Jan 262014
 

The newest installment of MAC Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass was released this week. The newest Viva Glam Spokesperson is Rihanna.

2014-01-03 10.18.091390806106815I purchased the lipstick and I love it. It’s a different red than the other MAC lipsticks.  It’s a pretty red frost. Here it is below.Viva Glam Rihanna ContainerThe box has Rihanna’s autograph

Viva Glam Rihanna LabelViva Glam Rihanna Lipstick TubeI Love this red packaging! The texture of the case feels really smooth. Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick Here’s what it looks like on my lipsViva Glam Rihanna lip applicationViva Glam Rihanna on lips close

Wearing VG Rihanna Lipstick 1Viva Glam Rihanna looking downViva Glam Rihanna Head shot tiltedViva Glam Rihanna holding tubeViva Glam Rihanna Head Tilted Yep, I’m very happy with this lipstick! Rihanna and her team did a great job picking this color.  I know a lot of people dislike frost textured products, but this one is really pretty and isn’t overly shimmery. Somehow it has just the right amount of sheen.  I worked at the counter today and sold quite a few of these Rihanna Lipsticks and Lipglasses.  I can honestly say I haven’t seen it look bad on anyone.  It’s a very wearable red.   It also has great staying power.  There’s not an official guaranteed time frame as far as how many hours it will last, but this is my 3rd day wearing it and I don’t have to touch up throughout the day until I eat.  Even when I drink water, the color stays true.

I’ll be buying more of these before they’re gone.  As a heads up it’s only available for a year. Also keep in mind all proceeds of MAC Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses go to the MAC AIDS fund.   You’re doing a good deed by purchasing these products so go get you some. :-)

Jan 012014
 

Ofra Purple Haze This is Purple Haze lipstick.  I got it at The Makeup Show New York last May and I’m so very happy I have it. Ofra Cosmetics Purple Haze Swatch It’s a very pretty purple with a nice and smooth creamy texture.  I wore a few hours without having to touch up.  I recently wore this as my lip color with my Ofra and Naked 3 FOTD and I really liked the look.  Ofra Purple Haze on lipsOfra Purple Haze full face picI like this lipstick a lot.  Even though I have a lot of purple lip colors, I never feel like I have enough. Plus, it’s still different from my other purples.

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 262013
 

The MAC Punk Couture Collection was released today.Punk Couture Lipstick Keeping with their post Holiday tradition, MAC released a collection that was bold and full of color. There are bright pigments, bold lipsticks, and lipglosses. Out of all of the products, the Punk Couture Lipstick is what stood out to me the most. The others seemed like repromotes (Particularly from the MAC Style Black Collection from 2009) or were just too similar to other things I owned from other brands. I only bought this lipstick.Punk Couture Label Here’s what it looks like on mePunk Couture with hand swatchPunk Couture looking to rightpunk couture smilingThe two pictures above are with a flash. Punk Couture Looking StraightPunk Couture Silly face I like it. Not sure how much I’ll actually wear it though.  I have a lot of purple lip colors and I can’t say that this is one of my favorites. I wanted it because it was a matte lipstick and I felt like I’d regret not getting it when I had the chance. I do like that fact that I don’t need a liner.  I’m sure it’ll be pretty to layer with other products (lipglosses, pigments, glitters…) I really like that it’s one of the darkest purple lipsticks I’ve seen. Usually to achieve this look, I’d need to mix a really dark lip pencil (like MAC Nightmoth) with something else. It’s cool to be able to achieve this intense dark purple matte look in one step :-)

May 232013
 

RiriWoo lipstick

If you’ve been paying attention to the makeup world, you already know about the release of MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick. There was an extreme amount of anticipation for this limited edition which was designed by Pop Superstar Rihanna.  I have to admit that I got caught up in the hype as well. It was only available online 5/2/13.

It took me about an hour but I was finally able to place two separate orders to get my two tubes of lipstick. (MAC only allowed you to order one at a time .) I ordered two for two reasons.  #1 If I really liked it, I wanted a backup. #2 I’m almost out of Ruby Woo (staple in my makeup bag) and needed a replacement.

 Below is my comparison of the two gorgeous red lipsticks

RubyWoo vs RiRiWoo

 You’ll notice that there’s a very subtle difference between them.  Riri Woo is a tad bit darker.  If you’re anything like me, the fact that they’re so close doesn’t really matter because I LOVE red lipstick. However, if you’re not that big on red lips, you’ll probably be okay not getting it when it’s relaunched next month.

Apr 232013
 

I happened to walk down the cosmetic aisle of Kroger’s Grocery store and saw my sorority sister Melody. She told me about a new line of Maybelline lipsticks that were dupes for MAC lipsticks. She was looking to find dupes for Embrace Me and Candy Yum Yum. I was a bit hesitant because I’ve never tried Maybeline’s lip products.  When it comes to drugstore lippies, I’m a huge fan of Revlon.  I decided to go look anyway. While looking at the pinks, I happened to pickup a pretty purple called Brazen Berry.

Maybeline Brazen Berry Label

It was love at first sight. Now mind you, I had no intentions of buying any lipsticks. I was only supposed to be “looking”. Needless to say I went home with Brazen Berry. Here’s my review below.

Maybeline Brazen Berry

Maybeline Brazen Berry swatch

I’m in love with this lipstick.  It feels really, really good on my lips.

Maybeline Brazen Berry on lips

It’s not quite as hydrating as my beloved Revlon Lip Butters, but it feels creamier than MAC Cremesheen lipsticks.  The staying power is really good.  I put on Brazen Berry early this morning at around 7:30 and it lasted well after lunch.  I still had some color left on my lips, it just wasn’t as vibrant.  That’s a shocker! I was pleasantly surprised at the great quality and value (less than $6). I’d definitely recommend these and I’ll be purchasing more colors.