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Intense Hydration: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

9 Jan

Estee Lauder Pure Envy Sculpting Lipstick

When you can get hydration and bold color in a lipstick, count me in!

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick has both features with a super creamy texture and over 20 statement shades for all skin tones.

The time-released formula for this lipstick helps seal in hydration and keeps my lips moisturized throughout the day.

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Beauty Highlights of the Year

26 Dec

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Another blogging year has flown by and it has been a blast, as usual!

Top Beauty Finds

This past year, it seemed like makeup products weren’t for the faint of heart. Whether it was highlighter or lipstick, the colors were all about getting everybody’s attention.

I did my best to go big, bold, and glowy but I’m hoping for a bit of a break next year. What about you?

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NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick Collection

3 Dec

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Matte lips have been really popular this year with a lot of brands getting in on the trend.

If you want to toss your gloss and give matte lips a try, NYX has an update to their matte lipsticks with the Velvet Matte Lipstick line.

The texture of the NYX Matte Velvet Lipstick is a creamy formula that easily glides on a thin coat of color. The velvety finish makes this matte lipstick a comfortable wear.

The color is richly pigmented and has long-lasting capability. After a cup of coffee (or two), the color faded only slightly. I did notice that when I applied my favorite lip primer before the lipstick, it lasted longer.

Now, let’s talk about the shades in the collection. There are 12 of them, and they’re exactly what you’d expect for fall 2016: pinks, nudes, reds, and a few “out there” shades like blue and purple 💜.

If you’re looking for an affordable matte look, check out these stunning shades in the collection (starting with the four bold shades in the photo):

  • Volcano–Deep Red
  • Effervescent–Coral Pink
  • Beach Casual–Sandy Nude
  • Unicorn Fur–Purply Pink
  • Blood Love–Traditional Red
  • Charmed–Brick Red
  • Disorderly–Bright Blue
  • Duchess–Deep Purple
  • Miami Nights–Hot Pink
  • Midnight Muse–Navy Blue
  • Soft Femme–Mauvy Red
  • Violet Voltage–Purple with blue undertones
Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.