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!

Lipsticks

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 ♥

May Favorites | 2014 ♥

Another month has come and gone, and with that month comes new makeup products that I’ve loved ! This month I actually don’t have that many compared to most month’s but like I’ve said a million times already, I was sick and on vacation. I wasn’t really playing with a lot of products. For June I will for sure have a few more fun, new products coming your way woohoo!

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but, If you want to know more about the products I loved this month, watch the video below & share with your friends!

 

xo, Jess ♥

Haul – Ulta, Rite Aid, & Urban Decay.com ♥

I’ve realized that my shopping addiction has been at an all time high, to the point where I’ve decided that after IMATS I will take a big break from shopping for makeup. I have so many new products to try out for you guys, that I honestly do not need to buy anymore. Especially because I know I’m going to be buying lots of goodies at IMATS (or at least I’m going to try, I’ve heard the lines are insane!)

I think because my skin has been changing so much, I’ve been buying a lot of skincare and just different things to see if my skin can go back to normal. My pores are huge! and my skin is so dry, especially my under eye are. I’ve been on the lookout for some good products to help that, so if you guys have any recommendations PLEASE let me know!

Anyway, Here is what I bought in the past two weeks…

My first trip to the drugstore was strictly for my prom makeup video. I needed glitter and I wanted to try a new foundation that wouldn’t look so powdery on my skin.

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I decided I needed something for my hair as well, since I was running out of shampoo and conditioner but wanted something that would actually work. My hair has been really dry lately, and I am in the process of growing it out so I wanted something good. I went to Ulta specifically for that reason, but of course ended up with more than just that.

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I thought I was finished with that. I was not. I received a 20% off coupon and just had to take advantage so I decided to go back to Ulta and pick up a few things, plus I was in desperate need of a new face wash. My pores haven’t been friendly lately.

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So now in detail, I’ll show you what I got. Keep in mind some of these products were samples given to me by the cashier. They’re always so nice to me at my local Ulta!

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1. Wet ‘N Wild Mega Sparkle Confetti – I heard about these through Dulcecandy87 on Youtube and I needed glitter for my prom tutorials so i decided to purchase them. The price point wasn’t bad at all so it was deff worth it. My local Rite Aid only had two colors, so I bought them both. They are Lilac Frosting & Pink Sugar. I used Lilac Frosting in my Prom Tutorial.

2. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser – This has been a product that everyone has been talking about! I wanted to try it for myself because I’ve heard mixed reviews about it. So far I actually like it!

3. L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black– I’ve always been a huge fan of L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black and Carli Bybel on Youtube is always raving about this one so I decided to try it. Not gonna lie, i’m not really a huge fan so far.

4. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation – This foundation is a product that i’ve been wanting to try for a while but have never got around to actually purchasing it. I was in love with my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation so I figured this would be something like it. I tried it a few times so far and I’m not really in love with it so far.

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1. Pacifica Hand & Body Lotion Wipes – This was something super cool that I saw with all the mini products by the cash wrap at Ulta. It was so intriguing to me, especially because my skin gets really dry even if I put on lotion. I figured this was a cool idea and it would be practical when out and about.

2. Tarte Kit ( Maracuja  C-brighter eye treatment, Inner Rim Liner, Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara – So I know it looks like I purchased a million Tarte products but in reality it came in a little kit, but I accidentally threw out the box. I got this mainly because I ran out of the eye cream and I did enjoy it before but not enough to purchase the actual size one. It also came with the inner rim liner that i’ve been wanting to try. It’s a nude waterproof eyeliner made for your waterline! Perfect to give you a more awake look. The mascara I am not a fan of at all.

3. Urban Decay Electric Palette – This was not purchased from Ulta but I didn’t want to photograph it by itself. I saw this palette on Urban Decay’s Instagram and immediately knew I needed it in my life, I waited for the day it was released and purchased it the day of on their website. It’s so different than any other palette I own and I love bright eyeshadow, especially for the summer! I will have a video feat. this palette really soon and also a blog post/review on the palette so stay tuned.

4.  Samples ( Stila Stay all day 10 in 1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm, Sarah Mcnamara Miracle Skin Transformer Face, Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Styling Gel) – The girl at Ulta was super nice and gave me some extra goodies, I’m really excited to try the Stila BB cream and the Sarah McNamara Face Enhancer. Anything that will help my face look its best I’m a fan of. The Curling Gel I probably won’t use as much so I might give it to my mom.

5.  Carol’s Daughter Repairing Kit – I saw an ad about this product in a magazine and put it on my wish list. When I saw they had a little trial kit I thought how perfect! I love mini trial kits because it lets me try the products for a cheaper price. That way if I hate it, at least I didn’t pay full price and I’m stuck with a huge bottle. Well, so far I love this stuff. My hair feels so smooth and shiny… I can’t wait to try it a few more times so I can do a review on this!

6. Vera Wang Rollerball Perfume – My favorite Perfume, ever! It just smells so good. I have the regular large version and also another version of the Princess, I believe it’s Rock Princess, not sure but it’s in a glittery bottle. Anyway, I got this rollerball because my perfume wears off throughout the day so I just wanted something that I could reapply with during the day.

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1. Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Priming Powder & Finishing Veil – I’ve always been a huge fan of  the regular Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer, so when Nicole Guerriero spoke about this baby in one of her videos I knew I just had to have it! I was really surprised my Ulta carried since they never carry any good stuff! There was also a pressed powder version, but I think a loose powder will work better for me.

2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – I got this in the color Transylvania which sounds spooky. It is a very vampy dark raisin plum color. So beautiful for the Fall/Winter and who knows maybe I’ll live a little and wear it in the Summer. What do they say, YOLO? haha.

3. Murad Samples ( Essential-C Cleanser, Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum, Essential-C Eye Cream) –  Since I bought Murad products the girl at Ulta also gave me some Murad Samples. I’m mostly excited about the cleanser and the eye cream, especially because they have Vitamin C in it. The Age Spot Serum I will probably never use, since I don’t really have any age spots.

4.  Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo – My pores have been a large issue lately, especially ever since my skin became super dry. I’m not sure if its something I’m using or what is causing my skin and pores ago react differently. I decided to pick this up on a whim and hope that it would minimize my pores. We shall see, I’ve read great reviews so fingers crossed!

5. Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick –  I saw someone I follow on Instagram wearing a beautiful purple lip color and when I asked her what lipstick it was she told me it was this product. I was hesitant to order it online at first, so when I saw it in store I just had to try it! I wasn’t sure what color to choose, so i decided to go with something I didn’t already have. I chose the color Melted Coral, because although I own a few Orange lipsticks, I don’t have anything in a peachy coral color. I hope it looks good on me!

6. NYX Butter Gloss – Everyone knows how much I love the NYX Lip Butters, they literally feel like butter on your lips. So smooth and creamy, and they last a while too! I saw that they came out with new colors and decided to pick up this purple to go with my Purple Revlon Matte Lip Balm. This color is called Raspberry Tart and from the looks of it I think I’m going to love it!

Phew! That was A LOT stuff! My last little makeup shopping spree will be for IMATS so stay tuned for that haul! I’m going to try to limit myself for the month of May so enjoy these hauls while they’re here! What new items have you purchased lately or what is on your wish list?

xo, Jess ♥

January 2014 Beauty Favorites!

Hey loves!

This year has started off to a great start! I have been trying out new products and loving them so far. Here are my favorite products from January!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
♥ Hydroxotone Revitalizing Microdermabrasion
♥ Sonia Kashuk Vitamin-Rich Primer
♥ Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation { 06 Camel }
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Urban Decay Illuminated Highlighting Powder
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer { Medium Deep }
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer { Goddess }
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz { Brunette }
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade { Chocolate }
♥ Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm { Shameless }
♥ Maybelline Colorsensational Lipsticks { Brazen Berry }
♥ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil { Ozone }
Urban Decay Lipstick { Naked }

xo, Jess ♥