NYX Macaron Lippie Swatches & Review

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

wearing NYX Macaron lipstick in "Earl Grey" with "Chambord" blended in the center

NYX has released a collection of lipsticks named after the popular bakery treats, Macarons. I personally have never tried them since they have almond in them which I do not like. So I can't gush over how awesome they are. They do look very pretty however. I'm excited for these lipsticks because it's hard to find unconventional colors in affordable brands. I myself do not like wearing unusual lip colors, I ordered these for Halloween and to have some fun with experimental looks.

I ordered five of the lippes ( I love that they named them lippies by the way) on Ulta in the shades Violet, Earl Grery, Pistachio, Chambord and Black Sesame. The lipsticks are packaged similar to the NYX Matte Lipsticks. 

From top to bottom: NYX Macaron Lippies in "Violet", "Earl Grey", "Pistachio", "Chambord", Black Sesame

Violet: This color is a pretty Lavender color that is very wearable as well. I love purple lipstick so I had to snatch this one up.This color applied very smoothly and evenly. The texture of these lippies are very nice and creamy.

Black Sesame: Another color that applied fairly easily. A great base color for doing some lip art.

Earl Grey: This color was a little tricky, it took several coats to get it to apply evenly and for it to get proper coverage.

Chambord: I thought this would be the easiest color to get full coverage for but it was pretty difficult to apply. It came out pretty patchy and it took some work to get it on.

Pistachio: Out of all the shades, this might be my favorite. I may not wear this on a regular day but the color is awfully pretty. It also went on very easily and creamy. I'm looking forward to whipping up some Halloween looks using this shade.

All in all, the lipsticks are of decent quality. For the price ($6.00 USD) you can't really go wrong. It's worth working with the colors since you do save a bundle compared to higher-end brands. The only thing I found odd was the smell. It's not a terrible smell but I expected a dessert-inspired scent with these. They have a bit of a rubbery smell but it's pretty faint. Not a deal breaker for me.

OOTD: Printed Palazzo Pants

Friday, August 1, 2014

These pants were so cool that I had to let them shine on their own. And a fedora has to be worn at least once during the Summer. I did a little cross-dressing here, since it's a men's fedora. Shhhh.

H&M tank and fedora
Chances printed palazzo pants
Chinese Laundry sandals
Forever21 necklace
assorted wrist accessories
lipstick is "Bang Bang" by Melt Cosmetics

Enter For A Chance To Win Tickets To See One Direction!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I have been given the amazing opportunity to give away tickets to see One Direction as well as makeup from their cosmetics line. The concert is part of the "Way We Are" tour and will take place Foxborough, Massachusetts. Transportation and lodging is NOT included. 

"Winners will also receive 2 Make-up by ONE DIRECTION limited-edition collections of beauty essentials, housed in a collectible keepsake tin. Inside is everything you need to rock all your beauty looks on or off the stage." The 2 makeup tins will be randomly selected from the 3 available collections (Midnight Memories, Take Me Home, or Up all Night). 

To enter click on THIS LINK and fill out the form. You have until 12:00 AM, July 30th to enter. Good Luck!

Also, be sure to like Makeup By One Direction's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/makeupbyonedirection

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint Review and Swatches

Sunday, July 6, 2014

From clockwise: LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints in Coy, Hot Mess, Baby Doll, Bombshell

Everyone has been raving about the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints so I had to check them out for myself. I purchased them in four shades: Coy, Hot Mess, Babydoll and Bombshell. These lip paints are like a lipstick and lip gloss hybrid. They are full coverage with a glossy finish. Very similar to the lip tars by OCC except that the lip paints have more of a glossy finish. I also like the minty scent of the product. I hate obnoxious fruity smells with lip products so this was a nice touch. 

Coy: This is a lavender color and the easiest to work out of the four. It applied easily straight from the tube and the color was really opaque. (BTW: This is a great dupe for OCC "Rollergirl")

Hot Mess: Is an orange-y/coral color. This color was kind of messy to apply straight from the tube. I used my finger to spread the product on my lips.

Babydoll: Is a light, cool-toned pink. This color is not forgiving on dryness so be sure to have those puckers exfoliated and moisturized. Otherwise it won't apply evenly.

Bombshell: Is a bright fuschia. I love bright pinks and this does not disappoint. Like Hot Mess, It is easier to apply the product with your finger or a brush.

The only thing I don't like about the lip paints is the applicator. I feel like it should have had more of a brush than just a plastic tip. I feel like it would make application easier. Or a little brush should have been included with the lip paints but for the price, I'm not really complaining. Plus, they're easy to apply with your finger. Minus Babydoll, I like the formula and the scent is nice and minty.

I purchased the LA Girl Lip Paints at ikatehouse. They were priced at $2.99 USD. I have seen them averaging between $2.99-4.50 USD. 

Pros: inexpensive, clean scent, range of shades, full coverage, great pigmentation, glossy finish.
Cons: some shades apply unevenly, can be a little messy. 
Final Verdict: Get em!

OOTD: Paisley Pants

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Printed pants are all the rage now. I have these in a paisley print, that I have worn before in this previous post. There's no need to be intimidated because of the print. There are very versatile, not to mention comfy!

New Look zippered tank
F21 paisley-print pants
Glaze sandals
Urban Outfitters sunnies
DIY clutch

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