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Orange is my thang: MAC So Chaud lipstick review

So, orange is one of the colors that I adore because it uplifts my mood and brighten me up any time. So when I went shopping for MAC lipsticks, I bought So Chaud, which is a bright orange matte lipstick that feels creamy on application but remains matte all day. This lipstick is so long lasting that it can withstand food and drinks and still be stubborn to take off at bedtime.

It doesn’t leave your lips dry like most matte lipsticks but maintains a soft shine the entire day.

Orange matte lipstick
Loving this lipstick right now because with such strong lips, a nearly-bare face is just about right. This lipstick is worth having.
Cheers!

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MAC matte Stone Lipstick review

I recently purchased a set of MAC lipsticks recently and the matte Stone is my favorite for its taupe shade that is soft yet unmissable. I love dark lips and sometimes, dark lipsticks can appear too strong especially during the day so this MAC matte Stone is perfect – it’s a nude taupe that is like a softer, “mellow -down” dark lipstick that is so beautiful to wear. And I must say that it lasts all day long!

MAC matte Stone
Nigerian makeup with gele, Nigerian jewelry design
The lipstick on me; perfect with Nigerian traditional dressing & beautiful Jewelry by Ola

This lipstick might be matte but the texture isn’t like other matte lipsticks that are dry. Rather, this one feels soft and moisturizing to touch and when applied, it doesn’t feel dry at all. While I had the lipstick on, I ate, drank and put the lipstick to test all through the day. I was pleased to find that the lipstick was still on. And before bed, I had to use makeup remover to wipe it off as just mere water wouldn’t do the job.

My verdict? I will give this lipstick 4.5 out of 5. I love it so much. 

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No more drama

Purple eyes, day time makeup, simple makeup, nude lips, simple makeup, easy makeup
While it may take an hour or more to create a makeup look, it can be quite daunting for the vast majority of women who want to look beautiful and fabulous within a few minutes. This is where I come in. I do not think that you need to spend hours sculpting your face simply because you want to create silhouettes that are naturally not there. If you have a beautiful skin, then you need not spend hours layering makeup on your face.

This look that I created is simple, minimalist and done in a few minutes. 

To start with, you do not need to draw your eye brows too strong. Just make sure they are neatly groomed. Secondly, you don’t need blush all the time, especially if you are a black woman! πŸ˜€ and lastly, you do not need contouring. 

Quick & easy tips:

1. Always use a concealer. It keeps your face fresh and bright.

2. Use a powder foundation because it’s quick and gives medium to full coverage. It’s easy to apply, not messy and gives you foundation and powder combined. 

3. Use bronzer on your cheek bones to give your face a healthy shine. 

4. Apply a shimmer eyeshadow with high pigment because it stands out easily and lasts the whole day. You need not contour your eyes. I used Labelle eyeshadow palette. I lined my eyes with a felt tip liner, which is easy to apply. 

5. Skip the blush and brush on defining lip color that expresses your personality. I used a combo of Mary Kay beach bronze lip gloss and Labelle nude lip cream.

And voila! You are good to go! 

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Two ways to be NudeΒ 

Nude makeup is in now, which is quite interesting given that we spent the last couple of years creating dramatic makeup looks from intense facial contouring to intensely dark and dramatic eyes and lips. This year, Nude is wearing a new look: either you are bare-face with bold lips that express your personality or mood, or your lips are bare with minimal makeup. Drama is so last season.

For my two Nude looks, I deliberately used my natural brows without excessive grooming and neither did I wear a blush. For the eye makeup, I wore absolutely nothing in the first while a simple purple eye shadow from my Labelle palette was just enough. I didn’t even contour my eyes. Minimalism is the new trend. 

Milani matte fearless, revlon plum lipstick
For this look, I blended two of my favorite shades of dark lipsticks- plum. I absolutely love all shades of plum because plum is quite agreeable when it comes to wearing dark lips and it works well with any skin tone. For the look above, I combined Milani matte fearless lipstick with Revlon Plum lipstick to create a matte-cum-moisturizing lipstick that is neither dry nor glossy.

Milani matte fearless lipstick, revlon plum lipstick
Labelle eyeshadow, Labelle nude lipstick, Mary kay beach bronze lip gloss
For this look, I used Labelle purple shadow from the eyeshadow palette, and for the lips, I used a combo of Labelle Nude lip cream and a dash of classic Mary Kay beach bronze lip gloss for added shine. 

Nude lip gloss, Mary kay beach bronze lip gloss, Labelle nude lip cream
Both looks were pretty easy to create without contouring or blush. And both are great for day time looks as well. 

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Lipmania: Labelle liquid lipstickΒ 

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Hi guys,

I recently created a new section of my blog called Lipmania which is dedicated to lip makeup only. I love lipsticks a lot so I will be reviewing all things lips – lipsticks, lip glosses, lip liners and all forms of lip makeup.

My first review is on U.K. Based Instagram sensation – Labelle UK. I have used their matte lipsticks in the past so I decided to try the liquid lipsticks in shades of Brownie & Nude.

The texture is creamy, moisturizing and with minimal shine. This is a long-wearing lipstick so you need not worry about taking drinks. It’s brush tip makes for easy application and it’s coverage is exceptional.

Check them out on Instagram at labelle_uk 

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