MAC Chris Chang Collection

MAC Chris Chang Collection

Beauty hauls, Face, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Summer, Videos
Hi all! I purchased a few items from the MAC x Chris Chang collection a few weeks back when it first came out. And now I finally have a video trying it all on! Here's what I got: Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder Lipstick in Cloud Gait (Lustre) Lipstick in Plum Princess (Matte) Lipstick in Vermillion Vee (Matte) https://youtu.be/OER5zbUP-kg I had so much fun trying on these bright colors! As of this posting, the collection is still available at MAC's website. Did you try any of these bold shades? Anyone brave enough for that yellow?
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Smashbox Lipstick Palette Swatches + Giveaway

Lips, Product reviews, Videos
Smashbox came out with a limited-edition lipstick palette of 25 of their Be Legendary lipsticks, sold at Sephora for $75. Sephora describes this palette as: A limited-edition, sleek, collectible palette of 25 lipsticks that features Smashbox's most beloved creamy and matte shades, all inspired by icons. I have dozens of eyeshadow and blush palettes, but no lip palettes. This seemed like a good product to start with, especially because I don't have a lot of Smashbox products in general. Also, I'm way addicted to lipstick. Price-wise, $75 seems a little steep, but with what you're getting, it's not too bad. I was going to do the math, but Sephora's site says each lipstick in the palette is .5 oz and each full lipstick is .1 oz, but that seems way off. I think…
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Trying on 4 New Drugstore Products

Trying on 4 New Drugstore Products

Beauty hauls, Eyes, First impressions, Lips, Product reviews, Videos
Hi all, I grabbed a few new things and thought I'd do a combo first impressions and try-on video. I got Wet 'n Wild's eyeshadow palette in Coming in Latte, Illumi-naughty concealer pen in Posing Nude, Velvet Matte Lip Color in Hickory Smoked, and Maybelline's Color Tattoo Crayon in Barely Beige. Check out my first impressions and wear for day 1: https://youtu.be/gTVDQYWayhw I wore a couple of these products on the second day, just to see if I felt differently about anything. The concealer looked better, but I still prefer the tried-and-true Maybelline version. I think if you're on a budget and aren't too picky, this is a great option, though. I wore the Color Tattoo Crayon alone without a primer, and by the end of the day it was clumped up…
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Holiday Red Lipsticks on a Budget

Holiday Red Lipsticks on a Budget

Beauty steals, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Videos, Winter
Hello, everyone! I'm back at home and enjoying the pre-holiday craziness with my family. I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some amazing, affordable red lipsticks--from bright to sultry, shiny to matte. With holiday parties and family gatherings, you're bound to need more than one (or at least that's what I tell myself when I see how much lipstick I have)! http://youtu.be/Bak7sSkBscA   Products Mentioned: https://flic.kr/p/qw7dMK Covergirl Lip Perfection Pencil in Passion Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva Rimmel Lasting Finish Stay On Lip Contouring Pencil in Wine https://flic.kr/p/qeykph L'Oreal La Laque in I Laque You A Lot (shine) ELF Matte Lipcolor in Rich Red (matte) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love That Red (shine) Wet 'n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Sunset Siren…
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Wet 'n Wild Limited Edition Lipsticks (Fall 2014)

Wet 'n Wild Limited Edition Lipsticks (Fall 2014)

Comparisons, Fall, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Videos
Hey, guys! Today I have a video with lip swatches and a review of the ten lipsticks from the Wet 'n Wild Limited Edition Fall and Halloween Collections. I wanted to start with just the lipsticks from both of these collections because I already love the original line of these matte lipsticks, so I knew I'd be able to give a thorough review on any changes to the formula and packaging (spoiler: there are changes to both!). The Fall Collection can be found at any drugstore on a display, probably near the front of the beauty section or on an end cap. There are also some 5-pan eyeshadow palettes and "matte" nail polishes. The lipsticks from this collection are: Sweet Cream - Nude with a hint of pink Sunset Siren…
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Review and Demo: Hare Magic Moroccan Color Changing Lipstick

Review and Demo: Hare Magic Moroccan Color Changing Lipstick

Lips, Product reviews, Videos
Hey, guys! I have a really... strange... product to share with you. A friend of mine shared a blog post about this lipstick and we both HAD to have it! I ordered it on ebay that day, and four days later it's here: The Hare Magic Moroccan Color Changing Lipstick Color-changing lipsticks are not new technology. In fact, brands have been advertising "mood ring lipsticks" since the 1950s. That being said, there's something special about this particular version, and that's that it contains henna. You may know of henna as a skin dye used for intricate temporary tattoos that last for a few days, so that means that this lipstick is supposed to have a similar staining effect on the lips. I wasn't able to find too many articles or…
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Bite Beauty Mini Lipstick Duo Review

Bite Beauty Mini Lipstick Duo Review

Lips, Product reviews
Hi, everyone! I don't know about you, but I've been hearing so much about Bite Beauty lately! I was at Sephora recently and I looked through their lipsticks, but I wasn't sure which shade I wanted, and at $24 a tube I wanted to be sure about it. I'd seen their mini duos before on YouTube, but I didn't see them in the Bite Beauty section. Instead, they were in the "impulse buys" stand by the checkout (you all know what I'm talking about ;)). There are two different color combinations: a bright one with a hot pink and purple, and a neutral with two nudes. As much as I wanted the brights, I decided to go for the nudes because I don't have very many and I thought it would…
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My Favorite Spring Lipsticks (Drugstore Edition)

My Favorite Spring Lipsticks (Drugstore Edition)

Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Spring
Hey! As the weather has warmed up here, I've found myself reaching for those bright, pick-me-up colors. I thought I'd share my favorite drugstore spring lipsticks first, because it's much more practical to try out bold lipsticks when you're only shelling out a few dollars. SO BEAUTIFUL :') You'll notice I didn't choose to use sheer colors or pastels, and this is because I have larger lips and have trouble pulling those off. I also think lipsticks that pack a little more punch go with a lot more looks, and are more customizable when it comes to coverage. Spring doesn't limit you to easter egg colors! Corals I've got two coral lipsticks in my rotation, one that's more pink and one that's more orange. If you're warm-toned like me, these will…
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Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Lips, Product reviews
I've accumulated these matte balms over the past couple of months since they came out, and I think they are some of the best matte lip colors you can get. I have three shades: Sultry, Standout, and Shameless Packaging: These balms come in packaging just like the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, except the packaging is matte. The balm is in a jumbo pencil form, which is nice for tracing around the lips precisely, and it twists up to about an additional inch of product. The color of the packaging is true to the lip color, so guessing shades is easy. Product: These balms are extremely pigmented (those swatches above are all with one swipe), and they do stain the lips. They have a similar minty smell to the balm stains and feel…
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Fall Lipsticks

Fall Lipsticks

Fall, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal
Hi! As the weather cools down, it seems like everyone's pulling out their "fall lipsticks," but what kinds of shades count as in season, and what if the typical fall shades don't seem to suit you? Well it turns out "fall lipsticks" can cover a lot of ground when it comes to shade selection, so I've chosen what I think are some basic color categories that will look great this season. Deep berry I feel like this color is what comes to mind first for a lot of girls when they think "fall lipstick." This kind of shade can flatter many different skin tones and look great during the cold weather months. My favorite deep berry is MAC's Rebel, but I'll go for the Maybelline Color Whisper in Berry Ready…
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Amazing Drugstore Deal (My New Obsession)!

Amazing Drugstore Deal (My New Obsession)!

Beauty steals, Lips, Product reviews
Hey guys, So I'm super late on this bandwagon, but I'm in love with the Wet 'n Wild Megalast Lipsticks! I held off on trying these because I heard that since they're matte, they're a bit drying on the lips, and anything that's even a tiny bit drying will completely dry out my lips halfway through the day. But recently I started looking up swatches, and finally I thought I'd risk $2 and try one out. After trying one, I went out immediately and got a few more --- they're THAT good! https://flic.kr/p/qst64B https://flic.kr/p/pvTfDn 911D Stoplight Red The first drugstore I went to only had about three shades, but not surprisingly Stoplight Red was one of them, and I really wanted to try it. What better way to test a…
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Comparison: Lip Balms

Comparison: Lip Balms

Comparisons, Lips, Product reviews
https://flic.kr/p/qst9XZ Every girl needs a great lip balm. Or, if you're like me, 5. Some work better as a night treatment, some perfectly prep the lips for lipstick, and others are best for just refreshing the lips throughout the day. I love trying new lip balms, so I thought I'd put a few to the test and let you know which ones you really need in your collection. For each of these lip balms, I tried it on my bare lips, under lip color, over lip color to refresh my lips later in the day, and overnight. In the morning, I exfoliated my lips with each one to determine its effectiveness. Willa Lip Balm (Vera Cruz Vanilla) https://flic.kr/p/qb6gEW https://flic.kr/p/qbcdQp Packaging - This balm comes in a clear plastic container with…
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