Tag Archive | lipstick

Anastasia Beverly Hills gloss

Hey all.  I just did a video on these glosses but I thought I would provide you guys the pics that I took after using the glosses.

Am I the only person that is almost off of the matte lipstick train? It’s not like I’ve tried tons but the ones that I have tried have been drying.  I know that this is the nature of the beast (matte = dry) but still, my lips are tired.

I can’t seem to find a matte that doesn’t eventually dry my lips out and I’m assuming that I never will.  I can’t help but think “why am I paying a lot of money to dry my lips out beyond recognition?”

Any who, I went back into my happy drawer and found this set of mini glosses from the ABH Fall Collection that I bought a few months ago.  I always loved the feel and colors and was just wearing them sparingly.

I decided to give my lips some much needed TLC and switch back to glosses for a minute.  Why?, because it’s cold and I just want another layer covering my lips to combat the elements.  I live in Atlanta but it’s still cold in the mornings and after the sun goes down. I just feel like a gloss or creme lipstick is better for your lips in the cold because you aren’t drying them out twice: once from the lippie and second from the weather. Just my opinion.

For all of my Sephora Beauty Insiders and VIBs, the ABH glosses can be purchased at Sephora: http://www.sephora.com/lip-gloss-P404830?skuId=1791730&icid2=products%20grid:p404830http://www.sephora.com/lip-gloss-P404830?skuId=1791730&icid2=products%20grid:p404830

You can still purchase the kit on the ABH website: http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/mini-lip-gloss-set—fall/ABH01-18302.html?cgid=makeup-lips#start=3&cgid=makeup-lips

So here are pictures of me wearing each gloss.  I had worn all except Amber and Carla. I love the creamy consistency.  They all went on smoothly and evenly except Amber, which was the lightest so I wasn’t surprised. Have you worn these? What are your thoughts, fav colors?

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Raisin

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Amber – this was wayyyyy to light me my skin tone.

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Berry

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Maple

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Rum

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Carla – this one really surprised me. I had been scared of this because it was red but it’s a very cool red. I love it.

Kylie Jenner Lip Kits

Okay, I want to first say that I’m not a Kardashian fan.  I have a hard time wrapping my head around a family of people that are famous just for the sake of being famous.  I know that this sentence can apply to a lot of people nowadays. I will admit I have watched the show here and there over the years –  who hasn’t? But for the most part I try to stay as Kardahsian free as possible.

I will give it to Kris Jenner though, she is a marketing genius.  She is clearly the brains and mastermind behind the multi million dollar industry that is all things Kardashian. So with all of that being said, I have tried to not make them any richer by buying apps, perfumes and stay off of the Kylie Jenner lip kit train.

I love matte lipsticks but the formulation usually leaves your lips as dry as the Sierra Desert. I was a big fan of Colourpop.  They had incredible matte colors but they are soooo drying. I usually have to wear Chapstick underneath to keep my lips from drying out.

I had a conversation with some ladies at work that were talking about the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits (KJLK).  These women were women of color (like me) and they were lightweight obsessed with the line.  One even offered to give the other money to buy the kits because she always seems to be on the ball in being able to buy them as soon as they are released.

In case you have been living under a rock (like a was), these kits sell out in MINUTES and crash the internet every time. I had no idea that the struggle to get the KJLKs was that real. One of the ladies at work showed me the 4 or 5 KJLKs that she just happened to have in her purse.  I was shocked. I told her that I had a hard time spending $30 for a lip gloss and liner but she explained that the quality is top notch.  She also said that they do not dry your lips out and that it last for hours.

I decided to do some research of my own.  So I followed them on Instragram (@kyliecosmetics) and watched a bunch of YouTube videos of how they look on WOM (women of color).  With me being a brown skinned girl, I wanted to see how compatible her shades were.  I was shocked at how a lot of her shades look good on many complexions.  I heard nothing but rave reviews. I discovered that you have to pretty much stalk the Instagram page or have her app to find out when the releases and restocks happen.  You had better be on her site at least 5 minutes before time to buy in order to make a purchase.

So . . . . . I bit the bullet.  Yes, I bought Kourt K, a beautiful plum shade. I will let you know what I think about it after I receive it.

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NEWSFLASH:  There is a sale on Monday at 1 pm PST on the Holiday Edition shades. I will be on the computer trying to snag these puppies 5-10 minutes before the sale starts. Wish me luck. Let me know if you have tried these cosmetics and your thoughts. Are they worth the hype? Are they the best and most comfortable mattes ever?

You can check out her cosmetic line here: https://www.kyliecosmetics.com/

 

ColourPop – The Matte Experience

As I mentioned in my last installment on ColourPop, I would show you the Matte Lippies that I purchased.  15 Matte X Lippies launched on April 28th and when I tell you we were all stalking the Instagram page to see exactly what time the lippies went live on the site.  It was crazy – I’m not even exaggerating.  I was on the computer once I got home from work placing my order.  I wasn’t expecting to get everything that I wanted but I did and was happy because many choices were already gone before the day was over.

So I bought Chatteau, Poppin, More Better and Trust Me. My total came up to $20.99 (this included a discount code for $5 and shipping of $4.99).  Now that’s a sale – it was like a free shipping sale.

Chatteau: I love this because it’s a neutral, deep, rich shade.

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Poppin: This is DEFINITELY not my shade.  It is waaaayyyyy too bright for me.

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More Better: Love this one also, it’s like a dark pink.

Trust Me: It’s a red but not a “see you coming down the street” red.  I have worn this to work and received compliments. I have really received compliments on all of my ColourPop shades but with red being tricky I just wanted to point out that it IS work appropriate.

I also bought the primer in a previous purchase.  Just a little something to prepare my lips for the color.

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Now the drawback – it’s drying!!!!!!  I hate to say it because I LOVE ColourPop but the mattes are SO DRYING.  I know this is a problem across the board with this type of lipstick but I keep thinking: there’s got to be a better way.  I feel like the woman wearing the smoking hot high heels and she’s in pain the whole time but she looks good and that’s all that matters. ColourPop mentioned in their materials that come in the order that some women use Chapstick underneath the mattes but they couldn’t guarantee how the lipstick would stay.  This is understandable. The Matte X goes on smooth but once it sets – tumbleweed city! I’m just saying – the truth is the truth. The finish and color is to die for though.

I need help.  I’m new to the #MatteLife.  Somebody, anybody HELP!!! MUAs, fashionistas, lipstick-istas, ColourPop fans, matte lipstick fans – I’m sending out an all points bulletin for assistance. I need to know how to keep the incredible look without wanting to smear Vaseline all over my  lips for relief.  Please comment below or comment on my Instagram page (@pjacksone) and help sister out.  ColourPop Cosmetics, if you are reading this please comment below.  Help!!!!!!

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