I’m still loving my bright lipsticks for spring but the past 2 weeks I’ve routinely been reaching for my more neutral lipsticks. My 2 favorite at the moment are Mac’s Blankety and Rimmel’s Kate Moss lipstick in shade 113. Blankety is slightly more pink and 113 has more of a peach tone. At first I was a little put off by the scent of the Kate Moss lipstick but the color is so pretty I can get over it. The lipgloss I am obssesed with wearing over both of these is a Forever21 lipgloss called Banana Split. This is the perfect creamy pink nude shade to finish off your pout and the best part is it only costs 1.80! If you can’t find it at the store, it is still available on the Forever21 website here . It’s called Dusty Pink in the swatches, and I am buying multiple backups because I don’t want to ever run out! Check out swatches below:
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I’ve been wanting to review the new Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
for a few weeks now so I’m excited to have some free time tonight to get this review up! I purchased the shade 832 nude beige and while it applies slightly pale when I first put it on after a few minutes it seems to adjust to adjust to a perfect match for my winter skin shade.
This particular product is suppposed to give you the staying power of a primer, the coverage of a concealer and the blendability of a foundation. This gives pretty great coverage and still feels lightweight when you wear it. I would say the finish is almost like a powder and very matte. I also love that this has zero scent! While I have been loving this product most days, I do notice that it can apply slightly patchy and cakey over any dry spots on my face. I normally have pretty oily skin but I’ve had some recent breakouts so this settles around any dry healing spots I have.
I also haven’t quite decided if this applies best for me with a brush or fingers, so I guess the blendability is one area that I think this product falls short.
This foundation has a pump, which is rare for drugstore products and you definitely waste less product and have less mess. I do recommend shaking the bottle before application.
Overall, I think this is definitely one of the nicer drugstore foundations available right now. Covergirl is not a brand I usually gravitate towards when trying foundations so I think this was a great effort on their part in stepping up their game in this area.
1. This has medium to full coverage but still feels light on your skin.
2. This is a matte finish for me and I did not get oily when wearing this
3. Staying power was average for me
4. I did notice this could look patchy when trying to cover any dry areas on my face
5. Great packaging!
I am wearing this foundation in the photos for this post and I think it photographs quite nicely!
The second part of this post is a quick look at one of Maybelline’s Superstay Lipsticks
in the shade Wine and Forever. This is a DEEP wine shade and a very dramatic color. I really like these Maybelline SuperStay lipsticks. They have great staying power but are surprisingly moisturizing. The only con for me is the scent, which is a little too fruity for my taste. For the look I’m wearing below, I just applied bronzer to warm up my face, a slight winged eyeliner and plenty of mascara. Thats all you really need with this lip!
My favorite lipsticks at the moment are Maybelline’s newest colorsensational collection called the Vivids. This is just a quick post showing you Fuchsia Flash. In my opinion this is more of a neon pink than fuchshia shade but it’s lovely nonetheless. I paired this with Maybelline’s Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale. I’ve been watching alot of this season’s Parks and Recreation and I’ve really been inspired by the bright lips and cheeks the leading ladies have been wearing. It’s such an easy way to brighten up your face on a dreary winter day. If you haven’t grabbed any of these shades I highly recommend them. They are super pigmented and long wearing. I love how moisturizing they feel and you can really build up the intensity with these. If you want just a light stain you can do that, but you can also get a super opaque and glossy finish with a little more layering. My one con: These can get a little messy if you put too much on! They definitely smear and smudge if you aren’t careful. I also recommend watching Parks and Recreation, hilarious show
Once again I’m swatching and reviewing a few more lip products I have. Revlon Lip Butters rose to youtube fame practically over night so I never really felt the need to post my own review. If you don’t watch youtube videos these lip butters are supposed to be a hybrid lipstick, gloss and balm all in one. They’re pigmented yet still glossy and light-weight on the lips.
My overall thoughts, I do like the formula of these compared to most of my Maybelline or CoverGirl lipsticks. The colors I have are very pigmented, don’t feather outside my lipline or slip around too much and feel light on my lips. I love how wearable the reds and nudes in this collection are. You don’t need lipliner or gloss with these and the packaging feels very high-end. My 3 complaints, you don’t get very much product and because of how creamy these are I find they can get very messy in the tube ( I purposely didn’t clean mine off so you could see what I mean). Also, if my lips aren’t exfoliated this formula really highlights any imperfections in my lips. I also own peach parfait but it was in my car so I didn’t have it to photograph or swatch. I will repurchase all of these colors when I run out
Creamsicle: A peachy nude that I LOVE! This is such an easy to wear color and looks great with a warm smokey eye. This has no shimmer.
Creme Brulee: The most true nude in the collection. This applies slightly beigey on me and can wash me out if I don’t apply a gloss over it. This has no shimmer.
Candy Apple: The name says it all, this is a bright candy apple red and probably my favorite red out of all my lipsticks. This is opaque but doesn’t look too over the top during the day, because it’s a moisturizing formula it doesn’t look pasty or dry on your lips ( does that make sense?) I feel like it’s easy to wear and looks so pretty with a neutral eye and winged eyeliner. No shimmer
Red Velvet: A dark red that looks really pretty for an evening look. Probably the most opaque in this collection. No shimmer.
Cupcake: A bright cool-toned pink. This looks very pretty on but looks fairly frosty in certain lights. Contains shimmer.
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Hey Ladies, I have 5 CoverGirl Lip Perfection shades so while I was cleaning my makeup out I decided to again post swatches of what I have for those curious about colors. If I had to choose which formula I prefer between these and the Maybelline ColorSensational line I think overall I’d have to choose Maybelline. These are great and very opaque but they slide around on my lips a lot. I have a really hard time keeping these inside my lip line so when I wear them I’m constantly having to check myself in a mirror. These are creamy, not drying at all and have a great color selection. You can view my swatches for the Maybelline lipsticks I have here.
From left to right:
Smitten: A creamy mid-tone plum. This goes on very opaque and is definitely a statement color. No shimmer.
Temptress: A bright warm pink. Very opaque and has no shimmer.
Darling: A mauvey nude with barely there shimmer. This would probably be a “my lip but better” shade for a lot of people.
Sweetheart: A light pink with shimmer.
Delish: A nude that wears slightly on the orange side. No shimmer, nice opaqueness
I never wear a gloss over these, they all have natural shine to them. My favorite to wear of these is Temptress! It looks so nice with a tan and is perfect for summer
Madison Mauve, Temptress, Darling, Sweetheart, Delish
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Started sorting through my lipsticks this week and decided to post swatches of all my Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks in case anyone was interested in any of the colors. Overall, I like the formula of these and will continue to buy them. They have good pigmentation and average staying power. I do find they feather outside my lip line if I don’t line them or use a little concealer around the edges but besides that these are great for the price and have a beautiful color selection.
Peachy Scene: This is a pinky peach shimmer
Warm Me Up: A mauvey nude, very wearable and doesn’t make you look sick. No shimmer.
Coral Crush: A pigmented reddish coral that’s very bright. This would work great for anyone who is too afraid to wear a true red lip but still wants a bold look. No shimmer.
Coral Lustre: A sheer coral with microscopic shimmer. Would look great with a tan!
Tigerlily Treat: Currently my favorite pink. This is a mid-tone pink with no shimmer.
Madison Mauve: Probably my most wearable plum shade. This goes on slightly sheer and has some shimmer flecks.
Red Revival: A deep brick red shade. This color is super pigmented and rich looking. I always use a brush with this lipstick or it makes a mess.
The first set of swatches was taken with flash and the second in indoor light. While some of these don’t contain shimmer I still wouldn’t consider any of these a true matte finish. They all have a bit of sheen and shine to them, you don’t need any gloss with these.Read More
Nude lips are easy to wear day or night and are a great way to balance a smokey or colorful eye look. Out of all my lipsticks and glosses I most often reach for some shade of nude when I’m getting ready each day. In my opinion the perfect nude shades won’t wash you out or make you look like a creepy dead zombie but will give you a neutral lip that won’t overpower the rest of your makeup. Here’s a list of my favorite shades plus 2 that I would not recommend!
My Faves in no particular order:
NYX Round Lipstick in shade Summer Love:
This is a matte pale nude with a subtle pink/beige undertone. I love the formula of this lipstick because even though it’s a matte shade it’s creamy, glossy and doesn’t settle into my lips fine lines. You can purchase it here from the NYX website or you can find it at ULTA
Revlon SuperLusterous Lipstick in shade Nude Attitude:
This is very pale matte Nude with a slight peach undertone. I really like the lasting power of this lipstick and I think it looks best worn with a smokey eye. This washes me out in the summer when I’m tan unless I pair it with a lipgloss.
MAC Matte lipstick in Honey Love:
This is the best nude for me when I’m tan but I do not like it when I’m pale. It’s a slightly darker shade with a beige base. I do find it to be a little drying so I always make sure to put a light lip balm on underneath.
Revlon Lip Butter in shade Creamsicle:
This is a nice peachy nude and while it’s a matte shade the Lip Butter formula is super creamy and hydrating. Your lips will still look glossy but it’s pigmented enough to cover your lips natural pigmentation. I’ve been reaching for this almost everyday since I bought it and I think this is a really easy way to wear a nude lip.
Bonne Bell Liplites in shade Cappuccino:
This is probably my all-time favorite nude lip gloss. It’s super cheap, looks great worn over any nude lipstick and smells delicious. The lasting power of this gloss isn’t great so do expect to reapply it throughout the day. This can be worn on it’s own and still looks great.
NYX Sheer Lip Gloss in shade Shangri-La:
This is very similar to the BonneBell Cappuccino shade but applies a touch thicker. I think the lasting power of this is pretty decent and I don’t find that this feather outside my lipline.
Below are swatches of each shade starting with Summer Love at the bottom:
Another Nude that I love is Revlon Colorburst in soft nude. This is a super easy to wear nude but I couldn’t swatch it because I left it at a friend’s house
I also have two nudes that I find too difficult to wear however just because I don’t like them with my skintone doesn’t mean they might not work for you!
NYX Round lipstick in shade Echo:
This color is just too brown for me. I think it dulls the brightness of my teeth when I wear it and just overall looks very unflattering on me. The formula is still great but I still won’t wear it.
Revlon LipButter in shade Creme Brulee: I love lipbutters and I was most excited to try this shade but I just can’t get it to work for me. I feel like it makes my lips look too pale and is the formula is too slippery to apply a lip gloss over it. I’m going to try it again in the summer when I’m tanner but for now this just doesn’t look flattering on me
There a few MAC shades that I’m dying to try but it’s hard for me to justify spending the 18 dollars when I have so many drugstore nudes that I like. Let me know what you’re favorite nude shades are and your favorite way to wear them!
All summer I was obsessed with bright corals, pinks and nudes on my lips but for fall I wanted to try some darker more dramatic colors. I decided a good place to start would be with some gorgeous rich plums. I decided to pick a different color from each of my favorite drugstore brand lipsticks so I have a pretty good variety to talk about.
The first shade I’ll talk about is from the Rimmel Moisture Renew Line in shade Burgundy shine
This color looked more purplish in the tube but when worn is more a reddish wine. It has some goldish flecks in it but they aren’t noticeable when applied. This color is best applied with a brush to prevent feathering around the edges of your lips. I also primed my lips with some concealer before wearing as well to get a more true color. I would also make sure to keep the tube with you during the day so you can touch up when needed. I would wear this lipstick with a neutral or pale gold eyeshadow, winged black eyeliner and a very subtle cheek.
This next color is from Covergirl in the shade smitten. This has a creme shine finish and goes on very pigmented and darker then it looks in the tube. I have a bit of a problem with this formula feathering when I wear it, even if I use a lip liner. I have this issue with a lot of the covergirl lipsticks but I always think the colors are so pretty that I buy them anyways. I would say this is actually a warmer toned purple when you actually have it on. I wore this with a smokey charcoal eye and just a little bronzer to contour my cheeks.
This color is part of the Maybelline Colorsensational line in shade Madison Mauve. It is less pigmented then smitten or burgundy shine and has a bit more glitter in the formula. It’s actually very wearable and looks great with some black eyeliner and lots of mascara on the eyes. I apply this with my finger and usually use a little concealer on my lips before application.
Here is a swatch of the above three shades starting with Burgundy shine, smitten, then Madison Mauve. I feel like all these colors appear alot darker than they swatch so keep that in mind if you purchase them!
Lastly, I’m going to talk about NYX’s round lipstick in the shade LALA. I bought this on a separate day so I didn’t swatch it at the same time as the others.
This color looks a lot like covergirl’s smitten but wears a shade darker on me. I’m always torn about NYX’s round lipsticks. I love the colors but they don’t last very long when I wear them. I have to reapply often and I always have a problem with them feathering or ending up on my teeth! However, I still buy them because they’re inexpensive and some of the colors are really really pretty. This one wasn’t one of my favorites but I’m sure I’ll get some wear out of it this fall and winter season.
I apologize for the poor picture quality! A digital camera is definitely on my must-purchase list! Hopefully these still gave you some ideas though of a few pretty colors to try for fall and winter
Let me know what colors you’ll be wearing this season!
The NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils are amazing for any of you who haven’t tried them. I received my first one in a set I purchased off hautelook.com but after I tried it I ended up buying 3 more. They cost $4.99 but I got mine during a buy one get one 50% off sale at ULTA. The texture of these are very creamy and the staying power is surprisingly great. I like them because I don’t need to apply a lip gloss over them and they don’t feather around the edges of my lip line. You can apply them super quick without a brush or even a mirror. I own the colors Chaos, Iris, and Pink Nude. Out of the three Iris is my favorite. Pink Nude looks a little washed out on me, but Chaos is a really pretty vibrant pink that looks great with a neutral eye look. I actually like these more than the NYX round lipsticks. I definitely suggest buying these if you’re looking for a really easy to use lipstick.
This weekend I picked up one of Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick’s in Ultimate Orchid
I got mine from Walgreen’s for $7.99
I really liked the look of this, it reminds me of NYX’s soft matte lip creams. It goes on glossy and then dries quickly into a matte lipstick. I STRONGLY suggest applying a lip balm before applying though or your lips will dry out and will look flakey.
The shade I chose is a really pretty lilac/pinky shade. In the tube it has a slight gold shimmer to it but I don’t notice it all when I apply it. I think this color works almost as a nude and looks really pretty with a smoky eye.
As for staying power I give it a 7. It does last a lot longer than a normal gloss or lipstick but will flake off if you don’t apply a balm first.
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