Colourpop Haul

Friends,

Ive got something important to share with you. I finally placed a Colourpop Cosmetics order.

And I’m in love.

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MAC Lipstick Collection

MAC Cosmetics. The mecca for all things lipstick. I remember purchasing my first like it was yesterday. I walked in, nervous, approached a friendly looking staff member (who I happened to go to high-school with, and liked) and asked him to choose the perfect color for me. I gave him no boundaries, no requests. I just said “pick the color you think suits me.”

And the rest is history.

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Spring Makeup Haul

April showers bring….new makeup!

Can we make that a new motto?!

No but really, I’ve been trying to use up my current makeup stash, so buying new products hasn’t really been on my radar. Buuuuuuut, like any normal human-being, sometimes you just can’t help buying new things.

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Spring/Summer 2016 Lip Trend: True Red

I was sitting around this week thinking, what lip color should I wear today?

I know, I know. Big life decisions.

Is the Kylie nude still in? Are the winter mauves out? I JUST DONT KNOW!

Thank goodness for Google. After some searching, some runway reviewing and some Sephora stalking, I have determined that this spring and summer I will be rocking the candy-apply reds.

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Wintertime Lip Edit

Fall is my most favorite time of year. Well, Fall and Winter. I couldn’t choose.

I am a sucker for crunchy leaves, crisp air, snowfall, hot cocoa. I know, I know, I’m what most would call “basic.” And guess what? I am basically okay with that.

So, as all basic girls do, we darken our lip colors this time of year. Why? Well because it’s what the fashion/beauty industry tells us to do and damnnit I think I look great in a red lip.

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Milani Amore Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Hey friends!

I have got an incredible product to talk about today. I love a good liquid lipstick. I find them so easy to apply and love the finish they have. I’ve tried ones from a variety of high-end brands but have yet to find one at more affordable price point.

That is, until I watched a video by KathleenLights (found here) on YouTube and fell in love with these Milani Amore Matte Liquid Lipsticks.

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I picked mine up in five different shades to test out. Now these are at an amazing price point of $6.99 each. I found mine at Walgreens which is the only location they are currently being sold at (as far as I could find) (UPDATE: I also saw them at CVS)! The collection currently has 8 colors and it is limited edition- so if you like anything, I’d recommend getting your hands on it quick!

What I loved about these lip colors so much was their formulation. They are so amazingly pigmented and incredibly long-lasting. I love to wear the lighter shades to work everyday and they always last at least 7 hours (even after eating and drinking)! These products do have quite a strong vanilla cupcake scent when you first apply it, but it does fade and you can’t smell it once they are on the lips.

Now I tried to do lip swatches for you all…buuuut they didn’t quite turn out so for color payoff here are some swatches of the colors (from lightest to darkest) on my arm.

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When first swatched they seem quite glossy- but after about a minute or two they dry to the most gorgeous matte finish.

I honestly love all the colors so much I definietely couldnt pick a favorite- they are all incredible and would look great on a variety of skin tones.

What do you think? Have any of you tried these out?

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