Top Drugstore Lipsticks for Spring and Summer 2014

Spring is here and so are bright lippies!

Pinks and corals will always be on trend for Spring and Summer, but if you want to be a little more daring this year, you’ve got to dip into orange and purple. Both colors are all over the runways and fashion magazines.

At first, these bright colored lipsticks might be intimidating, but if you choose the right shade (and don’t go full on night-time smoky eye during the day along with it) you should be fine.

 

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Recently, I’ve had quite a few requests to share my top drugstore lipstick colors for spring. It was really hard to choose but I went with the colors I reach for the most. I tried to keep it under 10 but you know me, I love my lippies, so there are two “honorable mentions.” 🙂

Check out the swatches of these beautiful colors! Can you guess which is which?

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If you’re interested in finding out my drugstore lipstick favorites for Spring and Summer 2014 be sure to check out my video:

Which color was your favorite? Should I do another video for my high-end lipsticks? Comment below.

xo

P.S. My Urban Decay Electric Palette giveaway is still open so be sure to enter if you want to win!

 

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Makeup of the Day | Bold Blues with Maybelline Color Tattoo and Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots

Got the blues? I do.

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Normally I avoid blue eyeshadow for fear of looking like a grandma stuck in the 80s. I recently have committed to finding ways to incorporate blues into my makeup routine because I believe all colors are wearable, if used correctly.

The biggest advice I have when wearing blue eyeshadow is to match it with a very neutral lip. Here I chose a nude/mauve color:

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Want this look? Here are the products I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Covergirl eyeshadow quad | Urban Basics
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Tenacious Teal
  • Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots | royal blue
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Prank
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX Gel liner | jet black
  • NYX eyeliner | jet black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • Covergirl Clump Crushers Mascara | black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | taupe
  • NYX AUTO eyebrow pencil | dark brown

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation | medium beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Sassy Mauve

How do you do the blues? Comment below.

CVS Pharmacy Makes Room for NYX Cosmetics

CVS is now carrying NYX cosmetics!

I recently went to CVS to use up some cosmetic coupons as well as my extrabucks. I had a basket full and was headed for checkout when I bumped into this beauty: IMG_7125

Needless to say, I went a little crazy (I had a 25% off entire purchase CVS coupon so I felt it only made sense LOL).

Check out all the items I bought during my most recent CVS haul:

Have you found NYX at your local CVS yet?

MAKEUP HAUL | Target Clearance Makeup + Beauty Drugstore Haul

Have you been to your local Target recently? If not, you need to.

I wandered into Target one day and was blown away at the amount of beauty and makeup items they had on clearance. Brands that never get discounted like NYX, Pixi and Sonja Kashuck, we’re on clearance!

I bought quite a few things (that’s an understatement LOL):

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Here’s a full rundown of what I got:

Keep in mind that all store’s run on different clearance schedules so it’s best to visit frequently.

Anyone else have a huge Target clearance haul? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Maybelline Color Tattoo Emerald Green + Lorac

Having brown eyes, I tend to avoid blues and greens when it comes to eyeshadow. I’ve recently been trying to embrace these hues by finding different ways to wear them, without looking like a crazy person.

Here’s my most recent green-shadow look:IMG_7465

I chose to make it more user-friendly by using a taupe color in my crease and a plum color in my outer v. This helps make it a usable look and the plum helps make it brown-eye-friendly.

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Want this look? Here’s what I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Lorac Mint Collection | brown + plum
  • NYX Natural | color 1
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo  | Edgy Emerald
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Eyeliner | Carbon Black
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Original | Blackest Black
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation | Natural Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • NYX Matte Lipstick | Natural

Love this look? Comment below.

POP of Purple | My Favorite Purple Lipsticks & Lip Glosses

 

 

 

Plum, lavender, violet, if it’s a shade of purple, chances are I’m obsessed with it.

Purple lipsticks and lip glosses are on trend so there are no shortages of options. The many shades of purple ensure that there is an option for everyone. Not everyone will feel comfortable rocking these shades, but if you’re someone that isn’t afraid of fuchsia, bright reds and shocking corals, chances are you’ll love this new color alternative!

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These are my favorites:

purple lipsticks

  1. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain | Darling
  2. Covergirl | Divine
  3. Revlon Colorburst Laquer Balm | Whimsical
  4. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid | Brazen Berry
  5. Maybelline the Elixir | Raspberry Rhapsody
  6. Maybelline the Elixir | Vision in Violet
  7. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Plum Velour
  8. Revlong Colorburst Matte Balm | Shameless
  9. NYX Lipstick | Pandora

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What’s your favorite purple lipstick? Comment below.