I alternate with using either the NYX Purple Rain Lip Liner alone for a long lasting matte finish, or in combination with NYX African Queen to add shine.
I’m so glad I experimented with these two. I’ve been using NYX Purple Rain Lip Liner for a while. I actually keep one in my personal bag as well as one for my Pro MUA kit. The first time I tried it was pairing it with Afrobella’s MAC All My Purple Life Lipglass. I did a step by step tutorial of a Purple Look of the Day using the two here I think I originally purchased it from my local Beauty Supply Store. I’ve also bought them from H.E.B. I purchased the NYX African Queen Lipgloss from H.E.B a couple weeks ago during a NYX sale. ( I just love Kroger and H.E.B grocery stores because they both have great cosmetic depts with frequent sales).
What’s your favorite purple lip combo?
I tried something a little different this weekend for my makeup. I’ve heard several makeup artists combining more than one lash to create dramatic effects but I’d never done it. I figured I’d give it a try.
I used Ardell #120 Lashes, which are currently my favorite lashes. If in Texas, you can get them from H.E.B. I’ve seen prices range from $2.35-2.60. I also see them at Kroger’s grocery store for $2.67.
- Maybeline BB Cream in Dark
- Loreal Magic Perfection Base
- MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Before and after makeup)
- Black Opal Foundation Stick in Rich Carmel (certain spots)
- Cover Girl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder in Golden
- MAC Vanilla Pigment as cheek highlight
- NARS Exhibit A Blush on Cheek Bones
- Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze as Cheek Contour
- Skindinavia No More Shine Finishing Spray
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Black Opal Foundation Stick in Kalahari Sand (used to carve out brow and under eye highlight)
- MAC Naked Pigment mixed with white from Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette as brow highlight
- Orange shadow from Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette in the crease
- MAC Grease Paint Stick in Purple on the lid as a base blended to crease
- Clinique eyeshadow in Royal Rush on inner lid
- Dark Purple shadow from Coastal Scents 42 Matte Palette on outer lid
- Elf Cream liner in Black as top liner
- Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes pencil 20L on lower lash line
- Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion in Waterline.
- Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
- Ardell #120 Lashes 2 pair on each eye
I discovered this beauty while browsing through the cosmetic section of H.E.B. grocery store last week. It retails for only $1.99. When I saw how pretty and vibrant this pink was I had to pick it up. After reading that it was a matte lipstick, I was really happy because I’ve been looking for a bold pink lipstick for a while. I want a lipstick that would be equivalent to M.A.C. Ruby woo…but pink. (If ya’ll know of one please share it with me. ;-p)
There’s a lot of product in this tube for only $1.99 #winning!!!
This is a swatch of the lipstick with a flash
This picture was taken without a flash
It goes on really smooth
So what are my thoughts? I really like this lipstick. It’s advertised to last up to 4hrs and I agree. I didn’t have a problem with it lasting. The only downside is that this lipstick is really not matte. It reminds me more of a mixture between a MAC Amplified and Satin textures. I LOVE the color though and for $1.99, I can deal with it not being as matte as I’d hoped.
I know Walgreens had Wet-n-Wild products on sale buy 2 get 1 free last week. I’m not sure when the sale ends though. If you want to try out these Wet-n-Wild matte lipsticks…or any of their products, it would be a good idea to try them while they’re on sale.
I purchased the Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation during the same visit to H.E.B. when I purchased the Revlon Color Stay Lip Butters. You can view those two posts here for part 1 and here for part 2.
My shade in this foundation is Caramel. I wasn’t certain, but took a chance that the colors were the same as Revlon Colorstay…and I was right. *whew* *wipes forehead*
My first observation about this foundation was the fact that the bottle felt really light. I was concerned a bit that it was not completely filled up.
My second observation was the dispenser. It looks similar to one you’d find on a can of moose. Here’s a closer picture below of what it looks like.
Here’s what the actual foundation looks like
A closer look. It’s like a whipped consistency. Ah ha! That explains why it felt so light.
So I know you’re wondering how it worked when I applied it to my face right? Well, when I initially applied it, I was disappointed because there wasn’t much coverage. After applying more, I realized that the foundation was buildable…but had a very dewy finish.
I’m totally not a fan of the dewy wet look for my face.
So I set it with my favorite MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and I got happier results.
So my conclusion on this foundation is that it’s a good product and was a great value with my my H.E.B. Coupon!
I can’t say it will be my “go to” foundation, just because I don’t regularly use liquids, especially those that need to be built up for coverage. I think it would be very good for people who have dry skin or if you just really wanted a natural lightweight formula. If you have oily skin, you WILL NEED TO MATTIFY. I probably won’t buy it again for myself, but would consider putting it in my professional kit…when it’s on sale again. Ha ha!
I’m always looking for products that keep my lips hydrated and smooth. I happened to be walking down the cosmetics aisle in Kroger’s grocery store and saw that quite a few Sally Hansen products were on clearance. So I took a look. The lip treatment products caught my eye because I wasn’t aware that Sally Hansen made lip goods. When I think of Sally Hansen, I think nails.
This is the back of the container.
I love the packaging. I love shiny silver containers. LOL!
I’ve been using this product for a week and I can honestly say that my lips feel great! It’s SUPER moisturizing. When I wake up in the morning, my lips are very smooth and supple. A little of this product goes a long way. It comes out almost like a cream instead of a lip balm. I guess you could compare it to the consistency of Blistex (without the strong menthol). There’s no overwhelming fragrance or burning with the Overnight Lip Recovery either. I’d recommend this product to everyone. Even men could use it because it’s a lip treatment not really a make up product.