I’m back and I’m running wild. It’s been a while since I wrote a post but I’ve been doing a lot of makeup cleaning and organizing that I couldn’t wait to show you what I found at the bottom of my makeup drawer. [Read more…]
It can be a pretty scary thought when it comes to buying makeup and lipstick only to realize that it wasn’t what you expected to be. Many of us don’t have confidence in cheaper brands just because they usually turn out to be a waste of money. [Read more…]
Hey fellow bloggers and readers,
I have to admit that I’m glad to be back after taking off a month. If you’ve noticed that I’ve been MIA for a while that’s because I recently got married and was caught up in wedding planning and travelling. Now that that’s all over just been trying to get back to my lipstick hunting and weekly blogging.
Well you guys know that I love a good deal, especially if you’re someone like me who spends a lot on makeup. Butter London has been my secret obsession as of late. I’ve purchased their lip oil that I’m convinced was a God sent because it’s literally the best thing that has happened to my lips. And because I was very happy with that purchase, I had to go back and get other products, of course.
The good news is that Butter London is having a sale and that’s how I ended up buying more products. Click here to take advantage of that sale and reclaim your lipstick game! Since it’s a sale item, it may or may not be available but the lipstick version can be found on Amazon as well.
My most recent purchase is the Primrose Hill Picnic Lip Crayon as seen in the pic below:
It’s a very girly and flirty fuchsia-like shade on me. I really got a ton of compliments on this color as it is so vibrant and just lights up my entire face.
You can compare it to my first lip crayon purchase from Butter London in the shade Teddy Boy that is more of pinkish nude on my skin tone that I wear all the time now when I’m not trying to go too heavy on the makeup.
I am convinced that this product was sent from the gods of lip care. As a frequent lipstick wearer, and for extended hours at a time, my lips tend to suffer from dryness as well as peeling. Rough, dry and peeling lips is never sexy, especially under some matte lipstick! I do still routinely scrub and exfoliate my lips but sometimes I just need something more to lock in that moisture and I believe I’ve finally found it.
butter London’s Lush Lip Oil in the shade Ballet Blush is the business. I’ve never purchased any form of lip oil before and that’s why I was motivated to get this one. This lip oil is packed with so much healing benefits and awesome ingredients like chia seed oil, pear seed oil and green tea extract that leaves your lips fully moisturized for up to like 4 hours.
One negative may be the price point for some of us but at $22 it’s definitely worth every penny. Packaging and application is simple and super easy with just two pumps that gives you the perfect amount to fully cover your lips. It glides on smoothly with a sheer tint of color and most importantly it’s not sticky, I can’t stand a sticky lip gloss!
Anyone tried butter London’s lip oil? Leave me some feedback in the comments below and let PuckerUpBabe know.
I recently picked up an e.l.f. tinted lip balm when I was on one of my grocery runs. It was definitely an impulse buy but so is about 60% of my makeup collection. The good news is that this e.l.f. lip balm was only a dollar so if it didn’t work out then I wouldn’t feel so bad. It comes in a super cute little container that will fit absolutely anywhere!
I got the tinted e.l.f lip balm in the color peach just because it was the brightest of the three colors on the fixture and the other two just seemed too neutral to me. Now because the lip balm only cost me a dollar I really didn’t expect it to work any wonders but much to my surprise it did keep my lips moisturized for more than four hours.
The only negative I have is that I didn’t really see much of a peachy tint on my lips as it claimed . It was also a bit sticky at first try but that may have been because I applied three coats of the lip balm due to lack of seeing the peach tint.
This is a lip balm that I will definitely purchase again. Even though I didn’t get to see the tint that I wanted, it was functional and got the job done of keeping my lips moisturized. The stickiness that I felt at first try did wear off after some time. You can also check out some of my other lip balms and lip care products that give me great results.
What are your current affordable favorites? Let PukerUpBabe know. Thanks for reading XOXO
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?
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.
- 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.
Sporting Milani’s Matte Orchid
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.
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.
This is my new favorite lip balm. First of all, I love the ease of use because of it’s round shape. Often times, it’s very hard for me to get to the corner of my lips, which is the part that gets the most chapped and dry for me, but this allows me to easily get into those hard to get corners with no problem. It goes on really smooth and keeps my lips moisturized. I usually put this on before I wear any lipstick, especially one of a matte finish so that my lips stay moist all day long.
Another reason why I love this lip balm is because it taste amazing and it’s 95% organic and made with awesome ingredients like jojoba oil and Shea butter which definitely makes my lips happy. Check it out and let me know what you think.
There is nothing worse than seeing a woman wearing lipstick on dry, chapped and peeling lips. Wearing lipstick when your lips are in bad shape is always a bad idea because the lipstick, especially if it’s a brightly colored one like red, will only emphasize those flaws. It’s always important to regularly care for your puckers by keeping them hydrated and exfoliated. My current regime for my lip care includes a mixture of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and brown sugar. I rub this on my lips at least four times a week. The brown sugar acts as a scrub and exfoliates while the olive oil locks in the moisture. You can choose to do this as often as you would like to ensure that your lips are smooth and moisturized. So prep those lips and get ready to pucker up.