The La Femme Lip Stains are $9.50 for 5gm (0.18 oz) of product which is less expensive but with about the same amount of product as most other popular brands. The formula feels like a thin whipped mousse. I really like the consistency of the products it’s not so watery that it makes a mess but it’s not to thick that it’s hard to apply evenly on your lips. It dried down in about 1-2 minutes on my lips and wore for a good 8 hours with some fading in the center from eating and drinking. I didn’t find it to be particularly drying or uncomfortable on my lips but it is a matte lip stain so it wasn’t moisturizing either.
I’m not sure why these liquid lipsticks aren’t getting more hype in the beauty world because “Vamp Purple” is really great.
Now I’ve got my eye on “Blood”, “Choco Loco”, “Magenta Muse” and “Tomato” as well. I see another CRC order in my very near future. lol.
My lip swatch looks a little streaky but I think that’s more my fault for using my camera’s viewfinder instead of a mirror.
I’ve been saving up all my purchases from the whole month of July to put into one big post, even though it’s technically August just bare with me y’all! I think I’m going to do this from now on instead of like a million little posts…. idk we’ll see… anywho on to the goods.
While doing some browsing around for somewhere to buy some Bdellium brushes I came across a site I’ve never even heard of, suite7beauty, with OCC Lip Tars on sale for only $8!!! My initial reaction of dougie-ing across my living room ended when I started thinking it was just a little too good to be true. So I hoped on google and found some mixed reviews on the site so I decided to throw caution to the wind and give it a try && good thing I did.
My items arrived well packaged in perfect condition even though they shipped through FedEx which took FOREVER!! I swear it took like two weeks to get here but it got here and that’s all that matters.
left column top to bottom: NSFW, Grandma, Banjee, Analog, Uber, Tarred
right column top to bottom: Katricia, Plum, Vapid, Fondue, Petty Beige
I’m going to swatch these in a later post of my entire lip tar collection
I also ordered a Sugarpill Chroma Lust Loose Eyeshadow Trio in Zillionaire which included Hysteric, Goldilux, and Junebug. swatched dry (left) and wet (right). These are sooo gorgeous & glittery but it doesn’t really translate well in these pics.
In case you didn’t know Makeup Mania carries several “stage” and “professional” makeup brands which can be hard to find in some areas, they also have VERY reasonable prices. From Makeup Mania I FINALLY ordered a La Femme blush palette I’ve been lusting for like a year, seriously. I used the Palette Lab to order one complete palette with 12 blushes for only $35 and I bought a separate empty palette with 8 blush pans, I plan to order more later because a few of the colors I wanted were sold out.
Some of the colors I actually ordered were sold out at the time I placed my order and someone quickly contacted me to ask if I wanted to wait for them to come in stock or order a different shade. A++ for great customer service.
Bottom: Coral, Coral Spice, Golden Ruby, Red, Mulberry, Terracotta
Top: Fuchsia, Apricot, Russett, Sienna
Bottom: Purple Passion, Flamingo Pink, Orange, Mandarin Red
These blushes are SOOO pigmented it’s ridiculous. You only need the lightest tap of the brush to get good color on the cheeks great for the deeper skinned ladies! They are the same or better quality than high end brands like MAC and NARS but at a fraction of the price (>$3.00 per pan) although they are slightly smaller.
Ben Nye Creme Rouge in Coral
I haven’t really got to play with this very much yet but I can tell its very pigmented and blendable.
Ben Nye Banana Powder
This cult classic powder is my new fave for setting concealer under my eyes when I’m going for that Kim K highlighted look. The yellow tint really helps to neutralize dark under eye circles. I also think that it would work well as an all over setting powder for those with lighter skin tones.
Why did I want to smell this to see if it smelled like bananas tho? lol.
It doesn’t in case anyone is wondering.
Graftobian Hi Definition Foundation Palette in Warm #3
“This formula is soft and silky, light enough for everyday use, but with
enough coverage to perform through even the most demanding of
circumstances while yielding a flawless finish” (MM description)
I got this foundation because one of my fave YT Gurus gossmakeupartist raved about it. He’s always going on about cream foundations while I’ve always been more of a liquid girl I figured I’d try it cuz he’s FAB. The product description is completely accurate to what I’ve experienced so far. I’ve been using a blend of Winter Wheat and Ginger for a flawless concealer that lasts pretty much all day with a little bit of BN Banana Powder on top!
My last few goodies I picked up on a whim…
L: Revlon Matte l/s in Mauve it Over
R: Rimmel l/s in Airy Fairy
I’ve seen both of these lippies hyped on countless beauty blogs. I actually thought Airy Fairy was discontinued but maybe not I snapped it up with a quickness because it was the last one on the shelf! Both are gorgeous MLBB (my lips but better) shades for everyday wear. I LOVE ME SOME PINKY NUDES lol. “Mauve it Over” is also said to be a dupe for MAC Velvet Teddy.
I spent entirely too much money on products last month. smh. but I got some pretty good deals IMO. What new things have you picked up lately?? I love hearing about other peoples beauty addictions lol Comment Below!