Favorite Lipstick Brand

Day 7: Favorite Lipstick Brand 20-Day Lipstick Challenge I thought choosing my favorite lipstick brand would be as tough as choosing my all-time favorite in Day 1 of the 20-day lipstick challenge, but it was an easy decision. However, I feel very conflicted with my choice: MAC. I say this over and over — I really REALLY love matte lipsticks, and MAC’s matte lipsticks are all that I need if I’m not as interested in trying out shiny new stuff. MAC has two matte lipstick lines that are actually matte. The brand has more than enough colors to choose from. The quality, finish, and texture are consistent across the…

Getting Nude with MAC x Julia Petit – Boca

I usually prefer strong-colored lipsticks for everyday because I’m lazy and don’t want to put on anything else.  But lately I find myself getting into pale-ish nude lipsticks.  I blame this entirely on my vastly improved eye makeup skills (that is still not apparent in any of my recent photos). I know exactly which nuances of nude I want, I just couldn’t find them — a muted light tangerine or terra cotta, a pinky beige, and a muted peach with a little bit of pink. Then I saw Shari’s instagram (or was it twitter?) post on MAC  Julia Petit – Boca.  Soon…

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 Studded Kiss on NC37 / Nars Stromboli

MAC Studded Kiss and MAC Up The Amp Swatches + How I De-stash

A few people have been wondering (incl. Tellie and Pat) where my stuff goes when I de-stash. Literally, I give most of them away. I don’t do it one go. As soon as I realize that I haven’t been using something that often or if I start feeling like I’m forcing myself to use up a product, I give it to someone else. The sooner I give something away, the more time that someone will have to play with it. Most of the stuff goes to my mom and friends, in either of the following: If it’s a color that doesn’t work on my…

MAC Lady Danger Matte Lipstick Review and Swatches

This lipstick looks orange red on most photos I’ve seen. On my face, it’s a straight up flaming orange. I think my skin pulls out the orange and the coral in a lot of lipsticks. Both Mehr and Please Me, described by MAC as blue pinks*, look coral on me. Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte lipstick in True Pink, which is supposed to be a true neutral pink, is not true pink on my face. That’s that — if you find your skin tone to be really close to mine (check my matches here), this could be the orange that could work for you. I…