The world’s best drugstore glosses go to…

Ohmigoodness, I really didn’t think I’d like these glosses as much as I do. Essence has been becoming one of my favorite budget brands. They are neck in neck with my beloved e.l.f. But even e.l.f. don’t have glosses as fantastic as these.

Essence’s Stay With Me Long-Lasting Lipgloss is absolutely incredible at only $2.29 a pop. I’ve got 4 of their 6 shades and the textures are just as delicious as their names.

The perfect everyday bubble pink. I love how how creamy this is. It’ll go great on top of a cool lipstick but I don’t mind wearing it along either.

While not as opaque as I Like Cotton Candy, Candy Bar has a bit of a peachy tint to it.

Probably the most faint of them all. Perfect for when you want no-fuss lips.

The brightest and most opaque of the bunch. Trendsetter is a rockin’ bright pink that looks incredible.

Trendsetter with Flash.

Swatches of the kiddies…

I love everything about these glosses. The consistency is slightly thicker than a MAC Lipglass. Speaking of MAC Lipglass….

Who remembers the throwback 3D Glass? Heyyy!

They look to be around the same size. But with a better applicator…

I found these glosses to last a long longer than some of the higher-end glosses I’ve tried. They have a faint but pleasant berry smell. Honestly, if you’re a lipgloss lover, you practically NEED these. I mean, come on, gals…they’re only $2.29. You are hardly breakin’ the bank. 8)

Have you tried any of Essence’s lipglosses yet? Snag ‘em from Ulta stores and Ulta.com.

All of My Purple Life. Purple lips=LOVE

Okay, so why am I just now doing a post on this gloss? I don’t know. I’m weird. I will be so totally in love with something for days, weeks and months at a time and forgot to do an actual blog post about it. Haaaaa! My bad, fam. All of My Purple Life made its debut in the MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions collection.

 

Now we all know how I don’t have a favorite color, right? If, and only if I had to choose one, it would be a rich jewel-toned purple like this baby.

Stunning, right? Nothing rocks more than a highly pigmented gloss. When you don’t feel like messing around with lip brushes and lip liners, a gloss with intense pigment like this is what a gal needs. All of My Purple Life does not disappoint.

At the same time, if you want to take AOMPL down a notch, you can always blend it with a clear or light pink gloss. I’ve heard a lot of ladies say how they just can’t rock a purple lipgloss.

Excuse me? Says who? Girl, you better rock a purple gloss and rock it hard. I love how unexpected a purple lip is. Red lips? Seen it. Pink lips? Yawn. Burgundy lips? Go away. But a purple lip? It’s a total surprise. It’s memorable and any one who dare rocks one OWNS it, baby.

Even at the beach.


You were able to grab All of My Purple Life? It was released and then it was sold out. Then he was re-released and according to MACCosmetics.com, it looks to be sold out AGAIN! But keep checking. Hopefully they’ll restock again soon.

All hail purple lips!

This balm is THEE bomb. 3 cheers for Sally Hansen’s Vita-A Lip Line smoother!

Sally Hansen continues to bring me joy. Who is this woman? I must meet her. What if she’s just a brand and not a person? No no. I won’t think like that. Sally Sally Bo Bally is a real person. Just like Hello Kitty and Santa Claus.

But anywhoovers, my gal Sal recently released these funky looking lip balms that I just had to share with y’all.

I know, right? I made the same look when I first saw them! I was so in love with the packaging. Then again, I love when beauty goodies come in see-thru packages.

What in the world is that? It’s Vita-A-Lip Line Smoothers. According to Sally Hansen, these are supposed to help reduce the look of lines. It includes pomegranate and acai to help keep the moisture in the lippies. I can’t say much about the line-reducing thing because I don’t have lines around my lips. *knocks on wood*  These balms are smooth and feel very nice on the lips. They’ve got a bit of a peachy flavor. They don’t taste like Georgia peaches but they also don’t taste like dirt either and that’s always a good attribute to have in a lip balm.

I find that they work really well under lipsticks. You know…because lipsticks can be SO drying. Do they work well on their own? Meh. I didn’t find them to be exceptional. They did well. I couldn’t get much wear time out of them. Then again, I drink A LOT of water throughout the day and most lip products don’t stay on for me through sips.

Careful when applying though. If you bring the balm up too far to apply, you may break it off. Not that I know from experience. Okay, I’m lying. So I broke off one of the sticks. I’d like to say that this isn’t my fault. It can happen to anyone. Never mind that it happened in this video.

So yeah, if you’re in the market for a cool lookin’, sweet smellin’ cheap-y balm, this is a great one. It’s only $4.99 and you can snag it in drugstores.

Have y’all seen these in stores yet?

 

The MAC Blogger’s Obsession collection is back!

….but you better act with the quickness, because I’m not sure how long it will last. I first talked about the collection here. Last night I heard from Afrobella that the collection has returned and I’ve been giddy ever since. In fact, I wore All Of My Purple Life today in honor of the re-launch.

Yeah, I know…I STILL haven’t done a complete review on that lippie yet. Remind me to crank one out in the next week or so, okay? In the meantime, check out my review and FOTD of The Makeup Girl’s Hocus Pocus. Oh! And below is a video of all of the bloggers from the collection rappin’ on the inspirations behind their lipglasses and eyeshadows. Ca-uuuute!

Get your shop on quickly before the collection runs out…again. 8)

The best lip glosses ever. Thank you, Smashbox!

I can’t even tell y’all how many lip glosses I’ve tried. I’ve tried high-end brands, drugstore brands and everything in between. I’ve purchased glosses from street vendors, glosses made by celebrities and I’ve even made my own gloss. Lip gloss is a serious matter for us beauty lovers.

But giiiiirl, I have found one of the BEST glosses ever! I’m in love. Invitations to the nuptials between me and Smashbox’s Limitless Longwear Lip gloss ($21) will be sent on Facebook. And you are all invited.

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How NYC New York Color’s Lip Stain brought out my fierceness

Yay for new lip stains on the market! I’ve reviewed lip stains before but that was back when I was a itty bitty beauty blogger. Now that I’m slightly mature *pops imaginary collar* I can formally review these with flare and prestige.

Or somethin’ like that. 8) Hit the jump to get the skinny on NYC New York Color’s newest lippie.

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