Lipstick Collection

I have gone through my beauty stash because I do not consider myself having a collection. I’m not into makeup much at all. Not foundation, although I love MAC’s studio fix powder plus foundation which I’d purchase again for $27. Then there’s eyeshadow which I’m far from being a pro at applying and I just keep it around to have around. When it comes to lipstick, I am quite a sucker. I have had to go through and purge my collection, but I’m happy with what I have kept. Be sure to click the links highlighted for related posts and links to products featured.

I love lipstick. Not lipgloss, but lipstick. With my skin tone I love purples, certain reds, and a few nudes. With the matte liquid lip trend going on, it’s something that I’d like to try out in the summer. I want to master the lip pencil with the matt lippie for sure.

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As for what’s in my stash, my ultimate favorite would have to be the Revlon Lip Butters. I love the consistency of the product. It’s so smooth and hydrating and while it feels like a lip balm it packs so much color. My favorite shade is ‘Fig Jam.’

I also have just about every variety of purple that there is. I just don’t like pink on my skin tone so purple/berry shades work well. I would like to find a pink that compliments my skin tone, but I just prefer purple. A lot of my lippies are from the drugstore and Drugstore.com is one of my favorite places to buy what I can’t find locally.

The most outlandish color would have to be Mac’s Hautecore. It’s a black lippe. I couldn’t resist it being a Steelers fan. Yes, I bought it for that reason. I have paired it with yellow eyeshadow on top just for effect. Experiment, it’s just makeup.

I’m not really into lipstick trends. As noted above, the matte liquid lipstick is what’s hot right now, but I love a vampy lip all year round. I haven’t really experimented with other colors and purple just happens to be my thing, but I’m open to experimenting.

As for storage, I have my lippies in this 24 slot container that I purchased on Ebay. You can find them just about anywhere, but I love the acrylic look. I have longer lippies that I keep in a mini storage drawer that I got on clearance from Target, but 95% of my collection has been consolidated into the 24 slots. Purchase the acrylic organizer HERE.

Links to purchase what’s in my stash are below:

 

Fashion Forward Friday [V.20]: Winter Essentials

winterbasics Living in the tri-state is a good and bad thing when it comes to the winter. I have more boots than any other shoe in my wardrobe and layering can be fun an stylish. The bad thing is the snow and the commute, people not knowing how to drive in such weather. Enough rambling. Above are my winter essentials that I love to rock in this extremely cold season. It’s clear that I love wearing black, I also love wearing anything oversized and the leggings pictured are specifically for layering under either sweats or jeans. All of the items shown above are items that I use time and time again during the season and some that I want to incorporate more. Pops of color with my accessories allows me to continue to wear all black. As for jewelry I wear hoops if I’m going somewhere, but on a day to day it’s usually just a beanie and my glasses.

Click the links below to purchase the products shown above (minus the vaseline):

 

My Top 5 Lippies: Spring Edition

I recently posted my top 5 accessories for Spring so to keep along that theme I wanted to post about my top 5 lip products (lippies) for Spring as well. Here they are (in price order):

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Swatches Left to Right:

'Heroine', 'Brazen Berry', 'Sugar Plum Fairy', 'Dolly Pink', 'A Stiff Pink
‘Heroine’, ‘Brazen Berry’, ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’, ‘Dolly Pink’, ‘A Stiff Pink’

If I had to pick 1 favorite out of the 5 it would be hard because I’m a sucker for purple. I know it’s Spring and dark lips are more fall, but I think for a night out ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ would be perfect. ‘Brazen Berry’ and “Heroine’ are very close in color, but ‘Brazen Berry’ is a tone lighter not making it an exact dupe. I did a First Impression on the Wet n Wild Balm Stains and ‘A Stiff Pink’ was my favorite out of the 3 I reviewed. I have tried other light pink lippies on my lips and none of them work except for this one. To give it more pizzaz than it already has, add ‘Dolly Pretty Pink’ on top. As for my fav, I’ll go with my most worn ‘Brazen Berry’.

What are your fav lippies for Spring?

Stay tuned next week for my top 5 nail polishes.

OOTD #2: Easter [4.20.14]

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

I decided I’d share my Easter outfit of the day. I hope that you all enjoy your Sunday and are ready for the new week! Be sure to check out my Casual OOTD from yesterday here. Also be sure to click the links within the pictures.

I had initially planned on wearing this:

Dress: JCPenny Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Dress: JCPenny
Shoes: Charlotte Russe

BUT since the weather would below 50 degrees I decided on a pants & blazer ensemble instead and keep the accessories/makeup I had originally planned.

Blazer: JCPenny Shirt: Forever 21 Pants: Unknown Shoes: JustFab, Lorient Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, 'Lacey Lilac' Watch: New York & Company
Blazer: JCPenny
Shirt: Forever 21
Pants: Unknown
Shoes: JustFab, ‘Lorient’
Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, ‘Lacey Lilac’
Watch: New York & Company

MAKEUP DETAILS:

Brushes - E.L.F., Sonia Kashuk, MAC Mac Studio Fix NW45 E.L.F. Translucent Matifying Powder Revlon Lip Butter 'Fig Jam' Revlon Colorburst 'Peach' Benefit Bad Gal Lash Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 'Lacey Lilac'
Brushes – E.L.F., Sonia Kashuk, MAC 187
Mac Studio Fix NC45 ($27)
E.L.F. Translucent Matifying Powder ($3)
Revlon Lip Butter ‘Fig Jam’ ($7.49)
Revlon Colorburst ‘Peach’ ($5.07)
Benefit Bad Gal Lash ($10-$19)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear ‘Lacey Lilac‘ (2.99)

 

Lipstick Tag!

I’ve become a huge lipstick junkie and I’ve decided that there’d be no better way to start showing my collection than to start with this tag. This is a combination of both lipstick tags I found on YouTube.  ENJOY!

1. How many lipsticks do you own? 41

2. What was your first ever lipstick? Revlon Colorbust Lipstick, Peach (075)

3. How old were you when you started wearing lipstick? 17/18

4. What is your most worn lipstick? Revlon Colorbust Lipstick, Peach (075)

5. What is your favorite finish? Cream

6. What is the last lipstick you bought?

  • Wet n Wild, Think Pink
  • Wet n Wild, Dollhouse Pink
  • Jordana, Raspberry
  • Jordana, Eggplant

7. How many lip products (including balms & glosses) do you currently have in your handbag? Revlon Lip Butter, Fig Jam & Vaseline.

8. What lip product do you use to rock a red lip? ELF, Fearless

9. How do you store your lipsticks?

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10. Most expensive / inexpensive lipstick(s)? NYC / Mac

11. Favorite lipstick of the moment? Mac, Heorine

12. Show a lipstick you use to stand out. Mac, Hautecore

13. What lip products are you currently lusting after? Anything from the RiRi Hearts Mac Collection & the Nyx Lip Butters.

 

Rihanna ‘Viva Glam’

Rihanna 'Viva Glam'

Rihanna and Mac team up again this time for ‘Viva Glam.’ She follows behind other celebs with this campaign such as Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, and Nicki Minaj.

Just like the previous Viva Glam campaigns all portions will be going toward the Mac Aids Fund which supports people directly supported by HIV/Aids.As for the lipstick / lip gloss the color is nothing spectacular. The packaging for the new campaign is not different than that of the others either, which is a good thing. You can purchase the lip pies NOW before they sell out.

Rihanna’s, RiRi Hearts Mac, collection has been selling out left and right with popular lipsticks, ‘RiRi Woo,’ ‘Heaux,’ and ‘Talk That Talk’. The collection spans beyond lipsticks/lip glosses to mascara lip/brow liners, eyeshadow, blushes and brushes PLUS the AMAZING packaging.Click to see what you can snag out of the RiRi Hearts Mac Collection for the Fall and Holiday. [You can also check Ebay/Amazon, BUT they are way overpriced.]

To learn more about the ‘Viva Glam’ campaign, click here.