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Get a lipstick like Britt from The Bachelor

Did you watch The Bachelor this season? I sure did! I love romance and the drama in the house.

Britt Nilsson from The Bachelor

Britt Nilsson from The Bachelor

This season a lot of the drama surrounded Britt, who may or may not become The Bachelorette in a few weeks. Although her fake tears and dramatic exit got a lot of attention, there was one other thing that Britt was known for. That hot pink lipstick!

Check out this article I wrote over on an up-and-coming blog, Pretty Chatty, and see the perfect dupe to match Britt’s bright lipstick! Read the full article here.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss

These are the cutest! Have you seen the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes? They are mini lip stains that have serious staying power and bold, bright shades! The OCC Stained Glosses are high-pigment stains that are a little wet and sticky to apply but once they dry they’re like paint. They stick to lips and deliver opaque colour and a nice gloss.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes

The shades I’m showing you are Hedonist, a pale pink, New Wave, the hot pink, and Jealous, a bold classic red. As you can see they are all super glossy and very opaque. These are bold shades that stand out and make your lips the centre of attention.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes in shades Hedonist, New Wave, and Jealous

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes in shades Hedonist, New Wave, and Jealous

Have you used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss? Leave a comment and let me know your favourite shades!

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The recent launch of The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick is the perfect addition to any romantic beauty look this weekend. These dual purpose sticks are smooth, soft, and deliver pretty shades that you can use for blush or lip colour!

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Sticks are thick crayon-like tubes, similar to Clinique Chubby Sticks. They have a matte finish and come in a range of pretty petal-like shades. There is a light floral scent which I actually liked. I love how the formula feels. It’s smooth, soft, and light. It doesn’t feel sticky or drying on my lips, and it lasted for quite a while. I got a really feminine flush of colour in just one quick swipe, and the large crayon shape made it easy to apply.

These sticks are perfect for Spring since you can layer them to get a more opaque colour, or lightly apply them and blend for a flush of colour. I love products that work for lips and cheeks, and these offer a great blush and great matte lip crayon all in one. You can read more about them here at thebodyshop.ca.

Make Up For Ever Best Selling Red Lip Duo

So far every single Make Up For Ever product that I have tried has been amazing. From the awesome eye shadows I wrote about here, to the Ink Liner I wrote about here, everything I have tried has really impressed me. The Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo is no different.

Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo

Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo

This duo of a lip liner and lipstick is super cute and high quality. This mini pack comes with a travel size Lip Line Perfector, which is a clear lip liner to seal in your lipstick and prevent feathering. It also has a travel size Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in shade 43, which is meant to compliment every skin tone. This lipstick is creamy and smooth, and has an extremely pigmented bold red hue. It glides on like a dream and looks like the perfect Hollywood bombshell classic red lipstick.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Shade 43

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Shade 43

With an incredible formula and fabulous colour, this lipstick is reason alone to buy the duo. The lip liner adds a perfect finishing touch and ensures that the pretty red lipstick will stay in place. I can see this lipstick becoming a staple in my makeup kit for sure. It’s no wonder this is called the Best Selling Red Lip Duo!

My First NYX Matte Lipstick

This is my very first NYX lipstick and I am really excited about it. I love matte lipsticks and bold colours, and after reading tons of online reviews I had heard that NYX makes an amazing line of matte lipsticks. With that knowledge in mind, and the brand new Rexall in my work building, it seemed like the perfect time to make the plunge and purchase my first NYX Matte Lipstick.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Angel

NYX Matte Lipstick in Angel

There were a ton of shades to choose from and I spent the better part of my lunch hour trying to pick the best one for me. I ended up settling on shade MLS 13, called Angel, and decided that if I love the lipstick I can get another shade (or three) in a few weeks.

Well it looks like I will be getting a few more shades soon because I did love the lipstick! It is super pigmented, smooth to apply, and delivers and amazing matte look. The formula is creamy and slides on nicely, and isn’t too thick or drying like some matte lippies are. This one is just lovely and it lasted for about 4-6 hours of wear. I didn’t find it too drying, however I do apply a clear balm underneath my lipstick so that might have contributed. It didn’t seem to crack or flake very much for the first few hours, but after about 4 hours and some eating/drinking I did see a few patches.

That isn’t enough to deter me from this lipstick though. Getting at least 4 hours of a bold pigmented colour, and a chic matte look, for under $10 is worth it to me. I’m glad I finally got around to trying a NYX lipstick and I will definitely be adding more to my collection. worth it to me. I’m glad I finally got around to trying a NYX lipstick and I will definitely be adding more to my collection.

Meghan Trainor for Clinique

Remember that super catchy song, All About That Bass, which is likely now going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day? Well the adorable pop star singer, newcomer Meghan Trainor, has a fun new beauty collaboration coming out! Meghan Trainor for Clinique launched on Tuesday, and will be available nationwide.

Pop star Meghan Trainor in All About That Bass

Pop star Meghan Trainor in All About That Bass

Meghan sported a bright, bubbly, Barbie-like beauty look in the video and now has a nine piece collaboration with Clinique. Meghan picked her top nine lip picks, ranging from subtle nude to bubblegum pink. While Clinique is known for fun products such as the Clinique Chubby Sticks, and Meghan is known for her girly glam look, this collaboration is sure to be a hit.

She even designed a limited edition sequined clutch, which you can get with any purchase of $30 or more.

If the popularity of her songs is any indication, the Meghan Trainor for Clinique beauty collab will be just as fun and fresh. You can check out Meghan Trainor’s lipstick picks here, at clinique.com.

The Perfect Pure Red for the Holiday Season

Tis the season for holiday parties and festive events, and what better beauty look is there than a classic red lip? The combination of red lips and a little black dress is perfect for any holiday gathering you have this month, and with the recent collection of gorgeous red lipsticks from L’Oreal Paris, you’re sure to find your perfect red.

L'Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Reds by Colour Riche Lipsticks

L’Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Reds by Colour Riche Lipsticks

The limited edition L’Oreal Paris Collection Exlusive Pure Reds by Colour Riche has a beautiful red lipstick for each of the spokeswomen. With stunning women like Eva Longoria, Blake Lively, and Jennifer Lopez there are a range of reds that will suit any skin tone. There are even matching mini nail polishes for each red! There was the same sort of collection for nude lipsticks and polishes, which I wrote about here.

They have super chic packaging too. The tubes are square and matte, with a bit of a snakeskin-like print. They look expensive and chic, and I feel extra glam applying red lipstick from one of these pretty tubes.

L'Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Reds by Colour Riche Lipsticks

L’Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Reds by Colour Riche Lipsticks

The lipsticks are smooth and super pigmented, so you get a punch of bold colour with just one swipe. Each shade is a little different but they all deliver bold colour. Paired with lush lashes (try L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara) and a little eyeliner you’ll have a classic beauty look in no time. Red lipstick has stood the test of time, with superstars like Marilyn Monroe, Taylor Swift, and everyone in between rocking the trend.

Swatches of L'Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Reds by Colour Riche Lipsticks - Blake's Pure Red, Freida's Pure Red, and J.Lo's Pure Red

Swatches of L’Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Reds by Colour Riche Lipsticks – Blake’s Pure Red, Freida’s Pure Red, and J.Lo’s Pure Red

You can see the shade differences shown above, with Blake’s being more of a bold classic red, and Freida’s having a pink tint. Depending on your skin tone, or your personal preference, you can find the perfect red to suite any holiday event this season.

Get an effortlessly chic and stylish look at any holiday party by picking up your perfect Pure Red!