Feb 202015
 

 

BeautyByLeRenda Pretty Zombie 3 Witches tube

I learned about this brand on Instagram.  I kept seeing people who had on these beautiful bold lips tag Pretty Zombie, and couldn’t wait to try one of their products.  It has the typical doe foot sponge lip wand.

BeautyByLeRenda Pretty Zombie 3 Witches wand

Here’s what it looks like with a flash.

BeautyByLeRenda Pretty Zombie 3 Witches full face with flash

Here it is without a flash.20150114_225447

 

After putting 3 witches on my lips, I felt like it looked just like Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Fix, so I pulled it out to check.Beauty By LeRenda Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Fix Label

beautyByLeRenda Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Mix and Pretty Zombies 3 Witches
These swatches below are with a flash.BeautyByLeRenda Pretty Zombies 3 Witches compared to Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Fix SwatchesThe top swatch is Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Fix.  The bottom swatch is Pretty Zombies 3 Witches.

Here’s what Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Fix looks like on my lips.BeautyByLeRenda Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Fix smile

BeautyByLeRenda Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Fix on lips

There’s definitely a difference in the colors.  That was a relief.  I hate when I buy a product and later see that I have something already like it.  Magnolia Makeup Purple Lip Fix is clearly darker than the Pretty Zombies 3 Witches liquid lipstick.

I’m very pleased with the Pretty Zombies 3 Witches liquid lipstick.  It dries down to a matte but it’s still comfortable on your lips.  I receive lots of compliments whenever I wear it.  It truly allows you to make a statement with your lips because of how bold the purple is. It has great lasting power even after you eat, drink, and talk.  The only time it fades off is if I eat really greasy food.  I’d recommend both of these lip colors if you love purple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 192015
 

wpid-wp-1424409625488.jpegBeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Lipsticks and Gloss

As I walked through the cosmetic department of H.E.B. Grocery Store, I was pleased to see Milani Cosmetics on sale for $1 off!! I immediately started looking for items I hadn’t used.  As I browsed, I saw new matte lipsticks. These are the ones I chose.  I also picked a lipgloss.BeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Lipstick and Gloss hand swatches with flashThe picture above is with a flash.  The picture below is without a flash.BeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Lipsticks and Gloss hand swatches without flash

 1st up is the Milani Brillance Shine Lipgloss in Berry Tempting.20150214_005753BeautyByLeRenda Milani Lipgloss It’s not what I was expecting. BeautyByLeRenda Milani Lipgloss Berry Tempting close up It’s disappointingly sheer.  It looks nothing like the the color in the tube. :-(

Next up is Matte Glam BeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Glam Lipstick

Love this color! It reminds me of MAC Heroine but at a fraction of the price at only $3.99! :-)

BeautyByLeRenda Milani Lipstick Matte DivaIf you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that this Matte Diva lipstick was hands down my favorite of all of the Milani Lip colors. BeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Diva Lipstick pic 2 It’s similar to MAC Pink Pigeon.  I loved this color so much that I had a mini “selfie photoshoot” while wearing it.BeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Diva Collage 2 with flash The pictures above are with a flash. Whoa! Matte Diva almost looks neon, like it’ll glow in the dark. Ha ha! :-pBeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Diva Collage 1

 I had to remember that I still had one more color to review. LOL! :-D

So on that note, last but not least here’s Matte Passion. BeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Diva Passion close upBeautyByLeRenda Milani Matte Passion Matte Passion reminds me of MAC Lady Danger, just not quite as bold.

Overall, I’m happy with the Milani Matte Lipsticks and thoroughly disappointed with the Brilliance Shine Gloss.

Jan 232015
 

BeautyByLeRenda Loreal Infallible Limited Edition Pro Matte Glosses

My 1st thought when I read “Matte Lip gloss” was that doesn’t make sense. How can something be a gloss and a matte. Then I thought, well maybe it’s like a liquid lipstick. Either way, due to the colors being pretty and all Loreal products being $2 off at HEB, I figured I’d give them a try.

BeautyByLeRenda Loreal Infallible Limited Edition Pro Matte Glosses LabelsBeautyByLeRenda Loreal Infallible Limited Edition Pro Matte Glosses Swatches

They’re not actually matte. They glide on smoothly and feel nice on my lips, but they still have shine and never dry down to a real matte texture. Even though they last pretty well throughout the day, they do still transfer.

Here’s Blushing Ambition
BeautyByLeRenda Loreal Blushing Ambition Label
BeautyByLeRenda Loreal Infallible Limited Edition Pro Matte Gloss Blushing Ambition

BeautyByLeRenda Loreal Infallible Limited Edition Pro Matte Gloss Blushing Ambition on Lips

 Here’s Fuchsia Amnesia
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This is Tantalizing Tangerine BeautyByLeRenda Loreal Infallible Limited Edition Pro Matte Gloss Tantalizing TangerineKODAK Digital Still Camera

And the last one I got was Aphrodite Kiss
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I definitely like that they’re fully pigmented. The color pay off is great.  I’m not sure how long they’ll be available so if you look fully pigmented,  long lasting inexpensive lip glosses, I’d recommend you go get these soon.

Dec 292014
 

BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBarBoxWelcome to the 2nd installment of my Review of The Lip Bar products.  To see part 1, click here.  This post will focus on my favorite The Lip Bar lipstick so far, called Dark & Stormy. BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy LipstickI’m totally in love with this packaging.  These The Lip Bar lipsticks will surely stand a part from all of my other lipsticks. BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy  LabelThis is my 1st ever grey lipstick!BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy Swatch

BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy on my lipsBeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy on my lips 2
After swatching and wearing the Dark & Stormy Lipstick,  I decided to experiment with a Lip Liner.  Well, I don’t own an actual grey Lip pencil, however, I do have a grey Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Pencil in 4eBeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy Lipstick wMUFE Aqua pencil

Here’s what it looks like with a flash as I’m applying the pencil.BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy applying MUFE Aqua pencil with flashBelow are pictures of the finished combo without a flash. BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy on my lips without a flashBeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Dark&Stormy wMUFE Aqua Lips with smirk

Dec 292014
 

OMG!! I just found a new favorite makeup brand. The Lip Bar!!!

BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBarBox

I haven’t been this excited about a makeup brand since discovering Magnolia Makeup & AJ Crimson; and if you’ve been following me, you know how much I love those two brands. :-)BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBarBox opened The Lip Bar has great customer service,  fast shipping,  personalized messages, and pretty packaging. (I’m a sucker for pretty

 packaging. LOL! :-P).  They even spelled my name right with my personalized Cheers!!  *Bonus Points* HA!! :-)  I love the whole theme of the company and I’m looking forward to getting more products from them.

The 1st lipstick I’ll review is Purple Rain. Studio_20141229_203540BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Purple Rain LipstickThe 1st swatch is with a flash. The 2nd is without a flash.BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Purple Rain Swatch with flashBeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Purple Rain Swatch no flashHere’s what it looks like on my lips without a flash. BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Purple Rain on lips closeupStudio_20141229_203341

The texture of this lipstick is similar to a MAC Cremesheen Lipstick, but with more pigment.  They are very hydrating, glide on really easy, and feel great on my lips.

BeautyByLeRenda TheLipBar Purple Rain on lips 2 All of The Lip Bar’s lipsticks are Vegan. Their ingredient list includes Vitamin E Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Fair Trade Shea Butter,  Organic Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Pigment, and “Love” :-). They don’t include Parabens, Mineral Oils, Animal products, or other “unnecessary crap”. (All of this was taken from TheLipBar.com)

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my The Lip Bar review in which I’ll show you Dark & Stormy Lipstick.

Dec 152014
 

 

AJ Crimson On The Go Tour Flyer

In the previous post, I gave you a synopsis of the 1st half of the “On The Go” Tour featuring AJ Crimson and his AJ Crimson Pro products.  In this post, I’ll focus on the 2nd half of the class which includes Celebrity Lash Guru Ja’Maal Buster.

BeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal Buster talking to the attendees of the On The Go Tour HoustonHe gave us the background on how he developed his brand of lashes and the benefit of using them verses other lashes.  The biggest benefit is the way the lashes feel.  They’re very lightweight and easy to maneuver. The bands are thin which makes it so much easier to apply to the lash line.  (I can vouch for this.  I really like his lashes. I bought some last year when I worked with him and AJ for  the Glam Suite during NBA  All-Star Weekend).

Ja’Maal asked for a volunteer to apply his lashes on.  BeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal Buster's Model NikkiProfessional Makeup Artist Nikki was chosen as his model.

He informed us of the different styles of lashes and that each style was based on a story from his clients in his early years. The lashes have names like “Soap Opera” (which I wore last night), “Crush”, 2nd Date Guaranteed”, “Daddy’s Little Girl”, and “Disturbia” (named after the Rihanna video that he created amazing lashes for).

He showed us exactly how he uses the Ja’Maal Buster Lash Adhesive and Lash Tool to apply lashes on Nikki.

BeautyByLeRenda JaMaal Buster showing his Lash Tool20141211_204827

Here he is applying the lash to Nikki’s lash line below20141211_204917

20141211_20505420141211_205059Ja'Maal Buster applying lashes on Nikki

20141211_205850Next Ja’Maal gave Nikki a chance to practice using the Ja’Maal Buster Lash Tool to apply the lash herself. BeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal Buster showing Nikki how to use his Lash ToolBeautyByLeRenda Nikki using the Ja'Maal Buster Lash ToolBeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal helping Nikki apply her lashes

Ja’Maal explained how versatile his lashes are and did a bonus demo to show how to add drama and glam by stacking his lashes. He asked for another model to show the difference stacking lashes can make on your clients.BeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal telling class about versatility of his lashes
Ja’Maal informing us how to use his Lash holder to stack lashes for a more dramatic effectBeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal Buster showing us his Lash Tool He instructed us to remember to apply the most dramatic lash at the bottom. BeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal Buster stacking lashes

Then he applied the stacked lashes to the model’s lash line.  Beauty By LeRenda Ja'Maal Buster applying stacked lashesBeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal applying stacked lashesBeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal Buster finishing the stacked lashes application

 Selfies!! :-)BeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal Buster and his model taking selfies

Here is the multi-pack of Ja’Maal Buster Lashes being passed through the class.  These would be great for Professional Makeup Artists to have in their Pro kits.  :-)
BeautyByLeRenda Ja'Maal Buster Lashes being passed around Here are a few more pictures from the event.  It was very successful.  I’m so glad I was able to attend.  BeautyByLeRenda posing in middle of AJ Crimson bannersMe posing in front of the classroom after the event. BeautyByLeRenda AJ Crimson and Ja'Maal Buster lineThere was a very long line to buy products after the class was over.  It stretched from the classroom all the way to the front door of the store.  People were super duper excited to buy the products. :-)Beauty By LeRenda with Brian Champagne at "On The Go" Tour  Celebrity Makeup Artist Brian Champagne came by to show AJ and Ja’Maal support.  I was eager to finally meet him in person.  I’ve followed him on social media for a while now.  He’s very nice and even provided some of us pointers and tips. Thanks Brian! :-) Beauty By LeRenda with Ja'Maal Buster at the "On The Go" Tour Me with Ja’Maal Buster!! :-)

BeautyByLeRenda selfies with AJSelfies with AJ.  Oh and this great lighting is due to The Makeup Light.