Maybelline Matte Lipstick Review

Ever since Maybelline came out with their vivid lipsticks, they have exceeded our expectation of a drugstore lipstick. From color choices to finishes and even comfort of wear, Maybelline has turned the drugstore lipstick genre on its head. Every other makeup company has had to reformulate their lipsticks because Maybelline gave the market a punch in the gut. So, now they have come out with two successful trend lines that don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. The buffs and the mattes. I loved the buffs. That line was the first time I had four or more drugstore nude colors to choose from. The formula was amazing and the feel was incredible. And most of all they smell so amazing.  Now with the new matte shades and some new additions for fall, Maybelline has done it again. I fell in love with two colors from the matte collection.

Divine Wine-695

 This color is the perfect brick red with a little of a burgundy undertone. It is so creamy and smooth. I was never one for matte lips but this color and formula changed my mind. I couldn’t believe how creamy this lipstick was. I fell in love with the feel of it as well. It was really comfortable to wear and I didn’t have a problem with bleeding or smudging. Honestly this is the first time that I have worn a red this intense and it is gorgeous.

Touch of Spice-660
This color was also a big surprise to me. I thought that this nude would be way too light or look ashy on me. It was hard for me to try this one. I tried it without my trusty lip liner and well I guessed right. it was too light and ashy and it made my lips look ill. So when I tried it with a spice lip liner or a brown or chocolate it was gorgeous. That just goes to show you how you can be completely wrong about a product until you tweak it to you. Had I just used my usual lip liner from the beginning I could have saved myself a lot of stress and trouble. 
I can’t wait to see what Maybelline comes up with next. I look forward to their new releases. I’m a lipstick junkie and if they keep this up I’m just going to have to go work for them. 


Milani Lipstick Review

I recently discovered a new love. I had been searching for new lipsticks for a while and well I didn’t want to go to the mall or endure the traffic to get there. I wanted to go to MAC but I can’t tolerate their customer service which gets worse every day. So, I took a trip to Wal-Mart. I had been hearing great things about some new drugstore products and I wanted to go see what all the hype was about. I stumbled onto a display for a brand which had only been carried at CVS and Walgreens in my area. I was so surprised to see Milani at Wal-Mart. I picked out two shades that night and one more a week later. These lipsticks have me falling in love with them. They are richly pigmented and soft to wear on the lips. They are full coverage  and I love how moisturizing they are.

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Brandy Berry

Cabaret Blend
Each of these lipsticks have become a staple in my makeup bag or purse or pocket. I reach for one of them every day. They remind me so much of MAC lipsticks. From the way they smell, feel, and perform. Don’t get me wrong, I love MAC lipsticks but MAC lipsticks and my wallet don’t always agree. I must say that I am so happy that so many drugstore brands have given High-end products a run for their money. Literally.

YSL Rouge Volumpte Shine Review.

Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupté ShineOf course I was skeptical of this product at first. A $34.00 Lipstick seemed to be a bit ridiculous to me. I have been back and forth about this purchase for months. I had swatched it in store and even tried it on and still didn’t see why I needed or would like this product. So finally I made the decision to purchase one of these lipsticks. The problem was which color and what formula. I chose the shine formula in rose infinite. The color and texture was beautiful. Unfortunately all the things that people like about the shine formula just didn’t do it for me. It felt like a drugstore version of the same which I already own.

Although my lipstick journey has only been for about three years, I know that this type of formula really doesn’t work for me. I need a satin or matte stay put lipstick. I love the lustre finish from MAC but they feel different than this formula. This formula just didn’t last on my lips and worst of all it made them peel.

I absolutely expected more from this lipstick and it really disappointed me. I really wanted to like it. I will try the other formula’s but this one was not for me and I returned it promptly.