Being the lipstick junkie I am, I couldn’t possibly live with myself without trying these LA Splash liquid lipsticks. At $11.98, they are a bargain compared to most liquid lipsticks on the market right now. Check out my video below to view swatches and see my LA Splash review!
You are gonna need a MAC lip liner called “Magenta.”
MAC lipstick called “Strong Woman.”
and a Buxom lip gloss called “Purple Haze.”
Here is what the swatch looks like
The lip gloss is on top, the lip stick is in the middle and the lip liner is at the bottom.
It’s important to note that you dont necissarily need all three products to get this look. The lip stick and the lip liner can each be worn alone for a great matte look! But, I use all three for a maximun effect.
Step one- Line lips with lip liner and fill them in to create a base.
Step 2: Apply lipstick
Step 3: Apply lip gloss…and voila!
The multitude of shades makes it bright enough to pass for a bright pink and a purple, depending on the lighting.
Hope you guys liked this post, and try out these products for a bright purple lip look! I personally love to wear this color with a clean face and dark eye liner.
about the struggle to embrace their beautiful dark brown skin, it reminded of a post I wrote awhile back titled “You’re Pretty…for a Dark Skinned Girl.” I too, have struggled with having dark skin. I was blessed enough to have an amazing mother who told me how beautiful I was and did little things like only buying me black Barbies so I could see representations of beauty the world that looked like me. However, it was the rest world that would continue to try and convince me that my skin wasn’t beautiful. But eventually, I was able to come to a point in my life where I said f*ck ’em, if people can’t appreciate what I have to offer then they aren’t worth my time. I think all shades of brown are beautiful and hope that one day they are all celebrated equally.
Those posts inspired me to start a Beauty Diary series, featuring beauty products that I love, that look great on women of color..especially darker skinned woman. Growing up I’ve had such a hard time trying to find colors that actually looked good on me. So…stay tuned, I love makeup and will be sharing all my beauty loves!!
I tend to get a lot more compliments on my hair when I wear it curly. People want to know where I got my hair, did I buy it that way, and how do I get it to stay that way. So, I decided to do a post about how to curl your hair and most importantly, getting that curl to hold! My secret?!
Right now I have Virgin Indian hair in but this method works with almost every kind of hair.
I’m gonna show you how I went from this:
and my final look of the night:
What You Will Need:
ONE hair brush
ONE hair wand or curling iron
ONE bottle of hair lotion/light holding spray/light mousse
(I use something called “Curl Activator” made by “Twisted Sista”)
LOTS of bobby pins
Step 1: Brush you hair out thoroughly.
Step 2: Take a section of your hair to curl. Use dime sized amount of your hair product and apply to that section of the hair.
Step 3: Take some hair from that section to curl and wrap around wand or curling iron.
Step 4 (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART): Take the curled hair and use a bobby pin to follow the curl pattern and pin to your head.
Step 5: Repeat steps 2-4!
The end result should look something like this:
Step 6: Wrap hair in silk scarf and leave for a few hours. (I did mine at night and went to sleep with them in.)
Step 7: Take out bobby pins and…..
VOILA! Big bouncy beautiful curls!
For more volume and sexiness, simply run your fingers through the curls to tease it a big and get that “big and sexy” look!
I use this method quite often:
It’s so easy and works wonders! Have you ever tried pin curls? How do you normally curl your hair?
I’m super excited to announce that my girl, Rihanna, is collaborating with MAC Cosmetics to launch not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different collections throughout Summer 2013!
“Each collection will be built around the capsule’s signature lip color, ‘RiRi Woo,’ a play on the brand’s iconic ‘Ruby Woo’ shade. ‘RiRi Woo’ will launch first, online and at Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds Tour’ performances at Barclays Center on the 4th and 5th of May. The remaining three color collections will follow, with a summer range to be sold online, as well as fall and holiday collections which will be available in stores.” via fashionbombdaily OMG I can’t wait till the first collection comes out! I only hope the colors look good with darker skin tones! lol Anyways big ups to Rihanna, doin the damn thang…and just after releasing her River Island collabo collection no less.