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ColourPop Lippie Stix: Swatches and Review

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I hope you’re not sick of seeing photos of my lips (though, it’d be entirely justifiable after my recent post on MAC lipsticks) because I’m coming at you with some swatches and a review of ColourPop’s Lippie Stix. This brand has been gaining ground fast on the interwebs, and with good reason! Not only are their products incredibly affordable, but they’re brilliantly formulated and come in an amazing range of colors.

One of ColourPop’s most raved-about products are their Lippie Stix, highly-pigmented twist-up lip pencils in a variety of finishes. At just $5 a piece, I couldn’t resist the urge to pick up a handful to review for you. And if I didn’t have enough to rave about, all of ColourPop’s Lippie Stix come with coordinating lip liners (also $5). Not all are exact color matches, but they are intended to complement one another and be worn together. I’ve included swatches of the lip liners when I have them.

Face Off | Tartelette Palette vs. Tartelette in Bloom Palette

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You guys…

The Tartlette in Bloom palette just launched, and I can’t remember the last time I was this excited! When I first saw the photos online a few weeks ago, I actually squealed with delight. I ordered it as soon as it was available on Ulta’s website, and it arrived in my mailbox today.

For those of you eager to see what shades are inside, or maybe just trying to decide which one is right for you, today I’m comparing the original Tartelette palette with its new sequel, Tartelette in Bloom.

The Ultimate Guide to MAC’s Pinky-Nude Lipsticks

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Confession: I am a lipstick hoarder. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise to many of you, but it’s true. I love lipstick. Maybe more than any other beauty product. You can change up your entire look with a single product. In my hoard collection, two colors dominate: reds, and pinky-nudes. This post includes a small selection of the latter.

Over the past year or so, I have amassed quite a few MAC lipsticks. Their shade range is incredible, and they have a number of formulas so you can select just the right color and finish. For those of you looking for something specific, I thought I’d do one giant swatch-post.

A Pale Girl’s Guide to Bronzing and Contouring

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Summer’s coming, and you know what that means? Tropical vacations and beautiful, sun-tanned skin. Hah. In my dreams.

If you’re a pale girl like myself (MAC NW20), then you know the woes of trying to find the perfect bronzing and contouring products. Too warm and you look like an Oompa Loompa. Too cool and you look like you’ve been rolling around in the dirt. What’s a pasty girl to do? I’ve rounded up the (mostly) matte bronzers from my collection to help you find your perfect product.

Currently Loving: Rosy Highlights

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Is there anything more satisfying than applying highlighter at the end of a really great makeup look? It’s usually one of the last steps of my routine, and I love how it brings light and life to my face. I have my fair share of highlighters in my collection, and most of them are shimmery champagne colors like Becca’s Moonstone or The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer.

Recently, though, I’ve been reaching for highlighters with more of a rosy quality. I’ve found that they’re much more subtle. Instead of the beam of light provided a classic highlighter, these rosy products give a “lit from within” glow that I love during the warmer months. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites at all different price points, but I’d love to know some of your favorites!

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