Friday, August 31, 2012

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick

Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10 in Purple

I picked up this little guy at TJ Maxx for just $4. I've been hearing a lot about the Korres products so I thought I would try this one out. The packaging is very simple but still attractive. It claims to be a "lipstick with a rich, intense colour for a brilliant high shine and wet look" and I couldn't agree more. The color payoff is good, it's not exactly as dark as it looks in the packaging but it's still a pretty good match on the lips. It does have a very shiny finish that reminds me more of a lip gloss than a lipstick but I don't mind. I think the shine makes the color look a little bit lighter and a bit more wearable (I am really afraid of dark lipsticks, but I stepped out of my comfort zone to try this one). The lipstick is also very smooth. It glides on effortlessly and it keeps my lips moisturized as long as I wear it. It has very good lasting power, it keeps the shine and color for around 5 to 6 hours.  This product left a very good first impression of the Korres brand. I'm definitely very excited to try some of their other products, specially their famous lip butters.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Favorite Revlon Lip Products

Revlon has really stepped up its game with regards to lip products. These past few months I've rotating between these 3 products and I have rarely used anything else. All of these feel very hydrating and haven't dried out my lips. The color payoff is great, especially with the lip butter (it almost feels like a hydrating lipstick and not like a lip balm product). However, my favorite part is the shade selection.

From top to bottom: Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Precious, Rendezvouz, and Lip Butter in Pink Truffle

Precious- I mainly use this shade when I'm going for a dramatic eye. It's a very lovely nude shade that makes my lips pale enough.

Rendezvouz- I always shied away from orange lipsticks, but this shade took all my fears away. The shade is very build-able, so I apply until I'm comfortable with the look.

Pink Truffle- This is my go to shade and I use it for my everyday make up look. I think it's one of those shades that are "your lip color but better".

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Everyday Look for School

School is starting next week, so I have to start getting my act together. This means very early mornings and very little blogging time. Hopefully with some very thought out organizing and scheduling I can keep this blog from suffering. Seeing how I have to get up ridiculously early every day I've been making some changes to my make up routine to keep it on the 5 minute range. I don't really like to look "made up" so I mainly wear a little eyeshadow to brighten up my eyes, a little blush for some color, and a lip stain or balm on the lips. I've always liked to watch "get ready with me" videos and filmed one, so without further ado my school make up routine!

Products Used(in order of appearance): 

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in Light/Medium 
Almay Clear Complexion Powder in Light 100
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (oops I forgot to show that in the video) 
Naturale Beauty Mineral Eyeshadow in Elegant
Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara 
Diorblush in Peechy Keen 
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle

Saturday, August 11, 2012

D.I.Y: Faux Turban

Summer isn't over yet, so I thought it would be fun to create a fun and easy to wear faux turban. I created one with an elastic band so it'll be sure to be no fuss. Let's get to it! (Image heavy post ahead)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

D.I.Y. Inspiration: Turbans

Turbans have become quite of a staple this summer. They're perfect for hiding the not so manageable beach hair. Also, they give off an effortlessly chic vibe. So for the next d.i.y. post I'll be showing how to create your own faux turban that's no fuss and easy to wear.

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