Lips Of The Moment – Salem ♥

Although I’m a huge fan of bright, fun lipstick colors, once in a while when the weather starts to get chilly, I like to switch it up and wear my vampy lipsticks. For me, the darker the better. This lipstick in particular isn’t necessarily dark, but it’s different. I’ve never owned anything like it. Are you wondering what I’m talking about? You’re right. Salem by LimeCrime. salem I’ve been wanting to try one of their Velveteen lippies for the longest time so when I got the opportunity to purchase one, I was automatically drawn to this one. Salem is like the perfect brown lip product. It’s a Velveteen so it goes on liquid and dries completely matte. It’s a beautiful color and perfect for the Fall. My favorite part of this lip product is that it literally lasts all day and it’s not as drying as some of the other liquid to matte lip products I’ve used before. I think this will definitely be a staple product for me this season!

* If you want to see a makeup tutorial using this lipstick click here.

Salem lips

What are your favorite Brown lipsticks? Any LimeCrime Favorites I should try?

xo, Jess ♥

Lips of The Moment – Shades of Orange ♥

Although Summer is pretty much over and everyone is prepping for vampy lips and dark eyeshadow, I’m still stuck on my bright lipsticks. Orange is a color that I truly believe can be transitioned from Spring/Summer to Fall. Winter not so much. Since the days in New York are still a little warm I decided to show you guys my favorite Orange lippies! You still have time to rock this shade so feel free to make those lips stand out!


Orange isn’t a color for everyone. It sort of falls into that drastic color box with purples, blacks, blue’s , and pretty much every other “different” lipstick color. I love to have fun with my lips so I decided to include different shades and pigmentations so that there’s something for everyone!

lips 1-91. Maybelline ColorSensational VividsElectric Orange : Definitely one of the truer more pigmented Oranges. This formula is amazing. Super creamy and glides right on. You do have to reapply throughout the day, but it does not dry out your lips.

2. NYX Butter LipsticksHot Tamale: Probably one of the truest Orange lipsticks you’ll ever find. Looks like an Orange Crayola straight out of the crayon box. Easy formula, Glides right on. Doesn’t stain the lips and is moisturizing.

3. YSL Rouge Pur Couture13: Super pigmented and moisturizing. Love the way it feels on my lips. Also very true Orange. You have to reapply with this one as well. Only thing I don’t like is this lipstick tends to feather so make sure you wear a lip liner with it.

4. Maybelline ColorSensational VividsVibrant Mandarin: This lipstick is more of a Reddish Orange. If you don’t really like stepping out of the box when it comes to lipstick colors but you want to stay on trend, this is probably one of the best fits for you. It definitely looks more Red than Orange but is clearly still Orange.

5. Revlon ColorBurst Matte BalmAudacious: First of all, let’s talk about my love for this product in general. It’s matte and the formulation is amazing! I also own the purple one and I love it. Although it’s matte, it feels amazing on the lips – not drying at all. The color isn’t as pigmented as I would love for it to be but it’s a very wearable Orange. Great for daytime!

6.  Too Faced Melted LipsticksMelted Coral: This is another matte lippie which is perfect for those of you who are not into the whole glossy lips thing. I have really dry lips 90% of my lifetime so for me, this lipstick is great when I pair it with a lipgloss, if not it’s not really my favorite. The color is very toned down so you can definitely get away with it during the day.

7. Wet ‘n Wild Megalast LipsticksPurty Persimmon – Umm, let’s talk about the price point for such an amazing product! I’m pretty sure I only paid $2 for this at the drugstore and sometimes they’re buy one get one 1/2 off. How amazing is that!? This is probably one of my most worn lipsticks because it lasts all day! The only two downfalls is that it is super drying on the lips and it also stains them. Other than that I totally recommend this lipstick, especially for the price point!

8. NYX Butter GlossCherry Cheesecake: I mean who doesn’t love NYX’ lip butter glosses? They’re a must have in anyone’s makeup collection! This is the perfect orange to wear either by itself or over a lipstick. It’s pigmented enough to wear alone but also light enough to wear on top of other Orange lipsticks.

9. Revlon Colorstay Moisture StainMiami Fever: This is a new product to me but so far I love the way it feels on my lips. The pigmentation is okay… I feel like it goes on very streaky but I love that it’s a bright Reddish Orange so it’s very wearable and can be daytime and night time appropriate.


So those are all of my favorite Orange lipsticks of the moment. I had a mixture of high end and drugstore which is amazing! I hope you guys found this post helpful when trying to choose an Orange lipstick. If you’ve tried any of these or have any other recommendations please leave them below.. We all know I love to try new products!


xo, Jess ♥

Lips of The Moment – Glam it up ♥

Red lipstick to me is like your go-to classy lipstick, it goes with any skin color and any occasion. I’m pretty much a lipstick hoarder, so I can tell you right now that I have several shades of the same color in different lipsticks, but this one has become one of my go-to favorite red lipsticks. I’m not a huge fan of Rihanna but I can’t lie, her partnership with M.A.C cosmetics has just been amazing. From the packaging to the actual product itself, they’re definitely must try products.


This particular one is the Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick by M.A.C cosmetics. It is a Blue Red lipstick with a bit of frost in it, but once applied to the lips you can’t really see the frost too much.  The great thing about this lipstick besides the amazing packaging (which I will get into in just a bit) is that every cent from your purchase goes towards women, men, and children living with or affected by AIDS/HIV. Being that I lost a family member from this disease it means so much more to me that I can help out by buying something that I am passionate about as well.


The packaging is beautiful. It is a red velvety, smooth, soft touch packaging and it contains Rihanna’s actual signature on the inside of the tube. This is a lipstick that I would for sure want to display on my vanity. It is a limited-edition lipstick so if you are interested I would suggest going out and buying it sooner than later!


When applying red lipsticks, you always want to use a lip liner. This goes for dark lipsticks in general. My lips especially, tend to bleed a lot when applying dark lipsticks so lining them helps defeat that. With this lipstick I use my Sonia Kashuk Lip Liner. It is the perfect combination!

What is your lip of the moment and what lip products are you wanting to try?

xo, Jess ♥

Lips of The Moment ♥ Pink-ish Nude

Out of all the makeup products a girl could ever have, I must say that lip products are by far my favorite. There is something about expressing yourself through your lip color that just gets me. I can’t get enough. I’m that person that would walk around wearing green lipstick without a care in the world. Because of this, I have decided to do a new little series on my blog  called LOTM (lips.of.the.moment). I tend to go through phases where I will wear the same combination of lip products for a week straight, sometimes even a whole month straight! So I decided to show you guys what my favorite lip combo of the moment is!

There are many times where I take a picture and post it on Instagram or any other social network, and everyone wants to know what lipstick I’m wearing. Instead of responding to a million people with the same answer, everyone can now see my favorite lip combos right here 🙂 I hope you guys enjoy these type of posts, I have fun making them! (and of course, its another excuse to try new lip combo’s andddd buy new lip products. hehehehe 😉 )

For today’s L.O.T.M post I want to show you my go-to everyday lip combo, as of recent. It is a pink-ish/nude combination that I have been loving so much to the point that I have not put it down since I discovered it!


I haven’t been wearing much makeup recently since I have been super busy and haven’t had time to get glam. This pink/nude lip is so natural and perfect for everyday! I actually wasn’t impressed with the Too Faced lippy at first but after a few more tries we have become inseparable. This has literally been my go-to lip product for the past month, and I’m obsessed with it. I deff. want to try more of these Too Faced Lipsticks!


♥ Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer { Nude 01 }
♥ Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb { Bee Sting }
♥ Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss { Walk of Shame }


What is your favorite lip of the moment?

xo, Jess ♥

In The Nude ♥

Hey Loves!

If you’ve been watching my YouTube channel for a while or following my blog for a while now, you know that it took me forever to find the perfect nude for my skin tone. I know you guys are thinking, “really Jess? There are a million bajillion nude lipsticks in the makeup world, you’re JUST now finding one?” Well, yes. You’re correct. I am just now finding one. See, not only do my lips tend to be dry and chapped 85% of the time (I have no idea why! I moisturize them, I swear!) so nude lipsticks tend to bring out the chappiness (Is that even a word?) But, most of the nudes I have tried are way to nude to the point where it looks like I applied concealer to my lips. With that said, I came to the conclusion that for us tanned girlies it is better to stick to a nude lipstick that has a hint of a pink undertone. It just suits us better especially if you don’t have pigmented lips like me. If you do have pigmented lips (which means your lips naturally look pink or like you are wearing lipstick) then you are more than welcome to try the muted nudes.

So alas, Here are my Top 5 Nude Lipsticks & what I sometimes combine them with! ( Forgot to add the Rimmel lipstick to this particular picture, hehehe. sorry! )



1. Baby Lips { 30 Peach Kiss } : Now I know that technically this is not a lipstick per se, but I had to add this to my list since it was the first thing I used before I found all the other amazing Nude lipsticks! This lip balm comes out looking like a peachy color but is extremely sheer. For those who do not have pigmented lips like I do, it’s just the right amount of color for every day wear.


2. L’Oreal Colour Riche { 401 Peach Parfait } : Although the smell is extremely unattractive (smells like melted crayons) and it can be a bit sticky, making it difficult to apply, the color is amazing. It’s a peachy nude!


3. Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate { 14 } : This lipstick is super creamy and has an amazing lasting power! It is more of a taupe nude with a pink undertone.


4. EM By Michelle Phan { Nude Lace } : This lipstick honestly took me by surprise! I got this in one of my Ipsy monthly bags and fell in love with it as soon as it touched my lips! Not only is it moisturizing but the lasting power is amazing! It is Extremely pigmented as well which I loved because a little goes a very long way with this one! The color is very similar to the Rimmel London one, it is just a tad bit darker!


5. Urban Decay { Naked } : This is by far one of the best purchases I have ever made! Once again this lipstick is extremely similar to The Rimmel london & EM lipsticks, It is just a tad bit brighter and has a bit more pink in it. Nonetheless, it is still an amazing nude. It is so creamy and easy to apply, lasts forever and a day, and best of all it is super pigmented!




1.  Baby Lips { 30 Peach Kiss ) & NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss { Pink Frost }


2. Rimmel London By Kate { 14} & NYX Butter Gloss { Tiramisu }


3.  EM By Michelle Phan { Naked Lace } & NYX Butter Gloss { Tiramisu }


4. Urban Decay { Naked } & NYX Butter Gloss { Creme Brûlée }


What are your favorite Nude lipsticks?

xo, Jess ♥