Liquid Matte Lipstick

Happy November readers!!

One of my favorite party looks is accentuating my lips.  There are so many different kinds of lip products to experiment with: gloss, liner, plump, stain, lipstick, and more.

Over the past year or so a new lip trend has been on the rise, liquid matte lipstick: an all day stay lipstick full of color that doesn’t smudge.  Any makeup lover’s dream!

Many people know this trend through Kylie Jenner’s lip kits, which are incredibly difficult to get your hands on.  The set includes a lip liner and the tube of lipstick.  I’ve never tried this line of liquid matte but I’ve heard mixed reviews

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Kylie Lip Kit in Posie K, $29USD

 

My go to for any makeup product is the holy grail of cosmetic stores, Sephora *insert heart eyes emoji*

A good 75% of the products I own are from Sephora, which just goes to show the high end quality products they sell in stores and online.

During a recent trip to the mall with my blogging bestie we had to hit up Sephora of course.  Like all other Sephora’s this one had a beauty bar, where they offer 15 minute services.  I’ve always wanted to try it but never had the opportunity too.  When I met with a consultant I asked for a liquid matte lipstick because I was curious as to what they were like.  I didn’t love the color I chose but I decided to be bold and pick a different color to buy.  I ended up chosing Baci by Stila, the first makeup brand I was ever introduced too.

A couple of weeks after my latest purchase I had the opportunity to put this product to use.  I had a family wedding out on Long Island and I figured this was the perfect time to take the liquid lipstick for a test run.  I usually tend to use lip colors in the pink family and I would describe Baci as a dusty pink color.

For the wedding I wore a heavily beaded navy dress, with gold and silver beads.  For the rest of my makeup look I wore my own version of a gold Smokey eye (minus the black on the outer corners of my eyes) something I don’t wear often, since I usually opt for silver tones over gold ones.  And then for the finishing touch I applied Baci.

One thing to note about applying liquid lipstick, it goes into every crevice in your lips.  Mine had been fairly dry lately so mine were a little cracked, and that showed with the lipstick.  Other than that I would definitely rate this product a 4.5 out of 5.  It went on smoothly and lasted from 11:30 until 5:30 after a day of eating and drinking, which definitely does not happen if you wear a regular lipstick.  My lips did feel a little dry but after fulling removing my makeup and using Clinique’s sugar scrub my lips felt rejuvenated.

Overall, I would 100% recommend liquid matte lipsticks to anyone.  It’s a good accent for a bold look, and while pink tones work for me maybe browns, or reds work for someone else.  If you’re looking for your perfect fall lip color, check out Elle’s story http://www.elle.com/beauty/a39561/fall-lipstick-for-your-skin-tone/

 

Xoxo, Sarah E.

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Lipstick List

Up until recently I was not super into lipstick, then I bought one, then another and another, and now I have a whole collection! Lipstick can amp up any outfit and change an entire vibe. Your lips are something everyone sees, so why not dress them up with a fantastic color? I just bought a new color as I mentioned in here but I figured instead of just writing about one of my lipsticks, I’d write about them all!

From left to right

  1. Matte Suede by Clinique

I got this color in one of Clinique’s free-bee bags and was slightly appalled when I first tried it on. I am a very pale person so this made me look a little sickly. I did a little experimenting though and found that if I mixed it with “Moxie” (#3) I could get a cool ombre lip.

2. Flashy by Tarte

I got this color as part of an entire kit with mascara, and eye shadow pallets. It’s really sweet and light and adds just enough color for an everyday look.

3. Moxie by Bare Minerals

I love this color so so much. I wear it to school, to temple, and on nights out. It’s a go-to color because it’s neutral enough to go with anything but adds major attitude to any outfit.

4. Teak Rose by Revlon

I got this color as a gift and I wasn’t too sure if I would like it at first. It’s a little coral, a little brick, and definitely  not something I would have picked out for myself, but it’s an exciting color that I love experimenting looks with.

5. Hey gurrl by Too Faced

My latest addition to my collection which I am totally obsessed with. It is extremely bright and vibrant, and my only complete matte lipstick. It is a little drying, but with a basic chapstick as a base it goes on super smooth and full.

6. Raspberry Glace by Clinique

This is the first lipstick I ever owned and I’m still pretty into it. It’s pretty girly seeing as though its pink and sparkly but I like how classy it is.

7. Basically Berry by Ulta

Probably one of the colors I wear the most, as well as being the boldest tube I own. It doesn’t look super dark on my arm, but on my lips it really stands out and is super plum. I love how bold it is and it adds a sort of edgy vibe to my look.

 

XoXo,

Sarah.A

(another) Ulta haul

First I would like to apologize for not being active, I have been in such a blogging rut and had nothing to write about. Luckily, Ulta was having another sale, giving me a new opporitunity to try new products!

Tarte “lights, camera, lashes” was marked down 50% so I snagged 2 for the price of one. This is my favorite mascara that i’ve used for a while, I’ll be doing a review on it soon! I really love the packaging and the size is totally worth it, it lasts me forever.

I also grabbed the  Too Faced “la Matte” in “Hey gurrl” I have never used a Too Faced product before but I’ve heard tons of good reviews on the brand. I don’t have any lipstick colors like this so I’m excited to try this one out. I love the packaging for the lipstick, it is so pretty and elegant. I think I’ll do a lipstick post soon and include a full review on this one.

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

Mini Clinique haul

Clinique is such a high quality brand, I really love all of the products that I’ve tried by them. I finally made it to the store to buy my favorite makeup remover (mentioned in Top 5 best makeup removers) and of course happy to receive a little freebee!

The lipstick is a very light nude color that makes me look kinda sickly, but I mixed it with a darker nude to get a cool ombré effect.

The little bag is so cute and summery, it’s perfect for holding a tube of lipgloss and a compact


Xoxo,

Sarah.A