Plum-Toned Taupe Lips Are Awkwardly Pretty

You know how you always see those random lipstick colors that look striking in their packaging but you’d never even think of trying? That’s how I felt about this OCC shade called Sebastian. I saw it in Urban Outfitters and tipsily bought it, because two champagne flutes and a random spring day in New York…

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#TBT with NYX Cosmetics’ Wicked Lippies

Remember the NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lippies? They were a thing in 2014 and I fell head over heels for them. Lip colors so bold, so bright that most people wouldn’t dare to try them. Especially darker girls like me. But, alas, times are a changing. We’re not afraid of bold makeup, as we shouldn’t be (and shouldn’t…

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Pat McGrath’s Lust 004: The Semi Multi-Dimensional Lip

From afar, this lip look may not seem as dimensional as it is. But lucky on-lookers up-close would be able to see that I created my own playful pucker with the Pat McGrath Lust 004 Blood 2 lipstick and a mixture of the gold and red glitter pigments. Easy as 1-2-3. After applying the lip…

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Pat McGrath’s Lust 004: The Gold Lip

I’ve been craving a liquid, metallic gold lip for the fall and winter. Created from the Bloodwine Lust 004 collection by Pat McGrath, this gooey metallic gold lipgloss isn’t as scary to re-create as it may seem. A two-step process is all it took. Using the gloss from the lipstick kit and mixing in the…

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You Could Always Just Rock a Red Lipstick, Always

Remember that time we showed you the lovely “Thieving Bandits” color from the (#BlackOwned) Gold Label lipstick collection? Well, it turns out there was another swatch I forgot I shot, and it looks fabulous on brown and darker skin tones. It’s their “First Class” orange-y, reddish shade. With dollops of blue tints (at least, it…

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