"I want to be my own design" Clive Barker - Imajica

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A lipstick a day, week 1

I haven't really written anything in a long time but I set myself a new challenge and I wanted to share.

If you are reading this I am sure you know that I love makeup and have a fairly good sized collection of products. I realized though that I only really wear lipstick when we go to club and that seems like a damn shame given how many lip products that I have and that rarely, if ever get used.

So to encourage myself to actually use these products that I have collected, I set myself a challege to use a different lip product every day, Monday thru Friday, and to write mini reviews on each product, throwing out any that I don't like or that don't look good on me. I am also trying to take a photo of myself wearing the products so I can use those with my review. I am going to use a star system on a scale of 1-5, with 1 = terrible and I threw it out to a 5 = will buy again

My goal is to do a new entry every Sunday evening with the previous weeks products and reviews. Hopefully by blogging it, I will actually stick to it!

Onto the first week's worth of products!

Monday 11/6/17
MAC Lipstick in Hang up
Cost - around $18.00

Love this lipstick so much,  I've replaced it at least 2 times. Super creamy, wears really well, excellent plummy color and it reapplies well. I don't think they make this color anymore so I am glad I still have about 1/2 a tube left because I love this one. I think my only complaint is that it can sometimes get a little bit dry feeling as it wears and I can't stand dry lips.

Bottom line - good formula, goes on creamy, nice amount of pigment, very wearable with a nice sheen to it

4 stars

Tuesday 11/7/17
Wet and Wild Liquid Catsuit in Goth Topic
Cost -around $4.00
I try to love the long wearing liquid lipsticks, I really do but this one is just not for me. It went on smooth enough and was fairly comfortable but the color was kind of patchy and uneven and after about 3 hours my lips looked so dry that I just couldn't take it anymore. I tried putting a light layer of chapstick over it to try and make it look less dry and to make it feel a little bit more comfortable but I just did not like this one. I ended up taking it off after about 4 hours and threw it away when I got home.

Bottom line - too dry, coverage too patchy, wore okay if you like dry lip products, color was pretty good, totally not for me

1 star

MAC - Dazzleglass in Extra Amps
Cost - around $17.00
MAC - High quality, high pigment and generally excellent products but the Lipglass and Dazzleglass aren't for everyone. They have a super sticky formula that I know drives some people nuts. I only use them once in awhile because the stickiness does get tiresome sometimes. Sometimes I want something with only a little bit of color but lots of shine or glitter, especially if I am wearing vibrant eyeshadow or I just want something a little lighter in color and this does the trick. Love the pinky color, love the amount of glitter, but not a huge fan of lack of slip and the sticky feeling. Won't stop me from wearing it though.

Bottom line - sticky formula with good color/pigmentation and lots of glitter, not for everyone

3 stars

Revlon - Red Velvet
Cost - around $8.00

I had a picture of this one but I must have deleted it! It's a matte red that in the tube looks like it would work for me but once I put it on I knew immediately that it most definitely wasn't a good color for me. It made my teeth look extra yellow and as it wore, it turned pretty orangey which is most definitely not a good color on me. The texture wasn't bad for a matte lipstick and I do love Revlon lipsticks, this just isn't the one for me. This one also went in the trash.

Bottom line - not a bad formula but a terrible color for me and I'm not a huge fan of the matte finish on this product

1 star

Maybelline - Red Revival
Cost - around $9.00
Hands down, one of my favorite reds, especially among the drugstore brands. This was actually one of the very first red lipsticks I ever bought! I used to never wear red lipstick because I thought I had too much red in my face and that it would make my teeth look too yellow. Turns out it was just that I needed to find the *right* red. I love the formula of this lipstick too. Super creamy, it goes on smooth and evenly and has the perfect amount of pigment. It's a great bright red with slight blue undertones that works really well on me especially when I have black hair. Definitely will buy more when I use this tube up.

Bottom line - love everything about this product, color, creaminess, application, wearability.

5 stars

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A quote a day for 2017 - XXIX

“Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.” 
― Frank HerbertChildren of Dune

Saturday, January 28, 2017

A quote a day for 2017 - XXVIII

“When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late.” 
― Frank HerbertDune

Friday, January 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A quote a day for 2017- XXVI

“Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.” 
― Frank Herbert

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A quote a day for 2017 - XXIV

"The mind can go either direction under stress - toward positive or toward negative; on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end.
The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training."

Bene Gesserit axiom

Frank Herbert - Dune.