Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

Zara Behind the Scenes Lip Kit

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, Zara just launched a new makeup collection that has got everyone excited, including me. So when you go shopping for clothes make sure to pick up a couple makeup items because Zara is starting to look like a one stop beauty shop and I’m living for it.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

The collection was also hand picked by world talented makeup artist, Pat McGrath herself which made me want to try the collection even more. If I can get the same quality as Pat McGrath’s lipsticks for a more budget friendly price then I’m all in.

The collection features creamy bullet shaped matte lipsticks as well as liquid lipsticks and lip pencils.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

I purchased two of the lip kits Behind the Scenes as well as the Ultimatte Trio which I will be reviewing at a later time.

The Zara Behind the Scenes Kit contains a lip liner L02, an Ultimatte Lipstick UM01 and a liquid lipstick in the shade M11.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

The bundle came in a beautiful navy colored tin like can that was unique and high end looking. I like that this container can also be used to store other things down the road or for decorative purposes.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

Zara’s brand is known for simplicity and I like that when it came to the packaging, the simplicity was reflected in that as well.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

The lip products were all neatly packed inside a mold so they could not move around. Behind the container was more of a description about the lipsticks included as well as the ingredients, net weight and the shelf life which is unfortunately 6 months.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

Everything was luxurious about the packaging including the lipstick containers. They were very soft to the touch almost like a high quality rubber which also allowed for easy gripping.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02

This is a satin lip liner that is very soft and creamy.

Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02

The shade of the entire set is like a rosy brown nude color. At least that is how it swatched on my skin tone which I have to say complimented it really well.

Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02
Zara Line It Up Lip Liner L02

Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01

What I love about the kit is that it eliminates the guess work. Everything in the kit worked well with each other. You can use the lip liner under both the lipstick as well as the liquid lipstick.

Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01

The lipstick container is soft to the touch with a magnetic lid that tightly snaps on so that your lipstick is secured and you don’t have to ever worry about your lid coming off.

Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01

The lipstick is of similar shade to the lip liner and has a candy smell to it.

Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01

I also did notice that there were little bits of condensation or water droplets on the lipsticks which could’ve probably come from the ingredients. 

The color looked like it had a tad bit more pink to it but still gorgeous.

Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01

Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11

The liquid lipstick did not have any scent at all compared to the delicious candy smell Ultimatte lipstick. 

Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11

This one again is in the same color range.

Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11

I do have to say that this liquid lipstick was also very creamy and made the application easy. The doe foot applicator picked enough product to give you full coverage with one swipe but I did layer mine multiple times to get the full impact.

Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11
Zara Hi Matte Liquid Lipstick M11

Overall the kit is very helpful especially for someone who is just getting into wearing lipsticks. There’s absolutely nothing to figure out about the kit because everything compliments each other.

What I also love about the kit is that the shade will be fitting to most skin tones. It’s a fun nude with a little pops of mauve and pink.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit

If you’re thinking about trying out Zara’s new makeup collection I highly recommend it. The quality is amazing and the price is unbeatable.

Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
Zara Behind the Scenes Kit
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Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Volume 2

If you’re looking for a lip stain that is quick drying and hassle free then Tarte’s Tarteist Lip Wardrobe will do the trick.

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Volume 2
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Volume 2

The lipstick duo comes in a very yellow gold reflective packaging with each lipstick having 0.034 fl oz of product so they are very small mini sizes.

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Volume 2
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Volume 2

The two quick dry matte lip paints came in the shades Rose and Fomo.

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose and Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose and Fomo

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose and Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose and Fomo

Rose

Rose is more of a nude brown on my complexion. The formula is very comfortable when applied and was very quick to dry.

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose

There was no scent to it as well, if any it was very subtle. 

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose

After it completely dried however, it looked like it had a peachy brown finish on my lips which I really did like.  The shade reminded me of the Smashbox Always on Liquid lipstick in Stepping Out.

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose

After some time, I did also notice that it didn’t sit as smoothly on my lips as I would’ve liked. It started to settle into the lines of my lips which was not attractive at all.

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Rose

This could easily be fixed though by applying a clear gloss on top if it starts to get too drying.

Fomo

Fomo’s formula is very creamy and lightweight and dries in seconds. Plus it has a great minty smell that you’ll really enjoy getting a whiff of. 

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo

I found this shade to compliment my skin tone more than Rose did as it had some mauve undertones that really brightened up my face.

Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo
Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Fomo

The beautiful mauve color was definitely a win for me between the two of them. This shade was also not as drying as Rose. It felt way more creamy and comfortable on the lips with amazing pigment.

Overall these were decent lipsticks. Not the best that I’ve tried and certainly not the worst. They have a wide variety of colors that I think will suit most skin tones.

The pigmentation is amazing and for $12 for the dou I would say it’s certainly worth a try.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Lipstick

Glitter lips have definitely been one of this year’s trends and it’s even more popular as we near the holidays. It’s no secret that everyone wants to put their best glitter looks forward, from outfits to makeup at the holiday parties because everything is better with glitter and lips are no exception.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo

Ciaté London’s Limited Edition Holographic lipstick shades are a quick fix and budget friendly option for perfect glitter lips this season.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo

The set features two lipsticks with metallic formulation that will have you ready for party season. One of the lipsticks is their best selling shade Candy and the other is Infamous Holographic.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo

The instructions are quite simple. It calls for one coat of the lipstick that you are suppose to leave on for one minute to dry and then press lips together until you get your desired amount of glitter.

The way it works is that when you press your lips together it transforms the lipstick into a 3D glitter magic that is pretty awesome to watch.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo

If you do not want too much glitter then just press your lips together once. If you want to be extra, then press your lips together multiple times and that will consistently reveal more and more glitter until you are satisfied with the amount of glitter.

The result is a dazzling, festive look that will be sure to turn heads.

Candy

This is a beautiful light pink shade with subtle hints of mauve.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy

As you can see you cannot tell that there is glitter in the lipstick from the swatch. That’s because the magic happens when the lipstick is rubbed. It’s only then that the glitters appear.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Candy

Infamous Holographic

This shade is described as a berry tone but it swatched a little lighter than berry on my skin tone but still a very beautiful color.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic

On my complexion it almost comes off as a brick color with some red tones and brown tones in there.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic

I was satisfied with just a little bit of glitter so I only pressed my lips together a few times.

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic

 

Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic
Ciate London Glitter Flip Duo Infamous Holographic

The best part about these lipsticks is that you can control the amount of glitter that you want to be revealed so you’re completely in control of the end result.

Both shades were equally flattering but Candy for me felt a tad bit more drying than Infamous. This can easily be fixed by applying a clear high shine top coat over the lipstick so you get some moisture without hiding the sparkling glitter.

If you’re not a fan of matte lipsticks then these gorgeous holiday lip glosses from Anastasia Beverly Hills are a great option for sparkling holiday lips.

 

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

After trying out Fenty Beauty’s Snow Nights collection, I realized that some metallics with very good formula can be very flattering on the lips. I was on a quest to try other brands which brings me to my next metallic lipstick purchase from a Black Radiance.

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

 

Black Radiance is the newest brand to my collection. One thing that I always try to incorporate into my makeup collection is newer brands as often times you can find good quality for less than half the price compared to other major brands.

 

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

 

 

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

The lipsticks come in a nicely packaged gold box with a bold font.

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

It then flips open to reveal the three Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Crémes in Bronze, Copper and Rose Gold as well as the hashtag ‘blackgirlmagic’ which I thought was pretty awesome as this is a black owned brand.

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

I was amazed at how affordable the lipsticks were at less than $10 for the kit. Apart from a few drugstore metallic lipsticks like Wet N Wild, that price was unbeatable, especially for three lipsticks.

Now let’s get into the lipsticks:

Bronze

Like the name states, this color is everything bronze and more. Just pigmented and beautiful.

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze

I was amazed at how beautifully this shade reflected in the light.

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Bronze

Copper

This color has gorgeous reddish brown hues that is perfect for the holidays.

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Copper

 

Rose Gold

This is such a beautiful mauve shade that would compliment most skin tone.

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold

 

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold

Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold
Perfect Tone Metallic Matte Lip Créme Rose Gold

Metallics are definitely not your everyday lipsticks. We may all know that metallic lipsticks can either be a hit or miss for most of us mostly because they are often not the most flattering on the lips. They can sometimes be very drying which makes for a very unattractive look. Normally wearing a clear gloss on top helps with the dryness.

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

One thing that you have to keep in mind if you plan on wearing metallic lipsticks is that you have to exfoliate your lips and keep them well hydrated and moisturized as unlike other lipsticks metallics may not be that forgiving.

Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit
Black Radiance Precious Metals Lip Kit

Overall these were great lipsticks and can be comparable to some higher end brands. The best part about them for me was how complimentary they were to my skin tone. Also the metallics were present but did not overwhelmingly stand out.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Weightless and comfortable on the lips
  • Long Lasting
  • Amazing light reflection

Cons:

  • Dried super fast and did emphasize some of the lines in my lips

 

 

Stila ‘Kiss Me Stila’ Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

The holidays are here and many of us are still struggling to put our outfits together for family dinners and get togethers and haven’t even started on makeup.

The good news is that Stila has got you covered in the makeup department, well the lipsticks for the most part. The Stila ‘Kiss Me Stila’ Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set features three amazing colors that you could rock this holiday.

The Stila 'Kiss Me Stila' Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set
The Stila ‘Kiss Me Stila’ Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set

There is also a ‘Nude Atttitude’ Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set if you’re not into wearing bold lip colors.

Stila Nude Attitude Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stila Nude Attitude Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

The Kiss Me Stilla Liquid Lipstick Set features two matte red shades with one in a metallic finish and a nude color.

The Stila 'Kiss Me Stila' Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set
The Stila ‘Kiss Me Stila’ Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set

The colors included in the set are Beso, Beso Shimmer and Dolce.

Each lipstick contains 0.05 oz of product.

The Stila 'Kiss Me Stila' Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set
The Stila ‘Kiss Me Stila’ Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set

 

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Stila Nude Attitude Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Stila is a brand that many of us have loved from the start. They provide some of the creamiest, weightless and long lasting lipsticks on the market that can compare to no other.

Finding the right shade of nude lipstick is a never ending challenge that many women can relate to. The Stila Nude Attitude Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick trio is a great way to test out different shades to find one that compliments your skin tone.

I’ve had my fair share of trials and errors from Smashbox to KKW Beauty and Fenty Beauty.

Stila Nude Attitude Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stila Nude Attitude Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

The set features three nude Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks that comprise of matte shades Patina and two shimmer matte shades, Illuminaire Shimmer and Miele Shimmer.

Each lipstick contains 0.05 oz of product.

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Lipsticks I Wore in a Week

Lipsticks are one of the biggest selling beauty products of all time. It’s also one of the first things that we notice our mothers wear as kids which is why lipsticks are one of the beauty products that first peeks our interest as teens.

As a young girl, this was one of the things that I noticed my mom would always wear and I know for sure that’s where my obsession first started.

Like many people, you will never catch me without any lip product in my purse. Even if it’s just a lip balm. I notice that I do a pretty good job of switching through my lipsticks. I cycle through long lasting mattes, glosses and creamy lipsticks.

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3 Pumpkin Colored Lipsticks That will get you Into Thanksgiving Mood

As the temperatures plummet and leaves start to change we inevitably start to crave everything pumpkin.

If pumpkin spice is your only reason for living then you’ll be sure to enjoy these Fall must have pumpkin colored lipsticks. While you’re at it grab yourself some pumpkin spice lip balms as well.

These pumpkin hued lipsticks are going to be the perfect addition to your Fall themed wardrobe because who doesn’t need a cute orange lipstick to slay at the Thanksgiving dinner table?

Orange lipsticks are back in full force and you can definitely wear one without looking like a pumpkin.

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Lime Crime Velvetine – Pumpkin Liquid Lipstick

Lime Crime’s Pumpkin liquid lipstick is described as more of a brick red but it does have some hint of pumpkin like orange that dries ultra matte and opaque.

Lime Crime Liquid Lipstick in Pumpkin
Lime Crime Liquid Lipstick in Pumpkin

Source: Lime Crime

Cost – $20.00. Get it here

Kylie Cosmetics – Pumpkin Lip Kit

Kylie’s Lip Kit comes with the liquid lipstick and of course the pencil lip liner. This shade is described as more of a dirty orange mid tone color as opposed to a vibrant in your face orange. They are super lightweight and comfortable on the lips with it’s creamy like matte formula.

 

Kylie Pumpkin Lipstick
Kylie Pumpkin Lipstick

Source: Kylie Cosmetics

Cost- $29.00; Get it here

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick – Pumpkin Pie

These liquid lipsticks are ultra long lasting and sits comfortably on the lips without crumbling or feathering.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice

Source: Beautylish

Cost – $18; Get it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ulta’s Fan Fave Lip Products that Everyone is Living For

Many of us have a favorite collection of lip products that we reach for time and time again. We know that it’s almost impossible to find that one lipstick that will give us everything we want so when we do we treasure it forever or just buy multiples at a time.

We favorite different products for different reasons but if there are hundreds maybe even thousands of people who feel the same way about a lipstick then maybe there is something special about it.

Let’s take a look at some of Ulta’s lip products that are favorited by fans. There might be something on that list that is a part of your faves as well.

Continue reading to find out.

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Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Unveil & Uncuffed

Rihanna definitely had a vision when she released four new shades of the Stunna Lip Paint Collection. These nude browns and that wild card black lipstick have everyone in a frenzy.

The theme of the packaging is very consistent to the look of the website with that rebel black font and design. The mood of it just screams Rihanna.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Uveil and Uncuffed
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Uveil and Uncuffed

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