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LETS TALK LIPS 👄
so as a darker skin girl, I’ve never been satisfied with any of the nudes on the market and then I actually went on a hunt to find one that would work for me no matter what! ✨ After a long time, I found it (I think lol). I love both of these products. The fenty gloss is ALWAYS in my purse and the Hot Chocolit shade as to be my favourite 💕 it’s just the perfect brown tint without being cool tones or warm toned and looks GORGEOUS on anyone with a tanner complexion I love lip liners and this is my first MAC lip liner so I wanted to see what their range of nude lip colours looked like and this seemed to be the perfect shade for me! Hover isn’t too orange, not too neutral and NOT PINK 🙅🏽♀️ which seems to be the go to for brown girls and I hate that look on my self 😭 so I always line my lips, and then toss the gloss on and I’m good to go, regardless of what look I am doing that day 😋FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer MAC - Lip Pencil
Face beat by Ashley with new products
I just did a look since I was busy.
Foxy eyes 💫 👀💫
During social distancing, I’ve been trying to keep thinking positively through self care. I’ve been playing around with makeup and testing out new looks using products I already have at home. Enter: this foxy eye look which is a far cry from my usually minimalist “no makeup” makeup look. I’m pretty proud with how this turned out and it has some cool 90s vibes. Plus, it showcases some of my favorite (affordable) makeup products!
Nyx Lip Liner in Cabaret
I don’t wear red lip products often but when I do it’s this product. It’s the perfect shade of red for my skin tone and glides on smoothly. I’ve tried other lip liners that accentuate the lines on my lips and make it look like I’ve gone without drinking any fluids for days 😬 Nyx on the other hand has effective and affordable lip liners and I love them for it! I definitely recommend nyx if you’re looking for the perfect lip liner! I’ve reviewed the Inglot eyeliner and Buxom mascara in previous posts. I love both of these products and wear them frequently. They’re my go-tos! NYX - Slim Lip Pencil [FiveStars] BUXOM - Lash Volumizing Mascara INGLOT - AMC Eyeliner Gel
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Everlasting Lip Liner in the shade Misfit What it is: a pure scarlet lip liner What it costs: $18 What I think: I love the KVD lip liners. They’re retractable so I never have to reach for a sharpener, and the pigment is creamy and smooth. I don’t usually reach for a lipliner as an all-over lip color, but Misfit was giving me all of the vampy vibes and I had to go for it. I love nabbing these lip liners when they’re on sale, and I recommend you do the same!
Good if On Sale
I bought these lip liners from KVD during the end of the year sales at Sephora, and they came out way way less than MSRP (like under $6). At that price they’re great! Super pigmented and work well, especially under KVD liquid lipstick. However I did find them to smear a little too much for a higher priced lip liner, hence the 4 vs 5 star rating. Overall, if you can find these babies on sale, they might be worth it! KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Everlasting Lip Liner
RIP to this Estée Lauder lipstick
One of my mother’s friends used to work at Estée Lauder and I got #Estée Lauder - All Done Up lipstick[products]#[FourStars] from her and it is now discontinued. I love this cream, blue-undertoned pink lipstick and how it applies. I would reckon that it looks good on every skin tone. I love wearing it with my brown SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rouge Gel Lip Liner. It is a cream lipstick so it does transfer. I held on to my last tube for so long since it was discontinued. I definitely recommend this formula. My tip: The Sephora Collection traditional bullet lipsticks will probably have a dupe for this. I am also sure that their tune lipsticks have a similar shade as well. (When I go to Sephora, I will add a photo and list of comparable dupes.)
Definitely an underrated lip liner. I bought this a while ago in the shade ‘creme de la creme’ it’s like a matte nude/peachy shade. It makes my liquid lip last a long time. Whenever I eat or drink some comes off but let’s be real, every lip liner/lipstick does that. When I apply it on it glides on, it blends really easy and stays put. Sometimes I use a bit of liner to fill in my lips, blend it out a bit with my finger then apply lip gloss on top and it has become one of my favorite on the go lip look.
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NARS velvet Matte lip pencils are my favorite lip color. The color walkyrie applies beautifully, then dries down to matte. I've been using this line for two years and cannot get enough of them. But sadly it’s too little of it and way pricey for such little amount NARS - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils
The what: These are two of the NARS velvet matte lip pencils in the shades “Cruella” and “Do Me Baby”. These are mini sizes. NARS is available at Sephora, Ulta, department stores (i.e. Macy’s, Nordstrom), online retailers, and the brand’s website. The details: NARS markets these are matte lipsticks with the ease of a pencil application. They have to be sharpened every so often with use. They’re made with vitamin E and other emollients to deliver a matte, yet non-drying finish. Per NARS, these can be used on their own, as lip liners, or as a base for other lipsticks to create custom shades/effects. My thoughts: I’ve had “Cruella” for…..ever. Basically since I started getting interested in makeup and shopping at Sephora. This pencil should be expired but still performs just fine. It’s a gorgeous blue-based scarlet red. “Do Me Baby” is described as a “chestnut rose”, which I would agree with. Of the two, I wear “Do Me Baby” more often. They last for several hours on the lips and never feel uncomfortable. I re-apply after eating. I like that I can sharpen them because it makes for a more precise application. The packaging is slim, so these can fit pretty much anywhere. I really enjoy these pencils. I also have a satin one that lives in my purse. Unfortunately, NARS is not cruelty-free, so I won’t be purchasing any more. However, I do recommend them and would suggest looking for value sets, especially around the holidays. At the time I’m writing this, there’s one available at Sephora for $20 for two minis! The price: Full size pencils retail for $27, and a mini set of 2 is available for $20 at Sephora. 5/5 ⭐️
TIKTOK #MAKEUPHACKS: FAKE BIGGER LIPS💋
There are SO many makeup hacks on Tiktok- and I wanted to try out a few~ The first hack I wanted to try was “faking big lips”! Step 1) Slightly over-line lips with a nude lip liner and don’t define cupids bow (just draw a straight horizontal line). KKW BEAUTY - Nude Lip Liner in Nude 1 I love this lipliner so much- it’s so creamy and easy to blend- the shade is also PERFECT for my lip color! Step 2) Fill in the rest of the lips with a lipstick. lisa eldridge - Velvet Fawn in Velvet Muse This lipstick is probably the best matte lip formula I’ve ever tried. It’s super creamy but has a soft-matte finish that can be sheered out for a stained look or piled on for more of a full-on look. Step 3) Use a brow pencil to fill in the corners of the upper lip, draw a thin line above the cupids bow and below middle of bottom lip. benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra Fine Shape & Define Weirdly, this was a great contour shade for my lips! And this brow pencil blended into the lipstick easily. Step 4) Add a gloss to the cupids bow, and down the center of top & bottom lips. NUDESTIX - LIP GLACE Nude I love this gloss- it’s so shiny and adds a tint of color! There is a slight minty feeling that fades after 5 mins. Step 5) Smile! I loved this makeup hack! I’ve definitely seen similar tricks before but the eyebrow pencil was mindblowing! It’s a great shade for contouring my lips without having to buy a separate lip pencil! My lips definitely looked much bigger after trying this technique and I would probably do it again (but only for a photoshoot or for specific makeup looks- it’s not an “everyday” look for me)! Would you try this Tiktok makeup hack?
How to make your lips look plump
This lip liner is the perfect color for my skin tone and helps create a more natural looking over-lining. It’s perfect for creating a plumper lip look and works with basically any lip product I have! Great with lip glosses, lip sticks and balms. I would definitely recommend! The texture is so smooth and soft and they offer a variety of colors so you can find the perfect nude for your lip tone! KKW BEAUTY - Nude Lip Liner
Glide-on Retractable Lip Liners and Lip Pencils
Glide-on- #1. REVLON COLORSTAY IN SOFT PINK #2. REVLON COLORSTAY IN WINE Mechanical Lip Pencils- #1. GIORGIO ARMANI #3 #2. GIORGIO ARMANI #4 #3. GIORGIO ARMANI #6 Mixture of both. It’s a pencil but glides on- #1. DIOR 080 RED SMILE. (Dior pencils are my favorite lip liners!) #2. MAYBELLINE COLORSENSATIONAL PRECISION LIP LINER IN 20 NUDE #3. MAYBELLINE LIP LINER IN RAISIN #4. BITSY LINER IN LOVE
10 Minute Face For Us In Our Forties.
MAKEUP PRODUCTS LIST: *FOUNDATION- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation SPF 15. Color: 6 Medium Moyen. (Goes on so smooth and stays in place. I just don’t need primer with this). *UNDER-EYE CONCEALER- It. Bye Bye Undereye. Thick Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer and Corrector Color: Light-medium *HIGHLIGHTER- Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow- Color: Lightly Tinted (This gives a moderate shimmer glow. Sometimes I just wear this and powder). *BLUSH- Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc Color: Pink Mosiac (You have to be careful when applying this. It’s easy to go overboard. MASSIVE highlight). *LOOSE SETTING POWDER- Laura Mercier Loose Powder Color: Translucent (I’ve used this for YEARS. I’m prone to shine-through. Loose powder is best for oily skin). *POWDER FACIAL BRUSH- E.L.F. Flawless Face Brush (The SOFTEST brush I’ve ever had on my face!). *EYESHADOWS- 1. GUCCI Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Color: 060 Iconic Copper (A MUST for blue eyes) 2. Marcelle Quintet Color: Copper Fever (Four colors that blend well) 3.Jane Iredale Eye Shadow Color: Golden Glow (To highlight your brow bone). *Lower Waterline Liner- NYX EYE PENCIL CRAYON- Color: 604 Milk Lait (Makes you look more ‘awake’ and eyes to look bright. Place on the inner corners of the eye as well. *HYPOALLERGENIC LINER FOR THE TEAR DUCT AREA- Aesthetica Hypoallergenic Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner- Color: Jet Black (Starting at the tearduct and then blend it out to where the magnetic eyeliner starts. I do this to protect my eye from the magnetic eyeliner which isn’t hypoallergenic). *HYPOALLERGENIC LINER FOR MY UPPER WATERLINE- Physicians Formula Hypoallergenic Eye Definer Eye Pencil Color: Ultra Black (It stays put and is good for sensitive eyes). *GLAMNETIC MAGNETIC EYELASHES- Type: Lush. Extra Dramatic Round Lash Glamnetics Magnetics can work with any magnetic liner. (You can wear one pair for a really long time. Just clean them with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip). *MAGNETIC EYELINER- HSBC 5 pairs Eyelash and Eye Liner Kit. The magnetic eyeliner I use, came with this eyelash kit. These types of magnetic lashes are natural-looking. (The liner is ridiculously hard to get off. So I use coconut oil, leave it for a couple, and my Zeppa cloth). *EYEBROW POWDER AND DEFINER- NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Color: Auburn Red (It comes with a little pot of ‘wax’ that helps keep everything in place. I have blonde eyebrows). *LIPSTICK- TIGI Lipstick Color: Loyalty (Soo moisturizing, and stays in place!) *LIP LINER- Revlon Colorstay Color: Wine (Lip line AFTER lipstick for natural lip) *SETTING SPRAY- Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray 16-hour wear. Lightweight with temperature control technology and doesn’t feel waxy.
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Favorite Charlotte Tilbury Product
This is by far my favorite CT product. This is the Lip Cheat lip pencil in Pillowtalk, and I use it almost daily. It’s the perfect nude pink color that looks great on its own or coupled with lipstick or gloss. Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Cheat Lip Liner
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Liner
The absolute best formula in a lip liner. Super creamy, easy to apply, and the color (Pillow Talk) is universally flattering on almost everyone! This is my favorite lip color and I wear it almost daily! I also have the matching matte lipstick, but if you aren’t up for spending all the money; the liner works just as well and it can be applied with a lip gloss over it! I do recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality lip liner! It is kinda pricey at $22 but it will last you a long time, I’m sure! Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Cheat Lip Liner
Middle of The Road
The Good: color range and pigmentation. The Bad: cap keeps coming off, needs to be sharpened, and general packaging issues. Also a little runny for a liner. I had a hard time with finding a berry colored lip liner, but with a generous selection colors this line delivered. General packaging issues have made it my least used liner, as it’s not self sharpening and The cap is less than sturdy so it looks messed up half the time. 3 stars. BITE - The Lip Pencil
Worth it? Colourpop vs. Charlotte Tilbury
COLOURPOP - Lippie Pencil This lippie pencil in the shade Chi is my single most-used lip liner ever. It is very matte, so it helps lipsticks to stay on much longer, but it is not so matte that it will tug and pull at your lips when applying. For my skin tone, the colors Chi or Curvii are absolutely perfect and I can even wear them on their own or with a lip balm for a natural looking, but long lasting lippie. At $6 each, I think this not a super affordable way to build up a lip liner collection and to test out colors. I find that this formulation works well regardless of color and I have recommended these to so many people and have heard wonderful things. I give this product a 5/5 star rating. Affordable and amazing! Charlotte Tilbury - LIP CHEAT PILLOW TALK ORIGINAL This color and formula is absolutely iconic, and when I swatched it at Sephora and saw that it was similar to my beloved Chi shade, I had to try it out. Performance wise, this does not disappoint. It is creamy, glides really well, and provides extended wear with most products. I have absolutely no complaints about this product. Except for the fact that it’s virtually the same as my trusty CP lip liner for 3.5x the price. I know that the CT lip liners are revered, and I get why, they’re great. I’m not saying I wouldn’t buy more (Iconic Nude is calling my name daily) but I also think that there are more affordable versions out there that are just as good. The packaging on these is obviously much nicer, and I really do appreciate the aesthetic. I give this 4/5 stars. THE VERDICT Buy whichever one is in your budget, but I highly recommend checking out the ColourPop liners for their extensive color range and save yourself some dollars. Buy the Charlotte Tilbury when you want to treat yourself.
JUICY! Just the way I like it! Lips: Colourpop mamacita lippie pencil, Jeffreestar Velour Liquid Lipstick, Scorpio and Mac Lipgloss, Viva Glam Rihanna 2
Long-wearing Lipstick? 💄
Who doesn’t appreciate a long wearing lipstick? Well this HUDA BEAUTY - Demi Matte & Cream Lip Set in shades Sheikha and Trophy Wife is definitely a contender. As you can see from the picture for an almost nine hour work day, this lipstick held on pretty good with no touch ups. Usually I touch up my lip color after eating lunch but today I decided to let it be to be as authentic as I can for the purpose of this review. I used the lip liner and matte shade of Trophy Wife from the set. For reference, I have oily combo skin and light to medium skin with pink undertone. I bought this set back in the summer because I loved the kit and it was a great opportunity to try Huda Beauty products without having to drop lots of money. The set retails for $25.00 and has a full size lip liner and two mini lip products. The matte lippie applies smoothly and even though it’s matte it does not feel drying on the lips or cracks. As with most lippies they begin to wear away in the inner corners of the lips because of normal talking, eating, and drinking. Typically, I would reapply a new coat of lipstick to make it all even so on a normal day this would not bother me. It’s not horrible wear but I do understand that everyone wants a super enduring lip shade. I love the way this color looks and this set comes in various colors i.e nude or vampy lip shades. If you have tried this lip set, let me know your thoughts! 💗
HUDA BEAUTY-Demi Matte & Cream Lip Set
Perfect Lip Color - Charlotte Tilbury
Recently I’ve, like everyone else probably, fallen head over heels with Charlotte Tilbury’s products. Her lip products are for sure my favorite. Normally lipsticks can dry out my lips or make them look smaller than they are. I’ve also had difficulty finding shades that looked good on me. CT lip products are so smooth and silky I’ve never had a problem with them drying out my lips! Also she has so many lovely shades to choose from for any skin tone. I decided to experiment a little and mixed my Matte Revolution lipstick in Bond Girl and my Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Crazy in Love for a beautiful reddish/pinkish color that I’ve been loving!
Charlotte Tilbury-Lip Cheat
Favourite lip combo right now!
The perfect nude for tan skin? I’ve been loving the Charlotte tilbury lip cheat in supersize me and the hourglass lip stylo in influencer. It gives the perfect peachy pink without washing me out! 💕Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Cheat Supersize Me
Charlotte Tilbury-Lip Cheat Supersize Me
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner
💞What are the claims? It’s an all in one plumping lip liner that has a built in brush to define, countour & full lips. It has 15 shades & is For all skin types. 💞Texture/consistency? It’s a whipped,cream texture. 💞My thoughts? I love this lip liner! It’s super minty but doesn’t burn while it plumps. It’s pigment is there, and it lasts for hours. It’s a big & thick pencil, much larger than my other lip liners & it has lasted me forever! It’s totally worth it & I would defiantly recommend ! My favorite is in the shade stealth. 💞price vs size ?.07 for $18, it’s worth it! BUXOM - Plumpline Lip Liner
BUXOM-Plumpline Lip Liner
MELT cosmetics Lip liner!
✨what does it claim to do? Melt All day Everday lip liner in the shade Foxy is a cool almond brown lip liner. It’s long wearing, highly pigmented & waterproof lip pencil all in one! It has a creamy, opaque formula that provides a smooth application with up to 12 hours of wear. They have 11 shades for all skin types & tones. ✨Texture/Consistency? It is a matte creamy formula! ✨My thoughts? I got this from Sephora in the month of December & it’s been my go-to lip liner ever since! It’s super creamy & pigmented & doesn’t smudge. It is a very brown/nude color on my skin tone, but I love to wear it under all my nude & pink lip colors to add definition & make my lips look way fuller. It is a matte formula but it isn’t drying or crusty, and it doesn’t transfer! you do have to sharpen, which I don’t really like but that’s most lip liners! I’m overall very happy with this lip liner & it creates one of my favorite lip liner/lipstick combos no matter the lipstick as long as I have this! ✨Price Vs. size? .40oz for $17 at Sephora, and I love it! I would repurchase, and get the other shades to try! MELT COSMETICS - Allday Everyday Lipliner
MELT COSMETICS-Allday Everyday Lipliner
I can’t live without a good lip liner 💋
A lip liner is ESSENTIAL in my makeup routine when I’m wearing makeup. In recent years, the definition of my lips has been fading and a lip liner is crucial for me as a tool to help me through applying a lipstick or lip gloss. As you can see above in my before/after picture, it makes a WORLD of a difference since you can actually see where my lips begin and end LOL. Depending on the look I’m going for, I’ll use different shades but “going steady” by Essence essence - Soft Contouring Lipliner has been my go-to for SO LONG! This is the PERFECT lip liner (the texture is a bit matte but it’s not too drying) since it’s so buildable and it lasts forever. Best part? It’s $2!!!! WHAT!!! Yep. The only downside I’d say is that it’s a true lip pencil so you have to use a sharpener when it’s too dull...but that doesn’t bother me, I’d rather pay $2 than $20+ for a twisty lip liner. I recommend trying this formula if you’re in the market for something new! I usually top it off with a tinted lip balm or lip oil and it lasts at least 5 hours. I have to rate it 5/5 for my amazing experience!
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