NYX Luv Out Loud Liquid Lipsticks

Is anyone out there a fan of the NYX Liquid Suede liquid lipstick formula? I’m on the fence – sometimes I’m a fan of the creamy, non-drying liquid lipstick formula. Other times I want something long-wearing that is going to last through a tsunami. I go back and forth.

NYX Cosmetics does the creamy formula reallllyyyy well. I rank them up there with the ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip formula. Definitely my go-tos when I’m in the mood for the non-drying lip. NYX graciously sent me six of their newest liquid lippies in this formula and I had to immediately throw them on my lips. Their new collection is called ‘Luv Out Loud’. Each of the six lipsticks have empowering names like Brave or Passionate. Their website says the collection names are all “attributes we at NYX Professional Makeup find truly beautiful”.

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Upcoming Collection: Sola Look x Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Collection

 

The Sola Look x Dirty Dancing Collection will soft launch with a limited quantity of palettes on March 18, 2017 at Noon PST. Palettes ordered during the soft launch will ship April 12, 2017. There is a two palette limit. Official release is April 22, 2017. The collection will be available at solalook.com.

After months of teasing, Sola Look has finally released details on their much-anticipated Dirty Dancing collection. If you remember the brand’s all-matte Flashdance collab, you are in for a real treat this time. I wasn’t ready for the goodness that makes up an eye and face palette PLUS a liquid lipstick and I don’t think you will be either. This collection is a must see for all my Dirty Dancing lovers out there! Keep reading for more pictures of the palette shades and the lipstick!

Sola Look x Dirty Dancing Makeup Collection

Instagram Credit: @solalook
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Upcoming Collection: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Expansion for Valentine’s Day 2017

The Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick expansion will launch February 14, 2017 online at anastasiabeverlyhills.com. Each liquid lipstick will retail for $20. These shades will be permanently added to the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick collection.

If you are a fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick, you need to listen up! The brand is launching six new shades for all my lovers out there! The shades range from baby lavender to rusty orange to a deep metallic teal. Say no more, right!? Keep reading for shade details and pictures!

Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick Valentine's Day 2017

Credit: @anastasiabeverlyhills (Instagram)
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Upcoming Collection: Sugarpill ‘Feline Fancy’ Valentine’s Day 2017 Limited Edition Collection

The Sugarpill Valentine’s Day Limited Edition collection ‘Feline Fancy’ will release February 1, 2017 at Noon PST. The collection will be available at sugarpill.com. The set will retail for $48. Quantities are limited so be sure to mark your calendars!

Having just recently gotten on the Sugarpill hype wagon, I was admittedly drooling over the promo shots for the brand’s limited edition Valentine’s collection! Sugarpill is holding nothing back with a 4-pan eyeshadow palette and accompanying liquid lipstick. This set (sold as a set, not separately) is purrrrfect for every beauty lover. Including all my cat ladies celebrating February 14th with their furbabies! Keep reading below for pictures.

Sugarpill Cosmetics Feline Fancy Valentine's Day 2017

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Review: Baby Bat Beauty Lipsticks

When I find nude lipsticks that work on WOC, I get really excited. When I find EXCELLENT nude lipsticks for WOC, I scream, shout, and let it ALL out! So I’m going to share one of my newest finds thanks to indie makeup brand Baby Bat Beauty and their luscious lipstick ‘Bonfire Babe’. I’ve also got picks of some of their other lovely lipsticks as well. Keep reading for more plus pictures!

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Wearing ‘Bonfire Babe’ on my lips!
Baby Bat Beauty was kind enough to send me a few of their lipsticks to test out and I was like ‘SEND NUDES’. 

I’m always on the hunt for a perfect nude for my complexion and say a bunch of potential favorites on their website and starting jumping up and down with new makeup excitement. I’ve been working with these for about 2 weeks – testing them out for color, formula, wear, etc. – and feel pretty confident in saying that ‘Bonfire babe’ (seen above) is my new favorite nude.

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As you can see in the arm swatches above, ‘Bonfire Babe’ looked really orange on me. I was a little hesitant at first to try it on my lips so I paired it with MAC Lip Pencil in ‘Chestnut’ to tame it a little and bring it back to my neutral skintone. Once I paired it with ‘Chestnut’, it looked like a dream! Very close to my skintone and a perfect pairing for a daring eye look! 

My next favorite is ‘Indulge’. I’m a big fan of chocolate brown shades and I almost didn’t pick this up because I wanted to “try new things” and yada yada. But in the end, it won out and it doesn’t disappoint at all. 

‘Innocence’ and ‘Apparition’ are cool-toned as opposed to the warmth of ‘Bonfire Babe’ and ‘Indulge’. I’d wear these two shades as a statement lip. They are both bold, but subtle at the same time and look great with ‘Stone’ lip pencil from MAC Cosmetics. I like ‘Apparition’ a bit more than ‘Innocence’ because it’s a deeper grey and I feel I can get away with it more. ‘Innocence’ is a near dupe for Lime Crime ‘Cashmere’.

One of the really cool things about this formula is that it’s a mega matte. No shine or shimmer here! These take after liquid mattes due to their dryness so moisturize before you apply otherwise you run the risk of dry, cracked lips after application. Other than that tid bit, I really like the mega matte formula! It reminds me a lot of Melt Cosmetics matte lipstick. If you are a fan of that formula, you will feel right at home in baby Bat Beauty’s loving arms! 

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Upcoming Collection: MAC Cosmetics Year of the Rooster Limited Edition Collection (Chinese New Year 2017)

The MAC Cosmetics Year of the Rooster Limited Edition collection will release January 12th at select MAC locations. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Dillard’s.

The New Year celebration doesn’t stop after the Times Square ball drop on January 1st! The Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching and MAC Cosmetics is releasing a limited edition collection commemorating 2017: the Year of the Rooster. Check out some pics below of the special exterior packaging of some of your favorite permanent products!

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MAC Cosmetics 2017 Chinese New Year Limited Edition Collection: Year of the Rooster
Face
Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Pink, $42

Eyes
Eye Shadow X 9 in Year of the Rooster, $32
Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack, $21​

Brows
Eye Brows in Brunette, $17
​Eye Brows in Lingering, $17

Cheeks
Powder Blush in Fleur Power, $23
Powder Blush in Dame, $23

Lips
Lipstick in Peach Blossom, $17
Lipstick in Dangerous, $17
Lipstick in Russian Red, $17

Upcoming Collection: MAC Cosmetics x Mariah Carey

The MAC Cosmetics x Mariah Carey limited edition collection will launch online in the US on December 8, 2016. It will launch in select stores on December, 15, 2016.

Last holiday season, MAC Cosmetics and Mariah Carey previewed a limited edition lipstick with the promise of a much larger collection coming in 2016. Now the time has come for that sparkly / glittery / metallic-y collection and it is the true embodiment of Mariah – very divalicious! Take a peek at the items in the collection below and prepare to spend your coins when this launches!

Review: Sola Look Flashdance Eyeshadow Palette and DepecheGurl Liquid Lipstick

Have you ever seen the ’80’s classic film Flashdance? I’m sorry, that’s a stupid question. How many times have you seen the ’80’s classic film Flashdance? That’s a much better question! Sola Look recently collaborated with Paramount Pictures to bring the movie to life over 30 years after its release in the form of an eyeshadow palette. If that wasn’t reason enough to run to Sola Look’s site right now, they also collaborated with the person behind the most envied lips on Instagram, DepecheGurl, on a namesake liquid lipstick. Mind going into overload yet? No? Ok, great then you can keep reading for my review of both products!

I first heard about Sola Look when CoffeeBreakWithDani was raving about the iGracias eyeshadow palette in one of her videos probably closer to two years ago now. I was immediately in love with with the shades and pigmentation as swatched by one of my favorite YouTubers. Then, when the iBesos palette was released, I fully embraced the bold colors. However, I’d never tried anything from the brand myself until I got my hands on their new eyeshadow palette inspired by the movie Flashdance and their DepecheGurl liquid lipstick. Thank you Sola Look for sending these to me to review!

Let’s tackle the palette first shall we?

My most coveted eyeshadow color is a rustic marsala and ‘Jeanie’ does not disappoint. I have to admit, I dug my finger into this so fast I made a dent with my nail. I was so unconcerned about swatching it, I disregarded all efforts to preserve the look of the palette! And ture enough, ‘Jeanie’ didn’t let me down! Swatching this shade and ‘Passion’ with my finger was deceiving because they didn’t come across as pigmented on the finger as they did when kicked up by a brush. When I applied both to my eyes, they were both pigmented and blended out like butter. I especially liked the way ‘Jeanie’ looked on my skintone. It was rosy, but still warm, and gave me a very natural look.

‘Alex’ and ‘Maniac’ were ready to be swatched from the jump! ‘Alex’ is a cool beige and I have to admit I spent a little extra time figuring out how to use it, but I ended up using it as a transition color under ‘Jeanie’ to really make that color pop! I also used it as a matte brow highlight, but really blended it to ensure it didn’t flashback as a bright highlight in pictures. I’m still trying to figure out the best use of this one in my collection so I’ll get back to you all on that!

Finally, ‘Maniac’ is your non-black-winter-smokey-eye  dream come true! Applied directly on the lid (over primer) gave me all sorts of Nutcracker feels and applied over a black base like I did below gave me that rich alternative to black that I love. Add some glitter or a metallic eyeshadow over this and wear it to a holiday party for a super sultry look.

Sola Look Flashdance Palette DepecheGurl Liquid Lipstick


Sola Look Flashdance eyeshadow palette on my eyes. DepecheGurl x Sola Look liqui lipstick on my lips with MAC ‘Chestnut’ lip pencil to line.

So let’s chat about this DepecheGurl liquid lipstick now! I was a little apprehensive at first about this color, but I’ve tested it with a few different lip liners and I really like it with MAC Cosmetics ‘Chestnut’ lip pencil. This shade is still probably a tad lighter than I would normally go for on my own, but if you are my complexion or darker and rock the hell out of an ombré lip, I say go for it! Alternatively, if you are of a lighter complexion that I am, this is a great neutral shade!

The formula is very smooth! It is a liquid to matte so it does dry down completely! I ate a turkey sandwich with this on (not super oily) and it stayed put. I also think this shade goes wonderfully with the cool Flashdance palette! It gives you the ability to go full on the eyes and balance with a neutral lip.

Interested in getting your very own palette and / or lipstick for yourself? You can purchase any of the Sola Look products I mentioned on their website!

The Sola Look Flashdance palette and DepecheGurl liquid lipstick were sent to me to review. This fact had no influence over the opinions expressed in this review.

Upcoming Collection: MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016

The MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Collection will release online October 20, 2016 in the US and November 2016 internationally. The collection will launch in stores on October 27, 2016 in the US. It will be available at MAC Cosmetics, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Belk, Dillard’s, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Hudson Bay. 

Whisper of Gilt is making its long awaited comeback in MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2016 collection. If you are itching for more than that perfect golden highlight, you can choose from a variety of products themed after one of the season’s favorite shows The Nutcracker. To get a peek into all the products coming this holiday season, keep reading! 

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016

All photos and collection information from chicprofile.com.

Lipstick – Limited Edition

  • Kingdom of Sweets – soft, milky pink (Cremesheen)
  • Flamboyish – hot deep pink (Matte)
  • Saucy Little Darling – deep coral red (Amplificied)
  • So Good For You Furiously Festive – intense cool red (Matte)
  • Leap of Delight – deep plum purple (Matte)


Magic Dust Eye Shadow – Limited Edition – $19.00

  • Dance Flowers Dance – light pink
  • Pretty Dainty – pink coral shimmer
  • Rabblerouser – bright intense pink
  • Forward March – peachy gold shimmer
  • Dark Lullaby – midnight purple
  • Mustache – black with gold sparkle


Kohl Power Eye Pencil


Eye Kohl – Limited Edition

  • Prunella – purple
  • Powersurge – bronzed brown with golden shimmer


Pigment

  • Rose – rose with copper sparkle
  • Process Magenta – bright magenta


Magic Dust Powder – Limited Edition – $28.00

  • Yum Yum Yum – soft pink with gold pearl
  • Sweet Vision – pinky peach with gold pearl


Nutcraker Sweet Red Lip Bag

  • Vamplify in Suggestive – intense blue-red
  • Lipstick in Candy Cane – intense blue-red
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Trust In Red – bright cool red cream


Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

  • Vamplify in Tuned In – mid-tone rosy nude
  • Lipstick in Magic Spell – mid-tone mauve nude
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in In Control – brown mauve


Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact – $39.50

  • Showstopper – deep blackened brown (matte)
  • Twelve Chimes – metallic deep cool brown (lustre)
  • Beyond Gorgeous – black with gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Unwind – dirty olive (veluxe pearl)
  • Lady Fingers – true gold (matte)
  • Era – soft golden beige with shimmer (satin)
  • Woodwinked – warm antique gold (veluxe pearl)
  • Filament – platinum silver (lustre)
  • Whirling – metallic silver beige (lustre)
  • 214/213 Dual-Ended Brush


​Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact – $39.50

  • Enchanted Beauty – pale pink shimmer (lustre)
  • Absurdly Pretty – matte raspberry (matte)
  • Plum Darling – metallic charcoal plum (lustre)
  • Performance Art – mauve with silver pearl (lustre)
  • Nutcracker – deep blackened purple (satin)
  • The Wrong Man – pale cool pink (satin)
  • Sugar Plum – dirty grape (matte)
  • Marzipan – muted plummy taupe (matte)
  • Quite Spoiled – muted mid-tone lilac (satin)
  • 214/213 Dual-Ended Brush
Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact – $39.50

  • Licorice Lane – deep blackened brown (matte)
  • Dance In The Dark – deep cool brown (matte)
  • Too-dle-oo – light beige shimmer (frost)
  • Kid – beige cashmere (veluxe)
  • Dewdrop – bright apricot (lustre)
  • Cake & Biscuits – soft peachy brown (matte)
  • Swiss Chocolate – muted reddish-brown (matte)
  • Deception – cool medium brown (frost)
  • Sweet Dreams – warm mid-tone stone (matte)
  • 214/213 Dual-Ended Brush


Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact

  • Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Tutu – whitish pink pearl
  • Extra Dimension Blush in At Dusk – warm rose


Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face Compact

  • Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt – pale gold shimmer
  • Extra Dimension Blush in Pleasure Model – peachy brown


Nutcracker Sweet Essential Brush Kit – $35.00

  • 167 Face Blender Brush
  • 217 Blending Brush
  • 266 Small Angle Brush


Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Brush Kit – $52.50

  • 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush
  • 159 Duo Fibre Blush Brush
  • 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush
  • 283 Duo Fibre Small Eye Shadow/
  • 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush


Nutcracker Sweet Basic Brush Kit – $52.50

  • 190 Foundation Brush
  • 129 Powder/Blush Brush
  • 213 Fluff Brush
  • 209 Eye Liner Brush
  • 316 Lip Brush


Nutcracker Sweet Contour Brush Kit – $52.50

  • 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
  • 193 Angled Foundation Brush
  • 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
  • 212 Flat Definer Brush
  • 204 Lash Brush


Nutcracker Sweet Plum Eye Bag – $39.50

  • Extra Dimension Eye Shadow: Smoky Mauve pinkish muted mauve
  • Technakohl Liner: Purple Dash intense aubergine
  • Pro Longwear Paint Pot: Stormy Pink muted grey-purple
  • False Lashes Mascara: False Black black


Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Bag – $39.50

  • Extra Dimension Eye Shadow: Fathoms Deep deep blue
  • Technakohl Liner: Graphblack rich graphic black
  • Pro Longwear Paint Pot: Dream Scene frosted cool grey
  • False Lashes Mascara: False Black black


Nutcracker Sweet Viva Glamorous – $32.00

  • VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande Lipstick deep dark plum (matte)
  • VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande Lipglass light shimmer pink


Nutcracker Sweet Viva Glam Lip Compact

  • VIVA GLAM I intense brownish blue-red (matte)
  • VIVA GLAM II muted pink-beige with shimmer (satin)
  • VIVA GLAM VI terracotta-plum with pearl (lustre)

Upcoming Collection: Too Faced Sweet Peach Full Collection

The Too Faced Sweet Peach collection will release December 2016 in the US. Check back soon for more release information.

One of the standout eye palettes this year was the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette released back in April. I was absolutely crushed it sold out before I could purchase, but it will be returning this holiday season in all its glory. And its not coming back alone! Too Faced has creating an entire collection (praise!) around the magnificent smell of a Georgia peach orchard at peak season. For more about the collection (with pictures), keep reading! 

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