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Beauty Diaries: Top 5 Lipsticks for Fall

Here’s what I look like without any lipstick on for reference.
1. Burgundy, seen here with RiRi Heart MAC collection’s “Talk that Talk”

Swatches/Dupes (Top to Bottom):
1. Talk that Talk
4. MAC’s “Fixed on Drama”
Top- Talk That Talk, Bottom- MAC’s “Vino” lipliner
2. There’s nothing like a classic red lip but add a little bit of drama to your look with a Deep Red, seen here with entire lip lined with MAC’s “Vino” and RiRi Hearts MAC “RiRi Woo” on top
Swatches/Dupes (Top to Bottom):
1. RiRi Woo & Vino
3.  Fuschia Purple, seen here with entire lip lined with MAC’s “Currant” and MAC’s “Flat Out Fabulous”on top
Swatches/Dupes (Top to Bottom):
4. Ombre Lip,  Fuschia Purple, seen here with Sephora’s “Bewitch Me” on the outside and RiRi Hearts MAC’s “RiRi Boy”in the middle
Swatches/Dupes (Top to Bottom):
1. RiRi Boy & Bewitch Me
3. Maybelline’s “Hot Plum”
5. This classic Berry color is always a hit, seen here with Sephora’s “Crush”
Swatches/ Dupes: Top- Crush, Bottom- MAC’s “Rebel”
Hope you guys enjoyed my top 5! What are some of your fave lip colors to wear this time of year?

Favorite Things: October Edition

Just a few things I’m vibin with this month.

1. This month’s issue of Glamour. Not only is Glamour one of my fave magazines but my babe is on the cover!

2. L’oreal’s Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Carbon Black: My favorite eyeliner of all time, no pot or liquid liner that I’ve tried can beat it. (mentioned previously here )
3. Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara- I am absolutely obsesssed with this mascara. My only qualm is that I wish it came in darker kohl color. Otherwise love!
4. Elf Small Stipple Brush– I have been wanting to try a stipple brush and this was the perfect starter..and super cheap! It was only like $3!

 5. COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation in True Ebony. I actually use this as a blush on its own, a base for my powder blushes annnnnnd as a tool to contour my face. Its a little darker than my skin tone and is the perfect tool to use when I want to create a sharper, more drastic contour.

INGLOT Pure Pigment Eye Shadow – If you are looking for eye shadows, I would def recommend Inglot. Their eye shadows are super pigmented, a great price, and come in almost every color. I really love this shimmery color…looks great on a night out.
Last but not least…7. Riri Hearts MAC: Talk that Talk matte lipstick- Now I’ve said it before and now I will say it again, I looveee a matte lip and this color is perfect for fall. Love it!


Beauty Diaries- MAC Retro Matte Collection: Review

If you saw my previous post about MAC’s new Retro Matte collection, then you know how juiced I was to try these lipsticks out. So juiced that I bought two of the colors online, the first day they were released. 

I decided to try Flat Out Fabulous, described as a bright, plum color and Fixed on Drama, described as a rich wine color. I have similar colors in non-matte versions so I knew the colors would complement my skin tone. 

Unfortunately as I opened up the first lipstick, Fixed on Drama, and tried out the color on my lips, I noticed that this color lacked a certain punch I was expecting from a matte lip. 

There were no oohs or ahhs. The texture was definitely matte but the color on me was lackluster. I took this color lipstick off and tried on Flat Out Fabulous….

and I had the same feeling. The color just wasn’t doing much for me. Although this has made me a little less excited about this collection, I am determined to make these lip colors work for me.

In the meantime, I will be taking a trip to the MAC store to try on the rest of the collection in person to see if I can find any other winners. (I’m most excited to try All Fired Up, described as a bright fuchsia color)

MAC Retro Matte Collection for Fall 2013

From the moment I tried on MAC’s Ruby Woo red lipstick, I immediately knew matte lipstick was it for me. The texture and look of a matte lip just makes the color pop and look absolutely perfect on my skin. I have become seriously obsessed with all things matte since then…lips, nails, even cars.

 (Once you go matte, you never go back.)

 This is why I was literally ecstatic to learn that MAC would be coming out with an entire collection of matte lipsticks of the fall!

Each lipstick will be accompanied with a Pro- Longwear Lip Pencil. The lipsticks will be available online week of Sept 3rd and in-stores Sept 12th. 


Lipstick Colors ($15):

Steady Going Light pink matte

Runway Hit Light nude matte

Dangerous Orangey red matte (New, Permanent)

Relentlessly Red Bright pinkish coral matte (New, Permanent)

All Fired Up Bright fuchsia matte (New, Permanent)

Flat Out Fabulous Bright plum matte (New, Permanent)

Ruby Woo Very matte vivid blue red (Repromote, Permanent)

Fixed on Drama Rich wine matte

Lip Pencil Colors ($19.50):

In Anticipation soft yellow pink
Staunchly Stylish pink beige
Shock Value bright pink cream
Dynamo bright peony
High Energy bright orange red cream
Trust in Red bright cool red cream
More To Love intense bluish pink
Fashion Boost bright purple cream

I cant wait to try these out, especially Flat Out Fabulous, All Fired Up, and Fixed on Drama!


Beauty Diaries: RiRi Heart MAC Lipstick Review

I love matte lipstick and I love Rihanna so it was an absolute no brainer to purchase ALL of Rihanna’s lipstick collection for MAC Cosmetics. 
I will say that after reading some other reviews and trying out the lipstick myself, there are some stark differences in the appearance of the lipstick on my skin..partially because of my darker skin tone and partially because my lips themselves are more of a brown color. 
So lets get into it!
Here is me without any lipstick as a reference for my lip color.
I am gonna start off with RiRi Boy.
Swatches from top to bottom: 1. NYX Purple Rain Lip Pencil
2. MAC Magenta Lip Pencil
3. RiRi Boy
4. Buxom Purple Haze lip gloss
 I added some other purples I have for reference. I know many people have compared this lipstick to MAC’s Up the Amp but I don’t have it to show y’all. =[ I did have MAC’s Strong Woman matte lipstick which is a little darker purple but I lost it! =[[ You can still see what it looks like in one of my previous blog posts.
I like the color but its admittedly much lighter than what I am used to. I have no qualms with the matte texture though. I think if I am feeling really bold I will wear it alone but probably might try to darken it a bit with a darker lip liner.

RiRi Boy vs Magenta Lip Liner.
Now for Heaux. 

Most of the reviews I read compared MAC’s Rebel lipstick to Heaux but I did not really find them that similar on me. 

Swatches- Top: Heaux lipstick Bottom: Rebel lipstick

This is actually a really unique color because its not quite pink and not quite red. The closet thing I have to it is an Inglot matte lip pencil in #34 which is a little darker than this.
Heaux is definitely much lighter than Rebel on me.

Heaux vs. Rebel
I love Heaux! Don’t be surprised if you see it on my lips verrrrry soon =]
And last but not least, RiRi Woo.
 I purchased RiRi Woo when it first came out back in May.
It is the one lipstick out of the collection that bears the closest resemblance to another MAC lipstick, Ruby Woo.

Top: RiRi Woo, Bottom: Ruby Woo
It seems like RiRi Woo has a bit of a cooler undertone than Ruby Woo.
RiRi Woo
Ruby Woo

 Ruby Woo vs RiRi Woo
RiRi Woo shows up slightly brighter than Ruby Woo. I actually love wearing MAC Vino lipliner under my RiRi Woo for a bold, darker red lip. 
All in all I love all the lipsticks and I’m fasho gonna have fun mixing and matching them with different lip liners, lip sticks and lip glosses!
Have any of you purchased RiRi for MAC lipsticks or any of her other products like the luster drops or the blush/bronzer set? Would love to know how they look on others =]
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