Favorite Fall Lippies!!

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Hi Loves!!! Fall is quickly approaching and that means FALL LIIPPIES!!!! I think everyone who loves makeup loves Fall Lipsticks! Most people always think super vampy lip colors but some of my favorite Fall lipsticks are on the pinky, red side. It was hard to narrow down my favorites to only ten (I know ten is still a lot lol ) but I managed to do it!!!

*FYI trying on TEN lipsticks is no joke lol my lips were in pain by the end haha. Most of the colors are matte so my lips did stain after the first lipstick so I’m sorry for sloppy application and stained/bruised lips lol*

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Birthday Makeup Haul!

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Hi Loves! As promised earlier this week, here is my birthday haul!! I know, I know….It looks like a lot of makeup! You only turn 25 once right 🙂 I hit all of my favorite makeup stores, and I also purchased somethings online. So lets get into the goodies I got!

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MAC

Prep+Prime Fix+
Pro Longwear Concealer NC42
221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
Stone Matte Lipstick
Candy Yum-Yum Lipglass
Brown Script Matte2 Eyeshadow
Red Brick Matte Eyeshadow

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FOTD: Drug Store Edition!

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Hi Loves!!!! First things first….I’ve missed you! I took a week off from work (and blogging lol ) to relax/celebrate my 25th Birthday (#RaiDay was everything!). Of course I did some makeup shopping for my birthday (Thanks Ma, Jas, Antonae and Lamont!) so expect a birthday haul of all the goodies I got later this week, just waiting for a few online purchases to arrive. I also got some umbrella lights (Thank you baby!) so I’m excited to play around with those to improve my pictures! OK now that all of that is out the way, lets get into this FOTD were I used ALL drug store products!

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As always the first thing I did was my eyebrows. I used the NYX Micro Brow Pencil for the first time and I loved it! I know in my area (Detroit, MI) they sale NYX products at Ulta, Target, CVS, and also at local beauty supply stores. Next I did foundation and used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless….hands down my FAVORITE drug store foundation! If you would like a review on this just let me know! For me this foundation applies best with a round top foundation brush. I like the Real Techniques expect face brush in particular. I do not prime my face with this foundation because I don’t get super oily just slightly dewy, which I like in the summer months.

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Skin Care: Best Foundation is Healthy Skin!

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Hi Loves!! There was a request on my IG (Hey Kay!) to talk about skin care. Now I was a little hesitant to do this topic because I have really struggled with my skin in the past. The reason I even started to wear makeup was because I wanted to hide how bad my skin was. However, as I got more into it I realized good skin was the key to beautiful makeup. So now I wear makeup because I WANT too, not because I HAVE too. The picture above is my bare face, and believe it or not that’s how I am 85% of the time! So first things first a little history…

IMG951147The picture on the left is from 2012 my senior year of college. My skin was in pretty bad shape. #1 reason STRESS!! Engineering at Northwestern…yea enough said. Also lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and lets be honest.. it was college so I’m sure the alcohol to water ratio didn’t help! I was also very inconsistent with my skin care routine always looking for a quick fix and switching up products all the time. Once I graduated I vowed that I would get my skin together. I no longer wanted to rely on makeup. The picture on the right is from 2015. Lets get into the products that helped me get here.

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Nude Lippies

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Every girl needs a good nude lipstick! They are perfect to wear for your “everyday” look and when you have a bold eye and need a nice toned down lip! However…being a WOC,  wearing a nude lip can be tricky. If not done correctly your lips can come off looking ashy (Tyrone Biggums anyone?) or the nude washes you out and makes you look sick. So I will show you some of my favorite nudes.

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Creme

MAC’s Creme In Your Coffee: I picked this color up because Kendra of GlamTwinz334(Youtube) raved about it.  MAC describes this color as a creamy mid-tone pink brown.  I usually wear this to work because I don’t have to line it, and I just throw it on. It is a cremesheen so its very moisturizing and creamy (go figure).

Velvel

MAC’s Velvet Teddy: MAC describes this color as a deep-tone beige. This color is matte, although I always top it with a gloss. To make it work for me I wear it with MAC’s Cork lip liner and top with NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Natural.

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