Reblog with your favorite NAKED color combinations.
I’m curious to see how everybody else uses their Naked Palette(s)!
Here are some of my current favorite combinations from the original:
*H: Highlight, L: Lid, C: Crease, OV: Outer-V*
- Virgin (H), Sin (L), Toasted (C) & Darkhorse (OV)
- Half Baked (L), Smog (C), Virgin (H), Hustle (OV)
- Sidecar (L), Virgin (H), Hustle (C)
& from the NAKED2:
- Bootycall (L) & Tease (C).
- Verve (H), Suspect (L), YDK (C), Busted (OV).
Product Review: Revlon Lip Butters (+swatches).
I’ll try not to make this an in-depth review of these just because- let’s be honest, there are hundreds of reviews out there on these right now. I am going to give my personal insight and mention some things that I do like about these Lip Butters and give full-on descriptions on the shades that I got so far. Thus being said- without regret, I am proud to say that I jumped on the Revlon Lip Butter Craze/Buzz that has been going around our beauty community for the past 2 months or so. It took me a while to give into these Lip Butters for various of reasons: 1.) I could barely find any in my local drugstores or there were few shades left on display that I didn’t care for. 2.) The price. I found it hard to come around paying $8 for a drugstore lipstick/ tinted lip balm. 3.) I have way tooo many lipsticks & lip products in general- I knew it wasn’t necessary for me to purchase more.
Things took an unexpected turn on a given Sunday- when I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond with my mom (and there’s a Harmon section/dept. that carries drugstore items for a very reasonable/ discounted price) & saw that they actually had a full display of these bad girls waiting for me to fawn over them. I was excited to see that they actually had a wider selection of colors than they had at the drugstores that I usually go to… but what excited me the most was that they were on sale for $5.79. So, of course I jumped on the opportunity to try a couple of their shades out. I had previously seen reviews and swatches from several beauty gurus and already had in mind which shades to invest in (that would obviously interest me and match/go with my daily looks). So I picked up three different shades:
Brown Sugar: a nude beige with a sheer caramel finish.
Berry Smoothie: a neutral subtle pink, with a slight golden mauve undertone.
Candy Apple: a bright, deep coral-opalescent red.
I wanted to get one color of each category (nude, pink, red) to try these lip butters out and to see how I would like them with my daily looks and to be honest with you, I was in love with these. They really did go on smooth and felt buttery on my lips (in a very good way) and the color pay-off was that of a regular lipstick. Candy Apple wore longer than most of the red lipsticks that I own and looked great paired with lipliner! Berry Smoothie was one of the initial colors that I wanted to get because it was in most of the reviews that I read prior to purchasing these and it was described as being a very wearable pink- which it is! It looks so natural with my lip color and I am absolutely in love with the glossy finish it has as well. The color that surprised me the most was Brown Sugar only because I was afraid that it was going to look a little too brown on me, but I’m glad that it had a nice lustre texture (finish) to it and it complemented my neutral eyes very well.
The other night I went out with my sister because we were initially going to go get some ice cream at Rite Aid, but ended up buying beauty products instead. I came across some of the other colors that I wanted to try that weren’t offered at Harmon (BB&B) and I was excited to see that they actually had “Lollipop,” the first color that I actually wanted to get as a lip butter. The only difference with this purchase was that each lip butter was retailed at it’s original price (~$7.49) & I had to bring myself to fork over $22 for 3 lipsticks… but it was totally worth it at the end because I was very pleased with the shades that I chose and like to think of these lip butters as a useful investment in my makeup collection. I went with 2 more pinks and one more red:
Sweet Tart: a neon pink with slight golden/coral undertone.
Lollipop: a sheer hot pink with a blue undertone (or duochrome).
Red Velvet: A deep crimson- velvet red.
Overall, I must say that I am truly satisfied with my lip butter purchases and can see why they’re a big deal now. They glide on smooth, make your lips feel soft, the color payoff is impressive, they don’t smell or taste funny- the formula in general is just great and very moisturizing for your lips. On another note- I also like the packaging because it is very sleek and cute; I love how the caps correspond with each color that you get. I love the amount of product that you get in each lip butter (which almost justifies the price you’re paying). I would definitely repurchase more in different shades and hope that they keep coming out with different colors! Sorry that this actually turned out longer than I expected it to be! I hope this was helpful! :)
Can we just talk about how exciting this is?! Not only does this palette come with a Bronzer, 2 Blushes, 2 Luminizers, but a Concealer as well! I need to go to my nearest Sephora to see if they have this in stock to see how well it swatches! Eeeep!
I wish I was brave enough to wear NARS’ ‘Exhibit A’ blush.
I don’t think my complexion would be able to handle it though.
Sooo, I went to the MAC counter inside Macy’s today….
& today’s experience was wayyyyy different than the last one! It was also my pleasant surprise to see one my fave artists working today as well. I kinda missed seeing him around- what I didn’t miss is how he almost coaxed me into buy $100 worth of products. I came in just for an eyeshadow & a lipstick, but ended up with these two:
I got the mineralize eyeshadow from the Naturally Collection in “Summer Haze” which is a a nice champagne color with a bit of a bronze undertone that would be a great wash all over the eye and as a base color. I was originally going to get the Mineralize Skinifinish in Redhead but decided to go with the Metal-X Cream Shadow in “Gold Fusion” the moment I swatched it. OMG, it looks beautiful and feels soo smooth and creamy too! I’m not much of a cream shadow person, but I do love MAC’s Metal-X shadows because they’re a cream to powder finish and are perfect for foiled eye looks! So, I just hope it wears well!
I’m was a bit disappointed that the MAC counter inside Macy’s didn’t offer the Iris Apfel Collection (so I might just have to make a separate online purchase or if I’m in a forgiving mood- go to the MAC store to get a couple of lipsticks). What I did like about this last shopping experience was that I got to shop in peace, I got to take my time and try out other products from both the Daphne Guiness Collection and the other Naturally items. Also, my little artist friend decided to give me an impromptu makeover- by trying two different mineralized blushes with skin finishes (also to prove a point to his coworkers) & couldn’t help himself to contour my face as well haha. So I left the mall with a two-toned blush finish- which didn’t look so bad! Overall, it was a good shopping day :)
What’s are some high-end makeup items that you would like to own?
I’m just curious to see what you lovelies have been lusting after or what’s on your makeup wishlist!
Here are some of mine:
- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle De Jour, Cruella & Dragon Girl.
- YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Red Taboo & Touche Eclat.
- Guerlain Engraved Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Compact Lipstick.
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Little Red Dress.
I’m currently having a fling for lip products and looking into getting new items… so, I wondering what you gals are looking into acquiring for your makeup collection! :)