e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick

e.l.f. Liquid Matte – Top Drugstore Lipstick?

I’ve tried quite a few drugstore lipsticks but el.f. wasn’t one of them.

My usual purchases from e.l.f include brushes, contour and blush set as well as their lip balms and lip exfoliators so yeah, I have to admit that to me it’s a decent drugstore brand as I frequently purchase their products.

New to my list of e.l.f products is their liquid matte lipsticks. They come in eleven different shades and I purchased four of them online from Ulta.


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10 Best Nude Lipsticks that Won’t Make you Look Like a Corpse

Like many, finding the right shade of nude lipstick is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Pretty much near impossible. At one point they even had us checking out or nipples for the right shade. That’s how serious this nude lipstick situation has become.

The cosmetics industry has come a long way when it comes to perfecting a nude shade that will compliment most skin tones. I’ve created a list of my favorite nude lipsticks that weren’t necessarily perfect but got pretty close.

Best Nude Lipsticks
10 Nude Lipsticks that won’t make you look like a Corpse!

We all know of those nude lipsticks that make us look like we just walked out the cemetery but the choices from this list did everything but that. Some may need a little bit more tweaking  than others with some lip pencils but these worked out great for me.

Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid LipstickDose of Cocoa
Check out my review here

KKW Beauty Creme LipstickNude 5
Read my swatch review here

MilaniNaturally Chic
See review here

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid LipstickVerona
I received this one in my June 2018 Boxycharm. See how it swatches here

Too Faced melted Matte Liquified Long Wear LipstickCool Girl
Check out swatch here

Smashbox Always on Liquid LipstickStepping Out
Find the swatch here

Stila Stay All Day Liquid LipstickCaramello
Swatch review here

Colourpop X MakeupShaylaQuickie
Check out the Collab review here

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid PigmentBad B
See the swatch here

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte LipstickSoft Pink
Find out how it swatched here


Why L’Oreal did it right with Chocolate Scented Lipsticks

Don’t hold back your cravings, you can have your chocolate lipstick and eat it too…..not quite but at least you’ll be smelling like chocolate all day….and who ever complains about that?

No one ever!

L’Oreal has been satisfying everyone’s chocolate craving lately with their new line  of chocolate scented lipsticks.

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks | Les Chocolats
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks | Les Chocolats


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Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Set

NEW Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick Set

The story goes that ABH is on top of the list when it comes to makeup so of course I wanted to investigate for myself.

I have actually tried ABH in the past and I have to admit that their makeup is a force to be reckoned with. I tried their summer lip gloss set and I was very happy with them. The colors were absolutely gorgeous and I still frequently wear them to this day.

I recently picked up the Mini Matte Lipstick Set at Sephora a few weeks back because I wanted to see if they were as good as the lip gloss.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Set
Soft Pink, Kiss, Spice, Dead Roses

So here we go …

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Cashmere Silk Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild

It’s Almost Cashmere Season

While many of us are still trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer, I’m getting ready for fall. I’m excited for sweaters, flannels, leggings and of course lipstick. My new addition is Cashmere Silk Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild.

Cashmere Silk Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild
Cashmere Silk Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild

Buy it here for $5.79.

Cashmere Silky Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild
Cashmere Silky Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild

This lipstick is definitely a more fall color I would say as it has more of a dark brown chocolate-y color that I don’t have in my current collection and that was all the reason I needed so I bought it.

Cashmere Silk Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild
Cashmere Silk Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild

As I applied it, off the bat it was very moisturizing, however I noticed that it had too much of a silky finish almost borderline metallic which wasn’t a problem really so I decided to just do one application of the lipstick because I wanted to keep that silk finish toned down.  It did give me a more mature look which honestly I don’t mind because I’m so used to wearing very vibrant and fun lipsticks. Overall, I though it was a great lip shade that I will be using down the road as fall creeps in.

Cashmere Silk Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild
Cashmere Silk Finish Lipstick by Wet n Wild

What I love about Wet n Wild’s lipstick is that they’re very affordable and have a very wide shade range where you can always find something that appeals to you. I know that this shade has probably been around for a while because it was kinda hard to find online and since I live in a small town I’m thinking that they just send all the older shades to my little neighborhood store that’s why I always end up with them since I do a lot of makeup impulse buys there.

You can also buy a 3 pack for $7.40 since holiday season is coming up and share it with your family friends.

Any recommendations for Wet n Wild Lipsticks you’d like me to try? Comment below and let Puckerupbabe know.


Mixing and Matching Nude Lipsticks

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So I’ve been trying to hold off on buying new lipsticks for a while until I can use up what I already have. With that said, I can get bored with wearing the same lipsticks quick so I’ve been trying different ways to make wearing my old lipsticks more fun.

Okay, so let’s get to it. I wore my Milani Matte Confident 67 and wanted it to be of a little lighter shade so I applied a topcoat of my Maybelline Totally Toffee 215 which lightened it up and resulted in a slightly brownish nude lip color. It was a completely new lip shade and it was totally free.

Not only does this help me to keep some change in my pocket, it’s fun and exciting to see what new shades your old lipsticks can bring forth.

Leave a comment and let me know what shades you’ve combined.

Puckerup XOXO

e.l.f. Pink Petal Lip Stain

e.l.f. Pink Petal Lip Stain
e.l.f. Pink Petal Lip Stain

I got this e.l.f. Lip Stain on impulse buy, which happens to me more than I would like, because I thought the name sounded really cute, so the swatch must be amazing and sure enough, like many times before, I was very disappointed with this product. Firstly, I would start with the pros and those are that it was affordable and the pointy pen-like tip made application very easy for a sleek, smudge free lip.

e.l.f. Pink Petal Lip Stain
e.l.f. Pink Petal Lip Stain

I hated everything else about this lip stain. It was very dry from the minute I opened it and applied it to my lips. I also tried to wet the tip a little bit so that the product would come out. Eventually, that helped out a little and was able to get some color on my lips. The color was not vibrant at on my lips. I needed the shade to be a little brighter because I thought it washed me out. Then, it only lasted for about an hour and a half before the color started disappearing. I will not be buying this product again. I still, however, do enjoy a few products from e.l.f. and my Lip Exfoliator is one of them.

Try it out and let me know that you think by leaving your comments below. Puckers to you, xoxo.

Ravishing Incessant Russet

L'Oreal Incessant Russet  219
L’Oreal Incessant Russet 219

L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor is a lip stain that is similar to the Covergirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor that I’ve used in the past with it’s two step application. It has two sides, the lip color on one end and a hydrating lip balm on the other end.

L'Oreal Incessant Russet  219
L’Oreal Incessant Russet 219

I bought this in the shade Incessant Russet 219 and is sort of a reddish brownish color on my lips. It’s a vibrant color that can easily transition from sultry daytime to sexy night time. In my opinion, I do prefer Covergirl’s Outlast Lip Color to this one because the color seemed to last a lot longer throughout the day as I ate and drank. With L’Oreal’s Pro-Last, the color faded quickly especially in the center of my lips. I also found myself having to re-apply the lip color and the lip balm a few times because the color fades and it’s not as intense. It also had a tendency to get very dry and flaky, which was also true for the Covergirl outlast, but this one seemed to happen faster.

I guess it would last 24 hours if we excluded activities such as eating and drinking, but if you feel like you wouldn’t be annoyed with re-applying the lip color and lip balm then you might wanna give it a try because the color is fantastic. D,  however, exfoliate your lips before applying which would decrease the flaking and give you a longer wear. What’s your favorite L’Oreal Lip Stain?. Post your comments and pics. Puckers to you xoxo.

Berrylicious Winter Lips

Milani and Almay
Milani and Almay

There are times when I’m not looking for a specific lipstick so what I do is pick out a lip liner first and get inspiration from that to choose on a lipstick shade. It’s the same as picking out your shoes first and getting inspiration from your shoes to put the rest of your outfit together. So, recently I was at Wal-Mart and went through the beauty aisle – of course, and the Milani 12 Lip Liner caught my eye. I’ve just started trying out Milani lip products and actually liked them so this was another opportunity for me to try another lip product.

After I got my lip liner I then searched for a fun lipstick shade that I could possiblypair with it and I ended up with Almay 120 with a medium-red shade. I was so excited to put these two lip shades together and was impressed with the results. These two shades had my lips puckering in berrylicious style.

Almay lipstick 120 and Milani 12 Lip Liner
Almay lipstick 120 and Milani 12 Lip Liner