Thursday, August 7, 2014

two "game changer" beauty products


It's no secret that I'm a big fan of a good tube of lipstick. A bold lip is my favorite way to "accessorize" these days...I've always found the best of the best drug store beauty products (my faves can be found here and here), but for the first time in a while - I splurged on two products that I just couldn't keep to myself.  They're totally game changers!

1. Stila lipstick - First, is a lipstick that is liquid, matte and ACTUALLY stays on. I love my lip tar, but I love that this one has a built in applicator and I don't have to wash the brush over and over, or when I need to switch the colors. This stay all day lipstick by Stila (I'm wearing the shade, Carina) is my new fave. I applied at 11 AM, ate lunch around noon, and it still was vibrant ,nor had it smeared. Tip: remove excess on the top like you do with mascara. The applicator works best when the sponge isn't completely saturated with the lipstick. A little goes a long way.

2. Lip strip - Ever decide to just go with chapstick because a bold color looks weird on your dry lips? No more. This lip sugar scrub was gentle, moisturizing and minty. The result was a smooth lip, ready for a bold lip. 

What's your favorite beauty product right now? 

love.


8 comments:

  1. that lipstick color is gorgeous! i've been looking for a creamy not-too-red shade, and that stila one look like a really nice option (:

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  2. So - does the Lip Strip work better than a plain ol' honey and sugar scrub...in your opinion? Just curious :)

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    1. I've never made my own scrub because, well, ain't nobody got time for that ;)

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    2. Ah, but you do! :) About a tsp of white sugar and a squirt of honey mixed with your finger in a tiny bowl - while in the shower, scrub lips and rinse!

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  3. I have heard so many good things about the Stila lipstick, but once I saw the tube I just assumed it was more of a lip gloss and moved on. Now I think I need to go back and give it a try! I'm loving that color on you :)

    My favorite beauty product right now would have to be the Urban Decay setting spray which I recently bought, and it actually works really well! I love it!

    Rachel
    Daydream Frenzy

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    1. i did the same every time i saw it! BUT the gal that helped me told me that it dried matte, so i gave it a shot. it dries super fast and just like she said - totally matte. i love it! is setting spray like hair spray for your face? more for foundation or everything from powder to eyeshadow?

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  4. I've been loving lipstick lately. I don't wear it to work, but I wear it just about every other time. Love it! I did try Stila, wasn't my favorite, but I can see why people would like it. It looks beautiful on you.
    xoxo Allison
    http://allisons-eye.com/

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    1. which stila did you try? tube or this one?

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