I know, I know! I love lipsticks and lip wear. Hopefully if you’ve been reading along for any time, you also know about my lip wear love and hopefully I’ve inspired you to give it a go as well. I’m still discovering brands and deals and techniques all the time. Now that the world is trying to open up and people are or are not getting their vaccinations, a lot of brands are trying to get rid of a lot of inventory and I👏🏽 AM 👏🏽HERE👏🏽FOR👏🏽 MAKEUP 👏🏽ON👏🏽SALE👏🏽! So this being said, I bought a lot of discounted, still relevant lip wear that I am so excited to show you. Here is what has come in the mail so far.
The first goodie I found recently was from the beautiful Pat McGrath Labs! I nearly freaked out when I did a lippies in the mail instagram story and Pat McGrath herself (or her PR, social media team, I’m going to go with the former) replied to my story 🤯🤩😩. I quickly texted one of my besties Cherith (of Cherith B. Designs, check her out) so someone could freak out with me and she totally did. I have the best best friends! See photo below for screenshot of the amazingness! Then see this amazing Blitztrance Lipstick in the colour Blood Rush. This lippie has a layer of gold sheen or metallic gold goodness applied to it so that the red shines without being gold but the gold shines without being red… They compliment each other in the best way possible. The Mothership does it again and I am ready to try out whatever She is making for my face!
One of the deals I found was on the YSL site where I was able to pick a beautiful lipstick that glided on like gloss and felt like a balm, but radiated with sparkle and shine represented by the metallic star pressed into the stick itself. And let’s not forget about the packaging, Honey, she’s fire! Mama loved this one and it smells great too. I think this one is perfect for the light feeling of Summer days if you don’t want to do too much. This is the colour Rock N Shine 62SN0H. see below!
Now don’t judge me, but I just got tuned into ColourPop lipsticks. I knew about their eyeliners, but their lipsticks deserve just as much attention. I chose SOLO from their Velvety Blur collection and the colour does just that. This blue undertone Red is cool and matte in the most velvet way possible. It goes on easy and tints your lips enough to make the colour last well into the day or night. I also ate dinner with this one and was surprised when it did not come off. ColourPop is also super affordable with a lot of colours that actually pop on any skin tone. Win win!
Have you heard of Aboni Cosmetics? According to their website (https://www.abonicosmetics.com/pages/about-us) they have been mentioned in Allure and Buzzfeed but they were new to me. They appeared on my Instagram feed one day. Their eye catching colours and $2 lippies had me wonderin: Is this a good idea? . I decided that at that price it wouldn’t hurt to try a few of them even if shipping did take forever in these pandemic days🙄. I bought 5 colours and will show you a couple of them here. I was scared that they would be the kind of cheap lip wear that smells like paint when you open the bottle, but that was not the case. They smell like regular cosmetics and they are all from the long-lasting liquid lipstick collection they have. How could I not try them out? I was pleasantly surprised. See Frenchie, a light canary yellow perfect for my sun kissed melanin. And Forget me Not which is a toned down camel mustard yellow that surprisingly, did not scare my Dad. I think I broke him. 😂
To finish off this last haul, I had to try two more of FentyBeauty’s Mattemoiselle lipsticks in the colours Candy Venom, a hot matte pink and One Of the Boyz, a potent lilac. I love the feel of this collection and Sephora had a huge markdown on these that I think is still happening, so honey get yours! They glide on and last a while. They will move a bit if you’re eating or need to wear a mask, but they are so pigmented that complete removal will have to be intentional. When it comes to lip wear, I have no complaints for FentyBeauty because it’s been a hit every single time.
Have you found any deals yet? What treasures have you found that have been gentle to your pocket while doing so? After the things we’ve all been through, it’s fun to celebrate living and the second chances many of us have gotten especially as we assume “regular” life-like things. So here’s to you and I celebrating the small wins, we’re still here and we’re making it all work. God is good still! #Wearitlikeyoumeanit babe! You deserve to. xoxo 💋