Saturday, September 28, 2013

#Selfies - 2

Helllloooooooo! It's been over 1.5 months since my last #Selfie post and I intend to keep this going as a series! I tried doing a 'Lip 365' series but that failed MISERABLY. Reasons why: 
  1. Because I am such a horrible sporadic blogger 
  2. I almost never remember to take a picture of myself
  3. I don't wear makeup everyday
At least with this one there's more lee-way (sp?) and I can get away from instagram shy-ness and be more upfront/confident/conceited in my own personal blog. Anyway, unto the pictures! :D

I found the perfect 'juicy lips' color and it's the L'oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain (say that 10x fast!) in Rose On and On

What you know about Kevyn Aucoin's Celestial Highlighting Powder in Candlelight?!

Wore this look to my cousins wedding using my Lorac Unzipped Palette (gorgeous nude browns!) and wearing L'oreal Colour Riche La Laque in Never Lacque-ing (#411).

Why the hell did I wait for so long to purchase Milani Blush in Luminoso? I was seriously missing out so much! Also, if you're wondering my gorgeous earrings are from Charlotte Russe :)

the new iOS7 camera filter in "Noir" makes my lips looks so plump and makes me look so much more attractive than I actually am. 

The Kardashian Collection (Kollection?) Beauty Joystick Lip Lacquer in Babydoll & I are having a bit of a love affair right now. 

Until Next Time!

L'Oreal Colour Riche La Laque Lip Color in Lacquer-ized (#412) | Review & Swatches

Ok, I am in looooooove with this color... It's so beautiful. So beautiful that I have 2 back ups in my stash and I'm contemplating on buying 2 more. Before you think I've gone too far to the dark side, this thing is limited edition. I'm not sure if they will ever bring back this lip product, let alone this color so imagine my concern that I had to buy backups on backups! It's a color that I think everyone can rock (screw the rules! do you! do and wear what makes you confident!) but unfortunately many will find this too obscene and I can understand why. In certain lights it looks pastel (such as the picture above) and in other lighting it screams neon (like the last two pictures).

L'oreal introduced this baby not too long ago and I know that it's still in stands right now. I found this one at my local Target. They have a lot of different colors, some in the 'matte' side and others in the 'lacquer' side. This one is a lacquer, glides unto the lips like butter, stays on like a lipstick & shines like a lipgloss. It's a twist up contraption, which is always better than sharpening and wasting product. Obviously the wear time isn't going to be as fabulous as a matte lipstick but the gorgeousness of this color justifies having to reapply it again every 2-3 hours - if you don't eat anything at all. I can't attest to drinking something if it will stay on, but you DEFINITELY need to reapply after you eat.

Needless to say, this is by far my favorite bright purple lipstick ever and it trumps MAC Violetta by a long shot (at least for me - though I still really love that color). Make sure to look for it at your local Target! Check out all the colors too... they're all so beautiful!

Until Next Time! :)

Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet | Review & Swatches

There are a lot of things that I love about makeup but for the most part if I don't find it THAT necessary (keyword:that) or if I could justify already having it in my arsenal, then I can find the urge to resist buying it. Red lipstick, on the other hand, is something I always battle with and no matter how many times someone tells me "another red lipstick again? They all look alike!" I kindly tell them "NO, they DO NOT." because obvs, red lipstick is never the same as another red lipstick, amirite?

Anyway, this is my first foray into anything Lime Crime, and so far this is the only product that's caught my attention. It's supposed to be touted as very long lasting, matte, non budging, eat whatever the hell you want and it won't come off type of liquid lipstick. It starts off like lip gloss upon first application but dries within seconds. It has a doe foot applicator - nothing special, relative to many doe foot applicators that you find in lipgloss.

Let me tell you: THIS THING DOES NOT BUDGE. I used it last night when I went to the LA County Fair and it withstood eating: french fries, blooming onions, chicago dog, potato chips, and a hot fudge sundae. (I knowwwwww, I ate so much!) To be perfectly honest though after hour 2 it became drying so remember if you suffer from dry/chapped lips, it would be good to exfoliate and/or put lip balm before hand. By the time I got home, it was such a b*tch to take off and it took me about 2-3 cotton balls and makeup remover to completely take this thing off... I guess that's a good sign right?

This liquid lipstick can be found and bought on their website (google: Lime Crime Cosmetics) However, I bought this baby on Amazon for $18.00. 

So far this thing is such a workhorse, and I thoroughly do not regret getting "another red lipstick." in regards to long lasting and comfortability, this liquid lipstick trumps any of the lipsticks I have within the same category.

Until Next Time! :)