It comes in 6 different shades and one clear matte--which means they work for women of color who have darker lip tones. There is also no need for a lip liner. It's all kinds of winning.
Somewhere between this photo shoot and all the others, we'd forgotten about this one until one day we were reminded that we have these amazing photos. But there is a problem, we have not idea what’s on Nikia’s lips. Her eyes, yes. That’s a liquid liner, but her lips. Ummm…
When you actually need a really good blush from the drugstore, it can be harder to find than you’d imagine. There are a plethora of lipstick and foundation options for all skin tones and types to choose from, but a really good blush that’s worth the purchase? We’ll that’s a bit more of a challenge. Here’s what looks great on all skin tones and types and makes us go back for repeat purchases: [Read more…]
Drugstore reds can deliver beautiful, highly pigmented color and smooth textures comparable to or exceeding what some department store brands offer.
In Part 2 of our Best Drugstore Foundations series, we’re hoping to help change how you search for and find the best drugstore foundation for your skin. We’ve broken your drugstore foundation options down by brand, skin tone, undertone and skin type matching and based on how they hold up all day on skin to help you find your best match. [Read more…]
There’s no time like the present to finally own a full matching, quality set of makeup brushes. But we realize, price dilemma. We’ve all been there, pinning and cyber shopping brush options only to chicken out right before we hit the purchase button. One brush for $16 or so we can justify. Maybe even that amazing foundation brush that’s a little more than double that, but a whole set of brushes that will put us back a pair of shoes, a weeks worth of Starbucks and maybe having to skip paying the light bill for a month? Um no, and our TV financial evangelist, Suze Orman, would not approve of such financial foolishness. Balling on a budget is always a good idea until one can afford a splurge which is why you’ll be happy to know that this Premium Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set–the entire set, the whole kit and kaboodle–costs only…drum roll please. [Read more…]
At first glace, in the tube, blue lipstick is easily ignored. Easily labeled gothic or “for crazy millennial kids who still shop at Hot Topic.” It’s not something a girl who fancies her classic reds and pinks and perfectly hued nudes who normally fall for. But we think blue lipstick is one of the bad boys of lip color. Not a true gothic color like black and not exactly safe enough like purple hues, blue is unforgiving in its aesthetic and calls for attention unrelentingly which is why blue lipstick on dark skin is a must. Let us explain why. [Read more…]
Shakespeare once said, “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” We like to say that love can be conveyed with smokey eyes. That might not be on William’s level of verbal expression, but hey, that quote couple with these beautiful photos of Nikia are close enough. Are we right or or we right? [Read more…]
Yes, Valentine’s Day has come and gone but love is still in the air. I have to admit that Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year. Love is such a power thing when expressed in the right way. Love can be shown and exemplified in such creative ways and that’s what makes it so amazing. When you love what you do, or you love everything about life it will show in more ways the one. [Read more…]
In the creative world of makeup, people tend to stay inside a box. Many find that it’s “safter” there. One thing I realized is that makeup has no rules. With this red smokey eyeshadow and pink lipstick look we just went for it and donned Priscilla’s eyes in red and finished her lips off with a pastel, opaque pink lip. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this would be a great look for a night out on the town. [Read more…]
We’re suckers for one classic Christmas beauty cliche–the red lip. Though we’re big on trying new things (like we talked about for this beautiful fall makeup look) there is something about the holidays and impending new year that scream red lips. Maybe it’s the excitement, the red everywhere or the mistletoe kisses, but a beautiful red lip always ups the holiday fancy this time of year. Add to that black, glittery, smokey eyes and we’re done. [Read more…]
Orange lipstick is universally flattering and looks good on year round. It especially looks great in the fall when mother natures’s warmly hued canvas provides a beautiful backdrop for your orange lipstick. While some women are packing away their orange lipsticks, we’re digging ours out. Orange is absolutely appropriate for the fall and anytime of the year for that matter but looks exceptionally pretty during the fall and winter because orange warms your face and gives you a glow-one that will really come in handy when mother nature’s backdrop goes from golden to snow white. Pairing orange lipstick with a swipe of warm blush in a brownish pink and a coat of mascara is all you need really to pull off the best orange lipstick for your skin tone and look amazing. [Read more…]
Creating a green hair care routine does not have to be confusing. With a little time and patience you can be on your way to a cleaner and healthier routine for yourself, and the environment.
Here are a couple of things you may not have yet thought about pertaining to this week/end: Halloween falls on Friday, the start of the weekend (yes and yes some more) annnnd…you don’t have to go to anybody’s party or answer any door for little people begging for their next sugar high while looking like the scariest thing since Bride of Frankenstein. Actually, you can go to anybody’s Halloween bash or host your own as someone posh and beautiful and sexy and intelligent and chic. No, not as yourself. As the other beautiful and sexy and intelligent and chic boss. As Ms. Diana Ross, baby. [Read more…]