Okay now, don’t go side eye-ing my choice of words. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics named that Lip Tar Hoochie. And a rap group from back in the 90’s came up with the song. But I bet you don’t remember what movie made this song even more popular?
Happy Friday, lovelies!! This look comes from a reader email.
So check this out: I’m invited to a holiday party and I want to go all out. I just got into make-up this year and I want to shock everyone with a banging lip. and don’t judge me but I want to use glitter. I don’t feel like going over the top with eye shadow and all of that but if you could give me some ideas on how to make an super bright lip, I’d love you for ever.
Ray, darling. I would never judge you. In fact, I think we should be BFFs. A bangin’ lip AND glitter? You know I’m all over that. Here’s what I’m thinking you can do…
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.
My my my…what more needs to be said about these kids? Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has wooed me in the nail polish and loose eye shadow department, but I would be a tad bit remiss if I didn’t declare my love for the Lip Tars. I’ll do a formal swatches soon but to tease you a bit, I did some mixing and made my own shade.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that…
And look what I made.
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?
I plan to crank out quite a few posts on lipsticks, glosses and balms. There are so many hot ones on the market right now and the gloss fiend in me wants to explore them allllll.
And with that, let’s bring it on!
I think the whole world knew how much I loved the original Dazzleglasses. I pretty much lived in Funtabulous for a good 3 months. They are full of glitter, can jazz up a lipstick and have good staying power.
Now MAC rolls out with the Dazzleglass creme. Are these just as great? I’ll say! I found them to apply similar to a Dazzleglass but with a creamier feel. The lips still more moisturized and it wasn’t as sticky as a Dazzleglass.
But you still get the the glitter effect if that’s yo thang!
….no but seriously. While I do love these babies I find that they tend to go pretty quickly if you use them regularly. It’s not the best beauty investment for my budget but at the same time a good two or so in my collection adds some diversity to the gloss family.
Not to mention Do It Up ain’t too bad on the lips.
Have you tried any of the Dazzleglass creme lippies yet? Love ’em? Hate ’em?
Every now and then I like to purchase products that I know are a bit out of my budget. Just to see how they compare to my favorite drugstore lines.
See, I love higher-end products but let’s be honest…..a lot of drugstore products can knock higher-end brands out of the water. And I ain’t afraid to admit it.
Take one of Dior’s glosses as an example…
The verdict. Dior’s Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect lippies have beautiful packaging.
Anyone try and glosses from Dior? Would you? Could you? Is $25 not insanely steep for a gloss? What say you?!
Spring is here. And being that I am a native to Florida, I love love love it! I get to spend more time outside by the beach, pool, at theme parks and festivals and just enjoying the weather. This makes Year 2 of my make-up/beauty obsession and I have to say, I have learned a TON since last year. Here are my Top Spring/Summer Tidbits for Newbies.
I’ve stopped wearing face make-up but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want some kind of glow. My new Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick is perfect for a Springy/Summer glow.
And I know it’s a bit on a pricey side (ahem, $42) but yall gotta trust me on this one. Such a great investment! And I’m sure there are better dupes out there (namely Milani) but I’ve been having dreams about this Shimmerbrick since December of last year. I swirl my MAC 182 brush in this and lightly brush it on the apples of my cheeks. A little goes a long way and it gives me a noticeable but subtle shimmer. I love it! I didn’t think that darker skinned women could pull of bronzers, but honeyyyyy, we sho can. I’ll show you in the FOTDs to come.
Minimal Eye Shadows
I already have oily lids so going through the hassles of putting on 1-2 bases and 2-4 eye shadow colors on just isn’t something that I look forward to in the summertime. Instead, I just sweep a highlight under my brows. I still look “made up” but with little effort. Vanilla pigment is my HG highlight and looks great when applied with a fluffy brush.
My lips aren’t always so hot in the winter time because they tend to be drier. But during spring/summer, I love bustin’ pretty and rich colors. Yes, girl…even at the beach while sippin’ a pina colada. Pretty lips give the face instant glam! And lip products don’t even have to be top of the line.
Ya feel me? $1.72 for N.Y.C. Gotta love it!
Fab nail colors with cute sandals
And when I say fab nail colors, I mean alllll colors! Orange, green, yellow, pink, purple, fire engine red….any and every color. And I love designer shoes like a lot of females but I also love to save some money and get twice as many pairs at Payless. Shooo…..I ain’t shame. I think these are mad cute for only $10.
And with colors like these….
You couldn’t tell me anything…
So, see, newbsters…spring/summertime is great for us! Last year I spent a lot of time coming up with make-up designs with my terrible skills. This post is a great example of that. This time around I plan on taking it easy on the face, checking out new collections and perfecting liner on the lower lash line. That’s my project of the season!
What’s yours? Do you have any tips/suggestions for fellow newbies? Share them!
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