Showing posts with label nudes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nudes. Show all posts

Guest Post: abeautywithbrains Let's Go Nude!

Yes I'm talking about lipsticks! A nude that complements your skin tone is a great finishing touch for your makeup. A smokey eye/nude lip combination is one of the most sexiest makeup looks to me. Kim Kardashian must agree with me because it's her signature look!

Nude lips can be worn in the daytime as well with more simple looks but it can be tricky selecting a shade. The wrong shade will have you looking like a corpse in a matter of seconds. Here are a few of my favorite nude lip recipes, WOC approved of course.

1. Loreal Colour Riche Lip Color "Fairest Nude" + Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss "Peach Petal"
2. NYX Round Lipstick "Tea" + Milani lip gloss "Secret"
3. NYX Xtreme Lip Creme "Nude Peach Fuzz" + NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss "Smokey Look"

I prefer having a satin or glossy finish, I find matte a little hard to pull off. Nudes look best with a creamy texture.

Don't be afraid to "go nude"!

Guest post by: abeautywithbrains

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Glosses + Swatches

This Fall, Maybelline launched their Color Sensational High Shine Glosses. There are twelve pigmented shades to fall in love with. I was sent three colors to try out from the line. How gorgeous are these shades! 
Appropriate from the porcelain white to dark ebony. 

They are very buildable! I prefer to swipe them 3 to 4 times to get maximum color payoff. 
From what I can see the line is a mix of creams and shimmers. 

Raspberry Reflection and Captivating Coral are gorgeous creams. Mocha- Amazing is a light shimmer. These are great fall glosses because are very moisturizing. They apply smoothly and are not sticky.

Captivating Coral 
 Raspberry Reflection
 Mocha- Amazing

Which color is your favorite?


Make Up For Ever: Rouge Artist Natural Lipsticks

I have a new obsession from Make Up For Ever to add to my collection.
Hello Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks!
Are these new to you?
If you're in Canada they launch April 5.
Check out your local Sephora for details.
Formulated with lightweight pigments and illuminating mother-of-pearl, Rouge Artist Natural provides translucent shine with sheer yet radiant color that will naturally enhance any look. The lipstick’s smooth texture glides on effortlessly and boasts maximum hydration and comfort. Cuapaçu Butter, which is rich in Essential Fatty Acids, along with Candelilla and Beeswax, add moisture to the lips and improve the longevity of the color.
Rouge Artist Natural N7, N17 & N37.

N7- Icy Brown
N17- Iridescent Fresh Pink
N37- Iridescent Icy Coral

I am always looking for the perfect nude.
My ideal is a nude lipstick that I can put on without a mirror and not look sickly. 

MUFE N7 gave me that exactly look that I wanted! 

I love this lipstick!
In one swipe my lips look moisturized, shiny & soft.

Would you be interested in trying out a lipstick from this line?
If I get a positive response, I will have a great surprise in-store :D

Revlon ColorBurst™+ ColorStay Lipsticks Haul+Swatches

On my latest excusions to the USA, my bf and I went to a Big Lots near the border. Perfect place to stock up on snacks for the long ride and check out discounted makeup :P

While searching through the makeup section I found a whole bunch of Revlon ColorBurst™+ ColorStay Lipsticks with NO price on them. Luckily for me there was just men working in the store *happy dance*. Due to sheer laziness and lack of knowlegde they gave me all six lipsticks for $1.00 each!!!

That's a steal because there about $8.00 to $14.00 each in Canada. 
I only picked up one initially but when I seen the price.. I went back and picked up five more!
I only swatched four and I plan to gift the rest :D

Lip Swatches!
I have enough nude lipsticks to last me a year!! 
Have you tried any of the ColorBurst or ColorStay lipsticks before?

My Favorite Pinky Nude Lipstick (WOC Friendly) + Lip Swatches- Clinque/Joe Fresh/ Revlon

I often get asked what colors are complementary for WOC. My answer is always "You need to try out brands to get the right fit for you". 

I know that trying out brands are costly but in this post I gave Low-Medium-High options for the perfect Picky Nude Lip.

L to R- Clinque Nude Blush, Joe Fresh Brick & Revlon Mink.

Clinque Butter Shine Lipstick in Nude Blush would be high-end costing around $16.50 CDN/ $14.50 USA.

Color: Soft Beige-y pearlized nude

Finish: Creamy and moisturizing

Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick in Brick would be Low/Medium-end costing around $6.00 CDN.

Color:  Soft reddish brown nude

Finish: Matte but moisturizing

Revlon Lipstick would be would be Low/Medium-end costing around $2.00 to $8.00 CDN.

Color: Pinky taupe nude

Finish: Sheer to moderate and moisturizing

If you want to see comparisons of the lipsticks side by side check out my youtube video below!

Which one is your favorite?

Show me your NUDES- My everyday nudes for WOC + swatches

I'm obsessed with nudes..get your mind out of the gutter I mean nude lip colors.
I think my love first started when I saw Kim K rocking it with a gorgeous smokey eye..I made it my mission to find some nude colors that us WOC could wear too :)

My Everyday Nudes

From left to right:
MAC Saplicious Lipgelee - "Warm Nude"
MAC 3N Lipglass-  "Nude Medium Brown"
E.L.F Bare Brown Mineral Lipstick "Nude Brown"

These lippes look so different but they have amazing finishes :)

Just to refresh you memory here are swatches:

MAC Saplicious Lipgelee

MAC 3N Lipglass
E.L.F Bare Brown Mineral Lipstick
What is your favorite nudes?