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Liquid Lipstick Review

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I’m back with another review. I have recently discovered the different brands of liquid lipsticks I have acquired over some time and will be reviewing them today. I have included drugstore and non-drugstore brands. Let’s get right into it.

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“Echo” by Kat Von D

  • $24CDN
  • Kat Von D never ceases to amaze everyone with her makeup collection. “Echo” is an enchanting deep navy blue colour, definitely an eye catcher
  • Full coverage and long wear
  • Dries completely matte, but I found it to be too dry for my lips. It’s not a painfully dry feeling, just a tad uncomfortable
  • Bold

“Recollection” by MAC

  • $24CDN
  • I do prefer MAC lipsticks in general to other more expensive brands because they glide on much easier and your lips stay moisturized
  • This is a majestic purple, a colour that leaves an impression
  • This formulation does not have strong longevity in comparison to Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks. Nonetheless, it will stay longer than regular lipsticks

“Kiss Fatal” by Rimmel

  • $8CDN
  • This liquid lipstick claims to last for 16 hours and is ‘kiss proof’. I have tested two shades from their range, and it does last a pretty long time and it is non-transferrable
  • This product requires two steps. First, you apply the colour on your lips. Secondly, apply the ‘lock & shine’ step.
  • Disadvantages: its sticky and not a matte liquid lipstick
  • I would not re-purchase because there is nothing too special about this product. The colours could be better and more unique and there is definitely better formulation out there for a liquid lipstick

“It’s Happening” by Too Faced

  • $25CDN
  • I am in love with this line! This shade is a bright magenta which suits all skin types. The formulation is one of all-time favourites, it’s very comfortable to wear and it is long wear
  • It dries completely matte and does not dry the lips out
  • Rich and creamy formula

“Always Red” by Sephora

  • $18CDN
  • This has become my all-time favourite red lip product
  • It dries matte and is not too dry for the lips
  • Great formulation because the product is very lightweight on the lips and is long wear
  • There are so many shades of red, but I found this one to be a classic bold red
  • Will continue to re-purchase for the rest of my life

“Rio” by Anastasia Beverly Hills”

  • $26CDN
  • If you’re looking for an electric hot pink with a blue undertone look no further
  • ABH liquid lipsticks are amazing, long wear, dry matte, great colour payoff and texture
  • These lipsticks smell great, the products are low in scent which I always prefer
  • Layering this product up will not do it any good. One or two layers is more than enough

“Soft Spoken” by NYX

  • $10CDN
  • The colour is more of a dark nudish-rose, but not brown
  • Amazing colour payoff and texture
  • Dries matte with a hint of transfer but nothing too crazy
  • Long lasting, but might need a bit of a touch up here and there
  • One tiny complaint would be the smell. It’s a bit of an odd plastic scent but the quality does overcome this small flaw
  • NYX is a great affordable brand

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***I would suggest using a primer before applying any lip product. I use the “Prep and Prime Lip” by MAC, which retails for $20CDN***

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What I have learned is that most liquid lipsticks have an odd scent, but nothing too strongly atrocious.

Until next time!


-Suman

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Fashion Show Vibes

Hola!

March 31st I attended a fashion show in Hamilton, Ontario. It was organized by Style at Mac, which is a club at McMaster University, for which I am a trend blogger. This show is an annual event showcasing fashion from across the city. This year it was held at the Cotton Factory, which continues to be a historic complex in the city. The Cotton Factory was formerly a cotton mill in the early twentieth century and now is the center for creativity. It’s historic and authentic atmosphere makes for one impeccable venue. The fashion show showcased designers such as: “White Elephant”, “Josette Cacino” and “Mendocino”. I decided to escape my norm of wearing all black all the time and went with a light grey bodycon dress. I KNOW, WHAT A DIFFERENCE. FROM BLACK TO GREY :O Spring is here and I’ve got to open myself up to a bit more colour! Nothing crazy of course, but grey is a great start.

For makeup, I went all out! If you know me you know I do not apply foundation often but I pulled out my fave, NARS Sheer Glow in Syracuse. It started with foundation and ended with highlighter by Becca in Champagne Pop and everything in between. I am talking contour, eyeshadow, THE WHOLE SHABANG 😛 The only thing I was missing were my false eyelashes. But they decided not to work with me so well, so I tossed them aside. For the lips, I went BOLD with Kat Von D’s Everlasting LipStick in Echo. This Lipstain does not budge but can be drying. So I suggest using Mac’s lip primer prior to applying the stain.  Not too many pictures were taken that night, unfortunately, but this is what I did manage to take. Hope you enjoy:

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I paired the dress with my black platform booties from Forever 21. I showcased my boots in one of my previous blog posts titled “Something Different”.

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  • Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
  • Primer: Benefits Pore-Fessional
  • Concealer: Rimmel
  • Eyeshadow: Naked Palette 3
  • Eyeliner: Rimmel
  • Highlighter: Becca in Champagne Pop
  • Blush: Estee Lauder in Pink Kiss
  • Contour: NYX Wonder Stick & Sleek MakeUp Contour Kit
  • Bronzer: Rimmel
  • Mascara: Miss Manga by L’Oréal & Too Faced Better than Sex
  • Botton lashes: Wet & Wild
  • Lip primer: Mac
  • Lips: Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in Echo

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time!


-Suman