The Best Lipsticks For Spring

The Best Lipsticks For Spring

One of the best instant refreshers for warmer spring weather is a new lipstick, right? With Living Coral selected as Pantone’s Color Of The Year, it’s a great time to take to invest in some of the prettiest coral (and pink) lip colors for spring. These fun spring lipsticks will definitely convince you that the temperatures outside are warmer than they actually are.

Are you ready to update your makeup bag with beautiful coral lipstick? These are my spring favorites…

Spring Lipstick 2019
  1. Nars Lipstick – Orgasm
  2. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Lovers Coral
  3. L’Oreal Colour Rich Matte Lip Color – Matte Caron
  4. MAC Lipstick – Pure Zen
  5. Dior Lip Glow To The Max – Bright Pearly Coral
  6. Tarte Quench Lip Rescue – Coral
  7. L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine – Luminous Coral
  8. Maybelline Color Inti-Matte Nudes – Naked Coral
  9. Milani Color Statement Lipstick – Matte Innocence
  10. Morphe Liquid Lipstick – Virgin
  11. Buxom Matte Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick – White Russian
  12. NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream – Tokyo

If I am honest, Coral lipstick is definitely out of my comfort zone when it comes to lipstick. I am trying to add more color to my wardrobe and that definitely includes lipstick as well. Traditionally, I am a nude lip girl through and through. Recently, I have shared my everyday lip combo on Instagram but if you are interested in the perfect year-round nude lip, I have linked it below.

Nude Lipstick Set

What is your favorite lipstick? Do you change up your lipsticks for the seasons?

Happy (almost) Spring!

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The Best Drugstore Dupes: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

The Best Drugstore Dupes: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Earlier this year I finally listened to all the hype and purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and let me tell you my life was forever changed. I’m always on the lookout for new foundations to help give the appearance of flawless skin and Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation does all that and more. Before I purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation I normally wore the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation or It Cosmetics CC Cream, I love all of these products but nothing compares to the Estee Lauder Foundation.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

As much as I just went on about my use of high-end makeup brands, let’s get one thing straight, I love drugstore make up. I exclusively use drugstore mascara and most of my lip products are from a drugstore brand.  But as it turns out I am a bit of a snob when it comes to foundation, if you haven’t read my favorite foundation blog post, it’s a good one.

Okay, story time – the day before Thanksgiving I was at Marshalls looking for a new pair of boots to wear over the long weekend. When I was checking out the girl in front of me in line was staring at me and said, “Can I ask you a really random question?” I of course smiled and said yes. She proceeded to ask me what foundation I was wearing, she told me she was a makeup artist and was very impressed with how perfectly the foundation fit the texture of my skin. Such a specific compliment, but I will take it. I was even more shocked because I wasn’t wearing my normal Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, I was wearing Revlon Color Stay and couldn’t believe I was getting complimented for it.  I ended up telling her about how I am trying all of the Estee Lauder dupes and at that moment I made a believer out of the Revlon Color Stay Foundation.

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In this picture, I am wearing an Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation dupe and LOVE the flawless finish.

Since I wrote the post on the best foundations, I have been searching and testing all foundations that promised similar things as the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and have finally narrowed my list down to the top four.

 

Okay, Let’s get to the dupes.

Revlon ColorStay

I love how this product has formulas for both normal/ dry skin and combo/ oily skin.

 

L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte

 

 

Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage

 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation

The biggest difference between the Estee Lauder foundation and all of the dupes is the amount of product needed. When using the Estee Lauder foundation you can literally use 3 drops for complete coverage with the dupes you have to use a lot more product to get the same coverage but with the costs difference, it is OKAY!

I have tried all the foundations listed above and I definitely have a favorite and a least favorite.

Favorite: Revlon ColorStay. It is the one foundation that is closest in texture and staying power as the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. When I use this product I do put tons on but it looks good and it has some serious staying power.

Least Favorite: Rimmel Lasting Finish. This product starts out great but it quickly begins to fade and quickly shows every imperfection on your face.

If you have tried any of these Estee Lauder Double Wear Dupes? If you have, what was your experience?

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The Perfect Red Lipstick For All Skin Tones

The Perfect Red Lipstick For All Skin Tones

Now that Christmas is right around the corner its the perfect time to update your makeup and start getting ready for holiday parties!!!  What better way to update your makeup than with a perfect red lipstick. I freaking love a bold lip!!! There is something so classy about a clean face with a pop of a bright red lip.

Why do I love bold lips? These shades draw attention to your face, make your teeth look whiter and make your makeup look polished.  Give any of these reds a chance and I swear, it will make you a believer in lipstick.

The Perfect Red Lipstick

A good red lipstick can be tough to find because it often depends on your skin tone. One that looks good online may look awful in the natural light of your home. What you thought was pure red now looks too orange or too pink, too dark or too light.   So to share my love of a bold, red lipstick, I’ve picked out the best shades that would look good on any skin tone and in any lighting!  Just pure, perfect, beautiful RED.

The best thing about lipstick is some of the very best out there come at a price point under $10. Score! I previously posted about the perfect nude lip but now its time to talk all about RED!

Turn heads in these bold shades as I share with you the best red lipsticks that look good on everyone!


All the kisses this holiday season!

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The Best Foundation For Dry Skin

The Best Foundation For Dry Skin

Its that time of year again where my skin just goes to hell in a handbasket. I have insanely dry/ sensitive skin and anytime there is a slight weather change my skin immediately reacts to it. My skin usually has the most reactions around the eyes but increasing dryness all over my face is normal as well.

Even with weather changes I still like to look cute and wear makeup almost every day. The irony is as I am typing this up I have no makeup on because I have a very bad eczema outbreak around my eyes, happens every fall and never gets less annoying. I am always on the lookout for new foundations to combat my dry skin symptoms, I have tried at least 100 different foundations over the years and think I have finally pinpointed the best of the best.

For the most part, I only use drugstore make up, with one exception, foundation. I love drugstore products, I think there are so many great products that you can purchase at a very good price but I am always willing to spend a good bit of money on the best foundation for my skin type. Doesn’t matter if your eyeshadow and lipstick look great if your foundation is a mess then it distracts from everything else.

In the spring of this year, I started using Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and my life has been changed. I like a full coverage that lasts all day long and this is the holy grail of staying power. I can’t recommend this enough, IT IS EVERYTHING!!!!!

Now let’s get to the best of the best foundations. I am typically a full coverage kind of gal but there is always a time and a place for a nice, light coverage.

Best Foundations for Dry Skin

Full Coverage

Medium Coverage

 

Light Coverage

Most makeup tutorials recommend a setting powder post foundation but with dry skin, I prefer to use a good primer and a setting spray and skip the setting powder portion. Skipping the setting powder step allows for less caking on the skin and helps to ensure flawless foundation all day long.

Best Primers For Dry Skin

Best Setting Spray For Dry Skin


If you don’t own the up all night setting spray run fast and buy it, its everything I could hope for and more.

I am working on collecting foundation dupes for these products because I know these price points are not in everyone’s budget. Next month, I will be putting out the best foundations under $20 but I need time to test everything out so please hold on that post.

Hope this post helps you look beautiful and flawless and winter long.

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Drugstore Makeup Dupes; The Best Budget Makeup.

Drugstore Makeup Dupes; The Best Budget Makeup.

I am always on the hunt for a deal, always. Whether its scouring the local Nordstrom Rack for hours to find the perfect shoes or reading 100 articles on drugstore beauty products, I like a deal and am willing to work and research to get the best deal.

When putting together this list I thought about all of the blogs I have read on this subject. I am constantly disappointed when I try the recommended dupes, I find the colors to be off, the textures to be a mess and just overall disappointed with the purchase. My list is short because I have only found a few tried and true dupes that I sincerely believe in, I know there will be no disappointment in these purchases.

All of the products listed below I have owned at some point in my life and most of them I currently own. The dupes – in my opinion – are extremely similar in texture, color, and overall feel. The one exception I do need to mention is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss, The Essence Lip Gloss dupe is great but does not have the staying power that the Anastasia Lip Gloss has.

Hope you enjoy this list, would love to know your current favorite drugstore dupes?

Contour Stick

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Contour Stick

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation: $25
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Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick: $8

 

Setting Powder

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Amazonian Clay Setting Powder Dupe

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder: $33
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NYX COSMETICS Studio Finishing Powder – Translucent: $10

 

Blush

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Amazonian Clay Blush Dupe

Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Naughty Nudes $29
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Wet N Wild Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush, Pearlescent Pink: $2.99

 

Lip Gloss

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Lip Gloss Dupe

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss
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Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss

 

Beauty Sponge

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Beauty Sponge Dupe

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Face Sponge: $6
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Beauty Blender Single Makeup Sponge: $20

 

Mascara

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Better Than Sex Dupe

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: $24
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L’oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara: $9

 

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