It’s been ages since I did a makeup review, but I haven’t really had a reason to. I’ve been very good about using the makeup I have rather than getting anything new. But the Kaleidos Makeup Flower Punk collection caught my eye, so I got almost everything. Well, almost all of it. I got the lip clay sets and eyeshadow palettes. As I don’t really need lip masks, temporary tattoos, and coloring book.
I recently went through my lipstick collection and realized a lot of them were expired, and very limited on what brands I had in there. So after cleaning up the collection, I noticed a massive lack of brown tones which are my ultimate favorite shades for lipsticks. So I decided to get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick 10-piece set collection that was on sale for $60. Considering each is normally $20, this was a good deal. Apparently this collection contains 8 new shades and 2 classics.
One of my favorite products of all time is lipstick, specifically liquid lipstick. I find it fascinating to see how far various cosmetics products have gone over the course of the years. Five years ago I would never think lipstick would come in anything other than a cream. If it was in a bottle and liquid, it was a gloss not lipstick. And now I can’t imagine not having a dry matte lipstick that lasts all day without any touch-ups. So I thought I would do a little series here on the blog about the history of cosmetics products. Today in particular will be all about lipsticks.
When Jeffree Star announced his summer collection for 2018, I was torn. I have been going through my collection and got away around 40% of my liquid lipsticks. And a good percentage of my eyeshadow palettes (I didn’t compare it before and after) to save space while I’m planning on moving. But after a few weeks of its release, I couldn’t help myself I had to get it. And this is the first time I’ve actually purchased one of their palettes, though I’ve had the others on my wish list for a while.
I have been stuck in a runt between two liquid lipstick loves of mine: ColourPop and Jeffree Star Cosmetics. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I love the formulas of their liquid lipsticks. But I wanted to branch out and try some other formulas, and one that caught my attention was the Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Lip. Which is a new brand at Ulta from Drew Barrymore, but I believe they’ve been in various Walmarts for years though they only recently started appearing in ones near me. So I picked up three shades as the selection at Walmart was extremely picked over.
This is a subject I keep looking at in my makeup collection and now I needed to edit the collection down, but I love having a lot of different options. But honestly I reach for the same five shades every day and rarely reach for something different. It’s like in the back of my mind I have an evil Kermit whispering, “But this one has different undertones.” I’ve been apartment hunting the past few weeks and every place I go, the first thing that pops into my mind is where the hell are you going to store all of your products. You have to much, you have to cut it back. So I’m finally doing that regardless of how much it hurts. ‘Cause let’s be honest a lot of these shades I’ve had two years or more and liquid lipsticks expire after about 2 years. So right on that border.