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 | Lime Crime + Urban Decay Vice 2 + the Fun Palette

Lime Crime how I love thee.

Lime Crime does funky, opaque lip colors like no other. Their scent is amazing, they go on smooth and they stay in place, eliminating the need for lip liner. I have eight shades (so far!) but my latest favorite is Chinchilla, a grey with purple undertones.

Here’s how I wore it for the first time:

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I chose to focus the attention on the lip color by keeping the eye makeup pretty simple.

While there were a couple of people at work that asked if I was okay or told me I looked “gothic” but the majority of the responses were positive. My peers seemed to dig the funky, edgier look as much as I did.

Why I love this color? Well, obviously because it’s purplish (sort of), but also because it’s a way of embracing the edgy black lipstick trend in a more wearable tone.

Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:IMG_9689

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • Urban Decay the Fun Palette | Uzi
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Coax and Voodoo
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Million Lash Excess mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • LORAC POREfection Foundation | PR5
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer | Light Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula | How to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay All-nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Lime Crime lipstick | Chinchilla

What do you think of this look? Would you rock this lip shade? Comment below.

MAKEUP SALE! Get it Before it’s Gone!

I’ve cleared out my makeup collection and you can reap the benefits!

I wanted to “lighten the load” of my makeup collection so I’ve compiled all the items I haven’t used (so BRAND NEW still in packaging) and listed them on my eBay store. I have more items listed than in the photo below so check it out! I also offer combined shipping discounts so you can really save.

Items are brand new and listed for less than retail so definitely check it out before it’s all gone!

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Thanks everyone!

Makeup of the Day | Revlon Colorstay Sea Mist

 

Revlon Colorstay eyeshadow quad in Sea Mist initially looked like a “grab bag” of colors. A pink, a blue, a purple and a green. I honestly didn’t think it would work.

 

I was wrong.

This quad quickly became one of my favorites, and you can see why:

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When blended nicely, the colors create this “starry night” type look that is not too purple, too blue or too green. The light blue shade packed onto the lid catches the light perfectly and brightens up even my brown eyes. 🙂

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Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad | Sea Mist (Blue, Purple and Green colors)
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • L’Oreal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Liner | Black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara | Black
  • Covergirl Clump Crushers Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
  • Covergirl Clean Whipped Foundation | Medium Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Physician’s Formula Super CC+ Powder | Light/Medium
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Lime Crime Lipstick | Countessa Flourescent
  • Maybelline the Elixir | Hibiscus Haven

What do you think of the Revlon Colorstay eyeshadow quads? Comment below.

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.

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.