Metallic Candy Bars


Liquid lipstick has taken over all the internets. It has taken over almost all makeup counters, and if you are anything like me, it has forced you to pick favorites. Me? I am cllllllll about liquid lipstick. The precise lip, the pigmentation, the lasting color. The triple threat to my heart lies within the perfect liquid lipstick.

Most recently, metallic liquid lipsticks have been playing with my emotions. I thought that it wasn’t exactly up my alley (though I love a lot of the Colour Pop ones) because I didn’t see any of them as colors I would wear daily. This is until I came across the Milani Amore Matte Metallic liquid lips. Those are the bees knees you guys.

But why discuss two brands that aren’t even what the stinking’ post is about? Well because this fascination with metallic liquid lips is what got me to try this sucker out. In my head I added the ‘matte’ behind the ‘Melted’ for this Too Faced Liquid Lipstick gloss and my imagination went from there. This was an impulse buy on Sephora paired with another metallic liquid lip. So maybe that also influenced what I thought/wanted this to be? Continue reading “Metallic Candy Bars”

Fall Makeup for 2009

PhotobucketIn the midst of all this Fashion Week madness, one can’t deny the change in the air. The streets aren’t as warm anymore, there are more sleeved fashions paraded about town, and scarves are coming out.

To me, scarves are the epitome of Fall and colder weather in general. When scarves came out as a trend for summer as well, you could find me looking all bewildered at everyone and their momma because it didn’t make sense. Scarves are an accessory with both an aesthetic and physical function. It serves as a great neckpiece, converts great into a shawl, or even a bow tie, but it also has the potential to keep you warm.

Something else to usher in the fall? Makeup! Now, I’ve briefly covered trends for the fall, and will definitely revisit the topic, but I’d like to share what some companies are ushering in for the new season. As we all know – seasons come with different colors, and wearing neons and bronzer may not be the most appropriate look for when the thermometer starts to dip.

Check out some of the other new products for fall in makeup and nails below. These include great ones from fan (and my) favorites from Too Faced, Stila, Benefit, Smashbox, Korres, etc.!

Anything you’re falling for? 🙂

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Product Review: Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss

Hey y’all!

I’m getting readership now – how exciting is that?

Doing a glance over of my handbag (pray for it please b/c yaya has not been kind) and its contents and I realized I’m carrying lots of obsessions around with me.

Figured I’d do a review just to let ya know.

Too Faced came out with a lip gloss line called Mirror Mirror ($16 at Sephora).

All the names (a la OPI) are for the narcissist in all of us. After trying my first one in I’m Perfect, I had (justified needs?) to get more. So to date there are now three different colors in my collection: I’m Perfect (x2), Don’t Hate Me, Envy Me.

You can see how depleted my month old
(yes I said month – did you not hear me say obsessed?)
oldie is. The decal even rubbed off!

These are the swatches from the Too Faced website.
They are more true to color than the ones on the Sephora page.

1. 2.3.
I Know You Want Me (clear), Damn, I’m Hot (red), I Love Myself (pink)
Don’t Hate Me (peach), Envy Me (currant) , I’m Perfect (beige)

Product Story: “It’s YOU darling when your lips are slicked and shined with Too Faced’s mirror finish lip gloss. Drenched with super shine and loaded with natural Goji Berry extract; one of the most powerful antioxidants found in nature! So protect and nourish your lips with the glassiest gloss this side of the Magic Mirror.”

Review (5 highest, 1 lowest):
3 out of 5
Price: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5

Overall: 5 out of 5

My Verdict: I LOVE lip gloss… I can’t get enough of them, I probably buy at least one every month from CVS/Sephora/etc. So with that in mind – this was perfect for me. Even though the packaging was nothing too special and nothing too bad, and the price is a bit hefty for just one lip gloss, the lip gloss 1. tastes & smells good (that probably doesn’t matter to many people but trust when I say there are some that are unbearable!). You can actually taste sugar on this (might be one of the reasons why mine ran out so quickly). 2. No matter what anyone says – all lip glosses have to be a certain level of sticky simply b/c of what kind of product it is. This was the least amount of sticky – almost like butter on your lips (in a good way – I need to find better similes hehe) 3. This has the most amount of shine with the least obnoxiousness.

Here’s what it looked like, ladies & gentleman of the jury:
[lol don’t mind the severe CHEESE 🙂 ]

I suggest y’all ALL go get one lol.