Dark Red Lipstick Collection

MAC Sin, Inglot 412, MAC D for Danger, and Estee Lauder Commanding | Toss or Keep

I’ll give Marie Kondo a run for her money once my book comes out titled The Life-Changing Magic of Using The Candy Crush Technique in Letting Go of Lipsticks. The Candy Crush Technique is when you group lipsticks by color and choose to keep ONE lipstick from each group. My red lipstick destashing project is on-going, and so far, I’ve found 2 pairs of lipsticks that have the same-ish color. Inglot 412 and MAC D for Danger Can you tell them apart? The swatches on the back of my hand look slightly different with MAC D for Danger looking a tad brighter and more berry-toned. On…

MAC Twig Dupes and Swatches

I am at a point where all my makeup sparks joy. But I am in the process of moving to a much smaller space, which means, I have to find a more restrictive destashing criterion. I’m considering the nitpicking method, where I would literally nitpick over negligible details to determine which stuff I’d let go of. Here’s what I’m dealing with–four lipsticks of the same color (a muted neutral brown pink, or is it pink brown?). Do they spark joy? Most definitely, YES. (I guess that’s why I have more than one of them.) I went crazy trying to decide…

Happy Skin x Plains and Prints: Prints Made Pretty Collection Swatches

This has got to be my favorite Happy Skin release yet. Everything in this collection suits my light/medium yellow-olive skin tone. I bought the sets from Zalora last Friday and received the products yesterday. I have nothing substantial to say about them yet, but I received several requests for swatches and here we are. Happy Skin Glisten Up Strobing Kit I love the contour shade a lot. It’s the grey-toned yellow-brown shade I’ve been looking for. I still have to figure out how best to apply it. I’m comfortable with cream bronzers, but I haven’t contoured with a cream product…

Lipsticks With The Best Packaging

Day 11: Lipstick With The Best Packaging 20-Day Lipstick Challenge I’m supposed to write about the lipstick I own that has the best packaging, but I can’t feature just one so I’ll just talk about my preferred lipstick packaging in general. Best Packaging in Terms of Appearance To be honest, packaging aesthetics doesn’t have a huge influence in my lipstick shopping decision making process. Being a matte lipstick lover, my only requirement with packaging is that it should keep the lipstick from wobbling as I tug the product along my lips. A good example would be MAC’s standard lipstick packaging. It can handle the pressure…

Maybelline Velvet Matte MAT12 Tube

Maybelline Velvet Matte MAT12: Almost My Favorite Nude Lipstick

Right now, I don’t have a nude lipstick that I consider a favorite. It used to be NARS Audacious Barbara, but NARS Audacious and I had a falling out. I should probably make a separate post on that. In terms of color, my most liked nude right now is Maybelline Velvet Matte Lipstick in Mat 12. I think it’s almost the same color as Inglot 428, but MAT 12 looks lighter because it’s semi-sheer and my lips are pale. MAT 12 is a sliiightly coral peach nude. I found the Maybelline Velvet Matte line slightly disappointing because I prefer my liquid…