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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Pat McGrath Labs Mini MatteTrance Trio

Pat McGrath is one of the most well known makeup artist in the world and her makeup is like a prized possession for many.

When Pat McGrath lipsticks became available in minis I jumped at the opportunity and got myself a pack of the Colour Blitz Mini Matte Trance. One of her lipsticks go for $38 so I was shook when I saw that she had minis available for $25. That was definitely a steal for me.

Pat McGrath Colour Blitz Mini Matte Trance Trio
Pat McGrath Colour Blitz Mini Matte Trance Trio

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@nymatang

Nyma Tang M.A.C. Lipstick has Dropped!

M.A.C. Cosmetics has clearly made a name for itself when it comes to red lipsticks as their cult favorite blue red Ruby Woo is favorited by many including myself, so when it comes to red hues we trust M.A.C. wholeheartedly.

Nyma Tang is a well known South Sudanese Beauty YouTuber who recently dropped a collaboration with M.A.C. Cosmetics. Nyma gave us a sneak peek of her creation on her Instagram back in January of herself in M.A.C Cosmetics’ Lab formulating her lipstick.

@nymatang
@nymatang

What made Nyma Tang so popular and relatable is that she frequently discusses the everyday struggles for women of darker complexion to find basic makeup staples like foundations, concealers, lipsticks, just to name a few, that will compliment their skin tone and made sure that this lipstick is one that is universally flattering for every skin tone. And that she did!

@nymatang
@nymatang

Nine months later, the Nyma Tang lipstick was born and can now be purchased on M.A.C Cosmetics website.  It’s a gorgeous red with warm undertones and a matte finish that’s right up my alley.

Source: MAC Cosmetics
Source: MAC Cosmetics

 

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Minis - Red Edition

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick Swatch

There are times when I get that feeling that I need to try something new, more often than I would like, but I have been itching lately to try Huda Beauty and so it began…

You’ve probably noticed that like mine, your Instagram feed is probably flooded with Huda Beauty makeup pictures from beauty gurus so yes, I’ve been thinking about Huda Beauty lately.

I finally realized that it was probably a sign from the gods for me to get the lipsticks and Huda Beauty walked into my life!

 Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Minis - Red Edition
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Minis – Red Edition

So of course, I want to share my swatching experience with my lovely readers!

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Best Red Lipsticks for Valentine 2018

5 Best Red Lipsticks for Valentine 2018.

Looking for that perfect shade of red lipstick that will impress your partner this Valentine’s? Well here’s the scoop on some of my favorite red lipsticks that you can try. They range from different price points so there’s something for everyone.

Red lipstick is no doubt a fashion statement all in itself and it might be a little intimidating at first but it is the one shade that can instantly elevate your sexy factor with little to no effort.

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway with your beau or a fancy dinner date night, you better not be caught without some sexy red lips. It is an essential part of a perfect Valentine.

Besides, there is no celebrating Valentine without some red lips.

Without further ado, let’s get to it shall we?

Revlon Rich Girl Red

This lipstick was so moisturizing it felt almost like a balm to me. It has a very radiant finish as well which is an added bonus. This will easily create that glamorous look you are going for. This can be found at your local drugstore.

Revlon Rich Girl Red
Revlon Rich Girl Red

Milani Matte Kiss

This is a darker red and like the name, has a matte finish.  It does has a very smooth finish and I would say it’s more of a semi matte finish as it felt like it had a little bit of moisture as I glided it on. The wear time on this was 5 hours for me. Find it at your local drugstore.

Milani Matte Kiss
Milani Matte Kiss

 

NYX BLS15

Another drugstore brand, this lipstick is creamy with an easy application. Very pigmented and also feels very light on the lips. One application would be enough as it has a very high impact color.

NYX BLS15 red lipstick
NYX BLS15 red lipstick

 

 

Ruby Woo by MAC

Of course I couldn’t leave this one off the list. Even though I wish it was more moisturizing on the lips, it’s my all time favorite and that’s never gonna change anytime soon.

MAC Ruby Woo
MAC Ruby Woo

LipSense Flygirl

If you’re  thinking that your man is gonna wine and dine you this Valentine and don’t want to be bothered with your lipstick transferring or don’t want to be reapplying your lipstick every so often then this is definitely the lipstick for you. The only thing you would have to reapply is the lip gloss to keep that shine throughout the day. You can never go wrong with this as this is like the Ferrari of lipsticks when it comes to wear time.

LipSense Flygirl
LipSense Flygirl

With all these options make sure to dress to impress this Valentine’s.

Happy Kissing!

XOXO

Falling for Orange

Now that Fall is upon us, I’ve been gathering all my fall shades in my nail polishes and my lipsticks. I often find myself asking “What color lipstick should I wear?” For those of you who don’t know, I normally put an outfit together based on the lip color that I choose. Since we’re also around the corner from Halloween, I though that I could throw in some Fall/Halloween colors into my outfits without looking like a hot mess. 

I recently wore my Lady Danger lipstick by MAC. Buy Here.

Similar: Sweet Nectar by Milani. Buy Here

Similar: Purty Persimmon by Wet N Wild. Buy Here

 

Lady Danger has a reddish orange tone to it that gives you that sexy look while making it perfect for the Fall/Halloween theme with the orange tint that you get from it. You can easily pair this with neutral colors so that your outfit and accessories are not competing with each other.


I also paired it with a beautiful orange red/orange shade nail polish from e.l.f. cosmetics called Mango Madness. This shade of nail polish is a great alternative from the usual black nail polish (not that black nail polish isn’t sexy) that we use for Halloween but it doesn’t hurt to change it up a little with some vibrancy.

What colors are you excited to wear this Fall? Let PuckerUpBabe know in the comments below 

I tried Lipsense

I Tried LipSense – Is it Worth the Hype?

If you haven’t heard about LipSense by now then you’re either living in a cave somewhere or on another planet because they are literally all over the internet and Instagram and there’s a huge hype about the product. I recently got sent one of their lip colors to test and try in exchange for an honest review.

So here it goes, LipSense is a three piece lip applicator system that comes with the Lip Color, the Lip Gloss and the Remover.

LipSense Lipstick, Lip Gloss and Remover
LipSense Lipstick, Lip Gloss and Remover

They claim to be Smudge Proof, Kiss Proof and Water Proof. Does it really work? Is it really worth all the hype? Well, let’s find out…

My LipSense package came in a cute little bag with decorative paper and with a set of very specific instructions for application which was very helpful.

LipSense Package
LipSense Package

The lip color that I received is called Fly Girl which is like a deep red on my skin tone.

LipSense Fly Girl Lip Stick
LipSense Fly Girl Lip Stick

I made sure that my lips were clean and dry before application. While applying my first layer, I did immediately feel a little tingling that went away after a while. I did follow the instructions and waited 5 to 10 seconds for it to dry before applying my other two layers. After the last layer dried I applied the Lip Gloss and the results were not what I expected. Without the Lip Gloss it would just be dull and dry on the lips.  It’s like having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly…it just doesn’t work. The lip gloss is a must! It made everything come together giving me a very vibrant and sexy look.

Here is a video of me trying it out:

End Result:

LipSense Lipstick in the Color Fly Girl
LipSense Lipstick in the Color Fly Girl

I did put this lipstick through the test of time. I ate plenty of different things throughout the day like chips, nachos, cookies and also drank coffee and other fluids and left no lip stain on my coffee mug or straw. The smudge proof is definitely real. Later in the day I  went to the gym, even though I was the only one with my lipstick popping while working out. Hey! There’s nothing wrong with looking fly at the gym. However, after and hour and a half I did manage to work up a sweat and the lipstick still held up well for the most part.

Lipstick Still Holding up After the Gym
Lipstick Still Holding up After the Gym

As you can see from the picture, my lips weren’t as glossy as before but keep in mind that at that time it was going on 6 hours and I didn’t reapply any lip gloss, which you are suppose to do throughout the day, but I wanted to see how long I could go without reapplying the lip gloss. Another thing is that the lipstick started disappearing on my waterline on the inside of my bottom lip, not that it was obvious, so it really wasn’t a big deal for me.

When I got home after the gym, I did apply some lip gloss to get rid of that dry feeling and the lipstick looked like I had put on a fresh coat. I was impressed! This is a photo taken from my Instagram Stories right after I reapplied my lip gloss for the first time.

First Lip Gloss Reapplication
First Lip Gloss Reapplication

I had fun testing out this lipstick from LipSense. I’m always in search of a new lip product that can work wonders and LipSense definitely did that for me. The wear that this lipstick provides is unbelievable and I would definitely make it part of my collection.

If you’re thinking about adding LipSense to your collection here are some things to think about:

Pros

  1. Wear; It does literally lasts for hours; I didn’t test it for up to 18 hours because after 10 hours without any other lipstick application I was sold.
  2. No Reapplication Required; If you’re going to an event and don’t want to worry about your lipstick smudging and wearing off then LipSense is the way to go. All you need is the Lip Gloss.
  3. No Animal Testing; Cruelty free, Lead Free, and Vegan

Cons

  1. Price; It is on the pricier side but now I know that the benefits of the lipstick and it’s long lasting power can justify that.
  2. Time; The application of the lipstick takes a bit more time than your normal lipsticks because you have to wait for the coats to dry in between which can be time consuming.
  3. Tingling/Alcohol Content; There is a little tingling when you first apply it but it goes away very quickly. There was also a slight alcohol smell but it wasn’t overpowering at all.

All in all am I impressed with LipSense? Yes! Will I recommend it? Yes! Did it do everything that it claimed? Yes, and then some!

To order LipSense products you can contact Melissa, an Independent Lipsense Distributor (#252461) so she can hook your lips up or contact her on Instagram at @melissagetslippy

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Red, White, Blue and Ruby Woo

To kick off my Memorial Day Weekend, I was rocking the red, white and blue, but who wasn’t right? Even though I didn’t do anything major or had any fantastic plans, I had my own little way of celebrating with my lipstick. Ruby Woo that is! There was just no other way to make it memorable without my classic, statement red lip. In my mind, that is just the ultimate and only lipstick you’ll need, but then again that’s just me.

Memorial Day Weekend Makeup
Memorial Day Weekend Makeup

Nevertheless, I had fun dressing up and putting together my makeup this weekend. I normally just keep my makeup simple especially if I’m wearing a bold lip color because I don’t want my makeup and overall look to be competing with each other. I paired my makeup with some cute button up tops and my red nail polish to bring everything together.

Memorial Day with Ruby Woo
Memorial Day with Ruby Woo

Now that Memorial Day has officially come and gone, I have to say that I’m excited to be heading into summer time with new and exciting lipsticks and trends that I can’t wait to try. I’ll probably be taking a little break from my Ruby Woo, but I’m not making any promises.

Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend. How did you guys celebrate? Give me some feedback in the comments below.

XOXO

The 4 Best Things about Spring 2017

Now that Spring has sprung the fashion runway has graced us with some of the hottest lip shades of the season. It’s time to pack up your neutrals and unleash the attention grabbers from your collection. Here are some of the lip shades that have been causing a frenzy this season:

1.Orange

This is a fun and vibrant shade that is bold, bright and loud. It just screams ‘welcome spring’ and looking forward to summer. For darker skin tones, you want to stick with a red orange and lighter skin tones a more peachy orange. Get it on Amazon.

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MAC Lady Danger


2. Fuchsia

This is definitely a shade that is more flirty and playful. The purplish-pink tones will compliment any skin tone as purple is known to be a universally flattering color. This is a shade that almost all women will already have in their lipstick collection so don’t be afraid to sport it. I, myself, have quite a few that fall under this category. Don’t judge me!

Get it on Amazon.

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Milani Matte Orchid


3. Plum

Now, there are different shades to plum, the darker and mysterious shade and the lighter shades which I would say looks similar to a fuchsia but with less pink, if you know what I mean. It’s electrifying and would instantly take your look to a whole nother level.

Get it on Amazon.

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Rimmel Show Off Lip Stain

4. Red

And last but definitely not least, the shade red. Well did you think we would leave this classic off the list? Shame on you! We all know that red is here to stay and it would be a crime if it was forgotten. Matte red seemed to be the dominant shade this season. It’s a very responsive shade that automatically commands attention. Every woman should possess a tube of red lipstick, even if not for everyday wear, for those special occasions where you wanna make a powerful statement. Get it on Amazon.

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MAC Ruby Woo

PuckerUpBabe’s Guide to Choosing Lip Color for Dark Skin

Does the thought of finding a lipstick that will compliment your skin scare you? If you’re feeling hopeless about the situation then fear no more. We’ve all been in that same situation where we’ve purchased lipsticks only to find out that they do not go with our skin tone. You’re either looking too washed out or you’re looking like a clown. So what do you do?

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It’s been proven that bold and bright colored lipsticks compliment darker skin tones really well. Dark skin can range from an olive skin tone to a dark skin tone, so if you’re ready to give up the guessing game then follow these guidelines.

  1. Choose lipsticks that fall under the category of dark reds, corrals, fuchsia and purples. These colors are bold, daring and exciting to wear. Anyone can easily pull it off if done the right way. You don’t even need a fully baked face to pull it off. Normally bold lips are paired with very minimal face and eye makeup so as to make your lips pop. Well, after all, that’s the point! to make those lips pop. In my opinion, it takes a lot more effort to pull off a neutral color lip as opposed to a bold lip.

Some of my go-to bold lips are Sephora’s Mr. Lover, MAC’s Ruby Woo, MAC’s Lady Danger and Milani Matte Orchid just to name a few.

 

Sporting Milani’s Matte Orchid

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2. If you’re a bit hesitant about jumping in to wearing bold, dramatic lipsticks then test the waters first with something more subdued like a matte coral or orange color before breaking out the brighter shades.

 

Wearing a less dramatic Wet N Wild lipstick in the shade Salsa Lessons.

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This way it’s still adding a color pop to your face in an understated kind of way. You can also build up on the color and add a shimmering lip gloss as you get more confident.

PuckerUpBabe XOXO