Category Archives: Lipstick

Beauty Obsessions

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Raise your hand if you beat your face even when you are going to be sitting in the house. Don’t be ashamed!! I do it all the time. There is nothing like thick brows, an even face, voluminous lashes, and a bangin’ lipstick no matter what you may have going on. Even if your outfit isn’t completely there, as long as your face and hair (and nails) are decent, no one can tell you anything! At least that’s how I feel about it!

Here are some of my beauty obsessions that I use practically on a daily basis:

  1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation (Shade 11.0)
  2. Mac’s Rebel Lipstick
  3. Make Up Forever’s Smoky Lash Mascara
  4. Mac’s Prolong Wear Concealer (NW40)
  5. Mac’s Mineralized Skin Finish (Deep Dark)
  6. Wet’n Wild’s Red Velvet Lipstick (910D)
  7. Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment (Clear)
  8. Mac’s Eyebrow Pencil (Spiked)
  9. Sigma’s Flat Kabuki Brush
  10. Loreal’s Voluminous Fiber Mascara

In case you wanted to know what the lipsticks look like, here are some swatches of each:

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Although I love natural looking make up, I often get bored with nude lips. These two lipsticks really make my look pop. No matter what your skin tone is, trust that you will like both…At the very least, try the Wet’N Wild one, which is only $2 in CVS. You can’t beat that!

I hope you all enjoyed this post and if you have any questions about the products mentioned, please feel free to ask! xx…Kel

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Fall Lipsticks

Last night I was up until the wee hours of the morning watching Youtube videos (there is a wealth of knowledge online!), and I came across this video by Lip_sh0ck . This chick is truly talented at both beating her face and putting amazing videos together. Check out here latest video on her favorite Fall/Winter Lipsticks:

Honeslty, I don’t really change my make-up based on seasons, but I still found this video to be useful. As a brown girl it is sometimes hard to find lipsticks that go well with your complexion without spending an arm and a leg on them. I am definitely going to pick up the Revlon Mauvy Night and Violet Frenzy. I am a sucker for any color in the fuschia family! That red Tarte lipstick is also calling my name. I’ve been wearing the heck out of my Mac Ruby Woo lipstick, but since it’s matte, I may need to pick up a glossy red. What do you think? What lip colors are you rocking this fall?

Here is another one of her videos, which is a tutorial on how to achieve a beautiful fall make-up look…I love the lipcolor she chose for this one as well (Mac’s Rebel lipstick). The nude lip option is also very pretty (Mac’s Cherish):

Talk to you all soon! xx

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Fuchsia Lips…

I am totally on the fuchsia lips kick right now! Check out the swatches below:

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  1. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever (lined with Mac’s lip liner in Currant) – This is a pale pink that I could wear with or without a lip liner. Its soooo creamy and just glides on your lips. I would definitely recommend these color sensational lipsticks if you are looking to try color but don’t want to spend too much money (about $6).
  2. Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Plaza – This lipstick is amazing! Because I like color but don’t always want to call too much attention to my lips, this one is perfect for those days that I want to be a little more subtle. It is pigmented, but you will have to build the color up to make it more opaque. Its very moisturizing and glides on very smoothly. It also stains your lips a bit ($30).
  3. Cover Girl Lipstick in Spellbound – This lipstick is so incredibly opaque! It’s a gorgeous fuchsia, very similar to Mac’s Girl About Town but is much more moisturzing (about $6).
  4. Mac Lipstick in Pink Nouveau (lined with Mac’s lip liner in Vino) – This a VERY pale pink and I always have to tone it down with a lip liner or I will look like I have pink paste on my lips! It requires some work and is a little drying (about $15).

Out of all of these colors, I always reach for the Maybelline and the Dior lipsticks. If I had recommend one, I would def recommend the Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks for their variety of color and the price. You would def get more bang for your buck!

I hope you all enjoy this post and I will talk to you all soon! Muah! XOXO…

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Guilty Pleasures…

Hi, my name is Kelli Cole and I am addicted to lipgloss...

So I was in Target last night looking for a particular nail polish (Revlon’s Starry Pink, which I found and cannot wait to use!) and I inevitably threw some lipgloss into my basket. Now, I just told myself the other day that I already had too many, and yet I was about to buy another one! So I put the gloss back and told myself: “Kelli, you have plenty of lipgloss at home!” I put it back and backed away from the Cosmetic section. I managed to get out of Target without buying anything unnecessary (with the exception of the nail polish, of course).  I went home and gathered up all my lipglosses and collected about 22 of them. 22!!! I am not a make-up artist, therefore, I don’t NEED all this lipgloss!! And that does not include my lipsticks…Though I only own a handful (8 to be exact).

So, I said all of this to say that I am not buying any more lipgloss until I use the ones I have!! If you know me personally, you know that this is going to be quite difficult, but I’m going to do it! This isn’t the only thing I am addicted to but you gotta’ start somewhere and take it one day at a time!! Lol…

Perhaps you should challenge yourself to refrain from an obsession that you can’t seem to stop indulging in! If so, let me know how it goes!! Smooches! XOXO

Jeanius Collection Spring 2011

Mac Cosmetics has recently released their Jeanius collection.  It is a denim inspired collection of beautiful blues and indigo with a hint of pink. The collection includes eye shadows, lipsticks,  blush, lipglass, and nail lacquer. Check it out below:

To order these products, visit: http://www.maccosmetics.com.

Images from http://www.Temptalia.com