Pat McGrath’s Lust 004: The Gold Lip

I’ve been craving a liquid, metallic gold lip for the fall and winter. Created from the Bloodwine Lust 004 collection by Pat McGrath, this gooey metallic gold lipgloss isn’t as scary to re-create as it may seem. A two-step process is all it took. Using the gloss from the lipstick kit and mixing in the…

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You Could Always Just Rock a Red Lipstick, Always

Remember that time we showed you the lovely “Thieving Bandits” color from the (#BlackOwned) Gold Label lipstick collection? Well, it turns out there was another swatch I forgot I shot, and it looks fabulous on brown and darker skin tones. It’s their “First Class” orange-y, reddish shade. With dollops of blue tints (at least, it…

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I Tried to Make My Lipstick Last All Day. Here’s What Happened

When purchasing a new lipstick, loving the shade is what’s usually most important to me. But, I often have a hard time finding a beautiful new hue that actually lasts the whole day without having to reapply several times. I normally don’t have a special routine I just apply my lipstick and go but this week…

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Let’s Talk About MAC’s Vamplify, High Gloss Collection

Provocative lip colors are the thing now. No one wants to wear boring, bland lipsticks, and MAC has made it clear that no one wants to wear boring glosses either. The thing is: gloss can be annoying. Sticky, tricky and sometimes tacky (like, let’s be real), they can easily get a bad rap. Plus, who…

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Dark Girl, Burgundy Lips

It’s just a fun mini-series I conjured up. I want to, again, stress that brown and dark girls (which, in a sense, we are one in the same), are still somewhat in the thinking pattern that they can’t wear certain beauty trends. Most of the time, we stay away from the colors. For instance, many…

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