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Beauty IRL: Don’t Fear The Bold Lip

Beauty IRL: Don’t Fear The Bold Lip

I know the beauty industrial complex yells a lot about how the bright lip is the only thing you need in your arsenal, and how it makes you look instantly pulled together, gorgeous and glowy, hiding the hideous shebeast beneath with one swipe. This is the job of most beauty writing. It alternately intimidates and inspires you, telling you that you are both beautiful and a monster. It’s basically the manipulative best frenemy, expertly skilled in the backhanded compliment. Everything about this is bullshit. But, there’s a teensy nugget of truth in this lipstick mess. They might be kind of right with this one. Keep reading »

How Do I Find My Inner Red Lipstick Chutzpah?

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Confession time: I have a weird phobia surrounding bright lipstick. I used to read the online worries of other women who were too fearful to go out in public with a bright red lip and feel smug in my refusal to to get caught up in such petty hang-ups (I know, rude), and now here I am, feeling exactly the same way. I’ve read all the tutorials about the perfect red lip, bought favorite colors, and even got a kickass lip primer — and then proceed to only bust them out once every few months. No matter how delicately and perfectly I apply it, I can’t help but fear that the color is streaking off my lip in bright red globs or caking right off. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: TopShop Creamy Finish Lipstick In Wicked

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Creamy Lip Finish Lipstick In Wicked

I’m super into the dark lip trend that’s going on right now, but with my fair complexion it’s hard to find a color that doesn’t make me look like a vampire. When TopShop sent us some of their new fall/winter lipsticks, I spotted a burgundy color called “Wicked” that I knew I wanted to try. So did it look good, wear well and last? Here’s what my Beauty Test Drive revealed… Keep reading »

Color-Changing Henna Lipstick Is So Much Fun

Color-Changing Henna Lipstick Is So Much Fun

This odd green lipstick, also known as Magic Moroccan Hare Color Changing Lipstick, is one of my favorite beauty products in the whole wide world — and the universe’s resolution smudgy, goopy lipstick hang-ups. It’s often referred to as henna lipstick because of its staining power, though there isn’t any straight-up proof that it’s truly a Moroccan product or that it includes henna in it. What the lipstick does likely have in it is Red 27, which was a major ingredient in the short-lived “mood lipstick” trend of the ’80s (apparently, color-changing lipstick has been around for about a billion years and my generation is late to the game). The moment the stuff hits your lips, the Red 27 allows it to change from green to a lovely reddish-pink hue. The coolest part is that it shows up as a different color on everyone — the lipstick reacts to the acidity and temperature of your lips, creating a slightly different shade on everyone who uses it. Because your body chemistry varies, you could find yourself wearing a different color from one day to the next. Keep reading »

Beauty Trend: Bright Fuschia Lips

Beauty Trend: Bright Fuschia Lips

The CFDA Awards were a few days ago, but it’s never too late to appreciate flawless makeup game. Solange Knowles didn’t wild out on anyone as far as I know, but she did go crazy with a tube of bright fuschia lipstick. Hot pink with a little dash of purple in it, fuschia lipstick looks amazing on all different skin tones and will make it impossible for people to stop staring at your mouth. So make sure you don’t have anything stuck in your teeth and rock one of the fuschia shades on your kisser ASAP. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Etre Belle Liplift Peel

Beauty Test Drive: Liplift Peel

At times, my lips are so dry they resemble truck tires. And then when I wear matte lip colors or stains, they adhere to the dead skin leaving a patchwork mess. The look and feel isn’t attractive, trust. I have been on the hunt for a lip scrub to revive my pout for some time and was thrilled to receive this Liplift Peel. Keep reading »

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