Lipsticks Shades You Should Own

Lipstick is the makeup product that I last got into because, for me, it was super intimidating!! When I was in high school I would put foundation on my lips with some clear lip balm and thought that looked good, now I’m cringing just thinking about it!!

Lipstick Shades You Should Own

Over the past two to three years my love of lipsticks has grown and I am more confident wearing bolder colors.  It did take me a while to not feel ridiculous wearing bright reds or dark lip colors but now I love them.  Today I wanted to share the four types of lipstick shades you should own to have a good lipstick collection.  Keep reading to see the shades I’m talking about and also various lipsticks I recommend.  Enjoy!!

Nude – Lipstick that is nude color is my go-to for days when I’m in a rush or want to draw attention to my eyes.  My favorite nude lipstick at the moment is Maroon Dust by Max Factor, it last all day long!! Other nude shades that I love to wear are Velvet Teddy by MAC Cosmetics, Beige Chiffon by Jafra, and Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick in Set Sail by Tarte.  Set Sail could really go as a dusty rose color but I feel it fits well in the nudes category.  * Swatched in the order they are mentioned.

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Pink – I’m a girly girl so pink lipstick is super fun for me to wear.  It always catches my eye and out of all the shades of lipstick I own, pink is the one I buy most, even if I don’t wear it too often.  My favorite pink colored lipstick right now is Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Gel-Crème Lipstick in Live by It Cosmetics.  It is a super sheer color and gives lips a natural shade of pink.  Others I love are Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Tulip by Tarte, and Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint in Envy by Tarte* Swatched in the order they are mentioned.

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Red – Red is a must have for everyone!! It looks super classy on everybody and makes an outfit great!!  I will admit that I rarely wear red lipstick because, for me, it was the most intimidating color!! I love to wear the shade more during the winter and, not only do my teeth look more white when I wear a red shade, but I also feel like a million bucks!!  My go-to red lipstick is benebalm by Benefit because it is sheer, hydrates my lips, and I can wear it in the out without feeling over the top.  Red Satin by Jafra is also a lovely bright red shade that is super glossy.  Creme Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Always Red (01) by Sephora is super gorgeous, I wore it for last year’s Christmas party and felt amazing!! The Liquid Lipstick goes on great and it lasted pretty much the whole party. * Swatched in the order they are mentioned.

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Dark – I absolutely love dark lipstick, especially in the fall time (which I also love!!)  My favorite dark lipstick is Dark Side by MAC Cosmetics.  To me, Dark Side screams fall time and I absolutely love that!! Other dark lipsticks I adore are Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca by Stila (it’s kind of a dark fuchsia shade), Praline by e.l.f. Cosmetics (a dark nude shade that lasts all day!!), and Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Plum Crazy by Gerard Cosmetics* Swatched in the order they are mentioned.

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Those are the four shade of lipsticks you should own to have a great collection!!!  I absolutely love lipsticks, even if I don’t wear them too often.  What are your favorite lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below!!

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Play! by Sephora June 2017

It’s been quite some time since I have shared an unboxing of one of my favorite subscription “boxes,” Play! by Sephora!!  The reason I love Play! by Sephora is that I know I am always going to get quality products since they all come from Sephora.  I was definitely pleased with the items I got this month, especially because two items came from Benefit and Kat Von D.   I have never tried anything by Kat Von D but I was super excited to see the brand in my bag.  Also, how cute is the bag?!?!

Play! by Sephora June 2017

Keep reading to see all the  goodies I got this month in my Play! by Sephora bag. Enjoy!! Continue reading

Birchbox Unboxing: April 2017

I love receiving my Birchbox in the mail every month because I love not knowing what I’ll be getting and it feels like a gift each month!!

April Birchbox

April’s Birchbox theme is one I really like because it talks about the beauty that comes within.  From the outside the box is plain but the cursive “Magic Inside” makes it look very cute.  In the inside, the box has a bunch of designs on a light pink background.  I definitely think they nailed it this month on the box!!

 

So let’s get into what I got this month.  If you want to know, keep reading!! Continue reading

Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca | Stila

I’ll be completely honest, it took me a long time to get into the liquid lipstick scene!! I know, I know, it’s crazy, but the reason for that is because I didn’t really know which brand to try and I was a bit intimidate by the whole thing.  While I did try a liquid lipstick a few years ago, it wasn’t too popular and I didn’t wear it much since the shade was dark and  at that time I was still getting used to deeper shades.  Anyway, I finally tried a liquid lipstick in August or September since it came my Birchbox.

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I really loved the lipstick I had received, which was the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina by Stila.  I decided to do a little bit of browsing to see which color I would get next.  Two shades caught my attention: Ricco and Bacca.  I wanted to see how they each compared to each other so I googled swatches.  In my search, I stumbled upon a post which said that while they loved the shade for Bacca, they didn’t really like the application.

Because of that, I decided I would buy Ricco, but when I saw Bacca in person, I just had to have it.  I took a chance and decided to buy the lipstick even if I had heard negative comments on it.  I’ve had this lipstick now for about 2-3 months.  Keep reading to find out if it indeed sucked or if it exceeded my expectations!! Enjoy! Continue reading

Birchbox Unboxing: August 2016

It’s that time again for Birchbox Unboxing!! I always get super excited when I see that my Birchbox has arrived in my mailbox!  With subscription boxes sometimes you get a few things that you actually like or maybe even just one thing.  The August Birchbox, however, came with all great products that I see myself using and buying in the future!  So keep reading to see the products in this amazing box!

Birchbox Unboxing: August 2016

So first of all, I am not to excited over this month’s design, it’s just not my style.  The products are amazing though, so here is what I got this month! Continue reading