Showing posts with label lip color. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lip color. Show all posts

Sunday, December 02, 2007

NYX Black Label Lipstick

I would love to try some of NYX's Black Label Lipsticks. Available in 144 brilliant colors, there's something for just about everyone! The image below shows a few of the colors I've picked out for me, most of them in gorgeous reds & berries. Perfect for my cool winter coloring.


Friday, October 05, 2007

Metalluscious - Empress

A few days ago I wrote about some Mark products I received. You can read that post by clicking here. Anyhoo, I mentioned that I thought that the Metalluscious in Empress was too dark. Below are some photos of me wearing it. Ladies, what do you think? Please share your thoughts.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

NYX Cosmetics - Preview

It's always fun to find out about new or soon-to-be-released products, don't you think? Naturally! Well, here's a preview of some products by NYX Cosmetics that have yet to be released. I'm most excited about the lipstick. In 96 colors, there should be something for most everyone. Perhaps I'll find my perfect red lippy after all!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

NYX Cosmetics

Has anyone tried NYX Cosmetics? I believe I've found
some very promising looking lipstick colors. I found 2
red colors, 1 from the Diamond Sparkle Lipstick line &
1 from the NYX Lips line that look promising. Below
are some of the colors I like.

Friday, June 29, 2007

mark. ShineTubes Lipgloss

Has anyone tried this product from mark yet?
If so, what do you think about it? Leave me a

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers

Yup. I bought yet another lip shimmer. I just can't resist the smooth lightweight feel, the soothing lip balm base, or the cooling tingle of refreshing mint. Not to mention the various pretty colors. Speaking of colors, this time I had my eye on the "Toffee" color. It's a soft, slightly silvery taupe color, very pretty!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Quest for the True Red Lippy

I've been on a quest for the perfect true red lipstick for awhile now. I know that even if it says "true red" it's still going to have varying undertones. With that in mind, I'd prefer that mine errs on the side of cool tones, rather than warm (blue undertone, rather than orange), since I'm a winter. Ladies, have you found a great (cool-toned & budget friendly) red lipstick, & if you have, where did you find it? I'd appreciate your input!

Friday, April 06, 2007

All-In-One Makeup Kit

This All-In-One Makeup Kit from
mark cosmetics looks like it would
be pretty handy to have around. You
can choose from 3 color palettes, &
it comes with 4 lipcolors, 2 eyeshadows,
& one blush. All of this costs $18.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


This looks like an interesting tinted lip balm!
It claims to heal & prevent chapped lips with
good-for-you anti-oxidant vitamins & Jojoba
Oil, among other things. At $19.50, it comes
in 6 sheer shades, with a subtle berry fragrance.
Have any of my readers tried this? What did
you think?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cargo's Purse Gloss

Tired of leaky gloss tubes & messy applicators?
Check out Cargo's Purse Gloss, just squeeze,
apply with the brush, & go! This item is NEW at
Sephora! Pick one up for $16.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

2 Evening Makeup Looks

Note: Foundation & Powder application is considered a given.

Look #1 - Dramatic Eyes

This is my favorite because I always like emphasizing my eyes.

You'll Need:
  • A monochromatic or similar colors eye-shadow quad
    (or at least a trio) with a medium shade, a light shade,
    & a dark shade (e.l.f.'s brightening eye color quads are great)
  • Blackest Volume & Lengthening Mascara You've Got (L'Oreal's Volume Shocking is perfect for that VaVaVoom effect)
  • Black Eyeliner
  • A subtle blush
  • A neutral (pinky-nude) lipgloss (e.l.f.'s moisture care lipgloss in natural blush is the perfect pinky-nude)
Your Look:
  • Prep your lids (primer or foundation & powder)
  • Cover your entire lid with the medium shade
  • Using dark color, contour on sides & in crease for dramatic depth
  • Using light color, highlight your lid directly in the center
    (to draw attention to your eye color)
  • Using light color, highlight your brow bone & the inner corner of your eye
  • Apply your black eyeliner & a coat or 2 of mascara
  • Apply & blend blush on to apples of cheeks
  • Swipe a coat of pinky-nude gloss on your lips & that's it!

Look #2 - Intense Lips
Intense, full lips are always sexy.

You'll Need:
  • A lip brush (e.l.f. has a variety
    of brushes & tools to choose from)
  • Tissue to blot
  • An intense shade of lipstick that
    goes well with your skin tone
  • A sheer neutral eyeshadow
  • A subtle blush
  • liner & mascara
  • (Optional) lipgloss
Your Look:
  • Prep your lips (whichever way you do it)
  • Using your lip brush, apply a layer of intense lip color
  • Blot with a piece of tissue & apply another layer
  • Repeat, if necessary
  • (Optional) Apply gloss to center of bottom lip then smack
    them both together, Now you've got an even fuller pout

  • Apply a sheer wash of neutral color on the eyes
  • Apply & blend blush on to apples of cheeks
  • Apply liner & mascara
  • Using a retractable lip brush, grab some of the lip color, retract the brush & toss it into your bag for touch ups on the go
And there you go, 2 beautiful & dramatic evening makeup looks!