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.

 

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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

 

 

Fenty Beauty Snow Nights Frosted Lipstick

Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Snow Nights Frosted Lipstick

Rihanna’s new Chill Owt Collection recently launched and it’s definitely looking icy hot. I picked up Fenty Beauty’s limited edition Snow Nights Frosted Metal Lipstick 3 pc set as the colors looked interestingly different from what I already had in my own personal collection.

Fenty Beauty Snow Nights Frosted Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Snow Nights Frosted Lipstick

The set contains three frosted metallic lipsticks in the colors Fog Snog, No Chill and Frost Sauce.

Fenty Beauty Snow Nights Frosted Lipstick
Fenty Beauty Snow Nights Frosted Lipstick

Each lipstick is 1.9g

According to the description, the lipsticks have a

“Crisp Metallic Color, Fresh Frosted Finish”

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Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipstick

Metallic Madness | Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipsticks

One drugstore brand that cannot be shook and has continued to change the makeup game is Wet n Wild. Some of my all time favorite lipsticks are from wet n wild, like the shade Nudist Peach.

Their liquid catsuit collection has been a favorite among many makeup lovers that they had since release the same shades in a metallic version and those have also been very popular.

I’m telling you it’s hard not to love them. It’s like a revamped version of the already stunning shades but a little more fun and flirty.

1Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipstick
Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipstick

I purchased six shades of the metallic versions and they’re on fire! Keep on reading to see the swatch!

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Maybelline Python Metallic Lip Kit

Maybelline Lip Python Kit – Investment Worthy?

I never imagined the day I would be wearing Python on my lips that’s why you should never say never. My most recent purchase includes Maybelline’s famous Lip Python kit that’s all over Instagram.

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As for me there might be a couple of occasions where I could where this like a Halloween costume party or a random Red Light Special (wink).Read More »