November Lipsticks

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(Bite Beauty ‘Fig’NARS ‘Catfight’MAC ‘Kinda Sexy’Urban Decay ‘Barfly’)

Hey guys!  I know it’s been a while since I shared some beauty products with you guys, so today I thought I would post my four favorite lipsticks this month.

 

Bite Beauty ‘Fig’  This rosy nude shade is unbelievably hydrating, as I’ve come to expect from Bite Beauty products.  It’s incredibly pigmented-just one swipe gave a perfectly even satin lip color.

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NARS ‘Catfight’  ‘Catfight’ is a semi-matte mauve color that retains a bit of a sheen on your lips.  Since it’s a nude mauve, ‘Catfight’ is a great way to bring some color into your look without being overpowering.

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MAC ‘Kinda Sexy’  ‘Kinda Sexy’ is a warm nude that has slight coral tones in it.  This is the perfect subtle shade to add that effortless je ne sais quoi to pull literally any makeup look together without looking too try hard.  (Kinda Sexy is the perfect name for this shade).

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Urban Decay ‘Barfly’  This peachy nude is loaded with nourishing oils which help the creamy, buttery formula glide on with ease.  The cream finish is hands down my favorite of the six new Vice finishes and they are packed with pigment and deliver a really rich payoff.

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Bite Lush Lip Wipes  Between shots, I used these wipes to take off my makeup.  They’re formulated specifically for your lips and infused with melon fruit for hydration.  Since Bite Beauty is focused on using natural ingredients, you don’t have to worry about accidentally ingesting any chemicals from using them on your lips.

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(To keep the rest of my makeup simple and let the lipstick do the talking, I created this soft pink eye look with the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette.  I used the shade Buon Fresco for my crease and lower lash line, Tempera to highlight my brow bone, and Vermeer on my lid and inner corner).

Thanks for reading!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C

Lip Product Lineup

Lip Product Lineup | The Sol Compass

I am extremely (sometimes irrationally) picky about lip products.  I am constantly applying lip balm, so I have to really love a lip product to be willing to give up the Burt’s Bees for an hour or two (seriously, it’s a problem).  Luckily for you all, this means that I have found la crème de la crème of lip products over the years and today I will be sharing those products with you!  It may seem like there are a lot, but it’s nothing compared to how many I’ve tried and disliked!

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Leading off, we have the MAC x Ellie Goulding collab.  I fell in love with it before I even saw it in person.  For starters, I love Ellie Goulding (her voice is electric and her personality magnetic), but more importantly we have similar skin coloring so I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about color matching too much.  The colors are all colors people actually wear in real life, which is what really sealed the deal for me.  I’m not a fan of purple lipstick or green eyeliner or some of the crazy celeb collaborations MAC has produced in the past (looking at you, Ariana Grande), so makeup that works for every day use is a home run in my book.  The attention to detail that was paid in this collection (down to the logo embossed lipstick) is something I can greatly appreciate.  I picked up these three pink shades at Nordstrom, but I also loved the golden shimmer of the Explosion lipgloss that I tried (the store was out, so I had to order it online.  Yep, tester was THAT GOOD).  Timeout: I desperately wanted to try the Halcyon Days/Halcyon Nights palettes, but I had just loaded up on eyeshadow before the holiday season and, ya know, money.  So if anyone wants to bring back a full report on those that would be swell!

Lipstick: Without Your Love | Lip Crayon: Innocent | Plushglass: Goodness Gracious

(I linked to Nordstrom, since I love their easy navigation and free shipping, but you can shop the collaboration at MAC and Macy’s, too!)

Must Have Every Day Pink Lipglosses

On deck, we have my reliable every day lip glosses: NARS’ Turkish Delight and Bobbi Brown’s Petal.  You can find one of these in my purse (or car) at any given time.  Any lipgloss that’s in contention for daily use with me has to be light pink, not sticky, and have just the right amount of shine.  I love these two formulas, and the colors are perfect for every day use.

NARS lipgloss: Turkish Delight | Bobbi Brown lipgloss: Petal

Too Faced Lipstick

In the hole, Spice Spice Baby.  This Too Faced lipstick comes recommended by my friend Kelsey (she’s an aesthetician and I treat her recommendations like gold), and it came recommended to her by one of our friends who works at Ulta.  So yeah- it’s kind of a big deal.  The creamy and rich formula cannot be beat.  It’s so hydrating that I don’t even miss my lip balm when I wear it!  A lot of the colors are too rich for my personal every day taste, but there are quite a few pinky and nude ones I have not yet tried, and Spice Spice Baby is universally flattering.  Or so I’ve been told, I haven’t accosted random pedestrians on the street to test that theory.  Yet.  Stay tuned.

Lipstick: Spice Spice Baby (also available at Sephora)

NYX Butter Gloss and Lip Liner

(I have officially run out of baseball expressions).

After spending a bit too much money at the MET Bar, my friend Amanda and I spent a rainy day at the mall googling MAC dupes for Jenner-worthy lips.  Our favorite result was NYX Ever lipliner and NYX Tiramisu butter gloss.  It’s possibly the darkest I’ve ever had my lips while still liking the results!  You can sort of see how they look in this post.  My sister also loves the NYX butter gloss in Crème Brûlée!  It’s a really soothing and creamy formula that’s perfect for every day, and you can’t beat the price.

Lipliner: NYX Ever | Lipgloss: NYX Tiramisu

Must Have Buxom lipliner from Sephora

The last batter in today’s lineup is this little Buxom rockstar.  Also highly recommended to me by a friend, it acts like a balm, liner, and lipstick all in one.  All my friend needed to do was tell me it was owned by bareMinerals (though sold exclusively at Sephora) to get me on board instantly (bareMinerals addiction last expressed here and here).  This stick is crazy hydrating, and I love how it looks like a lipstick but has the precision of a liner- especially useful with someone with inferior makeup application skills like myself!  I’m dying to try Amsterdam and Bombay next!

Lipstick: Buxom Dolly

 

Do any of you use these products?  Are there any that I need to add into the cycle?  Sound off in the comment section!

Thanks so much for reading!

xo, C