Lonely Planet Liquid Matte Lipstick

 

General Overview:

  • Price: $15
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Vegan: Yes
  • Size: .25 oz
  • Range: 16 colors
  • Finish: matte
  • Website describes range as: “Silky Smooth liquid lipstick goes on like a gloss, dries to a kiss-proof matte silky finish.”–Lonely Planet Co.

Shipping Details

  • Ordered: 5/10
  • Shipped: 5/11
  • Delivered on: 5/13

The lipstick was delivered in a box and sealed.  Below is a close up.

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Yea yea yea, let’s get the basics out of the way. I have very fair skin, so these swatches might look different on me than you. Everyone has different skin tones and lip pigmentation, which does affect how the colors will look on YOU.

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Bowery V: The picture on the site shows this almost as a lilac, but in real life it is a true mauve.

*Website describes as: Berry Mauve

I also did a wear test for this color.  I did retouch a few times, noticed substantial wear.  BUT, the wear was natural…it wasn’t chunky or flaky.  You can see this in the picture on the right below.  Not too bad!

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Check out my previously blogged Liquid Lipsticks:

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Kylie Cosmetics Lip kits

Jeffree Star

Beauty Bakerie

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Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip

General Overview:

  • Price: $20
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Vegan: Yes
  • Size: .16 oz
  • Range: 23 colors
  • Finish: matte
  • Website describes range as: “Our Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips are highly sought after smudge-free liquid matte lipsticks that cater to the masses. It’s kiss approved, it’s wedding, beach and even gym day approved. Visit our Cookbook on how to wear matte lipstick. You won’t regret it!” Beautybakerie.com

Shipping Details

  • Ordered: 5/10
  • Shipped: 5/10
  • Delivered on: 5/13

This packaging is absolutely beautiful.

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Yea yea yea, let’s get the basics out of the way. I have very fair skin, so these swatches might look different on me than you. Everyone has different skin tones and lip pigmentation, which does affect how the colors will look on YOU.

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Louvre Palace: Super light, peach nude. When I ordered this I thought this was going to be a little pinker, but it’s a nice nude color.

*Website describes as: near-natural salmon hue

Versailles: an everyday mauve

*Website describes as: berry-sienna hue

Raspberry Truffle (below on lips): This gives me a rebel by M.A.C feel. Note that this goes on patchy, but once on it settles even and lasts.

*Website describes as: lies just between red and purple

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I also did a wear test for this color, Raspberry Truffle.  I wore this all day, only retouched once after I had a salad for lunch.  By the end of the day the lipstick still looked good!  Only some wear in the inside.  Really impressed.

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Highly recommend these!!!

Until next time…

Check out my previously blogged Liquid Lipsticks:

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Kylie Cosmetics Lip kits

Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks

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General Overview:

  • Price: $18
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Vegan: Yes
  • Size: .19 oz
  • Range: 25 colors
  • Finish: matte
  • Website describes range as: “Our liquid lipstick goes on opaque, dries completely matte and stays on for hours! This product is 100% vegan & cruelty-free! (tips before use: exfoliate with lip scrub then apply to bare lips! Avoid food with oil… and no making out, kisses are ok!)” Jeffreestarcosmetics.com

YES – I just about died when I tried on androgyny. ***Thank the makeup gods this was made permanent.***

As you know I recently became committed to Celebrity Skin.  Here are some swatches of my Jeffree Star lipstick family.

Shipping Details

(I made several orders, this is just one)

  • Ordered: 2/12
  • Shipped: 2/13
  • Delivered on: 2/17

Yea yea yea, let’s get the basics out of the way. I have very fair skin, so these swatches might look different on me than you. Everyone has different skin tones and lip pigmentation, which does affect how the colors will look on YOU.

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Dominatrix (below on lips): Brown… that sums it up!

*Website describes as: gorgeous chocolate brown lipstick.

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Unicorn Blood: A brown-based deep red.

*Website describes as: dark rusty red.

Androgyny: A deep mauve. This pulls dark on fair skin, but still is a great color.

*Website describes as: Sultry, plum mauve.

Masochist (below on lips): Berry, but bordering on pink?

*Website describes as: color of crushed berries on ice.

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Celebrity Skin(below on lips): aka the best nude lip of all time. Side note, why on earth don’t I own a back up of this?

*Website describes as: soft brown nude with a peachy undertone.

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Until next time, plant nothing but love.

Check out my previously blogged Liquid Lipsticks:

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Kylie Cosmetics Lip kits

Tattoos and Me: Part Two

Ok, so we are in part two!  Click here for part one, where I speak a little about my story with tattoos.

As I mentioned in part one, I recently watched this mini-documentary where Grace Neutral went to South Korea to explore their beauty scene.  This video notes that South Korea has one of the top beauty markets in the world.  One of the segments of the documentary focused on tattoos and how it is illegal to be a tattooer.  It just made me think a lot, I highly recommend you watch it.

One part of the video Grace (heavily tattooed) is walking through a spa with a beauty lover and she is asked to cover up.  She had to wear a trench around the spa and change in a separate room to not shake up the other folks in the spa.  It is all cultural, all relative to the place you are in.

Another part we see in the video is the journey of a girl opening up to her parents about having tattoos.  She had a lot of work done and her parents didn’t know.  Fortunately they embraced her and still accepted her when she told them, but they kept noting how they are sad for how others will view her.  It was really wonderful to see such a special and intimate moment.

I won’t go on and on, but go watch the video!  It is just over 30 minutes and a really cool look into a different side of the beauty and art culture.  We get so consumed by beauty, but it is so different around the world.

Until next time, plant nothing but love.

Tattoos and Me: Part One

I got my first tattoo when I was still in high school.  I was 16 years old and, really, just wanted one.  My mom was always encouraging my creativity; if she had any issues about me wanting one so young…she never let me know.  So there we go, she signed for me and I left with a tattoo on my back.  Even though it is covered by a different tattoo now, I remember feeling more complete.  This was a way of expressing myself that I felt comfortable and confident with.  It felt like me.

When I was 16/17 I started to get into a scene of music where people were straight edge (no drinking/drugs), vegan/vegetarian and tattoos were a large part of this culture.  When I first started going, there was this girl Shannon.  She was a bit older than me, but she was the first girl I really ever saw that had tons of visible tattoos.  She had her arms, legs and chest done that were in plain sight and I remember thinking that she was the coolest and most beautiful girl I had ever seen.  Over time I got to know her and she was kind and warm and we still keep in touch to this day.

This story might seem meaningless, but it was the first time I really saw lots of people with lots of tattoos.  As soon as I saw this, I knew I wasn’t weird.  I knew that I belonged.  I knew that me wanting to belong to this tattoo culture was ok, even though not many of my other friends had tons of tattoos or anything.  I guess in that way I always felt like an outsider.  The girl with lots of tattoos that listened to weird music no one understood.

By the time I graduated high school I had two tattoos: my back and forearm.  From there I got more, here and there; some with meaning, some with no meaning. I had many piercings, as well, all of which are out now.  Thankfully my ears that were stretched to an inch have gone down to a relatively small hole.

I also think this is why I love makeup so much.

Now in my 30s, my tattoos are my skin.  I don’t even see them as anything other than me.  Even the bad ones, they are still me!  They still tell a story.

Some bind me to people that have been close to me in my life, some are in memory of dear loved ones that I struggled with the loss of and some are truly just for aesthetics.

I truly identify as being a tattooed person. Once I was in a wedding and my friend asked me to cover my tattoos.  I did out of respect for her, her preference and our friendship, but I honestly did not feel like me the entire day.  That was one time where I can honestly say I did not feel comfortable in my own skin.

I know, I know.   What on earth is sparking this random deep thought blog post?

I recently watched this mini-documentary where Grace Neutral went to South Korea to explore their beauty scene.  South Korea has one of the top beauty markets in the world.  One of the segments of the documentary focused on tattoos and how it is illegal to be a tattooer. Illegal!  It just made me think a lot, I highly recommend you watch it.

This is getting rather long, so I will post a part two that includes my thoughts on the documentary.  More to come!

 

Monthly Favorites: April 2016

April was so fun…but where did it go?   Here’s what I was loving this month.

Beauty:

Too Faced Chocolate Bar – I rediscovered this palette. I love the KVD shade and light and go for that everyday. So earlier this month I thought to switch it up. This palette you can do so much. We have mattes, shimmers, neutrals and pops of color. And that smell. Y’all already know!


Sunday Riley Luna Night Oil – I struggle with dry patches and dull skin. I feel like I could see my face looking more dull by the day. So, I did some research for this oil and it was promising. I’ve been using three drops every night and I do notice that my skin is looking better. Smoother, brighter and, overall, just in good shape! I was hesitant to spend the money, but I’m at an age where investing in skin care is a good idea.


Kat Von D ink liners – I love these so much. They are so easy to use, lots of color options and they last all day. I really like Dali, the teal one.

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Random:

Lemonade – this lemonade is everything. So refreshing. If you see it…get it!

30 Day Makeup Challenge: Round-up

Overall, I’d say I had a lot of fun with this challenge!  I was doing really well, only missed a couple days here and there. But some of the challenges left me so uninspired.   So, my last post was day 25.

Here are some of my favorites.

Celebrity inspired:


Crazy eyeliner:

Ombre lips:

Favorite lippies:

I particularly loved the first part of the month, the themes wee more fun to me.  They felt more open than “patriotic” or “I’m a Barbie girl.”

Good stuff!  Until next time!