Pat McGrath’s Lust 004: The Semi Multi-Dimensional Lip

From afar, this lip look may not seem as dimensional as it is. But lucky on-lookers up-close would be able to see that I created my own playful pucker with the Pat McGrath Lust 004 Blood 2 lipstick and a mixture of the gold and red glitter pigments. Easy as 1-2-3. After applying the lip…

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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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How I Finally Mastered Blue Eye Shadow

It’s been one of the most taboo throwback makeup looks that so many women are still afraid to bring back. Blue eye shadow. I still kind of cringed at the thought of it, remembering Christina Aguilera’s blue shadow disaster, circa those terrible blonde cornrows in 2001. Icy blue eyes were slapped on every teenage pop…

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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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A Brand That Makes Good Mineral Foundation for Dark Skin

Mineral foundation has never been on my radar. Ever. For some time, there was an internal thought that I’d ever find a mineral foundation that didn’t make me look ashy. The instinct to actually find my “mineral match” was non-existent. Shopping for it in department stores wasn’t easier than in the drugstores (which rarely if…

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