I’ve been on the hunt for a nice black lipstick for a while now. I really like black with certain looks but it is, without question, a really high maintenance color. It can look like a real mess if the formula is bad, leaving you with a dirty looking, patchy-black mouth and I don’t think that’s anyone’s beauty goal. Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50 is a great option for a black lipstick though! It’s comfortable, creamy, well pigmented and lasts pretty well.
OVERALL REVIEW: 8
Packaging: Silver and black standard lipstick tube. 8/10
Longevity: This shade wears quite well for about 4-6 hours before touch ups. mostly only fading in the center of my lips. 8/10
Application: I prefer pointed lipstick shapes, similar to MAC’s. This lipstick bullet is rounded on the end and I found that to be a bit of a hassle to work with. 7/10
Texture: Very creamy, comfortable and smooth. 9/10
Like I said, I’ve been on the hunt for a nice black lipstick for a while now. Prior to this, the only one I had was NYX’s Chambord and that just wasn’t cutting it for me. It’s a very affordable option but I found that it didn’t wear very well, even with a primer, leaving you with a patchy black mouth and you shouldn’t even think of trying to eat while wearing Chambord. I also considered Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick in Slayer but some of the darker shades of the Studded Kiss formula have been a little disappointing soo I finally arrived at Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50 and I’m quite happy with my decision!
It’s that time of the year again and sweet deals are waiting just around the corner! I’ve got the scoop on some awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday Makeup deals so I’m here to share them with you. 🙂 I’ll update this post as I see more deals come to light!
First on the list is Sigma Beauty who is offering some pretty nice promotions! On Black Friday (Nov 27 – 12am PST to Nov 28 11:59pm PST) for 48 hours Sigma is offering free domestic AND international shipping with no order minimum! This is a great opportunity to for international customers to get their hands on some Sigma products while avoiding international shipping charges and it’s also great for small domestic orders! If you just need one brush, you can just get one brush without being penalized with shipping! Pay only for what you want, no shipping, no minimum order! Use code BF2014 to take advantage of this!
On Cyber Monday Sigma Beauty is offering another awesome promotion that even I’m having a really hard time trying to resist, despite having about a million brushes! 😛 They’re offering 20% off sitewide for 24 hours valid on December 1st from 12am-11:59pm PST! Sigma doesn’t do 20% off often so if you’ve been waiting to place an order or are looking for gifts for the holidays, now is your chance! Use code CM2014.
My personal recommendations for Sigma Beauty are their powder blushes which are so soft, easy to blend and overall just dreamy and of course, their brushes! One set that I personally love is the Mrs. Bunny Travel Kit which I received as a gift last Christmas.
This kit contains 7 of their best selling brushes which have a use in every makeup routine! These brushes also come in a handy little travel carrier to protect your babies during transit and the carrier also can double as two brush holders! I’ve been using these beauties for a year now and they’ve treated me great. This kit also contains one of my all time favorite brushes, the Sigma E40, which is a must-have blending brush.
Hey there! Today I wanted to bring something to the table that’s ultra affordable, easily accessible and all around a really nice product, especially at this price point. I recently picked up three shades of Wet n Wild’s MegaLast Lipstick for $2 a pop and I have to say that I’m really surprised with how nice these lipsticks are! The shades that I purchased are Purty Persimmon, Vamp It Up and Pinkerbelle.
Hey there! So if you didn’t see my previous post on the package that I received from Lit Cosmetics recently and the quick look that I did with it, you can take a look at it here.
I received seven gorgeous shades of this lovely glitter! Lit Cosmetics offers 4 sizes of glitter from very, very fine to larger pieces of glitter. All of the shades I received were size 2, except for Abba which is size 3. You can clearly see the difference in the size of the glitter particles in Abba compared to the others.
My arm looks a little dark in this picture but I felt like this photo best shows the true colors of the glitters.
Today I received my prize from @litcosmetics Glitter Friday Instagram contest and I was seriously blown away when I opened it up and saw all the glittery goodness awaiting me!
I’ve been dying to do some glittery looks for a while now but with only one container of not eye-safe glitter, it’s a struggle. 😛 Lit Cosmetics was kind enough to send me 7 shades of glitter, 5 of which are unreleased until 2015, a whole bunch of adhesive, two brushes, a sticker, a little glitter removing device and a sweet hand written note. I AM SO HAPPY!