3 Perfect Red Lipsticks To Wear This Holiday…

3 Perfect Red Lipsticks To Wear This Holiday…

Hey loves,

One thing I love to do is add a red lip to spice up my holiday outfits. Here are 3 lip products I have been reaching for consistently this holiday season!

Mary Jo K- Kylie Cosmetics

I absolutely love the formula of the Kylie Cosmetics matte liquid lipsticks. I find that while they are matte, they are not extremely drying as you find with most liquid lip products. The colour pay off is amazing. You can wear this all day without fear of it smudging or smearing. This lipstick is described as a true blue red product which makes it very wearable for lippie lovers of varying complexions.  This retails for $17.00 USD which is mid range price point for this type of product.

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Sessy- Colourpop 

This product falls under the category of “products Youtube made me buy” (lol). I follow a youtuber named Ellarie and she did a makeup collaboration with Colourpop Cosmetics. I have literally been wearing her two liquid lip shades since they debuted and this beautiful reddish wine  shade has definitely been one of my favourites.  This product in particular falls under the Colourpop category of ultra matte liquid lipstick, which is their boldest and longest lasting formula. I can definitely attest to this product being long lasting. You may need a little coconut oil to break it down when removing. This product retails for $6.50 (USD) and at that price you may as well treat yourself to one this holiday season!

Ellarie x ColourPop - Sessy deep red wine Ultra Matte liquid lipstick

 

Beso – Stila Cosmetics 

My ultimate favourite red lip product of all time. Yes, It has taken the spot of the long withstanding Ruby Woo by MAC Cosmetics. I feel that this red is the red that suits my deep complexion the best.  A  little goes a long way with this product. One swipe is pretty much all you need to fill your lips.  While this product is a little bit on the pricey side at $22.00 USD, It is well worth the money.  Although I have tons of red lip products, this is the one I find myself reaching for the most. I have seen it look stunning on people with darker completions like myself as well as my more fair complected consumers. I would certainly recommend you give this lipstick a try, One flaw is that it can be a little on the dating side, so be sure to have hydrated lips before you apply or your cracks will show!

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What reds do you guys grab for in the holiday season? Let me know!

Til next time!
xoxo
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Beauty Blog: My Fave Fall Lippies

Beauty Blog: My Fave Fall Lippies

Hey guys!

I just wanted to share with some of the lip products I reach for the most during the fall season! I tend to go for darker, more vampy shades, with a few neutrals in there! Here some of the ones I think work well with all skin tones, but especially for my melanin rich sisters!  Enjoy!

Color Pop (Liquid Lipstick) – LAX: LAX is described as a warm reddish brown shade. This shade has a matte finish, I like to pair it with Chestnut lip liner from MAC. This product retails for $6.00 USD ( approximately $8.00 Canadian)

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LAX: Photo courtesy of Temptalia.com

Color Pop ( Liquid Lipstick)-Avenue:  Avenue is a warm red matte shade. It’s a bold yet wearable everyday red!  This lip product is a long wear product. This lipstick retails for $6.00 USD ( approximately $8.00 Canadian)

Avenue: Photo courtesy of  Temptalia.com

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Exorcism :  This shade is a warm plum/blackberry shade. I feel like I reach for this shade quite often. I love how easily it pairs with either a neutral eye or a more glam look! This product retails for $20.00 USD (approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

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Kat Von D Exorcism: Photo courtesy of temptalia.com

Stila (Liquid Lipstick) – Chianti:  This is a deep blackened plum shade. This is a shade I reach for when I’m heading out for maybe a night on the town with the ladies. Something a little out of my comfort zone, but still beautiful shade nonetheless. This product retails for $24.00 USD ( approximately $31.00 dollars Canadian)

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Stila Chianti: Photo courtesy of Makeupalley,com

 

MAC ( Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick)- Oh Lady: This is a deep berry shade. To me, it’s  like the fall version of  “Flat out Fabulous”. I like to wear this on days I need a little more splash of colour. This product retails for $20.00 USD ( approximately $25.00 Canadian)

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MAC Oh Lady. Photo courtesy of Bonnie-Garner.com

 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Crucifix:  This is a warm brown shade. Pretty similar to shade of my skin. This is a brown I reach for regularly.  It can be a little streaky when applying, so I like to pair it with Chestnut  lip liner from MAC. This product retails for $20.00 USD ( approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

Kat Von D: Photo courtesy of temptalia,com

These final three are probably the ones I reach for the most!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Sanctuary: This is a cool mauve shade. It may be my favourite fall nude shade to wear! Definitely in my top 5 nudes of all time . Long lasting and non streaky! This product retails for $20.00 USD( approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

Kat Von D: Sanctuary- Photo courtesy of temptalia.com

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer : This is a universal lip gloss shade. On me, it presents as a soft coral shade. Beautiful shade to wear on its own, but lately I have been pairing it with another favourite of mine;  This product retails for $18.00 USD ( approximately $23.00 Canadian)

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Fenty Beauty Gloss BombLip Luminizer : Photo courtesy of lipstickalley.com

 

MAC’s Bittersweet Me. Now this on its own is my all time favourite lip gloss( well its tied with MAC’s Spite lol) I tried the two of them together and it was lip gloss magic!

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MAC Bittersweet Me.  Photo courtesy of temptalia,com

What are your favourite lip products for this season!
Let me know!
xoxo
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Disclaimer: I do not own the photos in this post. All photos are credited to their original owner.

 

 

Are They Worth The Hype: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

Hey lovely people!

I am back again with another edition of , ” Are They Worth The Hype?”. This edition features the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours.

Not too long ago MAC re released their collection, adding some new shades. The first release that they came out with, I was not impressed… at all! I found the formula ( especially in the darker shades ) were extremely streaky and not long lasting at all.

I had a gift card to MAC, and was in the market from some new products, so I decided to give these liquid lipcolours a try once again.

I love liquid lipsticks. There are three things I look for when purchasing a liquid lip product:

1:  Are they long lasting?
2:  How do they feel on the lips? Are they super drying?
3: How do they apply ?
4: Packaging?

 

1: These liquid lipcolours are SUPER long lasting! I wore this product for about 8 hours ( a full work day) and  I didn’t have to reapply once! I even had a sub sandwich for lunch and drank a soda without a straw and make lipstick was still intact.  Towards the end of the day, I did start to see a little feathering around the sides, and a little bit missing from the middle. But it wasn’t super obvious.

2. The first time I tried these products, they were super uncomfortable for me . Extremely drying and streaky and crumbly. But this new formula is completely different.  They were very comfortable on the lips  throughout the entire time of wearing it. The fact that they are more of a matte suede finish, I think helps them not to dry out my lips.

3.The liquid lip colour has a doe foot applicator which makes for a smooth and easy application. The applicator holds a lot of product so I would suggest that you wipe off some of the product before you apply.

4: Let’s talk about the packaging. I’m not impressed at all. We all know that MAC lipsticks have that classic packing:  matte black tube with the silver line in the middle and the silver branding.  The liquid lip colour packaging  basically kept the black matte top and a clear plastic tube .  I guess they wanted to keep their products packaging consistent but to me it kinda fell short!

 

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I purchased the shade “Oh Lady”  and I absolutely love it! I will definitely think about investing in a few other shades.

These products retail for $21.00 ( Canadian)  and you get  5 ml of product in each tube.

Would I repurchase this product? Absolutely! Are they worth the hype? Yup!!

I love liquid lipsticks! What are some of your favourite brands?

xoxo

Style Sunday: Frills and Florals….

Style Sunday: Frills and Florals….

Hey guys!

Really quick post today. On Friday I went window shopping ( yes I stress window shopping… I really had no intention of purchasing ANYTHING lol ) with a friend of mine, and we ventured into a store called Suzy Shier. My friend was looking for something in particular and I was just perusing the shelves. Lo and behold… there she was… the beautiful dress I will show you in this post.

I almost left it in the store y’all simply because I didn’t want to try it on ( I hate trying on clothes in the store) but my friend persuaded me to and man…. am I ever grateful I did!

Here is the dress: (the model pictured is not me lol)

Floral Bardot Sheath Dress with Flounce

I loved this dress at first sight because it incorporates 3 of this seasons trends that I love: florals, frills and an off the shoulder sleeve.

The dress retails for $48.00 dollars but Suzy Shier is currently having a 30% off sale  in store on dresses so I ended up getting it for much cheaper ! If you are interested in purchasing this dress here is the link:( click here)

Here’s how I styled it :

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I paired this dress with simple nude pumps and a crystal statement necklace.  I kept my makeup simple with some MAC pressed powder, black eyeliner , mascara and a purple/pink lip ( Kat Von D L.U.V.) and of course some highlight from Kylie Cosmetics in “Salted Caramel”. I curled my hair overnight in some Flexi rods and fingers combed them out this morning and that was the look!

What trends are you loving this season?

Have a great evening and remember…

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Xoxo

Beauty Blog: Kat Von D Everlasting Nude Collection…

Beauty Blog: Kat Von D Everlasting Nude Collection…

Hey there my fellow lipstick junkies!

I’m back again with another beauty blog. If any of you have been following me on here for awhile , you should know that I am a lover of all things lipstick, especially matte liquid lipsticks. Kat Von D has added 6 new nude shades to her Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Collection. The shades include:

  • Muneca: Vibrant pinkish-apricot
  • Ophelia:  Peach nude
  • Ludwig: Tawny rose
  • Sanctuary : Cool sepia
  • Hawkwind: Warm nutmeg
  • Crucifix: Hickory brown
    ( http://www.temptalia.com/kat-von-d-everlasting-nudes-collection-for-spring-2017/)

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While they are all beautiful shades, I drew an affinity to three shades in particular: Sanctuary, Hawkwind and Crucifix. I was only able to get my hands on Sanctuary and Crucifix. Here is my honest opinion on both shades.

Crucifix:  Crucifix is the perfect chocolate brown matte lipstick I had ben looking for the winter season. When lined with MAC Cosmetics  “Chestnut” lip liner, this lipstick is the perfect earth toned nude for me who is of a darker complexion! One thing I find fault with with Crucifix, is that it is SUPER drying. Like most liquid lipsticks ( as well as the other liquid lipsticks from the Kat Von D brand that I own) your lips should be exfoliated and moisturized before you apply. But even after I did that, I still found that Crucifix was extremely flaky after a short period of time. Nevertheless, its a beautiful colour.

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Sanctuary: Sanctuary is described as a cool sepia toned nude. It reminds me somewhat of “Lolita” another nude from the Kat Von D line. Sanctuary leans more towards a nude with a purple undertone( on me anyway) . I love this shade! I think that this shade is probably going to be my go to colour for the remainder of the season! It’s that perfect nude with a just enough wash of colour. I think that Sanctuary would be complimentary on all skin tones. This shade is really long lasting. I wore it through an entire day. I ate, I drank and took a nap and …. my lips stayed perfectly intact. 🙂

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-10-20-47-amThese lipsticks retail for $24.00 Canadian online and in stores.  Im looking forward to the spring that will see this line release another batch of lipsticks, this time from the more vibrant family of colours!

If you are in the market for a diverse selection of nudes to satisfy your nude lippie needs, run on over to your local Sephora or Sephora.com and check these ones out! You won’t be disappointed !

xoxo

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Beauty Blog: Battle of The Red Lips!

Beauty Blog: Battle of The Red Lips!

Hey guys!

I’m back again with another beauty blog! In this blog I am going to discuss my absolute favorite and timeless beauty trend: The Red Lip! The first lipstick I ever purchased with my own money was a red lipstick. I know pretty bold for someone who up until about 2012 NEVER wore anything but lip gloss from Bath and Body Works or EOS lip balm or the tried and true Vaseline (hangs head in shame)

But then one day, I collected six empty containers from MAC ( MAC has a recycling program. If you return 6 empty containers , you can choose a free lipstick!) and I said let me step way out of my comfort zone and try a red lipstick. Growing up with Jamaican Christian parents, big bold lipsticks like the red one I chose was totally out of the question as a teen. But in 2012 as a twenty something year old woman, their opinion no longer mattered LOL.

So, I asked the lady at the counter which red lipstick she would recommend for me and she led me in the direction of the gorgeous and timeless shade of Ruby Woo!!!  I fell in love! That started my lipstick junkie journey! I now own over 20 MAC lipsticks 😛 . But, it really started my love affair with red lipstick. I actually don’t own that many, just 3. ( I’m not including MAC Diva because its more of a burgundy/ brown to me even though its classified as a red)

The three red shades I have all come from different companies. I have of course the shade “Ruby Woo” by MAC Cosmetics. I also have “Fiery” from the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Collection and “Outlaw” from the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick” line. Each one of these products has its pros and cons. Let’s go through them together

Let’s begin with Ruby Woo: Ruby Woo is a very pigmented matte red shade with blue undertones. The pros of Ruby Woo are as follows:

Pros:

  •  very long-lasting
  • super pigmented
  • fantastic coverage
  • compliments all complexions
  • makes your teeth look super white! 😛

However it does have a few cons:

Cons:

  • Extremely drying formula ( must exfoliate lips well before using this product)
  • Has a tendency to feather and fade after a few hours of wear. ( nothing that can’t be rectified with a lip liner or lip primer)

Next up “Outlaw” by Kat Von D. Outlaw is a described as a brick-red shade. A true “pin-up” red.

The pros and cons for this product are as follows:

Pros:

  • super long-lasting ( I mean it takes divine intervention to remove these!)
  • extremely pigmented
  • non-transferable
  • compliments all if not most complexions

Cons:

  • very drying formula ( easily rectified with a lip scrub/vaseline primer prior to application. If you don’t moisturize your lips beforehand, it will show every crack and crevice on your lips.
  • You need a very steady hand to apply because if you make a mistake, you will have to start all over. It will stain your face too lol
  • really need a lip liner to help keep this from feathering
  • Will rub off if eating something especially greasy.

Lastly, “Fiery” from the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick line. The pros and cons are as follows:

Pros:

  • Long lasting
  • very pigmented
  • feels very light on the lips
  • Doesnt need a lip liner

Cons:

  • fades easily if eating food that is greasy
  • will stain if not applied with a steady hand.

Okay now that I’ve laid out my pros and cons for these products let me rank them from least favorite to  most favorite. Drum roll please ( insert drum-roll lol)

3. My least favorite is “Outlaw” . I’ve tried to manipulate it by using lip liners and a lip primer but I just don’t like the formula of this particular Kat Von D Shade. ( all the others I own I absolutely love) I would probably never repurchase this lip product. I give it a 2 out of 5 stars.

2. The one that lands right in the middle is “Fiery”. I love the way it feels so light on my lips. I love that is super pigmented. I guess i’m just kind of indifferent towards this shade. I wouldn’t lose any sleep if this shade was discontinued,but I would reach for it randomly if it was around 🙂 4 out of 5 stars.

1. That of course leaves my beloved Ruby Woo! I love everything about this lipstick. I love that I can wear this as a stand alone or I can pair it with a brown or plum lip liner and change the appearance. Ruby Woo is a lipstick my makeup kit can never be without. As long as the shade is in production , I will own it. Ruby Woo is fierce! Fantastic! 5 out of 5 stars.

You may stray away but you always come back to your first love! Ruby Woo, you my boo!! 😛

What’s your favorite red lipstick?

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xoxo