Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick

Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick Review

Zara has launched some of the most comfortable and weightless matte lipsticks I have ever tried.

The fashion brand recently dropped it’s Ultimatte and High Matte liquid lipstick collection along with matching Line It Up lip liners.

Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick

You can check out the review on the Behind the Scenes Kit to see swatches of one the Line It Up lip liner and the Hi Matte liquid lipstick.

The lipsticks came in a very colorful box with each lipstick containing 0.12 oz.

Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick

The lipsticks all have that uniform navy color with that very soft to the touch packaging that gives you traction and allows for easy grip.

Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick

All the ultimatte lipsticks are only good for 6 months, unfortunately, so you’ll have to make sure that you use them up regularly.

Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick

All the lipsticks were highly pigmented and and had a slight candy like smell to them. They were also very creamy and easy to apply.

Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick

Knowing that these were selected by Pat McGrath, they make an awesome budget friendly set with great quality.

They are however, not the best long lasting lipsticks that I have tried. They do provide some type of moisture for being a matte lipstick but they also do transfer as well.

Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick
Zara Ultimatte Trio Lipstick

You’ll have to make sure that you carry it with you to reapply as needed throughout the day.

UM01

Both the Behind the Scenes Lip Kit and the Ultimatte Trio Kit contain the shade UM01. 

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

UM03

Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM01
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM03

UM11

Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick UM11

Whether you’re aa makeup junkie who just loves to hoard lipsticks or someone who is just looking to get into lipsticks, this is a perfect set to try as it contains universally flattering colors that should compliment most skin tones.

There is a neutral, more girl next door shade as a well as a bold berry shade that makes statement. They’re all super pigmented and moisture rich and perfect to wear in the cold and drying winter months.

Zara Ultimatte Lipstick Trio
Zara Ultimatte Lipstick Trio
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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

 

 

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

 

ColourPop Got a Minute Lippie Stix Bundle

Why Our World Would End if ColourPop Disappeared

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We can all agree that Colourpop is one of the most budget friendly brands out there that offer quality products. This is a brand that I could surely purchase from all day long and if they were to ever go away I would never be able to stretch my coins the way I do right now.

If you agree and if you’ve got a minute, then you’ll want to keep on reading.

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There was a RiRi Woo Lipstick? Where have I been?

I’ve been wanting to try out something different from MAC to switch it up a little bit and keep it fresh so I did some research on makeup lovers favorite lipsticks from MAC whether old or new and I can’t believe what I found!

There was a Riri Woo Lipstick!

Photo Courtesy Pixabay
Photo Courtesy Pixabay

How come I did not know about this?

This was a collaboration done back in 2013 with Rihanna as part of a holiday collection. This came up on my search as a favorite by many and I was floored because I missed out.

Photo Courtesy Pixabay
Photo Courtesy Pixabay

Riri Woo, like Ruby Woo is also a retro matte finish but with a much cooler undertone.

I definitely have my go to shades from MAC which are my red retro matte Ruby Woo, Lady Danger, one of the hottest orange shades and All Fired Up, my favorite pink.

These shades have complimented my skin tone in the best way possible and they are gonna be in my collection until they’re discontinued, hopefully not. The struggle…

I wonder if I can still get my hands on this Riri Woo lipstick?

Probably not!

The next shade that came up is Instigator which is a more current shade. It’s a deep plum color which is more fall appropriate but fall is right around the corner so it wouldn’t be so bad to get it now. I’ll keep this one on my list for now.

Photo from MAC Website
Photo from MAC Website

I still cant believe I did not know about the Riri Lipstick!