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…

Lipstick Colors I Wouldn’t Wear in Public

Day 8 – 20-Day Lipstick Challenge I call these colors, modifiers. They’re not the most flattering shades when worn alone, but I keep them because they expand my lipstick collection. I keep two types of colors as modifiers. A cool-toned purple, like Inglot 422, and the other is a concealer-like shade, like Happy Skin Too Cool. I use Inglot 422 to mauve-ify or berry-fy neutral-toned lipsticks. Sometimes, I use it to create unique shades. Who knew Inglot 422 and a terracotta orange could work. On the other hand, I use Too Cool to mute down bright colors, or slightly lift dark lipsticks. Here’s an…

My New Favorite Red – Inglot Matte Lipstick in 412

Before I talk about the lipstick, let me tell you about my first Inglot shopping experience. When I first went to Inglot, I haven’t googled their lipsticks yet.  I went in with no expectations apart from color variety.  I asked the sales person where their matte lipsticks were and s/he pointed me to an area. The lipsticks I swatched had a lot of shine to them.  I immediately assumed that Inglot’s matte lipsticks aren’t really matte, because there are brands coming out with matte lipsticks that should’ve been labeled satin. Anyway, I’m happy I came back (with Becs).  They let us…