Dec 282013
 

This is one of three lipsticks I bought from the Wet n Wild Fergie Collection. To see the post on Pagan Angel Lipstick click here.

Ferguson Crest Cabernet LipstickFerguson Crest Cabernet (whew! long name ha ha!) is a like a mixture of a dark berry with maroon colored lipstick.Ferguson Crest Cabernet label Below is without a flash. I love how pigmented this lipstick is. I got this great swatch with one stroke! Ferguson Crest Cabernet swatch no flash Same swatch with a flash below

Ferguson Crest Cabernet swatch with flash

Here it is on my lips. The first picture is without a flash. The second picture is with a flash.Ferguson Crest Cabernet on lips no flash Ferguson Crest Cabernet on lips with flash I really like this color and the formula of this lipstick. I’ll be wearing this a lot. :-)

Dec 282013
 

Sticking with my purple lip colors, here’s another one I happened to see when I purchased the Cover GIrl Queen Collection 3 in 1 Foundation.

CGQ Jumbo Gloss Balm

I see that balms in pencil form have become extremely popular. Just about all of the brands are making them now. Here’s my review of Soaked in Wine.CGQ Soaked In Wine Label CGQ Jumbo Gloss Balm without top CGQ Jumbo Gloss arm swatchCGQ Jumbo gloss balm on lips no flash

The above picture is without a flash and below is with a flashCGQ Jumbo Gloss Balm on lips with flash

It’s not what I thought it was going to be, but that’s my fault. I saw the purple top and got excited to try it.  I never did read the packaging that clearly states it’s sheer.  (Gotta be more careful) I didn’t want sheer.  It comes off more burgundy than actual purple.  I will say that my lips felt hydrated and the color lasted a few hours until I ate. After eating, I could still see a bit of the color, it’s just that the shine was gone. My lips still felt good too. Not sure if I’ll buy any more of these.  I like a lot of color on my lips.  However, if you’re looking for an alternative to a lipgloss you may like these new Cover Girl Jumbo Gloss Balms.

Aug 172013
 

As much as I love the color of MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick, I can’t wear it alone. There’s something about the formula that makes my lips extra dry. The same thing happens when I wear the Viva Glam Nicki lipstick. Initially, the lipstick will go on smoothly, but about an hour later, my lips will look cracked & chapped. This occurs no matter how much I prep my lips ahead of time. It’s really strange. So I decided to top off the lipstick with a gloss.
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I tried using the Revlon Superlustrious gloss in Sugar Violet on a whim. It wad the closest thing to Candy Yum Yum in my makeup bag at the time. I figured Sugar Violet wouldn’t change the color too much because it’s pretty sheer.  This is the same lip I used for my Make Up Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara Review. :-)

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I think it worked out really well. I’ve been wearing this combo a lot lately.

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Feb 052013
 

I was introduced to a lot of companies I’d never heard of at The Makeup Show Orlando.  According to James Vincent, a major focus was to highlight female owned companies, especially those in the area. While walking through the exhibit area, I passed by a pretty pink booth. I just had to stop by to see what they were selling.

wpid-IMAG1554.jpgwpid-IMAG1552.jpgI’m standing with Donte’, the owner of Lolade, at the booth.

wpid-IMAG1551.jpgI’m applying my brand new Party Girl Lip Laquer.  I instantly fell in love with it.

 They had a special which was buy 2 get one free.  You could mix and match different products.  I chose two Lip Laquers and a creme’ eye shadow.Lolade productsLolade Products LabelsLolade Creme shadow boxLolade Curacao Creme shadowLolade swatches no flashFrom top to bottom:  Party Girl Lip Laquer, What Lolita Wants Lip Laquer, and Curacao Creme’ Eye shadow. The indelible creme’ eye shadows can also be used as a liners, so I have a thin and a thick swatch.  The above picture was taken without a flash. The picture below was with a flash. Lolade swatches with flash

Below are more pictures of the products. Lolade Party Girl ApplicatorParty Girl Lip Laquer
Lolade Party Girl on lips closeupLolade Party Girl Full FaceLolade What Lolita Wants applicatorWhat Lolita Wants Lip Laquer
Lolade What Lolita Wants applied to lipsLolade what Lolita Wants full face

These Lip Laquers feel wonderful on my lips.  They are very opaque but not thick. They feel like a liquid lipstick.  Once they dry, they stay on for hours without any transfer. I’m extremely impressed and pleased that I purchased them.

Jan 202013
 

It’s always nice to go through your old makeup stash and find a treasure.  While organizing my old lipsticks, I came across a bunch of Clinique lipsticks.  One in particular stood out to me and put and instant smile on my face.  Metallic Sand. Metallic Sand Collage

I worked for Clinique for about 2 1/2 yrs before I began working for MAC. I can’t tell you how many tubes of Metallic Sand lipstick I went through and how many I sold, but there were lots.  It’s such a gorgeous color and it’s very versatile.  Metallic Sand lipstickI could put this color on just about anyone regardless of age or color and it worked well.  It’s also easy to use with different color eye shadows and blushes.  Metallic Sand on lips up closeMetallic Sand is a great neutral color and can be blended with an array of lip liners.  Below, I blended it with MAC Plum lip pencil.Metallic Sand with Plum PencilMetallic Sand and Plum SwatchMetallic Sand applied to bottom lipMetallic Sand and Plum applied to TopMetallic Sand with Plum on lipsI’m probably going to wear this combo a lot for the next couple of days.  I can’t believe I forgot all about it.  Have you ever found a lipstick from a while ago and fell back in love with it?

Jan 162013
 

Lip Glidz
I received a pack of L~Glydz from my Facebook friend Cam to try and review last year. I didn’t get a chance to blog about them before the year ended so I wanted to make sure it was the first post I did for 2013.

This pack contains 5 L Glidz

This pack contains 5 L~Glydz

I love that the pack comes with instructions.  The L~Glydz sheet feels similar to a soft quilted cloth.  Not waxy or flimsy at all.

How cute that the L Glydz Sheet has an imprinted L on it. :-)

How cute!! The L~Glydz Sheet has an imprinted L on it. :-)

When I took the L~Glydz sheet out of the pack, I smelled a soft minty fragrance.  Not too over powering so that was nice.

L Glidz Vintage Wine Twisted Up

One of my all time favorite Red Lipsticks is Clinique's Vintage Wine

One of my all time favorite Red Lipsticks is Clinique’s Vintage Wine

L Glidz swatch without flashThis was without a flashL Glidz Swatch with flashThis was taken with a flashL Glidz on lips without flashL Glidz on lips with flash

 The top picture of Vintage Wine on my lips is without a flash and the bottom picture is with the flash.

It's minty :-)

It’s minty :-)

L Glidz application closedThe instructions tell you not to place the L~Glydz all the way into the mouth, just simply place the sheet in between your lips and blot. L Glidz lips after blotting no flashFinished look without FlashL Glidz Blotted lips with flashFinished look with flash

So what are my thoughts on these L~Glydz lip blotters?  I like them.  I like the fact that they help my lipstick last longer when I layer products.  I also like that they’re a lot more sanitary than sticking your finger in your mouth. Ha ha!  I’ve used tissue before and the biggest difference is not getting pieces of tissue stuck to your lips.  When I’ve tried paper towels, they usually take off more product than I wanted.  So all in all, I’d recommend this product.

You can get more information about L~Glydz by going to the website www.lipblotters.com