Sunday, April 19, 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pure Hollywood and Lovely - Liquid Lipstick Review

Pure Hollywood
 PURE HOLLYWOOD LIPS
The coveted shade from ABH Liquid Lipstick line. 
I lined this darling with Mac Soar
It wore well through the day. 
It's slightly darker than Milkshake and reminds me of some of my Nyx Soft Matte lip creams however this formula is substantially creamier and luxurious. 
If you like this kind of color and long-wear then definitely be on the lookout.
Macy's restocks every week.
Of course if you eat lots of greasy foods, you will have to reapply.
Eat dainty and carefully with this lipstick on.
That's what I do.

Retails: $20
Macys Impulse Boutiques in-store, ABH online
Lovely 
LOVELY LIPS
Luxury liquid-to-matte lipstick. 
This midtone pink is an ultra-pigmented cream. 
One swipe does the job but you can add more to almost deepen/intensify the color. 
The product wears well however a greasy meal will have you needing to reapply. 
You get a lot of product for $20 but I can see myself running out of this rather quickly as it's just so darn lovely!

Retails: $20
Macys Impulse Boutiques in-store, ABH online

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Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Covergirl Lip Lava - Lipgloss Review

Live Love Lava

LIVE LOVE LAVA LIPS


Pretty huh? 

Pretty glossy red with purple shimmers. 

🙍Sadly it went back. 

I found the formula too goopy, brush too tiny and the others look a lot 

like my Mac Dazzleglass and Lime Crime Carousel. 

Interestingly the Revlon HDs felt better. Even though I did not like the scent.

I wouldn't hesitate getting more of those😬 

But don't let me deter you from trying them especially if you don't have the colors 

and if you loooove super glossy. 

Funny how the trend is liquid matte lippes and they release these. Anyway


Retails: $8.99
CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Ulta, Drugstore.com

What did you think about the Covergirl Lip Lava glosses?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Celebrity-Edition Series: Kim K and Taylor Swift

CELEBRITY EDITION
I've been wanting to do a series on the lipsticks that celebrities wear. Now so far I've done just these two and in some cases the celebrity may no longer wear that particular lipstick or lip combo. Nevertheless I still think there is a fan-base out there that will see a pic of a certain celebrity and will like the lip look and wonder what it is. So here are my explorations and findings. Enjoy...
Angel
ANGEL LIPS
Celebrity-Edition
Mac's non-frost Frost lippie made popular by Kim K. 
A soft pink perfect for day or night. 
I found this to be the Frost version of Mac's Pink Plaid.
It is a cool to neutral-toned pink and perfect really for a subdued look.
I like it as alternate to the more opaque Pink Plaid.
Plus it goes on super smooth.
Please Note: she adds a bit of Nars Turkish Delight lipgloss on top as well 
and uses Mac Stripdown lipliner.

Retails: $16
MacCosmetics.com

Dragon Girl

DRAGON GIRL LIPS

Celebrity-Edition

Featuring Taylor Swift's fav lippie: Nars Dragon Girl.

Of course the whole allure of what lipstick celebrities wear makes us feel even more glam. While I'm not a fan of Ms. Swift per se, and I didn't quite feel myself transforming into Taylor until I stepped outside and it was like yes! ...there's that lovely pink-red. 

The Nars matte lip pencil feels like there's nothing on and it's not drying. 

Lasted a good long time too. 

Me likey. 

Lined lightly with Mac Beet.


Retails: $26
NarsCosmetics.com, Sephora, Nordstrom

There are more Celebrity-Edition Lip Looks to come!

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Mac Cinderella - Lipstick Review

MAC CINDERELLA

 Sorry for the late blog post, I actually reviewed these on my Instagram. But here is the official blog post. I hope you did manage to snag something from this beautiful collection. And the movie has always been my favorite growing up. The remake is the best and the collect is a well-done interpretation of the essence of Cinderella. So onto the lippies…

Free as a Butterfly - Lined with Mac Spice
 FREE AS A BUTTERFLY LIPS
A super sheer LE Lustre Lippie from the Mac Cinderella collection. 
This lippie has more "slip" than the other one in this collection. 
This needed a liner because it's so sheer. 
But it is a pretty semi-sheer golden nude nonetheless.
Lightly lined with Mac Spice.

Royal Ball - Lined with Mac Whirl
 ROYAL BALL LIPS
Prettiest LE Lustre lippie from the Mac Cinderella collection. 
Fleshy shimmery pink that went on almost opaque. 
So unlike a Lustre. 
Lightly lined with Mac Whirl.


What is your favorite Mac Cinderella product?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Dose of Colors Black Rose - Limited Edition Liquid Lipstick Review

Black Rose - Lined with Mac Vino

BLACK ROSE LIPS

Can you hear it? ...."Glory, Glory Hallelujah"!!..... 
Yep that's what I exclaimed seeing this! 
Arrived in the mail during a terrible thunderstorm. 
Can't get any more dark side than that! 

This is a beauty. 
I applied 1 layer and got a beautiful dark red. 
As a matter of fact the exact color that I was eyeing to get in another line. 
So for me it was beautiful just with 1 layer however it didn't look as dark as in the promo pics, so I added another layer. Noticed some spots were showing up lighter. So I added some more and blended. It finally started to look dark and it dried down pretty well. 

No tacky feel. 
Felt matte.

 I did run my finger over it, and a bit was on there, so not entirely transfer-proof 
but not like the Berry's. 

If I added any more my lips would appear cracked on the inner part. 
1-2 layers is about the best. But experiment with what works best for you. 

I lined this baby with Mac Vino just to help me as a guide. 
No bleeding. 
And no discernible fragrance. 
Perhaps I was too giddy to notice? 
Oh well. We have a winner here folks. 
Me likey.

Did you manage to snag a LE Black Rose?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Mac Marine Ultra - Review

Mac Chromagraphic Pencil

MARINE ULTRA LIPS

Is a darkened medium sea blue. It is a Mac Chromagraphic Pencil designed for use anywhere but does have some restrictions. Some cannot be used in the eye or lip area or even on the inner rim of the eye. While the US has some "tougher" restrictions than say Europe, it still doesn't deter makeup artists or just consumers using those products as they see fit. I do and have had no problems. I think sharing makeup is something to be of concern as that does spread disease.

This is a great dupe alternative to the very popular Melt DGAF. This pencil is not recommended for lips however I used it and it's just fine. Plus it's creamier than their regular lip liners. To each their own.

Retails for: $16.00
Available: MacCosmetics.com

What's your fav blue lippie?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

DISCLAIMER: All products were purchased by the Duchess unless otherwise noted.
Please do not use my photos without my permission.


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OCC Technopagan - Metallic Lip Tar Review

Technopagan Lip Tar

TECHOPAGAN LIPS

Super-pigmented, staining and smells like I just shellacked real paint on my lips other than that
it's a badass blackened purple with blue pearl metallic lippie! Boldness in a tube.
Not for the faint of heart!
A makeup artist must-have!
No liner needed or used. Applied with a brush.

Did I say badass?
Yep, gotta get yours.
Must get more...

Retails for: $18.00
Available: OCCMakeup.com, Sephora, Beautylish.


Technopagan

Gotta a fav Lip Tar?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Mac Fresh Brew - Lipstick Review

Fresh Brew - Lined with Mac Hover
FRESH BREW LIPS

Just showing some love to a permanent Lustre lippie. 
One of my fav taupe lippies.
Mac describes it as "creamed coffee".
Yes please and thank you!
 I lined this sweetie with Mac Hover and used a brush to apply.

Retails for: $16.00
Available: MacCosmetics.com

Gotta a fav Mac Lustre lippie?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Fly High - Lipstick Review

Fly High - Lined with UD Anarchy
FLY HIGH LIPS

The lipstick screams "SPRING"! 
This is about the prettiest lilac pink shade ever. 
It was a beauty when I swatched it on my hand. 
I was like how did I miss this? Perfection. 
I lined this darling with Urban Decay Anarchy which amplifies the color even more.
It is creamy, wears well and smells great. No drying!

Retails for: $18
Available: Sephora, Macys, Ulta.

What's your fav Marvelous Moxie lippie?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Urban Decay Sheer Streak - Lipstick Review

Sheer Streak - Lined with Mac Spice

SHEER STREAK LIPS


A sheer coral peach lippie from Urban Decay. 

I've been wanting to try these since they first came out. 

They have a nice feel as do all UD lippies. 

They remind me of the Marc Jacobs lip gels but cost less. 

Translucent color and moisturizing. 

Best to swatch 'em in store and find the color you like tho! 

The tube is a purple metallic which makes them easier to differentiate from the originals. 


Retails for: $20
Available: Ulta, UrbanDecay.com, Sephora

Do you like sheer?


Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Kylie Lips

Kylie - Mac Lipliners from Permanent Collection
KYLIE LIPS

After watching a video where Kim K. talks about what liners she and her sister use, 
I decided to revisit this trend and create this collage.

She mentioned Soar, Stripdown, Whirl and another one that she couldn't remember. My guess is that it maybe Mac Spice. But I decided to throw on Dervish and Pink Treat because they are so close to Soar and Whirl. Hover was added by me as well for contrast and it's a nice caramel brown.

A bit drying on my lips. Using the freshest, yes freshest just-bought-from-the-counter lipliner will yield creamier results. Over time product especially liners do dry out.
The Pink Treat always stays creamy however because it is from the Cremestick liner collection. The ones where you don't have to sharpen just twist-up. My preferred choice tbh. 

And honestly I like wearing my liners with lipstick or wearing a matte lippie instead.

Both retail for $16.
Available on: MacCosmetics.com

What's your fav Mac lipliner?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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Sephora Marvelous Mauve - Liquid Cream Lipstick Review

Marvelous Mauve - Lined with Mac Whirl

MARVELOUS MAUVE LIPS

So is it a lip stain, a lip cream, or a liquid lipstick?

It's a lip cream. It's a creamy-type and falls into the category of liquid lipsticks as all are made the same. Sephora describes it as "cream lip stain". Go figure.

It is probably one of the hottest colors from the Sephora line. Constantly sold out both
in-stores and online. With people selling them on eBay for much more than the $13 price tag.

I'm surprised yet not surprised at the popularity of this color. This is just a basic mauve that can be found in any makeup line. But the Kylie lip made that color massively popular.

So here it is. It is pretty. The formula is one of the best out there and you can't beat it for $13. There are other marvelous colors in matte, satin and shimmery finishes as well. I'd addicted.

What's your fav Sephora Lip Cream?

Stay sweet lovelies!
~Duchess

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