Swatchmas Day 23: My Top 5 Liquid Set Lipsticks from Melt Cosmetics

On the twenty-third day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite Liquid Set Lipsticks from Melt Cosmetics! I know I’ve said it a million times before, but I LOVE Melt and LOVE their liquid lipstick formula! It’s very liquidy, but not runny, and it’s extremely pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. Once it’s set, it’s a beautiful matte finish and wears well all day, as long as you stay away from eating oily or greasy foods (but that’s how any liquid lip is).

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Melt’s Liquid Set Lipsticks each contain, on average, 3.36 ml / .11 oz of product and sell for $19 each from the Melt Cosmetics website. They do have sales from time to time, though, so if you sign up for their emails and you’ll know when you can get these at a discounted price! Melt Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand and ALL of these liquid lipsticks are vegan!

The Liquid Set Lipsticks featured in this post are:

  • Rebound: Sensual tuscan red (aka literally the perfect rosy lip) 3.12 ml / .10 oz
  • Roc: Deep warm rose (also another perfect rosy lip) 3.75 ml / .13 oz
  • Death Cherry: True deep cherry red (flattering red on EVERYONE) 3.66 ml / .12 oz
  • Velvet Room: Deep black cherry (perfect dark lip on all skintones) 3.17 ml / .107 oz
  • Bellastona: Candy apple red (bright, pinky red great for summer) 3.12 ml / .10 oz

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These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 22: Melt Cosmetics Twenty-Seven Eyeshadow Palette

On the twenty-second day of Swatchmas, I give you the Twenty-Seven Eyeshadow Palette from Melt Cosmetics! This has been one of my favorite palettes since the day it launched, and it works for a variety of looks, as well as for a variety of skin tones. There is a good balance of highly pigmented, buttery mattes and smooth-as-silk shimmer/metallic shadows in this palette so I feel like it’s really usable for both daytime looks or for a more dramatic night out.

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The Melt Twenty-Seven palette contains ten eyeshadows and a grand total of 20.70 g / 0.73 oz of product. It sells for $58 from both the Melt Website as well as from Sephora, where I believe it’s mostly available online but may also be stocked in some Sephora freestanding stores in larger cities. Melt is a cruelty-free brand and the Twenty-Seven palette is vegan.

The ten eyeshadows featured in this palette are:

  • Naked Sleep:   Matte hot apricot-nude
  • Downtown:   Matte baked clay hue
  • Nip Slip:   Matte provocative peach
  • Moxie:   Matte burnt orange
  • Crimefighter:   Metallic dimensional copper
  • 1 More Thing:   Matte warm taupe
  • Thick:   Matte rosy mauve
  • Vegas Past:   Bronze with green and rose gold reflects
  • Whiskey Neat:   Matte barrel-aged brown
  • Moonchild:   Matte deep maroon

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Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Eyeshadows swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

This product was purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 21: My Top 5 Dark Lipsticks

On the twenty-first day of Swatchmas, I give you my current five favorite dark lipsticks! These vary from more “wearable” dark hues, to the more dramatic type, and I’ve included matte and satin finishes, as well as liquid and bullet-style lipstick formulas in this list.

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1) Melt Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lipstick in 6SIX6:

This bullet style, deep blood red lipstick is highly pigmented, very matte and long wearing, but still easy to apply and non-drying on the lips. This has been my absolute favorite lipstick from Melt since day one and I cannot imagine my life without it! It contains 3.20 g / 0.11 oz of product and sells for $19 from the Melt website or Sephora’s website. Melt is a cruelty-free brand and 6SIX6 is vegan.

2) TIME Los Angeles Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick in Corruption:

Corruption is a deep oxblood plum shade that’s very vampy and intense, but still stunning, even with minimal makeup. TIME’s liquid lipstick formula is creamy, but not too thick, easy to apply, well pigmented, and dries down to a long wearing matte finish (just stay away from oily, greasy foods or it will fade more quickly). Luxe Matte Liquid Lipsticks sell for $16 individually and contain 6.3 g / 0.22 oz of product. You can also get Corruption in TIME’s Nude Spectrum Bundle, which contains five other liquid lipsticks and sells for the discounted price of $60 ($10 per Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick). Corruption, as well as other TIME Los Angeles products, can be purchased on their website at www.shoptimela.com, and TIME is a cruelty-free brand.

3) MAC Diva Lipstick:

Diva is one of MAC’s top selling darker lipsticks, and has always been a staple in my personal makeup stash as well as my kit. This is your typical, creamy, bullet style lipstick and it is an intense reddish-burgundy with a matte formula and finish. This lipstick contains 3 g / 0.1 oz of product and sells for $18.50 from MAC counters (including the ones inside Ulta stores), MAC freestanding stores, online from MAC’s website, or online from most stores that sell MAC products, including Ulta.

4) Melt Cosmetics Liquid Set Lipstick in Velvet Room:

Velvet Room is a beautiful, deep black cherry shade. Melt’s Liquid Set Lipstick formula is super pigmented, thin and fluid-like so it applies easily and evenly, and is long wearing and matte. This lippie contains 3.17 ml / .107 oz of product and sells for $19 on the Melt website. Melt Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand and Velvet Room is vegan.

5) Dose of Colors Lip It Up Satin Lipstick in Lava Cake

Lava Cake is the lightest, most day-to-day type of dark lip in this post. It’s a plum red brown with a satin finish, so it’s very creamy and comfortable on the lips, especially during the drier, winter months. Dose of Colors Lip It Up Satin Lipsticks contain 3.12 g / 0.11 oz of product and sell for $17 from both the Dose of Colors website and Ulta website. Dose of Colors products are also available in some Ulta stores, but be sure to check your local store’s availability online before you head over there! Dose of Colors is a cruelty-free brand and this lipstick is vegan.

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Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipsticks swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 15: Melt Cosmetics Metal Gloss Lipglosses

On the fifteenth day of Swatchmas, I give you all eight of Melt Cosmetics’ Metal Lip Glosses. These are super pigmented, metallic finish lip glosses that apply easily and evenly, wear well and don’t feel overly sticky or heavy.

Each gloss contains 6.5 g / 0.3 oz of product and sell for $16 each or $99 for the set of eight. If you’d like to get these, they can be purchased directly from the Melt Cosmetics website. Melt is a cruelty-free company.

The eight Metal Glosses featured in this post are:

  • Overkill:   Regal purple with magenta pearl
  • Amulet:   Garnet hued, deep purpley-pink
  • Lurk:   Hot pink with fuchsia sheen
  • Seance:   Rosy mauve with pink flecks
  • Trance:   Red wine
  • Evoke:   Chocolate bronze
  • 1942:   Golden agave
  • Deviant:   Orange with peach sparkle

Note:   I forgot to get a shot of the glosses themselves lined up, and I’m currently out of town, so I’m sorry I can’t add that to the post! I’ll try to when I get back home, though.

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These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 13: My Top 5 Holiday Red Lips

On the thirteenth day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite red lips for the holidays, or for anytime, really! These are all bold, bright reds that will really make your look stand out in the best kind of way. There are both liquid lipsticks and typical bullet lipsticks in this post, and from several different brands, so there’s bound to be a little something for everyone.

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1)   MAC’s Viva Glam I Lipstick: 

This bullet style, creamy matte, blue based red lipstick is the first shade of Viva Glam lipsticks that MAC ever created, and every penny of the $18.50 this lipstick costs goes directly to the MAC AIDS Fund. It contains 3 g / 0.1 oz of product, just like MAC’s other lipsticks, and can be purchased at any MAC counter (including the ones in Ulta stores), MAC freestanding store, online from MAC’s website, or online from most stores that sell MAC products.

2)   TIME Los Angeles Crimson Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick: 

This gorgeous, deep vampy red liquid lipstick has a very lightweight consistency that dries down completely matte. It’s comfortable to wear and wears for a long time, too! TIME’s Luxe Matte Liquid Lipsticks contain 6.3 g / 0.22 fl. oz of product and sell for $16 individually, or you can get this liquid lipstick in their Festive Bundle (which is perfect for Fall/Winter) with 5 other Luxe Matte Liquid Lipsticks for only $60. You can get Crimson directly from www.shoptimela.com. TIME Los Angeles is a cruelty-free company.

3) Anastasia Beverly Hilly Ruby Matte Lipstick: 

Ruby is a true red, comfortable matte formula, bullet style lipstick that’s creamy to apply but dries down to a somewhat long wearing, soft matte texture. ABH’s Matte Lipsticks contain 3.5 g / .12 oz of product and sell for $18 from the ABH Website, Ulta, Sephora, and several other major retailers. Anastasia Beverly Hills is a cruelty-free brand.

4) Melt Cosmetics Immoral Liquid Set Lipstick:

Melt’s liquid lipstick formula is thin, but not watery, and it’s incredibly pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. It applies easily, then sets down to a long wearing, matte finish. Immoral is a bright red that’s perfect for a classic, but bold holiday look. This liquid lipstick contains 3.12 ml / 0.106 oz of product and sells for $19 from the Melt Cosmetics website. Melt is a cruelty-free brand and Immoral is vegan.

5) MAC Russian Red Lipstick:

Russian Red is one of MAC’s best selling red lipsticks ever, and for a good reason! It’s flattering on absolutely everyone since it’s a blue based red, and is a little brighter than Viva Glam I. However, like Viva Glam I, it has the same matte finish with a creamy, long wearing formula. This lipstick contains 3 g / 0.1 oz of product and sells for $18.50 from MAC counters (including the ones inside Ulta stores), MAC freestanding stores, online from MAC’s website, or online from most stores that sell MAC products.

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Photo taken outdoors in natural, direct sunlight. Lipsticks swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 10: Melt Cosmetics Impulsive Eyeshadow Palette

On the tenth day of Swatchmas, I give you the Impulsive palette from Melt Cosmetics! This high quality palette contains a total of 18 eyeshadows/pressed pigments that range from matte to shimmery and even metallic. To make this even more usable, it also has a variety of bright, bold colors in addition to some staple neutrals. You can create a bazillion different looks with Impulsive, so I feel like this would make a really fun gift for anyone who loves makeup, including yourself!

The Impulsive palette sells directly from Melt’s website, or from Sephora (both in store and online), for $65 and contains a total of 20.240 g / .714 oz product. Melt Cosmetics is a cruelty-free company and most of the eyeshadows/pressed pigments in this palette ARE vegan, except for Bold and Boss Lady.

NOTE: I admit that some of these did not swatch very well on bare skin with no primer underneath them, but wearing a primer underneath these helps tremendously! You especially want to use a primer with the pressed pigment Go Getter, since it’s technically not FDA approved for use in the immediate eye area. In most cases (in my own personal experience), that means it may cause mild staining and some irritation if you’re sensitive to certain pigments, but using a primer underneath that color has prevented that (for me, anyway).

The pressed pigments/eyeshadows featured in the Impulsive palette are:

  • 2012:   Matte honey yellow
  • Rule Breaker:   Matte rusted orange
  • Go Getter:   Metallic vermillion with a pink shift
  • Dream Big:   Matte rich cinnamon
  • CEO:   Metallic warm bronze with a copper reflect
  • Boss Lady:   Matte burgundy
  • Game Changer:   Matte avocado green
  • Profesh:   Matte military green
  • Bold:   Matte rusted ginger
  • Makeup Junkie:   Metallic mauve purple with a pink shift and blue glitter flecks
  • Warehouse Party:   Metallic dusty coral with gold and green glittery reflects
  • Poppin Bottles:   Metallic baby pink with a green shift
  • Shots:   Metallic lilac with with a pearly pink shift
  • Tipsy:   Indigo blue base with multicolored metallic reflects
  • Cross Faded:   Periwinkle purple with a metallic blue shift
  • No Regrets:   Pale, almost ivory-periwinkle with a metallic pink and green shift
  • Morning After:   Rich mulberry with metallic blue reflects
  • Drunk Text:   Shimmery dark charcoal with iridescent reflects

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Photo taken outdoors in natural, slightly overcast sunlight. Shadows swatched on MAC NC15 skin.
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Photo taken outdoors in natural, slightly overcast sunlight. Shadows swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

This product was purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

 

Swatchmas Day 2: Melt Cosmetics Vida Pressed Pigment/Eye Shadow Palette

On the second day of Swatchmas, I give you Melt’s Vida Eye Shadow Palette from the brand new Amor Eterno collection! This collection was launched on Black Friday, although they did a limited release a few weeks ago, which is when I got it.

Vida is a highly pigmented palette that contains 10 eye shadows/pressed pigments and sells for $58. Each eye shadow weighs in at 0.52 oz / 16.3 g, for a total of 0.524 oz / 16.29 g of product. You can get this palette from the Melt Cosmetics website or Sephora. All shadows in this palette are vegan, except for Sol, but Melt is a cruelty-free company.

The colors featured in this palette are:

  • Sarape:   Metallic green salsa with gold glitter
  • Papel Picado:   Matte dazzling lime
  • Amor Eterno:   Matte bright citrine
  • Agua Ardiente:   Matte smokey olive
  • Chocolate:   Matte rich cacao
  • Atole:   Matte cinnamon beige
  • Sol:   Matte brilliant sunflower
  • Pan Dulce:   Matte prange marmalade
  • Alegria:   Metallic shimmering grapefruit
  • Mexicana:   Matte passionate warm red

 

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This photo was taken outdoors in natural/overcast sunlight. Eye shadows swatched on MAC NC15 skin.

 

This product was purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

My Favorite Lip Products of 2018

Happy New Year, everyone! I feel like 2018 was pretty overwhelming in the makeup world with all of the new products and collections that seemingly launched every other week. I thought it would be a lot more difficult to come up with my favorites, but there were some really phenomenal products that either came out last year, or that I discovered last year, so it was actually pretty easy to create this list. There will be other 2018 favorites post, too, so check back each weekend in January for those!

I’m curious what YOUR favorites were for 2018, so leave me a comment and let me know!

I’ve been really bad about being active on social media since the holidays but most of the time I’m on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat quite a bit, so make sure you go follow me! You can find me @ lesley_makeup on all three platforms. I try to make sure I tell you all what I’ll be posting and what I’m testing, and I love hearing from you guys so don’t be afraid to say hi and let me know what you want to see on here and IG!

Alright enough rambling, let’s jump into these favorites!

Lip Scrub:

  • Budget:   Homemade lip scrub using sugar mixed with honey or coconut oil. This is what I typically use because I keep forgetting to restock my more expensive lip scrub, and also because I have no use for sugar now that I’m doing the whole Keto thing.
  • Boujee:   Bite Beauty Agave Lip Scrub. Available from Sephora, this lip scrub costs $18, contains 0.26 oz / 7.39 g of product, is cruelty free and contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. It’s a great lip scrub, it smells nice, has a nice flavor to it, and gently exfoliates my lips without being too rough.

 

Lip Balm:

  • Budget:   Aquaphor Lip Repair. You can pick this up from pretty much any drugstore for about $5. Each tube contains 10 ml / 0.35 oz of product and one tube lasts a pretty long time. I’m on the fence about this product because I’ve heard mixed things about their parent company’s cruelty free status, but it does work incredibly well and has rescued my lips when they were literally peeling off every day from being out in the cold, so I figured it was worth mentioning.
  • Boujee:   Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask. You can pick this up from Sephora for $26. Each tube contains 15 g / 0.52 oz of product and this is available in four other colors/flavors/scents/whatever other than the original clear variety. Each color is pretty sheer, so no matter which you choose, it won’t be too bright or over the top. These are very comfortable to wear and absorb well. I actually reviewed this product in the past so you can click this link if you want to check that out. Bite Beauty is a cruelty-free company and these are natural and free of gluten, parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.

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Lip Primer:

  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip. This isn’t really something new to me, but it’s a tried and true lip primer that I reach for year after year. You can get it at any MAC store, counter, or online for $18.50. It contains a 1.7 g / 0.05 oz of product, but one tube lasts several months.

 

Lip Liner:

  • Budget:   NYX Slim Lip Pencils and NYX Suede Matte Lip Liners. These are amazing lip liners and only cost about $2 to $4 from the NYX website, Ulta, or pretty much any drugstore. Each pencil contains 0.03 oz to 0.04 oz of product and is cruelty free. They come in so many colors ranging from neutrals to brights so there’s something for everyone. Both formulas remind me of MAC’s Lip Pencils, but as you can see, these are much easier on your bank account.
  • Boujee:   Melt Cosmetics AllDay/Everyday Lip Liner. Each pencil sells for $17 and contains 1.20 g / 0.04 oz of product. Some shades are vegan, but all are cruelty free and Melt is a cruelty free company. The formula for these is very highly pigmented so even though they’re somewhat creamy and don’t always last as long (like, in months) as a drier formula does, you don’t have to use much product, so that makes up for it in my opinion.
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Melt Cosmetics Allday/Everyday Lip Liners in Love Note, Modest, Foxy and French Kiss
  • Honorable Mention:   MAC Lip Pencils. These are a favorite pretty much every year because they’re just great… That’s all there is to it. They’re my ride or die lip liners because I know each shade and what lipsticks they’ll work with so well. You can purchase these from MAC’s website, or at any MAC store or counter for $18 and they contain 1.45 g / 0.05 oz of product. In the US and most countries, MAC is a cruelty free company. However, in China, they allow independent agencies to test their products on animals when the government requires to do so, as does every other brand that’s sold there.

 

Lipstick:

  • Budget:   Colourpop Crème Lux Lipstick. You can get these lipsticks from the Colourpop website as well as Ulta (not sure if they’re available in store but they do sell some shades online). They sell for $7, contain 3.5 g / 0.12 oz of product, and most, if not all shades, are vegan. Colourpop is also a cruelty free company, so that’s a major plus too. The formula for these is so buttery and smooth and oh my gosh these are PIGMENTED. I can’t really think of many creamy lipsticks, drugstore or high end, that compare.
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C’Mon Sis, Oouuuu!, and Quickie from the first Shayla x Colourpop collection
  • Boujee:   Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks. These lipsticks are available from www.meltcosmetics.com and sell for $19 each (they’re usually only $5 when they do their sales, though). Each lipstick contains 3.8 g / 0.13 oz of product and many of them are vegan. Melt is also a cruelty free company. I know I go on and on about Melt all the time, and these lipsticks aren’t a new product to me, but they’re so pigmented and wear so well that they’ll forever be a favorite. Melt started with lipsticks, all of which I purchased the week (if not the day) they came out, and they certainly do lipsticks better than just about every brand out there.
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Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks in Voyeur, Cherried, Lucretia, Shady Lady, and Pink Heels
  • Hella Boujee:   Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick. These sell for a whopping $34 each and are available directly from www.charlottetilbury.com as well as Sephora. Each tube contains 3.4 g / 0.12 oz of product and is paraben free and cruelty free. These are pricey, but the formula for these is incredibly comfortable and lightweight for a matte lipstick, so I imagine I’ll venture out and try a few more colors this year!
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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks in English Beauty, Pillow Talk, Very Victoria, Bond Girl

 

Liquid Lipstick:

  • Budget:   Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. These are available at nearly any drugstore or store like Ulta, so they’re easy to get your hands on. They sell for about $9 to $10 and contain 4.82 g / 0.17 oz of product. Maybelline is now a cruelty free company, so that’s another bonus to these liquid lipsticks. They wear forever and are really pigmented, but I will note that if you apply them too heavily, they feel pretty thick and I dunno, crunchy? after a while. I learned that the hard way and actually hated these at first but now I can’t get enough of them!
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Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in the shade Ruler
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TIME Los Angeles Luxe Matte Liquid Lipstick Tropical Bundle | Top to Bottom: Nuditude, Peach Mimosa, Flamango, Crystal Fizz, Bombshell, Twilight
  • Honorable Mention:   Melt Cosmetics Liquid Set Lipstick. There isn’t a huge shade range with these, but they’re pretty versatile so that makes up for it (for me, anyway). You can purchase these from www.meltcosmetics.com for $19 each (usually $10 when they have sales) and each tube contains about 0.12 oz / 3.39 ml of product, although it varies slightly from color to color. As I’ve mentioned, Melt is a cruelty free company and all shades of Liquid Set Lipstick are vegan. This is another extremely pigmented, lightweight liquid lipstick formula that’s comfortable to wear all day without being drying. It’s more thin and runny than the TIME liquid lipstick formula, but not in a bad way… It’s very easy to apply but does take a minute or so to set. Once it’s on, it’s there all day, though!
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Janice Liquid Set Lipstick + Nudist AllDay/Everyday Lip Liner

 

Lip Gloss:

  • Budget:   Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip. These awesome little glosses are available from www.colourpop.com as well as Ulta and sell for $6. Each gloss contains 3.0 g / 0.11oz of product and the finishes vary from creams to shimmer and opaque to sheer, so there’s something for everyone. These glosses have a really comfortable formula that isn’t heavy or too sticky so they’re easy to wear alone or layered on top of a lip pencil or lipstick. Colourpop is cruelty free and a great deal of their glosses are vegan.
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Shayla x Colourpop Neat Freak Ultra Glossy Lip
  • Boujee:   Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. These glosses are available directly from www.fentybeauty.com or Sephora and sell for $18. Each gloss contains 0.3 oz / 9 mL of product, is free from parabens and phthalates, and is also cruelty free. There are only three colors available and all are somewhat sheer and quite shimmery, but they’re all flattering on absolutely everyone. The formula is amazing… It’s not sticky, it’s hydrating, and it’s super glossy and wet looking, so it makes your lips look very plump and juicy. It also has a lovely peachy-vanilla scent that I wish was available as a fragrance or body spray!
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Fenty Glow (left), Fu$$y (bottom), and Diamond Milk (top right)
  • Honorable Mention:   TIME Los Angeles Luxe Sparkle Lip Gloss. Okay so these are only an honorable mention because they’ve only been out a very short amount of time. That means I haven’t used them nearly as much as my Fenty and Colourpop glosses, BUT that doesn’t mean that these aren’t amazing and that I’m not in love with them! You can get these from www.shoptimela.com for $16 each and each tube contains 5 g  / 0.176 fl. oz of product. They’re cruelty free and while there are only three shades available, they’d look great on anyone! All three glosses are sheer and sparkly, so they can be worn alone or on top of a lipstick or lip pencil. They have a lightweight, non-sticky formula loaded with shimmer and they actually wear for a pretty long time for a lip gloss. I really like the way these apply and look, so I’m hoping that Ashley from TIME will create some more gorgeous glosses for us in 2019!
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Aphrodite (left), Ethereal (middle/right), Aurelian (bottom)

 

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

Swatchmas Day 23: My Top 5 Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks

On the twenty-third day of Swatchmas, I give you my five favorite lipsticks from Melt Cosmetics! I know, I know… It’s another Melt post, but I’ve been using the lipsticks from this brand since literally the first week they came out and to this day, I still tend to reach for them before any other brand of regular, bullet-type lipsticks. Their pigmentation is insane and their formula may be incredibly matte, but they’re still very comfortable to wear all day long. These five colors aren’t necessarily the ones I’m using the most at the moment, but I went through all of them and these are the one that I’ve used the most over time. I hope that you all like these as much as I do.

If you want to pick up some lipsticks from Melt, you can head to their website at http://www.meltcosmetics.com. Each lipstick sells for $19 and contains about 4 g / 0.14 oz of product. Melt Cosmetics is  cruelty free company and all of the lipsticks featured in this post are vegan.

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The five Melt Cosmetics lipsticks featured in this post are:

  • Voyeur:   Cool toned, glazed pecan shade (ultra-matte)
  • Cherried:   Dark, blackened, wine stained plum with brown-ish undertones (ultra-matte)
  • Lucretia:   Blood red mixed with demure nude aka warm toned, rosy pink (ultra-matte)
  • Shady Lady:   Shadowy magenta and vaguely hot pink (ultra-matte)
  • Pink Heels:   Warm toned pink with a subtle coral undertone (ultra-matte)

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These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.

 

Swatchmas Day 22: Melt Cosmetics Blushes

On the twenty-second day of Swatchmas, I give you all three blushes from Melt Cosmetics! I know three doesn’t seem like many, but these are so pigmented that they can be worn by a wide array of skin tones and all three colors are flattering on nearly everyone. I do hope they come out with a few more colors soon, and ones that will show up well on deeper skin tones without looking chalky, but some of their Blushlights are actually quite flattering on deep skin tones. I posted those earlier during Swatchmas, so if you want to check those out, click the link below:

Swatchmas Day 10: Melt Cosmetics Blushlights

Melt’s blushes are available on their website at www.meltcosmetics.com. Each blush sells for $22 and contain around 5 g / 0.18 oz of product. Melt cosmetics is a cruelty free company and all three of these blushes are vegan.

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The three blushes featured in this post are:

  • Honey Thief:   Peach with neutral undertones (4.574 g / 0.161 oz)
  • Cali Dream:   Coral with warm undertones (5.045 g / 0.178 oz)
  • Bawdy:   Hot pink with somewhat cool undertones (4.044 g / 0.143 oz)

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Photo taken indoors using natural, indirect sunlight. Blushes swatched on MAC NC12 skin.

 

These products were purchased with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.