked away to the Grand Hotel Cafe to spend your Christmas in Paris. Like a boss. A delicious smelling boss. With just a quick whiff of the yummy smelling palettes I could close my eyes and imagine sitting in cute quaint cafe nibbling on gingerbread cookies as I sip on a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino in bliss. Just take me away Too Faced!
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LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette Swatches & First Impressions

LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette Swatches and First Impressions on Dark Skin

The holiday season is fully upon us and the palettes and sets are rolling in heavy! I saved up thousands of Ultamate Rewards points just so I could lose my mind (guilt free) on all of the incredibly amazing holiday goodies popping up this year. There were quite a few sets and palettes that I knew I wanted for sure but there was one palette that I just kept going back and forth on. The LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette has been a huge hit on social media since its release but I wasn’t quite convinced that I needed it.

“The colors are super dupable.”

“Hmmm some of those mattes look too pale.”

“There’s too many mixed reviews among other brown girls”

“I’m just gonna pass.”
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I’m Kinda Digging Makeup Revolution..

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer, Make Me Tonight Amazing Lipstick, Enchant Amazing Lipstick, 100% Vamp Amazing Lipstick

When you’re constantly being bombarded with pretty images of new releases and bomb new collections from uber popular brands it can be hard to see the beauty in other brands. It literally took me years to wean myself off MAC and now my eyes are open to the endless world of wonderful makeup brands out there that don’t always get a ton of love. Like Makeup Revolution. Makeup Revolution is probably more popular in it’s hometown of London but over the pond it’s just starting to get a little shine thanks to the geniuses at Ulta who exclusively launched the line in stores here in the US. Good move, Ulta!

Now we aren’t forced to order Makeup Revolution goodies online and then wait for them to cross the 7 seas to revel in its affordable goodness. You can simply waltz in Ulta, grab a palette or lipstick off the shelf and then be on your merry way without spending all your coins. Doesn’t that sound like a dream come true?

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Shimmering Eyes & Nude Lips are Perfect for Fall

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, Bobbi Brown Black Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Mahogany, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Deep, MAC Highlight the Truth Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick on Dark Skin

It’s officially fall and I’m kinda digging it! I’m not gonna lie though. I was happy to break out my boots and leather jacket but I mildly freaked out when the temperature nose dived and it started getting too cold. I love a good fall breeze but I live for mild 70 degree weather where I can comfortably rock boots, warm eye looks and a good caramel nude or vampy lip. That’s my kinda fall!

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Still NYX Haulin’!

NYX Ruffle Trim Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick, Club Hopper Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, Downtown Beauty Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, NYX Push Up Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick, NYX Classic Tan #NoFilter Finishing Powder, NYX Breakup Plush Gel Lipstick

When you find good makeup that’s already pretty cheap and on sale what do you do? Buy it all! Almost everything NYX offers is under 20 bucks so coming across a buy 2 get 1 free sale is dangerous. I got so excited at Ulta that my mind was telling, “Buy it all. Buy everything you want today, Fancie. Do it!” So I did pretty much that. Even after hauling a handful of goodies earlier, I still had a little haul left in me and a few more things to get. Damn you good sales!

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Marvel in the Works of Tarte Holiday Collection at Ulta!

Tarte Limitless Lippies Deluxe Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set

Normally when October rolls in, I’m thinking of costumes I can slip into and pass as a teenager so I can go trick or treating one last time. I’m in my mid-20s but I could easily pass for a highschooler looking to get her trick or treat kicks off for the last time. Call me crazy but I’d do anything for free candy. Especially Reese cups.

This year, my mind is juggling how to finagle trick or treating one last time and trying to balance all these holiday collections that are coming so fast that my head is spinning like the exorcist. One of the first holiday collections to pop up at Ulta is Tarte’s limited edition Works of Tarte lineup. It includes both deluxe and full sized value sets that’ll have you knocking on your neighbors’ doors for money instead of candy for Halloween.
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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul: Day 20

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner, Too Faced La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick in Troublemaker and Man-eater

No matter how much you love makeup or how much makeup you own there’s always that one signature look you regularly rock. For me, it’s a killer wing, falsies and a bold lip. That’s my go to pretty much everyday or whenever I’m in a rush and don’t have time to fuss with blending 5 eyeshadows or highlighting and contouring. I suppose that’s why I ended up indulging in both of the beauty steals on Day 20 of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. Day 20 was all about wings and a poppin’ lip and that’s all me!

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