Leadiiinglady’s Love List: Make-up 💄

I told you guys before that I would post my make-up love list for you guys and so here it is! In this post, I will be showing you the make-up products I have been loving! What’s great about these are that they are pretty much for everyday looks plus most of them are affordable. Will include where you can buy these products so you guys can check them out! 💕

BB Creams

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What I love about the Korean BB Creams is that one, they’re very light – most of them have a natural looking finish. Two, they make your skin glow! Like seriously! They give me this kind of glow I never had before. Three, there are so many natural ingredients that help your skin in the process and so it’s like make-up + skincare! What could be better than that? I guess the only unfortunate thing I would say is that most of them only come in 2 shades and so it’s a bit harder for a lot of people to use.

1. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream (No. 21)

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This was my first Korean BB Cream! And I love it! When I put it on my skin, it feels so light and yes, there is a glow. This is the perfect everyday BB Cream because the coverage isn’t that great but it covers enough and so your skin can still breathe. I bought this because I wanted to use BB Creams instead of regular foundation because of the pros it has such as SPF, skin lightening and pore tightening. I wanted an everyday BB Cream that could also be a skincare product and this is what I found. I recommend this to those of you who want to sport that no make-up make-up look. Because really, the finish is so natural!

You can buy this on Beauty MNL!

2. The Face Shop Power Perfection BB Cream

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Tbh, I bought this because I wanted more BB creams hahaha I liked the first one so much that I wanted to try out more. This is the one I’ve currently been using. It’s the best-selling BB cream of The Face Shop! And it’s wonderful. I wanted to see if I could find a BB cream with more coverage and I read some reviews saying this was really good and so I decided to try it out. It’s a bit pricey. I think it’s around P1199 in The Face Shop but it’s a huge bottle and I can tell you now it’s worth it!!! The finish is a bit thicker compared to that of Missha but it is still very light. What I love about this is that it stays on! I’ve been having dance rehearsals for the production I’m in and this is what I’ve been using and by the time I’m done with 5 hours of dancing, it’s still there! I would definitely recommend this to those of you who want to try a BB cream that has good coverage but is still lightweight!

You can buy this at any The Face Shop branch!

Concealers

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These are my two trusty concealers! I know I’ve boasted about them before but here I am to boast about them again 😉 They’re both from the SAEM which is a Korean brand! Note these are VERY AFFORDABLE. Plus they both have SPF and so my love for these two obviously doubles!!! One is for under my eyes and the other one is for scars and blemishes! I usually use two different kinds because I need one to be more moisturizing while I need the other one to have more coverage. And these two work great together and so yay ❤

3. the SAEM Cover Perfection Liquid Concealer

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I use this concealer for under my eyes. I read in reviews that this concealer is very moisturizing and that’s what I need especially for me because my under eyes tend to get dry and I hate it when my fine lines begin to show like ugh so annoying hahaha and so I really researched for a good one and this is what I found. I am so glad I decided to try it out because it works so well for me!!! It is very moisturizing but it still manages to cover up my dark circles! And by the end of the day, my dark circles arent dry but plump and moisturized. Definitely a game changer.

4. the SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer

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This is the concealer I use for blemishes and scars! The coverage of this one is higher compared to that of the first. And it’s a bit less moisturizing which is why it’s perfect for my skin because I have oily skin! Also, what I love about this concealer is that it’s a perfect dupe for NARS concealer which’s price is like 4 times more??? It covers up my scars really well and it lasts pretty long. You’ll have to re-apply it after a few hours but I don’t mind because it’s also really small and so I can bring it around in my make-up case everywhere I go!

You can buy this on Althea Korea or in different instagram shops that sell Korean products!

Brows & Lashes

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 I love my brows and lashes and so I want to give them the best look they can get! I got these two in The Face Shop. What I love about them is that they’re really good PLUS they’re super affordable. I got the mascara for P595 and the brow pencil for P285. How awesome is that???

5. The Face Shop Super Proof Mascara

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Before I bought this, I really wanted to find a mascara that could be many things – affordable, waterproof, smudgeproof and not “cumply”. It’s hard to find a mascara with all four properties BUT I have to say that I found all of them in this one! This is a very light mascara. The finish is pretty light which I really appreciate because I use this for my everyday make-up look. It is not cumply AT ALL. It’s very thin and it looks natural! Also, this mascara is smudgeproof and waterproof! I have a tendency of rubbing my eyes a lot especially when I have contacts on and I would hate it when the mascara would rub onto my under eyes because I have really dark circles to begin with and so when that happens, I look like a zombie ugh. And so I love how this doesn’t do that. Be sure to take it off with a make-up cleanser though or eye make-up remover cause it’s a bit hard to remove but I guess that is what comes with having super proof mascara hahaha

6. The Face Shop Style My Eyebrows Eyebrow Pencil

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What I love about this eyebrow pencil is that you really see it. It’s not like one of those eyebrow pencils that are so light you can’t even tell the difference??? With this one, I can really shape my eyebrow and shade in all the necessary parts (like my scar). Also, this really stays! Like I said, I’ve been having dance rehearsals in a non-airconditioned place but even though I’ve been sweating for hours, I’d look in the mirror and my brows still exist. All thanks to this! And guess what’s the best part? It only costs P285! So go and buy yourself one now! 😉

You can buy both of these at any The Face Shop branch!

Eyeshadow Palettes

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These are the two palettes I use all the time whether it be for everyday make-up or heavy make-up. They’re a bit pricey because they’re from high end make-up brands BUT their colors are beautiful. I’m sure you’ll use them more than once! I don’t usually use eyeshadow for my natural make-up look, but when I do, I just apply a bit of a light pinkish nude on my lids and sometimes shimmer to give me that “bright-eyed look”.

7. Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

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This is my go-to palette for most of my eyeshadow base colors. It is a very neutral palette with browns, pinks, yellows, basically the neutral colors. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t use this palette because the colors are just very versatile, you can use these colors for the base or crease or whatever you want. They are also very pigmented and so you don’t have to apply too much to give your lids color. My favorite colors for my everyday look are super mom and natural beauty. Super mom is a very light shade of pink, very subtle and classy. Natural beauty is a beautiful pinkish nude that I like using all the time! If you guys need a palette with good neutral colors and one that you want to use all the time, I would recommend this one for you!

You can buy this in Sephora or online instagram beauty shops!

8. Juvia’s Nubian 2 Palette

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I admit that this is one of my “out there” palettes. When I first got this palette I was like, what am I going to do with these colors??? Eventually, I realized this palette really works well for my Disney Princess looks (which is pretty much my job) and there are some colors I could incorporate in my everyday look. My favorite colors from this palette would be Zuri, Morocco and Madagascar. Zuri is a light bronze color, very glittery and pigmented which I LOVE. I think you can tell that I use it a lot… hahaha just look at it. Morocco on the other hand is the perfect shade of orange. You know how orange is an “in color” right now? As in, having the perfect shade of orange is super important. This is my perfect shade of orange! Madagascar on the other hand is a really brown shade, I like using this for my crease or at the tips of my lids for a subtle smokey eye effect. Again, this eyeshadow palette is very pigmented and perfect for those who need some color in their lives!

You can buy this on many instagram beauty shops!

Lipsticks

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Aside from my trusty NYX Soft Matte lippies, these are the other lipsticks I’ve been loving! Happy Skin Disney and Kylie Lippie Mattes are my loves. These are all very pigmented lipsticks which I appreciate. I love lipsticks, it’s one of the make-up products I really spend on – thus my choice of favorite lipsticks. They’re a bit on the pricey side but I can tell you that they’re worth it!

9. Happy Skin x Disney Lipsticks

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These are my loves!!! Note, I don’t only use these for work, I also use them for my everyday make-up look! I just love the colors. They are very pigmented, versatile and different! I could use the Aurora Lipstick for a day time hangout, I could use the Anna Lipstick for a date night and I could use Elsa Lipstick for a club party! What’s a big plus is that these lipsticks are SUPER MOISTURIZING! I get chapped lips real easily and so it helps that I have a lipstick + lip balm in one. That’s why I find these very handy and I always make sure I have one in my make-up bag!

You can buy these in Beauty Bar, Zalora or from the Happy Skin Website!

10. Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Mini Mattes

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This was the first Kylie Cosmetics product I ever purchased. I purchased the whole Holiday Mini Mattes Kit but I only really used these three colors and so far, they have been amazing! These are the shades Ginger, Love Bite and Moon. Ginger has a bit of a…. ginger shade hahahaha I actually wrote about it in one of my blog posts before! Check it out here! 🙂 Moon is a nudish brown, it looks a bit darker on me cause I’m light-skinned but I don’t mind cause I like the shade. Love Bite on the other hand is a dark purple shade, similar to the Elsa shade and so I also use this sometimes when I play Elsa. A note about these lippies though is that it’s VERY IMPORTANT to moisturize your lips! Put lip balm before putting these on so that your lips won’t be too dry since they’re matte!

You can buy this on the Kylie Cosmetics website or from Kylie Cosmetics MNL which is where I bought mine! It’s 100% safe and legit!

Blush

11. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Sensual

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This is my go-to everyday blush! It supposed to stay for 12-hours and that’s what it does! I love the color sensual because it’s a peachy nude which looks good on my light skin. It’s very pigmented but is still very subtle and natural looking. These are one of those make-up products that I would buy again and again after I’ve run out. It’s a bit pricey but super worth it. I’ve been using this for 4 months straight and it’s as if I haven’t scratched the surface, there is still so much left and that makes me happy 🙂

Buy this now in Sephora or an online instagram beauty shop!

Highlighter

12. Anastasia Glow Kit in Sun-dipped

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This is my favorite highlighter palette. Like ever. This is it!!!!! hahaha the colors are beautiful and they are super duper pigmented! If you wanna check out the glow it gives, check out my everyday make-up blog post here! The glow is beautiful and pigmented but still very subtle. My favorite shade would be Summer because it’s a color I can use everyday. It’s very light as compared to the others. I use Tourmaline or Moonstone when I’m doing my stage make-up while I use Bronzed for really dark make-up looks such as when I’m Princess Jasmine. This palette is a bit pricey. But there is so much product (this palette is HUGE) and four different colors PLUS they really deliver and so I’d like to think it’s worth the price!

You can buy this on any online instagram beauty shop!

Make-up Beauty Tools

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Make-up tools are as important as the make-up products themselves. Don’t forget though to clean these tools regularly because they are the ones that touch your face and you wouldn’t want dirty make-up tools to cause you to break out. Here are some of my favorite make-up tools!

13. Happy Skin Air Touch Sponge

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I got this because I really wanted to find a sponge that was soft and has good quality but still very affordable (I think Beauty Blenders are crazy over priced) and this is what I found. It’s still pretty pricey but at least it’s lower than P600. What I like about this sponge is that it’s pretty, it’s made so it can be used for many things (there are different parts of the sponge that are used for different parts of your face) and you caneither wet it for a softer application or keep it dry! I love the finished look it leaves on my face. It’s an airbrushed blended kind of look! And so if you guys need a sponge but do not want to spend so much for a beauty blender, this is for you!

You can buy this at the Beauty Bar or on the Happy Skin website!

14. Oval Paddle Brushes

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These are the brushes I use all the time!!! But the one I use the most is the foundation brush. I just love the kind of finish it leaves on my skin. When it comes to using other brushes and sponges, there are times when the finish is too thick and so it doesn’t set right and ends up smudging everywhere. And the thing is I have oily skin and so if my make-up doesn’t set it becomes runny and gross. This brush helps spread the foundation out and blends it really well onto my skin. And so if you guys are looking for a foundation brush that doesn’t leave a too thick finish but still manages to give the right coverage, this is it!

You can buy this on online instagram beauty shops for very affordable prices!

15. Pure Brush Shampoo from Suesh

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Of course when you have make-up tools, you need to have soaps/shampoos to clean those tools especially your sponger and brushes. This is my go-to brush shampoo. This is only P100 pesos! It really takes off all the dirt and make-up off the make-up brushes. What I love about this is that it also works well with my make-up sponges as well. I can literally see the make-up come off the sponges, especially when I squeeze them. It’s crazy! hahaha just a note, make sure to clean your make-up tools regularly. I like to clean my brushes and sponges once a week because I really use them a lot plus I have sensitive skin and so this really prevents dirt from getting on my tools and causing my face to break out!

You can buy this in any Suesh branch!

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Well, there you go! That was Leadiiinglady’s Love List for make-up! These are my current make-up loves! Of course, this isn’t the last Love List I’ll post, next month, I’ll come up with a new Love List for skincare and make-up so stay tuned for that!

My next blog post will be coming out on Tuesday and it’ll be about my current skincare routine! I made some changes and so I decided to update it for you guys since some of you have been asking about it! Next week, I’ll also be posting about my latest skincare and make-up haul cause ahhhh I went on a spree and bought a lot of products that I want to show you guys!!!

Let me know in the comments section if you guys have any requests about what YOU want me to post about! I’ll be looking forward to them 😉

Til the next post!

leadiiinglady xx

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Disclaimer: These are all my personal opinions! If it works for you, it works for you! If you like it, you like it! You DO You!

9 Lipstick Shades & How to Rock ‘Em 💄

If I could choose only one make-up product to have with me on a deserted island, it would be my trusty little lipstick.

I honestly don’t know how I could go a day without wearing any! Even on a “no make-up” day, I make sure I’ve got some lipstick on. I guess it’s cause, one, I’m really pale and so if I don’t wear lipstick, I look dead and two, I just love how lipstick color can affect/change your whole look just like that.

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For this post, I am going to be showing you guys 9 different shades of lipstick and how to to rock ’em! Note: My make-up for this whole post is an ‘everyday make-up’ look and so I kept everything natural and light. I chose to do everyday make-up because I want to show you guys that you can wear these shades any time of the day! I mean, if you can work it, why not? Also, I think it’s fun experimenting with different colored lipsticks everyday without needing your face to be fully made with make-up. Plus, I’m saving the full on make-up look for another post coming soon 😉

BUT before we get to the make-up part, let’s first talk about lip care because I think this is very important.

I grew up with naturally chapped lips (so sad). I think it’s because I never drank enough water? And so ya’ll better make sure you hydrate to have nice soft lips. Anyway because of that, it’s always a challenge for me to wear lipstick, especially matte ones cause there are times when my lips are so dry and so they look terrible (ugh it’s so frustrating).

I, later on, realized that I needed to take special care of my lips considering the problems I have. So this is what I started to do:

1. HYDRATE

Drinking lots of water actually makes your lips look so much better. When you’re hydrated, your lips won’t be chapped. Try it! I swear it works!

2. EXFOLIATE

I exfoliate my lips at least three times a week with SARA HAPP Brown Sugar Lip Scrub. This helps me get rid of the dry skin and keeps my lips super smooth!

3. MOISTURIZE

Do you know what I hate? When I look for my lip balm in my bag and I realize I’ve forgotten it. It’s the worst feeling when I have to bear with chapped lips the whole day! When this happens, I usually go to the supermarket to find cheap lip balm because I cannot. I repeat, I CANNOT spend a whole day with chapped lips. And so keep this in your everyday make-up bag! Bring lip balm everywhere you go!!!

For my lip balm, I use Papaw! It’s from Australia. And it’s really affordable! When I went to Australia, I made sure to buy a lot! What makes it great is that it’s actually not just lip balm, you can use it to treat different things but the thing is it really moisturizes my lips and so I use it as my trusty balm.

4. LIP SLEEPING PACK

I got into this recently actually. About 6 months ago, I heard about Laneige and how everyone loved it. I saw this lip product and I was like… What is this??? I decided to buy it because of my chapped lips problem and voila it has done wonders for me!!! I put it on at night and I wake up with smooth, soft, moisturized lips! This Lip Sleeping Pack is a bit pricey but for all of you who suffer with the same problem I do, it is SO worth it.

Okay, now that we’re done with lip care, we can move on to the main feature of this post.

Here are 9 lipstick shades & how to rock each one!

“THE NUDES”

I am nude girl. I know that sounds weird but it’s true, for lipsticks at least.

Nude colors are my go-to lipstick shades. When I’m lazy to go through my lipstick collection, I just grab a nude lippie and head out the door! Recently, my fave has been NYX Soft Matte Cream in LONDON which is why I am going to start with this one!

NYX Soft Matte Cream in LONDON

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As you can see, it looks like it’s been used a lot… which it has tbh. Like I said, this is my go-to lipstick. Since I’m pretty fair, nude shades look a bit more saturated on me which I really like. Even if I go with a nude shade, the color still pops.

For this, I went with a natural look. I used light pink & brown eyeshadow and topped it off with some super light gold. For my blush, I used a light orange/peach tone to keep the look simple and sweet

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Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette & Juvia Nubian 2 Palette, Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (blissful), Lipstick – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (London)

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TARTEIST Glossy Lip Paint in OBVI

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This is one of my other go-to nude lipsticks!!! This is more of a gloss though and so it doesn’t have a matte finish. I personally prefer matte but sometimes, I like to play around a bit and so this is my go-to glossy lip paint cause it’s very light pink and natural. This is Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in shade OBVI!

For this look, I stuck to the natural everyday make-up look. Compared to the blush I used for the first look, I used one that’s more pink since my lips have a pinkier shade. As for the eyes, I kept it simple again with pink and rose shades from the Tartelette Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette.

***Note: I forgot to swatch NYX and I only started swatching now… hence the lack of this kind of picture above hahaha***

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Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette, Blush – Makeup Revolution Blush Palette (Sugar n’ Spice), Lipstick – Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint (Obvi)

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 Colourpop Lippe Stix in BRINK

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When the Colourpop hype first started, this was the first thing I bought. I really like how it really saturates my lips but the pink is still pretty light. And it’s not drying!!! So that’s a plus! It’s not too glossy and not too matte.

Again, my make-up is very light. I like the “no-makeup make-up look” whenever I’m wearing nude/light pink lipstick. It just seems very simple and classy to me. For my everyday look, I tend to focus on my brows, cheeks and lashes, that way, I never look “too made up”.

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 Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette, Blush – Makeup Revolution Blush Palette (Sugar n’ Spice), Lipstick – Colourpop Lippie Stix (Brink)

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 “GIVE ME SOME COLOR”

I’m not usually a ‘color’ type of girl. I get shy to pull off certain shades hahaha I would always go with some nude lipstick BUT when I’m in the mood to play around and try out different colors, I always have a fun time doing it! For this, I chose 3 shades: super pink, lavender and dark orange!

JEFFREE STAR Velour Liquid Lipstick in DOLL PARTS

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This is some poppin’ pink liquid lipstick… as in Katy Perry POPPIN’. Hahaha since my skin is pretty fair, this color really pops! And so this is a lipstick I would wear if I were feeling tired but still wanna look alive and playful!

For this look, I decided to play around a bit! For my eyes, I used my Morphe 35W palette. I used pink shades! But still kept it light! For my blush, I used Makeup Revolution’s Sugar n’ Spice Blush palette because I wanted my blush to compliment my lips and so I chose the pinkest shade! Be careful not to overdo it though! You can go all pink without overdoing your whole look!

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Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – Morphe 35W, Blush/Highlight – Makeup Revolution Blush Palette (Sugar n’ Spice), Lipstick – Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick (Doll Parts)

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in REQUIEM

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Talk about bringing out the purple!!! This liquid lipstick is crazy purple!!! It was my first time to try it and a purple lippie in general and so I was surprised at how purple it was. I don’t think I’ll be using this much though because purple shades don’t really look good on me. I don’t know if it’s cause I’m light or pale? They just make me look really down and ‘faded’. But anyway, I still had fun doing this look! Also just a note: this lipstick is truly everlasting. It took me forever to wipe it all off. Even when I was wiping it off my arm, it took so much effort!! And so kudos to you Kat Von D, it is truly everlasting.

For this look, I went with a rosier shade of pink/purple for my eyes. As for my blush, I went to purple side to match my lips but I still kept it light! Again, for this post, I want to showcase looks that can be used everyday and so most of my make-up looks here are very natural and light.

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Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette, Blush/Highlight – Makeup Revolution Blush Palette (Sugar n’ Spice), Lipstick – Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Requiem)

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Kylie Mini Matte Liquid Lipstick in GINGER

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I don’t really do dark shades but this seems to really work for me. At first I was afraid (I was petrified… lol jk ok bye) that it wouldn’t look good on me cause it’s kinda dark but when I put it on, I saw that it had a nice dark orange shade.

For this look, I used Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Palette. It has a super nice shade of orange that I wanted to try out. And so this was the perfect time to do so! Again, I kept it light and classy but I darkened my eyeliner and mascara just a bit for this look. Also, I kept my cheeks light and peach!

Usually when I wear dark shades like this one, I let my lips do all the talking, meaning, I don’t wear much face make-up and instead focus on the lips and let them shine!

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Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – Juvia (Nubian 2 Palette), Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay Palette (blissful), Lipstick – Kylie Mini Matte Liquid Lipstick (Ginger)

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“NIGHT TIME, PARTY TIME!”

Now we move on to the shades I like to call, “night time, party time”! These are the shades I would only wear at night or at a party or a concert or an event! BUT if you guys prefer to wear these colors during the day then go ahead and rock ’em! It’s just that for me, these colors are a bit too ‘loud’ and so I’m shy to wear them like to the mall or something hahaha

For these last few looks, I darkened my eyes a bit more so that I could get into that “night time, party time” mood! My make-up is still pretty light, like my face isn’t fully made and so this could actually still be a “day thing” if it works for you!

Colourpop Ultra Metallic in MAN EATER

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I LOVE THIS. I don’t wear it all the time but I freaking love this!!! I never thought I would like wearing something shiny and glittery but I tried it one time for my Thanksgiving dinner and I really liked how it looked. At first you may think that it may look “too much” but it’s actually really subtle and sweet-looking. Also, it is not drying at all! This is coming from a girl who has dry lips… and this is coloupop. And so that means something! And look at that glow!!!

For this look, I kept it natural still. Just added a bit of darker eyeliner and more mascara. I used my LORAC Pro Palette for this look and some peach color for blush.

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Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – LORAC Pro Palette, Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay Palette (blissful), Lipstick – Colourpop Ultra Mettalic (Man Eater)

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Too Faced Melted Matte in LADY BALLS

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Lips as red as rose.

That’s how I would describe this liquid lipstick. I like the color red but I prefer dark red tbh. When it comes to bright red, I tend to stay away because I don’t feel super comfortable wearing it yet hahaha unless I’m going out at night (thus it’s in this group). I am super jealous of those people who can rock red lips any time of the day.

I decided to get this shade because I wanted to try it out, wearing really red lipstick. It’s still something I’m getting used to but for sure I am enjoying the “experimentation process” with the different looks and all. For this, I added a little red on my cheeks and I made my eye shadow darker, almost a smokey eye but not quite because again, I’m trying to keep it as natural as possible.

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Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – LORAC Pro Palette, Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay Palette (blissful), Lipstick – Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick (Lady Balls)

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NYX Lingerie in BEAUTY MARK

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Last but definitely not the least, the darkest shade of them all: NYX Lingerie in Beauty Mark!

Lately, these really dark shades have been the “in thing”. Even the color black!!! Who knew that black would eventually become a lipstick color??? Hahaha I haven’t tried it yet but maybe soon, I will, just for fun! For this look, instead of focusing on the cheeks, I focused on my eyes. I did a bit of a smokey eye look but kept it simple with light brown, dark brown and gold shades. When it comes to SUPER dark colors, I make sure to add a bit more make-up on my face so that I don’t look like I’m “over-doing” it with my lipstick but hey, that’s just me.

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Make-up used: Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte (120), Concealer – Revlon Colorstay (fair), Eyebrows – K-Palette Eyebrow Powder (Light Brown), Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay (black), Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes, Eyeshadow – NAKED 1 Palette, Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay Palette (blissful), Lipstick – NYX Lingerie (Beauty Mark)

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There you have it! 9 lipstick shades and how to rock ’em! But before I end my post, here are a few more tips for you guys: one, always moisturize your lips before wearing any matte lipstick especially when it comes to Colourpop and Kylie cause these liquid lipsticks are very drying! Two, when in doubt, go nude! Nude lipsticks go with absolutely anything and so if you’re feeling lazy or you’re just in your sweats heading to the mall, go nude. Three, confidence is key to rocking great lipstick shades! Wear whatever shade you want, whenever you want! 💖

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Next post is on skincare so stay tuned!!! 😉

Til the next one!

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Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions and preferences 🙂 Again, whatever works for you, works for you!