MAC Marrakesh, BLK Totally, Happy Skin Hot Stuff, Happy Skin Scene Stealer

Red Lipstick Inventory + Swatches | MAC Marrakesh, BLK Totally, Happy Skin Hot Stuff, and Happy Skin Scene Stealer

July was a test of resisting lipstick sales and FOMO — and I passed. I deleted ALL shopping apps from my phone and unfollowed (or muted) brands on Instagram. Whenever I feel tempted to shop, I take my lipsticks out and swatch them to remind me of what I have. Here are all my red lipsticks and brief reviews for each (click here for my Foundation and Concealer matches): MAC Matte Lipstick in Marrakesh MAC describes this shade as an intense orange brown. On me it looks like a medium-deep brick red (orange brown red?). Maybe the green tones in…

My Favorite Purple Lipstick

Day 5: Favorite Purple Lipstick 20-Day Lipstick Challenge I can’t believe I made it to Day 5 of the 20-Day Lipstick Challenge. In my 5+ years of blogging, I don’t remember ever publishing a post for 5 consecutive days. If you’ve been around for a while now, you probably already know what my favorite purple lipstick is. Yep, the straight up purple, MAC Heroine. I’ve written about this several times in the past. Here are 2 posts to check out: A Relatively Wearable Purple Purple and Mauve Lipstick Collection Review and Swatches If this type of purple is not your…

NARS Audacious Barbara Swatch

Nude Lipstick Swatches feat NARS and MAC

I didn’t realize that I had more nude lipsticks than any of my lipsticks in other color groups.  All of my nude lipsticks are very recent acquisitions.  I recently got interested in them the same time I got interested in wearing non-neutral eye shadows.  I found it difficult to experiment with eye colors when all of my lipsticks are either bright or really dark.  Shout out to Romzs because her FOTDs partly got me into this (here she is wearing NARS Raquel). For purposes of this post, ‘nude lipstick’ means pale/pale-ish lipsticks that I can’t wear with a bare face.  Also, same as the recent…

MAC Pink Plaid Lipstick Review and Swatches

I wanted to try out this lipstick since I got MAC Please Me. I wished that the latter was little bit cooler-toned. I must’ve tweeted that bit and ended up with Elaine‘s tube (I can’t remember anymore). She gave me hers so I can at least try it out first before I go out and buy one. She’s generous like that. She also warned me that it washes her out. I’m a shade lighter than her at the time and I thought I could make it work. But the first time I tried it, I looked like I used a pastel pink chalk as a…

Dupes: MAC Diva VS Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Entourage

I hate to have to say this but–I think I should’ve just purchased MAC Diva for the sole reason that it’s 3x cheaper. That said, I do not regret getting Entourage because I’m all about the “makeup experience”. I might not repurchase it but I can (still?!) see future me snagging 1 or 2 other shades in the Velvet Rope line.

MAC Sin Pro Matte Lipstick Review and Swatches

Most dark lipsticks I find are either plum, aubergine, or wine. For the longest time, I wanted a dark red — an on-the-verge-of-drying-out-blood red. MAC Sin is that type of red lipstick. A less gory description would be: blackened MAC Ruby Woo. MAC describes this as a deep dark blue red.  I used to have a lipstick in this color — Fixed on Drama, but it’s a limited edition and is described by MAC as a rich wine matte. In pictures, maybe Sin looks a taaad bluer, but on the lips (and in real life), they’re the same. At least now, I don’t feel as disappointed anymore when…