revlon ultra hd matte lipcolor review

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor: My New Drugstore Obsession

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Hey there, beauties!

Long time no blog! I have missed you so all much, but now that the hectic part of December is over, I am back to posting regularly! *whoop!*  I am so excited, because today, I am reviewing a product that has quickly become  HOLY GRAIL for me. *Drum roll* Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor!

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At first sight, I knew that I needed these babies in my life and I am in love with everything about them from the packaging to the formula… even the scent smells like heaven!  Let’s jump into the review!

First off… THE PACKAGING.  Let’s all just take a moment to stand in awe of all of its beauty.  These tubes are glass with in a matte finish.  They feel like a very durable high end product and I absolutely love the way that they look.  My only complaint is that the shade number and name are not displayed anywhere except for tiny print on the sticker, which has to be removed in order to open the bottle.

The formula is super pigmented and very moisturizing.  I was surprised when I first tried these out by the fact that these are nothing like liquid lipstick.  Instead, they are a gloss that really stays put and has no shine.  I’m not exactly sure that this glorious creation could fit into one category.  If lipgloss and liquid lipstick had a baby, it would be this product.

Since they aren’t as matte as a liquid lipstick, they smudge off a bit when eating or drinking, but they leave behind some color and never completely disappear.  On top of staying put forEVER and never getting stuck on my teeth, these glosses smell like fruity deliciousness and make me wish that I could eat an entire tube of the stuff.  It sounds gross, but smell this gloss and you’ll probably be wishing the same thing!

These Lipcolors are $8.50 a piece, which makes them a bit on the pricier side for a drugstore product… but they are so high quality that I think they are worth every penny!  In my opinion, these glosses are better quality and look much more flattering on me than most high end lipsticks.  I tend to shy away from bright lips, but with THESE, my lips actually don’t look dry or cracked for once in my life.  Also, the applicator makes them extremely easy to have a nice, clean edge.

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Now for the swatching! *squeel*

Firstly, 610 HD Addiction is a gorgeous deep plum shade.  I love how it has a whitening effect on my teeth instead of making them look yellow as some brighter colors can.  Even though this shade is pigmented, it is not in your face and you don’t have to worry about it ever getting on your teeth or smudging!

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625 HD Love is even more vibrant than the previous shade.  Somehow, I am absolutely obsessed with this color even though I usually am terrified or orange-y reds.  This color doesn’t make my teeth look yellow and it actually doesn’t seem too overpowering.  I highly recommend this for the season of red lips and Christmas vibes!

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615 HD Temptation is your perfect everyday pink shade.  It seems to me like it would be a very universally flattering tone for everyone.  I think this shade is a great pick if you want a natural pink lip product for every day wear that won’t rub off and is super moisturizing!

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Lastly, we have 630 HD Seduction.  I had to try out a nude shade since they’re my favorite!  I have never before bought a product that matched the natural color of my lips SO perfectly!  It enhances the look of my lips but doesn’t even look like I’m wearing anything.  I’ve been dreaming about finding a product like this for my entire life up to this moment.  That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I am extremely excited about my discovery!  I now wear this product every day. I recommend it so highly!

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Thanks so much for reading!  I hope that this post had been helpful to you!  Have you tried out this product?  What are your thoughts?

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A Matte Lip That Isn’t Drying: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review

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Matte lips are all the rage nowadays.  I love them, but the problem is that even the most high end matte products tend to make my lips look awful and chapped.  They always intensify any lip troubles I am having instead of making me look like Kylie Jenner.  On top of that, I usually find them uncomfortable to wear on an everyday basis.  HOWEVER, I am excited to announce that I’ve finally discovered a matte product that works for me: *drum roll* NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream!

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The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream definitely deserves all of the rave that it has gotten -Why didn’t I listen to everyone sooner?  I regret each second of my life not spent with these beauties in it.  I now have four shades to tell you all about, so let’s get to the review!

Firstly, these Matte Lip Creams cost $5.99 a pop.  I’ve seen them at Target, Fred Meyer and Ulta.  If you want the widest range of shades to choose from, check out Ulta’s website, because they usually have double the shades which are available at other stores!

They go on extremely smoothly and evenly.  They smell nice and sweet, but not overwhelmingly strong. The applicator is your typical doe foot, but it’s the consistency of the product itself that really impresses me.  When you apply this cream, it gives your lips the most sharp, crisp, and clean edge!  Since these aren’t a liquid, I find them much easier to handle and get the perfect application.  I’m just too clumsy for liquid lipstick -one shake of the hand and your lips are screwed!  With these creams, I have much more control and my lips come out looking much nicer!

The finish is on the matte side, but I find that they don’t dry down as much as your typical liquid lipstick.  They still let your lips breath instead of feeling like they are encased in pavement.  Also, they last pretty well when eating and drinking, although they don’t have the lasting power of liquid lipsticks.

Let’s begin the swatches with my favorite of the bunch –Copenhagen!  Normally, I never go for deep or dark colors, so I was shocked at how much I loved this shade when I first put it on!  The first thing I noticed was just how evenly the color was applied.  Typically with these deep berry shades, I notice at least a bit of unevenness in color, but this goes on perfectly!  I am obsessed.

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Next up, we have Antwerp, which is a coral/pink shade.  I think this color would be absolutely perfect for spring and summer, however it is a bit bright for my taste. I think the shade is gorgeous, but I’ll probably hold off on wearing it until the warmer months roll around again.

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Milan is a beautiful pink shade.  I was expecting this one to be more on the nude side of things based off of the packaging, however it’s actually pretty bright.  I think that shade is gorgeous and it’s super pigmented, but again, I’ll probably reach for this more when things warm up a bit.

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Last, but most definitely not least, is Istanbul.  This shade is a nude pink. It’s super natural and isn’t too light that it makes you look washed out.  I think this shade is perfect for everyday wear and I know I’ll be reaching for this one a lot!

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Thanks so much for reading!  Have you tried NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams yet?  Do you know of any other matter lip products that still look great on dry skin?

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Another MAC Dupe: Amber Lights Eyeshadow

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Do you remember your very first MAC eyeshadow?  Mine was Amber Lights.  Since it was my first purchase from MAC, it holds a special place in my heart!  It is the most beautiful copper shade for fall and I still love it.  MAC’s eyeshadows are gorgeous and really fun to collect, but sadly, they are expensive which means that I don’t splurge on them often.  Finding affordable dupes for high end makeup makes me very happy, so I have decided to continue this little series and share another another perfect twin for an expensive product!  If you love this copper shade as much as I do, I hope you’ll enjoy finding a cheaper version!
 
 Amber Lights Dupe

Amber Lights Dupe

Top: MAC Amber Lights // Bottom: Milani Bella Copper


 Milani’s Eyeshadow in the shade Bella Copper is the perfect match for Amber lights.  It is slightly darker and just a tad more sparkly, but it is hardly noticeable when on the eyes. Milani’s dupe costs $4.49, while MAC’s eyeshadow comes in at $16. I like each of these eyeshadows equally and think they look almost identical.  Neither of them have much fallout, although I can tell that MAC’s is just a bit higher in quality.  They are each super pigmented and long-wearing.  They may seem like a terrifyingly orange shade in the picture above, but I promise you that they are actually very wearable when applied on the eyelid.  They really bring out blue eyes, but also look amazing on any color!  I can’t get over this shade for fall accompanied by some gorgeous winged eyeliner!  I’ve already created a look with Amber Lights if you’d like to see it in action. 😉

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Top: MAC Amber Lights // Bottom: Milani Bella Copper

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Overall, I think that both of these eyeshadows are great!  MAC’s is a tad higher in quality, but the difference between the two shades is not that noticeable -especially when on the eyes.  I actually prefer that Bella Copper has more sparkle to it than Amber Lights since I love shimmery shades.  If you want to save some money on MAC eyeshadows, I recommend this dupe from Milani!  I am really impressed with the formula and I think you will be too!  There is hardly any difference between these two products and if you go for the cheaper version, you can save $10.50!

I hope that you enjoyed this post and that it has been helpful to you!  Are there any products you have discovered dupes for?  Are there any products that you’d like to see dupe’d?  Thanks so much for reading!

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Fall Favorites Collab with Valentina: The Eyeshadow Edition

Hey there, my beautiful people!

Fall… my favorite time of year.  The time where I get to put on beautiful autumn eyeshadows while dancing through the leaves with a pumpkin spice latte in hand.  I may not actually be providing you with a delicious PSL today, but I am however going to be showing the eyeshadows that I just can’t get enough of during this season of pumpkins and coziness.

This post is a collaboration with the beautiful Valentina Sofía (does she not have the prettiest name ever?), who will be sharing her top lipsticks for the season!  Her blog is amazing and you’ll definitely want to check it out!   Since our collab will inform you about the best products for eyes and lips, you’ll be set for fall! 😉 I hope that you enjoy!
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  1.  Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Little Sinner – I am absolutely in love with these eyeshadows for fall.  First off, they are SO pigmented and high quality.  The colors are gorgeous.  Just one swipe of these eyeshadows on your lids and BAM…  They’ll be covered in gloriously pigmented fall spirit.  Who doesn’t want that?  While this palette is only available on Amazon and Ebay now, extremely close matches to these shades are available in Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Collection.
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    Kat Von D True Romance Eye Pallete in Little Sinner

    Kat Von D Mini Eye Pallete

    Shades from top to bottom: Swan Song, Galore, Brave Awakening, and T-Rex

  2.  Nars Soft Touch Eyeshadow Pencil in Corcovado – I love this eyeshadow pencil since it works perfectly as a base.  It also gives me a really nice glow on it’s own, with just a slight bit of color.  It’s perfect for those days where I just want a little sum’n sum’n on my eyes.  It’s a very natural gold shade with a little shimmer to it.Mars Gold Eyeshadow StickNARS Eyeshadow stick SwatchIMG_7774
  3. Benefit Cosmetic’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in My Two Cents – Again, as I just mentioned, I love eyeshadows that also function as bases.  They make life so much easier (at least the eyelid-priming-portion of it, anyway).  This copper shade screams fall.  It never creases on me even though it is a cream.  It’s super pigmented and also has some shimmer to it.  I use this on it’s own or underneath other shadows to give them a warm, copper glow.  It’s a really great base for MAC’s Amber Lights since it enhances the copper tone even more.Benefit My Two Cents SwatchBenefit My Two Cents Cream EyeshadowbareMinerals My Two Cents
  4. bareMinerals Eyeshadow in True Gold – This eyeshadow is SO sparkly.  If blinding everyone around you with the beauty of your disco ball eyelids is not your thing, this eyeshadow won’t be for you… but if it is, you definitely need this in your life.  The warm gold shade is perfect for fall.  It looks stunning on every skin tone and I highly recommend it!  Everyone needs at least one shimmery gold shadow in their stash.  It is a staple in my beauty collection -especially during this time of year!bareMinerals true gold eyeshadow bareMinerals true gold eyeshadow
  5. bareMinerals Eyeshadow in Bare Skin – Sometimes, in this season of cozy sweaters, you just need a nice purple shade.  BareMinerals’ eyeshadow in Bare Skin is just that -it’s sparkly, it’s purple, it’s beautiful.  The color is not overpowering; It has just that slight tint of color to it that really makes your eyes pop, but is still very wearable for everyday use.  It has a beautiful shimmer to it as well.bareMinerals bare skin eyeshadow bareMinerals bare skin eyeshadow

Even though the bareMinerals eyeshadows do have some serious shimmer to them, they are not filled with those annoying chunks of glitter that fall all over your face as many sparkly eyeshadows do. There is nothing more annoying than glitter fallout! These stay in place, are extremely pigmented, and very long-wearing.

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Thank you so much for reading!  Make sure to check out Valentina’s post to read the lipstick edition!  What are some of your favorite fall eyeshadows?

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Hanna


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All ‘Bout Them Neutrals | Clinique Wear Everywhere 8-Pan Palette

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I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many neutral eyeshadows.  They’re beautiful, go with every look, and never go out of style. Clinique’s Wear Everywhere Neutrals All About Shadow 8-Pan Palette is my new baby (whew, that name is a mouthful).  During the fall, I gravitate towards warmer neutrals and that is exactly what this palette includes, along with some cool-toned browns and a range of highlight shades… basically, it has every neutral you’ll ever need and includes “soft” and “super shimmer” shades along with a matte shadow as well!  This palette is all kinds of gorgeous and I can’t wait to show you!

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clinique neutral eyeshadow palette

From left to right:

  • NEW Alabaster (Soft Shimmer)
  • Daybreak (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Moroccan Brown (Soft Shimmer)
  • At Dusk (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Sahara Sun (Super Shimmer)
  • NEW Jute Brown (Soft Shimmer)
  • Seashell (Soft Shimmer)
  • NEW Chocolate Bark (Matte)

Price: $36

Packaging:  The packaging of this palette is my favorite of any palette I’ve ever owned!  It is incredibly compact and the perfect size for travel.  The mirror inside is large, which is a huge plus.  I cannot get over how sleek and gorgeous it is!

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Formula: These eyeshadows are extremely pigmented.  They are super creamy and blend really well.  Every single color in this palette is stunning.  I love the range of “soft” to “super” shimmers as I love that kind of eyeshadow.  The soft shimmers are very similar to a satin finish with more of a glow, which I love.  Even though this palette includes very shimmery shades, they do not have chunks of glitter in them, which I always despise.  There is no sparkly fallout when using them.  (Yay!)  I am very glad that Clinique included at least one matte shade, since it is always nice to have a darker matte shadow to use as liner or to deepen up the crease.

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Recommendation:  I recommend this palette to absolutely everyone.  If you don’t have any eyeshadow palettes, I think this one is the way to go since you will get a little bit of everything!  Everyone can use a few more neutrals in their life, so I recommend this to all you makeup junkies out there -you’ll get tons of use out of it, you can travel with it, and it is super high quality.  I honestly believe I could live off of this palette and this palette alone.  I am an eyeshadow junkie, so that is saying something! 😉

Thank you so much for reading!  I hope that you enjoyed this post!  Do you have any neutral eyeshadow palettes?

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Ipsy Unboxing September 2015

September Ipsy Unbboxing 2015

Hello there!

It’s my favorite time of the month again where a bright pink package arrives in the mail, bringing me lovely new beauty products to try… It’s Ipsy unboxing time!  If you’ve never heard of Ipsy before, it is a $10 subscription that sends 5 beauty products to you every month, which are picked according to your preferences selected in their online quiz.  I think this bag I’ve received is especially amazing and I am super excited to share it with you!

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  1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – $7.50IMG_7078

I’ve always wanted to try out First Aid Beauty’s Lotion, so I was really happy to find this in my bag!  It’s a 1 oz. tube and perfectly sized for travel.  I love First Aid Beauty’s packaging and can’t wait to try this lotion out!

2.  NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eyeshadow Trio – $5.99IMG_7089 IMG_7086

This eyeshadow trio is so cute and has the perfect shades for everyday use!  It has all the basics; a highlight shade, neutral brown, and a matte black!  I am so excited to have received this. The shades were pretty pigmented when I watched them on my hand so I am looking forward to testing the shades out on my eyes!

3.  tre-StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – $28.00IMG_7084 IMG_7101 IMG_7098

This little lip crayon is perfect for the matte fall lip trend.  It’s shade is very natural and I know I will be getting a ton of use out of it!  It is not overpowering for everyday use, so I’ll definitely be wearing it around a lot this season.

4.  Octavio Molina Hair Argan Oil – $29.50

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I love using argan oil on my hair since it gives it so much shine and makes it look super healthy.  I am really happy to have received this oil since I know it is a product that I will use up!  I have never tried any Octavio Molina Hair products before, so I am looking forward to trying this one out!

5.  Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill Tinted Brow Gel – $20.00
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I always use a brow gel to set those caterpillars in place, so I’m glad to have received this product!  I’ve never tried anything from Elizabeth Mott, so I am looking forward to seeing how this brow gel works!

Total value of the bag: $90.99

Overall, I am SO happy with the contents of this bag!  I love absolutely everything I received this month!  This doesn’t happen too often, but all of the products in this bag are things I will definitely use and am very excited to try out.  I think that this was a steal considering it cost me 1/9 of the actual value of these products!

Thank you so much for reading!  Do you have an Ipsy subscription?  If so, what did you receive this month?

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Marvelous Mauve | My Favorite Lip Color

Hello, lovelies!

How do you pronounce ‘mauve’? Mawv. Mohv. AGH. *pulls out hair* Who knows? Anyway, I think we can all agree that this shade is beautiful no matter what it sounds like! I am an avid fan of mauve lips.  I have an ever-growing collection of products which look exactly alike since I am always drawn to this shade! *whoops*  To me, mauve is a muted/dusty purple color, similar to a “Your Lips but Better” shade, except a bit darker.  I typically shy away from bold lips, so this color is perfect for me since it is so natural and adds just a bit of color.  I have a few favorite products in this shade that I am constantly reaching for this time a year, which I shall now share with you all!

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  1. Ofra Lip Pencil in Wine This lip liner is the perfect shade for fall.  It is a slightly deeper shade than my lips, but still looks very natural.  When I use this to lightly line the outer edge, it does not look like I am wearing any product at all, my lips just look naturally full.IMG_0690
  2. Buxom Lipstick in Hooligan  This shade is pretty much an exact match to liner I just mentioned, only in lipstick form.  I love to wear this during the fall!  It’s moisturizing and long-lasting.IMG_3369 (1)
  3. Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK.  This shade is very popular.  It is constantly sold out and very hard to get your hands on! I used some of my points to get a little sample of this beautiful product since I can never find the full-sized one.  It is a matte lipstick with some major lasting power!  It does pretty well even when eating and drinking!  The shade is slightly lighter than the previous products mentioned and is an exact match to the natural color of my lips.  I normally shy away from such opaque lipsticks, but since this one is so natural, I love wearing it! It is not drying as most matte products are and it doesn’t settle into any fine lines.IMG_1592 (2)
  4. Buxom Gloss in Dolly  This gloss compliments with Hooligan very well, but also looks amazing on its own.  I wear this gloss constantly and love the glossy shine it adds to my lips.  IMG_3487

  5. NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu This gloss is perfect for everyday wear.  I always find myself reaching for it since it is an easy, swipe-and-go product.  It is a bit lighter than all the other shades.  I love that this gloss has no shimmer in it and leaves my lips with a very natural shine.  If you’re looking for some high quality, affordable lipgloss, I highly recommend all of NYX’s Butter Glosses! IMG_7065
  6. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien I know, I talk about this lip pencil constantly on my blog… but for good reason!  This product is so beautiful and leaves your lips with a little bit of shimmer.  It goes with any makeup look and you definitely need it in your life.IMG_3606

Thank you so much for reading!  What are your favorite mauve lip products?  Also, how do you pronounce mauve?

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Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Review + Swatches

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Since Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip collection has been extremely popular this fall, I decided it was about time I got in on the action!  These liquid lipsticks cost $6.00, which makes them a bargain compared to most!  I bought 5 colors that range from pale pinks to vampy shades.  Today, I’ll be sharing with you all of my thoughts about these lip products as well as showing you what they look like!

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Price: $6

Packaging: I think that the packaging of these liquid lipsticks is super chic and beautiful!  I like how they are glass and feel very sturdy and high quality.

Formula:  Holy pigmentation!  These things are vibrant.  The color is so THERE that people will see your perfect lips coming from miles away.  Upon application, this liquid lipstick feels super smooth and is easy to apply accurately, with a really sharp, clean edge. Just make sure not to reapply the product over itself or else it can begin to peel off a bit.  When these dry, they definitely live up to their title of “ultra-matte”ness!  They will not budge without makeup remover, so you don’t have to worry about eating or drinking -your lipstick won’t go anywhere all day!  If you are into over-lining your lips, these will be your best friend since they are very easy to use when drawing on a new lip shape!  Since they are so matte, overlooking won’t be obvious or noticeable at all.


This light, nude pink is a very natural color that isn’t too overpowering.  However, I did find that the lightness of the color made the wrinkles in my lips appear a bit more noticeable. Overall, it’s a beautiful color and I can see why everyone raves about this shade!

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch

This red, fuchsia color is also extremely pigmented.  This may be the most vibrant lip product I have ever worn!  Even though the color is a bit too bright for me, personally, to wear very often, it’s fun to play with bright colors sometimes and this one is easy to apply!  Since the application is so smooth, you don’t have to worry about smudging the product around or having it look messy.
Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch

I was expecting this shade to be a bit more on the pink side, but once applied, I saw that it is mostly purple.  I’m not complaining since the shade is so beautiful!  This color is gorgeous and (of course) extremely pigmented.  I found this color easier to apply than any of the others for some reason.

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch

I was again a little surprised by the true color of these liquid lipsticks… I expected this shade to be much lighter.  It is still a beautiful shade, but on the website, I thought it appeared a bit different.  I think this shade would look absolutely gorgeous on someone with a deeper skin tone than mine!

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch

This shade is described as a vampy, blackened red on the website… It definitely lives up to its description.  Again, the shade is too dark for me to ever be able to pull off very well, but it is fun to play around with for different makeup looks!  Since it is so dark, I had a little bit of trouble with making sure the color was even everywhere on my lips and did not look patchy.  I tried to clean this shade up with concealer around the edges, which ended up turning the edges of my lipstick bright red, so I don’t recommend trying to fix these up once they’re in place!  I had a bit of difficulty trying to apply such a dark color without messing up, so be patient and take your time with these dark shades!

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch


Recommendation:  I would recommend the Ultra Matte Lipsticks to people who love really bold and pigmented lip products.  If you like matte lipsticks that stay in place all day, you’ll love these!  However, if you are afraid of wearing super bright lip colors or if you have extremely dry lips, you may want to stay away from these or just try out a lighter, nude shade.  I highly recommend Solow!

Final Thoughts:  These liquid lipsticks are very high quality and super affordable!  The pigmentation is incredible and the dry time is quick.  They stay in place all day and don’t budge!  I think it would be easier to have a clean edge by using a lip liner, however I managed without one for all of these swatches, so it’s not necessary.  Since my lips are very dry, the product did tend to settle into the lines a bit even though I exfoliated my lips beforehand and used chapstick.  However, I think that is to be expected with matte lip products and overall, these things are amazing!

Thank you so much for reading!  I hope that this has been helpful to you!  Let me know if you have tried this liquid lipsticks and what your opinion of them is!

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Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick | Serenity Review + Swatches

Hello, beauties!

I am so excited that MannyMua has teamed up with Gerard Cosmetics to make a Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick called Serenity.   Since I’ve been hearing that it is #NationalLipstickDay, I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to show you all some swatches and tell you how I feel about this product!

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I purchased this liquid lipstick from Gerard Cosmetics for $13.  I used Manny’s discount code, MannyMua, which gave me $7 off!  Also, they have free shipping!

First off the packaging is SO BEAUTIFUL. Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate it’s heavenliness.

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I love how the glass bottle is matte and looks so professional and classy.  The box it came in was adorable and filled with fun, little red confetti (or whatever those amazing, crinkly papers are called).

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It has a doe-foot applicator that makes it easy to have a sharp and accurate application.  It’s a beautiful, nude, rose-y color that is very pigmented .  It dries quickly to a matte finish and will not budge.  I’m not kidding.  It won’t move.  You can eat, drink, sing opera, etc -It doesn’t matter. This stuff won’t come off until you use makeup remover.

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Manny’s description of Serenity: “Serenity is a beautiful warm pink, with hints of brown, a very comfortable non-drying matte formula that feels as if there is nothing on your lips!”

I think this liquid lipstick is PERFECT for people who love very pigmented lip products that are extremely long-lasting.  It is great for a day when you really need your makeup to stay put even after eating.  .

I am not huge on matte lipsticks since I have dry lips and they tend to settle in the lines, but this one impresses me!  As long as your lips are exfoliated and moisturized before applying, you shouldn’t have trouble with creasing.

I like this shade because I am a little intimidated when it comes to wearing bright lip colors, especially when the product is so opaque.  This color is not in your face and it looks very natural.

I would definitely recommend this product if you are looking for a pigmented, long-wearing, neutral lipstick!  I haven’t tried any other shades from Gerard Cosmetics, but with how amazing this formula is, I can’t wait to test out a red liquid lipstick since I know it won’t get on my teeth!

I hope that this review was helpful to you!  Thanks so much for reading!  Have you tried any liquid lipsticks?

XO,

Hanna


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My Favorite Nude Lip Products | Your Lips But Better

Hello, people of the internet!

I am so excited to share with you my top nude lip products!  I could not live without these babies in my life.  I don’t ever like much color on my lips, so I really love nice and neutral tones.  I am more of a lipgloss kind of a girl and have chosen mostly glosses and chubby sticks for my little bundle of lip products since they are more natural, but I did still include one amazing, fantastic, PERFECT lipstick to round it all out. 🙂  I hope you enjoy seeing all my favorite nude products I use on my lips almost every day!

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Let’s start with my favorite, because it deserves the most attention… Buxom’s Dolly Lipgloss. OH. MY. GOODNESS.  I can’t describe to you how happy this lipgloss makes me.  The color is so PERFECT.  It may not look nude, but this color is very natural when worn and just gives a light wash of color and glossiness.  It has a slight shimmer to it and is pretty sheer.  I think this would work well on many skin tones; it works on me when I’m pale and when I’m tan. It is a very natural color that just gives my lips a little more pop without really looking like I have much of anything on.  It gives the appearance that my lips are just naturally glistening and flushed and perfect. You can see why I love it.

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Onto my second favorite, NYX’s Butter Gloss in the shade Tiramisu.  This shade is also very universal and works on my skin no matter what shade I am at the moment.  It doesn’t have shimmer, just a nice glossy finish and a “your lips, but better” color.

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A similar, but high-end version of this gloss is Laura Mercier’s Bare Pink Gloss.  This shade is a little lighter, but I find the formula and finish of the gloss to be pretty similar to NYX’s butter gloss.  It’s a sheer wash of pink and even though it’s a lighter tone, it doesn’t wash me out when my skin is tan, because the color isn’t too opaque.

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Next, I have a newer addition to my little bundle of nude lippies, which is my Mac Satin Lipstick in Faux.  I can’t describe to you how much I love the contents of this wondrous little MAC tube.  The color is PERFECT for a super natural, yet perfect-looking nude lip that won’t wash you out or make your teeth look yellow. (I have that trouble sometimes with nude colors) The finish is satin -as the tube says- and stays on ALL. DAY.  It applies really easily and doesn’t look overpowering for everyday wear.  In one word: perfection.  If you are looking for a MAC lipstick to invest in but don’t want to spend that much money on a shade that you won’t actually wear very often or are just overwhelmed by the amount of different shades they carry, I really, really highly suggest this shade.  It’s also a great gift since the color is so universal.

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This next lip product has a little more color, but in my opinion, still falls under the nude category since the coverage is very sheer and light.  This little beauty is a type of chubby stick/gloss; Tarte’s Lipsurgence Natural Lip Luster in the shade Glisten.  First of all, the packaging is super cute, as it always is with Tarte.  This lippie is a gorgeous, peachy, nude color.  It’s coverage is very light and absolutely perfect for everyday wear, ESPECIALLY in the Summer.  It has a slight shimmer to it and adds a really natural pop of color to your lips without anyone really noticing that anything’s there- your lips just look like they naturally glow from within. *chorus of angels sings in the background*

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A super affordable and beautiful nude chubby stick-type of lip product that I have been loving for a few months is Bonne Bell’s Lip Tint in Brown Voyage.  It is my favorite out of this entire group for when I just want a chapstick-like product that is going to enhance my lips slightly, but I don’t really have to think about when applying.  This is perfect for when I am running out the door or just to throw in my purse.  The shade is pretty much the exact same as my natural lips and just enhances the color and gives the perfect amount of shine and hydration.  I really recommend having this product in your purse or in your car just to throw on! 🙂

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I didn’t buy into all of the NYX Butter Gloss hype for a very long time, but obviously, I couldn’t resist since I not only included one, but TWO Butter Glosses in this post! hehe.. This gloss is a bit of a brighter, more blue-toned pink that is great for Summer, especially on lighter skin tones.  This shade is called Éclair. I love how they named these glosses after desserts, it makes me drool over them even more!

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Lastly, for when I am a little paler and want a nice nude gloss, I use NARS’ Turkish Delight.  It works well with a tan, too, if I just use a very light swish of it and don’t go too crazy or else, it can wash me out.  It gives the perfect shine to my lips and doesn’t have any shimmer.  I also love putting this overtop of lipsticks that I think are too dark for everyday wear on their own to just lighten them up a bit and give some shine.

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I hope that you enjoyed seeing all of my favorite nude lip products!  Until next time!

XO,

Hanna