Hello Kitty Beauty: The Lips!

So we’ve covered the the Hello Kitty Beauty line when it came to nails and eyes, right? Let’s hit up the lippies and see how they fare, mkay?

The line has 3 different kinds of lip products. The one I’m missing is a balm that comes in a cute jar.

Yep, I will definitely have to pick that one up on my next Sephora run. But in the meantime, get the deets on the other glosses.

How to wear hot lips with confidence

Lately I’ve been getting a mess load of emails from ladies who have would love nothing more than to venture outside of bare lips andd boring neutral lip colors to colors with a little more POW. Now I know bright lip colors ain’t for everyone. And I know they aren’t for every occasion but trust me when I tell you a bangin’ lip color can set of an outfit and send you confidence soaring through the roof.

Now I’m ain’t some lip color guru or anything like that but I remember being that female loving lip colors on other women but being terrified to wear it myself. So I’ve taken my former insecurities and your questions and devised a list that I hope will motivate you to rock a hot lip.

Get your pencil and notepad, kiddies.

#1…

Beauty Review: LORAC 3D lipgloss

I’m pretty frugal when it comes to certain products. I’ll spend an arm and a leg on skincare products, but lipsticks and glosses? Eh. Aren’t $3 glosses just as good as glosses that cost over $20? There’s only one way to find out.

I was strolling in Sephora one fine day and came across a stunning lippie from LORAC.

Oh the beautiful glitter-ness!

This was my first time checking out any products from LORAC. I had to go home and do my research after making this purchase. What Sephora says,

“The Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss features a viscosity that visually retextures the lips, and smoothes away imperfections allowing color to appear more vivid and luminous. The unique formula is infused with antioxidants to help nourish and protect, while the creamy, moist texture helps lips look silky-smooth and ultra-glossy. It combines a liquid lipstick and lip lacquer for high-impact color and the 3-D Holographic effect will make your pout stand out!”

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrance
- Synthetic Dye
- Petro-Chemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan
(source)

Well look at that! It’s a green gloss. For my ladies who doubt that higher end brands do not come out with paraben-free products, I think y’all need to take a nice long look at LORAC.

And as for the gloss, I LOVE it! It almost reminds me of MAC’s Dazzleglass but not as thick. It is long wearing and this particular color (3D) makes for great layer. It’s pretty sheer when you wear it solo.

 But man does it POP when you layer it on top of a gloss. I like the wand too. Makes for even application.

For it to retail at $22, I say it does a darn good job. I’m itching to check out some more products from LORAC. I wonder if their mascara is just as green.

Have y’all tried anything from LORAC? Or am I like 10 years late in just now discovering this brand? 

Beauty Review: Illamasqua Intense lip gloss in Follow

Y’all…I am SO in love Illamasqua. I don’t know how it happened. I don’t own a lot of their products, but what I do have, I love…I REALLY love. Take their glosses for example.

I have TWO! That’s a lot for a gloss that costs $19. I’m just sayin’…

Their intense lip glosses are phenomenal! They are long wearing and pigmented and worth every dollar. Which is a good thing because if I’m going to spend that much on a gloss, I want it to be GOOD! Know what I mean?

Even the application is perfection.

I prefer this over a brush and I don’t know why. It just applies beautifully. And check out how intense a single swatch is.

And then on the lippies…

I just love it. I really do. And I don’t mind shouting it out to the world! Or at least on Twitter…

Rock on, Illamasqua. You’ll be seeing more of me. I promise.

Are you a fan of Illamasqua? Have you tried any of their products?

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Beauty Review: Milani 3D Glitzy Gloss

If there is a product that you desperately need in your life, how many drugstores would you hit up in order to find it and take it home?

That’s not a trick question, y’all. And don’t judge me when I say this but I searched almost 12 CVS’ and Walgreens to find these lippies. Yeah, I know you’re giving me the side eye but I did this for you guys. I promise! If I weren’t a blogger, I darn sure wouldn’t be doing crazy stuffs like this. But when I heard that Milani came out with a blue gloss, all I could think was, “Must.Get.It.Now.”

But first, let’s talk about Milani’s Fashion Diva and how similar it is to MAC’s Funtabulous. I reviewed Funtabulous sometime ago and it always been one of my favorite lip glosses EVA! But while I am an enormous fan of MAC’s Dazzleglass, I was never a fan of spending $18 for one. That’s a hefty price tag for a gloss yo. My collection of them as never been more than 3 because of this.

Milani’s 3D Glitz glosses are pretty good dupes for the Dazzleglasses. The consistency is not as thick, sticky and pigmented as the Dazzleglass, though. These of course means that they aren’t as long lasting.

Still a steal nonetheless. And Fashion Diva looks A LOT like Funtabulous and it’s only $6.49. Heyyy!!!

And now back to Movie Star because this blue gloss is truly rocking my world. When used alone, it is rather sheer and the neon blue sparkles are hardly noticed.

I wanted to see how it look layered on top of one of my favorite Inglot lipsticks.

Loves it! Now I hate to be a dream basher but finding Movie Star is like THEE hardest thing ever. I haven’t seem to locate it in a good 2 months. Hopefully you’ll be able to track down Movie Star and her other 6 friends. You can find them at CVS, Walgreens and K-Mart.

Have you tried these yet? How do you think they compare to MAC’s Dazzleglass?