I thought maybe this week we would take a break from the lipstick talk and take a look at another new product. Loreal released the new line of shadows shortly after their release of the lumi cushion foundation (dont worry that review is coming soon). The shadows come in 15 different shades but the most Ive ever seen in a store is about 8. The range carries both shimmer and matte finishes. The formula is meant to be a gel to powder that packs intensity.
prices range from:
$4.99 at walmart.com
$4.99 at target.com
$5.99 at lorealparisusa.com
$5.99 at ulta.com
I decided to put grand bleu to the test last week after having tried sunset seine a few times when I wore minimal to no makeup. Honestly every time I wore sunset seine it would be to class and I would forget I was doing a review and take a nap and then go to take off my makeup at midnight and realize I forgot to care how it looked throughout the day. So after many failed attempts of reviewing the shadows, I decided a day at work would be the perfect time to test them out.
I wanted to put on my makeup at 8 am and see if it would last all the way till close over 13 hours later but I am a college student who gets little to no sleep and I ended up heading off to class as though I had just rolled out of bed (I pretty much had). Once I got back I packed my things for a week home and sat down to get my face ready for work. I applied my full face and then got to my eyes. I almost never wear eye primer anymore I just conceal my eyes and set it with loose powder so that the shadows blend well. I threw some simple neutrals in the crease (my go-to start for any eye look) and then dove right in to a sea of blue.
I used my pinky finger to apply the shadow because I had seen how much pigment i was able to pick up with my swatches. When I smoothed my finger over the shadow, it was covered with a punch of pigment. I sat there thinking this is gonna be good as I carefully smeared it across my eye. The powder is incredibly silky to the touch as the description claims, but all that pigment that lands on your fingers does NOT transfer to the lid. My eyelids had the slightest tint of patchy blue but my finger was still covered in the shadow. I applied more pressure and still very little actually made it to my eye. So I thought maybe I should try a brush and see if thats better. It was not. It was completely useless. The brush was blue but my lids were still not. Eventually I was able to get my eyes to a pigmented blue but I had to apply more to my finger in between each sweep of the lid for a good 10 mins until it was at least decently colored and not patchy.
At this point I am already thoroughly unimpressed. I get to work with enough time to try and take some makeup pics for my beauty instagram. While glancing through the pictures I notice that it already looks as though my shadow is wearing off only 15 minutes after application (I still posted the picture, but with a LOT of editing). I am honestly embarrassed to go to work like this. I would rather walk in with hardly any makeup than bad makeup. As the night goes on, the shadow keeps wearing off and getting more patchy. By the time I get to my car approximately 8 hours after application, the blue is nearly gone.
Im pretty sure you can tell by the story but these shadows get a huge thumbs down from me. The shadows are difficult to apply, very patchy, and do not last on the lids. There are so many great shadows in a very similar price range. Definitely skip over this one and look into makeup geek or morphe.
As always let me know what you’ve thought about the product if you’ve given it a try. You can expect more drugstore liquid lipstick reviews coming. Please give me any suggestions for products I should try, reviews or posts you’d like to see. Thank you for spending a little bit of your friday with me
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Our next product on our liquid lipstick train stops at the l’oreal infallible pro-matte gloss. Although this product doesn’t directly name itself a liquid lip, the product description claims it is as matte as a liquid lip without drying your lips out, hence the “gloss” aspect. There are 10 varying shades in the range.
prices range from:
$7.99 at target.com
$7.99 at walmart.com
$9.99 at walgreens.com
$9.99 at ulta.com
$9.99 at lorealparisusa.com
I bought all ten shades (& accidentally 2 of nude allude, so please excuse the extra swatch). I decided to test out forbidden kiss for a sunday at work. I put it on at 11am before I walked into work. It applied kinda patchy on the first swipe so had to do another layer which made it much darker than I expected. It was very wet and didnt look the slightest bit matte. Thinking back to the revlon lipsticks, I figured it may take a little while to become matte.
Throughout the day, I would peek at a mirror and the lip was still not matte. After everything had settled down, I look a good look at the lip and it was sticky and looked as if I was wearing a very pigmented gloss. I asked my coworker what she thought of it and said it wasnt her favorite lip. When I told her it was meant to be matte, she couldnt believe it because it had been at least 6 hours and still looked like a gloss.
If you are looking for a very pigmented gloss then this would be a perfect cheap alternative. In some ways, it reminds me of the anastasia beverly hills glosses because it is so pigmented and very shiny. But all in all I was disappointed because it was marketed as matte and in actuality was nothing like how it is advertised. Im not much of a gloss girl so this one isnt for me but if you want a pop of glossy color, there are some great shades for spring and summer!
As always let me know what you’ve thought about the product if you’ve given it a try. Expect a new post next friday. Please give me any suggestions for products I should try, reviews or posts you’d like to see. Thank you for your support
love & lipstick kisses💋
continuing on our look at liquid lipsticks, we put the Revlon ultra hd matte lip colors under the microscope.the ultra hd matte lipcolor comes in 8 shades. the shades begin with a simple nude and range to a classic berry.
prices range from:
$9.99 at cvs.com
$8.99 at drugstore.com
$8.99 at ulta.com
$8.99 at walgreens.com
$7.99 at target.com
I tried out the color addiction for another full day of classes. I applied the liquid lipstick at 9am, again without any liner, and headed off to class. It was over an hour before the lipstick started feeling like it had dried. It does not look matte when you apply it, most liquid lipsticks don’t, thats why they dry to a matte. This lipstick took so long to dry, if you want a matte lip you would have to put it on an hour before you wanted the lipstick because it looks like a thick very pigmented gloss before it dries.
After classes I packed up my things to head to lunch with my mom and best friend. Just as I am about to head out the door, I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and my lips look super dry and flaky. I expect liquid lipstick to dry my lips out a little but not to the point where skin is peeling when it wasn’t before I had put any product on. I had committed to giving all my products a fair chance so I walked out the door and headed to lunch.
I sat down for lunch and while everyone got there food, I sat on the phone with insurance for over an hour (i’ve never felt like more of an adult). After I was finally able to talk with my best friend, I asked her how the lipstick looked and she said it was basically a mess. At this point I already knew I wasn’t a big fan but left it on anyways because it had only been a few hours. Once we finished lunch, I got into my car and when I saw my lipstick in the rearview mirror I almost screamed.
It had made my lips looked extremely dry but obviously had not dried how a liquid lip should because it was smeared around the edge of my lips. It had very noticeably run into the lines around my lips (i’m only 18 so i don’t have very many lines but apparently a truly horrible lipstick can age you 30 years). As soon as I got home I went to the makeup wipes and got that atrocious lip off of me. If you are looking for a good liquid lipstick that won’t break the bank, go with nyx liquid suede and save the extra $2. This lip definitely gets a big
as always let me know what you’ve thought about the product if you’ve given it a try. Expect a new post next friday. Please give me any suggestions for products I should try, reviews or posts you’d like to see. Thank you for your support
love & lipstick kisses💋
Lip trends for the past year have revolved solely around matte liquid lipsticks. Liquid lipsticks have been on the market for quite some time. I remember years ago getting a sephora deluxe sample of a Stila liquid lipstick. With Lolita and pretty much every Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick trending all over the internet, the long-last formula skyrocketed in popularity. Lucky for makeup addicts, a rise in popularity means a rise in selection. Every brand on the market has to keep up with the trends and start making their own versions. For any beauty ballin’ on a budget, the drugstore has come out with tons of exciting new options that have a much cooler price tag then ABH $20 lipsticks.
To start my journey into drugstore lips, I put the NYX liquid suede to the test. There are 12 shades in the range (I have every color but vamp & soft-spoken ). The line has everything from your understated nude, to your vampy burgundy, to your the biggest statement colors.
The prices range from:
$7.00 on nyxcosmetics.com
$6.99 on ulta.com
$6.99 on target.com
$6.99 on cvs.com
I tested out the color Cherry Skies for a full day of classes. I applied it at 9am without a lipliner because the best liquid lip should stay in place without help. It applied smooth and dried within 10 mins which is a major key because I rub my lips together all the time and usually end up smearing the inner portion of my lip color until it is gone. After classes were over and I got home at 12:30pm, I checked my lipstick and it was perfectly matte and had not budged a millimeter since I applied it over 3 hours before! It also hadn’t made my lips feel dry yet which was an accomplishment in itself because it was the middle of a Colorado winter that steals every drop of moisture from your body.
Impressed, I headed off to lunch with my roommate where we ate some very greasy dining hall pizza and still the lipstick stayed in place! I then proceeded to take an approximately 5 hour nap 😁 where i rolled around all over my white bedding and woke up to perfectly clean sheets (i am as shocked as you are, I expected a blood bath). Again I ate some very greasy dining hall pizza (yes,again) and was back in my dorm around 6:45, by this point the lipstick had dried my lips out a little and smeared from the grease. I finally took it of but it lasted over NINE hours looking nearly perfect. So i give this liquid lippie a big 👍🏻
Let me know what you’ve thought about the product if you’ve given it a try. You can expect more drugstore liquid lipstick reviews coming. Please give me any suggestions for products I should try, reviews or posts you’d like to see. Thank you as always
love & lipstick kisses💋
well here goes:
As many of you may know, I have been passionate about all things beauty for most of my life. I still remember as a little girl sitting on my mothers bathroom floor and opening each and every lipstick in the acrylic holder and admiring the art. Around sixth grade my lovely mom took me to a Mary Kay class about how to apply makeup. She’s always been able to notice when I get that twinkle of passion in my eye for something. It was then that I started applying the slightest bit of eyeshadow and fell even more in love. That little bit of neutral eyeshadow soon became a lot of extremely black eyeliner (didn’t we all go through the middle school heavy eyeliner phase). Once in high school, I started realizing it was more than a hobby and I may have a real talent. I began doing my friends makeup for homecoming, prom, and graduation. Nearly every cent I made at my very part-time job went to my increasing collection. It was junior year that I finally realized that this was what I wanted to do with my life, which led me to choose business as my major at a smaller school close to home. I researched makeup schools and decided to attend Makeup Designory in California during a summer off of college. To feed my spending addiction I decided to get a part-time job in the industry I love. Now I work as a beauty consultant in the Nordstrom Beauty Spot. After many discussions with my endlessly supportive mother and too much money invested in new products, I concluded that I have always loved to write and I might as well combine that with my true love of makeup artistry. I hope to just spread my passion and promote the somewhat pricey but healthy outlet that the beauty world has provided for me. Enjoy & share with all your beauty loving friends.