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Maybelline Asia Baby Lips

I recently did a swap with my wonderful new friend, Vanessa, who is living in Hong Kong right now. She told me about some really neat Maybelline products and was kind enough to send me some really cool things to blog about. One of the most interesting things Vanessa told me about were the Maybelline Asia Baby Lips, which are totally different than the ones we have in North America.

Maybelline Asia Baby Lips  in Watermelon Smooth and Berry Crush

Maybelline Asia Baby Lips in Watermelon Smooth and Berry Crush

These Maybelline Baby Lips have completely different packaging than the ones in Canada. The Asian ones are packaged like regular chapstick tubes, instead of the bigger cylinder shaped ones. They also have different colours and flavours, like these two Vanessa sent me, Watermelon Smooth and Berry Crush.

Aside from the different look, these were pretty similar to the Baby Lips I know and love. The formula was soft and smooth, and the colour was light enough for everyday use but can be layered for a more opaque look. The Berry one was more pigmented and is a shade I can see myself wearing frequently.

I love that I have these unique Baby Lips to join my ever-growing collection. They’re cute and convenient to keep in my purse, and have a light sweet scent.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

It’s Monday and I have another mascara to show you! The new Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara is probably one of their prettiest ones to date. I love the pale pink metallic looking tube, with the big writing. It looks girly and cute, while still being chic and grown-up. The look of the tube was actually what drew me to this mascara in the first place.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Aside from the cute packaging though this mascara is really nice. The Spring 2015 launch is out in stores now, and you can see more about it on the Maybelline website here.

The Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara has a smooth formula and a good brush for catching all of my lashes. The brush is curved so it fits better to your eye, and it combines short and long bristles so it can catch each lash.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

This mascara claims to offer a full-fan effect, and I did find that it defined and separated my lashes. I got some added length but not much additional volume. I do like a thing fanned out lash look some days, so for a more natural look this mascara is a good choice. if you’re looking for thick voluminous lashes then you might want to layer it, but for a fanned out fringe this one did deliver.

Overall this is a good pick for a pretty, everyday mascara, and I will be using it for my typical work day makeup. For a special event or evening look I might layer something thicker over top of this one, but it still makes a good base for defined lashes and extra length.

Maybelline New York The Nudes Palette

You’ve probably heard about the recent launch of Maybelline New York The Nudes, a beautiful eye shadow palette full of pretty neutral shades. This palette can rival the iconic Urban Decay Naked palette and is way more affordable. With every nude shade you’ll need this season, The Nudes packs a lot of punch at an affordable price!

Maybelline New York The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

Maybelline New York The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

Maybelline New York The Nudes palette has 12 stunning shades, ranging from basic beige, shimmery bronze, chocolate brown, and everything in between. The back of the palette claims it can create 13 looks but I definitely think you can mix and match even more! These shades are perfect for every day looks but you can also use it for a sexy smokey eye.

Maybelline New York The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

Maybelline New York The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

With these shadows the options seem endless, so grab one for yourself of your Secret Santa as the perfect last-minute stocking stuffer!

Look What I Found! Limited Edition Baby Lips!

I was so excited when I spotted these limited edition Baby Lips. I am a huge fan of the Maybelline New York Baby Lips and I have a whole range of colours that I use, but I’m always up for adding to my stash. There were a few other pairs on the shelf but these were the most pigmented and I liked them best. Baby Lips are great for the cooler weather, and they even have a special line of Maybelline New York Dr. Rescue Baby Lips last Winter, which I posted about here.

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

These limited edition Baby Lips shades are Winter Flush and Ruby Star. Winter Flush is more of an orange-red hue and Ruby Star is more of a berry red shade. They have the same formula and feeling of the original Baby Lips and are semi-sheer but can be built up for a more opaque colour. These ones have a peppermint scent and a slight tingle on my lips, which I don’t mind.

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

The colours are kind of similar but different enough to both be useful in my daily makeup routines. I wear the Ruby Star shade for a bolder look and later it for a deeper colour, and keep the Winter Flush one as a lighter everyday shade. Winter Flush reminded me of my favorite Baby Lips shade, Cherry Me, from the original collection.

Swatches of Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips (Ruby Star on the left and Winter Flush on the right)

Swatches of Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips (Ruby Star on the left and Winter Flush on the right)

Although the package says 8 hours of hydration I don’t quite get that long. I do get a few hours of soft, moisturized lips, and a pretty colour too, so that’s worth it to me. These are basically lip balms but better. They keep my lips soft and safe from the cold winter weather and they have a huge range of shades to pick from.

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Baby Lips in shades Winter Flush and Ruby Star

If you’re a fan of the original Baby Lips, or the Electro Baby Lips, then you’ll probably like these two new shades. Since they are limited edition I would suggest you get out there and start searching for them before they’re gone!

Berry Lips: Beautiful Lip Products That Are Perfect For Fall

The weather is getting crisp and cool, and that means it’s time for sweater weather and dark lipstick! It’s sad to say summer is officially over but I’m pretty excited about cozy clothes and boots so it’s not that bad. Aside from Fall fashions I also am excited about the other things Fall brings – lots of tea, movie nights with my man, and of course Fall beauty trends!

One of the biggest changes for Fall beauty is the darker lipsticks that come out. Beautiful berry shades start popping up when the weather gets cold, and to get you ready for this pretty Fall trend I have rounded up a bunch of beautiful berry shades you should check out!

Beautiful Berry Lip Products from L-R: Sephora Collection, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, and Rimmel London

Beautiful Berry Lip Products from L-R: Sephora Collection, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, and Rimmel London

Keep in mind that berry shades can range in tone from being more purple-based or red, so check out which ones you like best for your skin tone. Both are equally as pretty but some berry hues can end up looking more like grape juice instead of wine.

Sephora Collection Nano Lip Pencil in 09 Pleasant Plum: This nano lip liner is perfect to outline one of the pretty berry lipsticks below, or to use as a full coverage product. Using a lip liner all over your lips will make it last longer than regular lipstick. Check out this super-pigmented lip liner here.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in 186 Berry Persistent: This lipstick stain is glossy and wet looking, but lasts for hours. It’s hydrating and packed with pigment so you get the best of both worlds – a lasting stain and a lightweight gloss. Check it out here to learn more.

Maybelline New York ColorSensational Lip Color in 410 Blissful Berry: This is a traditional lipstick that is super opaque and smooth. It applies like a dream and delivers a bold punch of colour in one simple swipe. Check out this creamy lipstick here.

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 255 Jam Twist: This gloss and balm hybrid is moisturizing. light, and extremely smooth. It’s more sheer than a lipstick but still offers the right shade of berry in a less opaque product. Check out my review of these balms here.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in 107: This matte lipstick lasts for hours and looks amazing. It has a smooth formula and intense colour that looks great with the matte finish. The Kate Moss lipsticks are my go-to lip products and this one is no exception. Check out my full post on these lipsticks here.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 09: This is like the non-matte twin sister of the Kate Moss Matte lipstick. This is another beautiful berry shade that has the same smooth formula and long-lasting pigment. Another perfect lip product from the Rimmel London lineup. Check it out here.

L-R: Sephora Collection, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, Rimmel London Matte and Rimmel London

L-R: Sephora Collection, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, Rimmel London Matte and Rimmel London

There you have it, 6 stunning lip products that will last you all season. Get a gorgeous berry hue with any of these products alone, or combine them to create your own look.

Pro Tip: If you’re worried about looking too much like Lorde you can lighten up any lipstick by dabbing it on with your fingers instead of applying it directly.

Do you have a favourite berry lipstick shade? Did I miss a great one in my roundup? Leave a comment and let me know!

Get the Look: Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale stars as the edgy Aria on Pretty Little Liars, has a growing country music career, and has phenomenal style that I totally want to steal. As a pint-sized beauty Lucy rocks some seriously cute outfits, on screen and off, but it’s her beauty looks that really blow me away. She always seems to have the hottest lipstick shade and her brows are so bold.

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale

Whether it’s the hot pink blush and lips she rocked at the 2014 Billboard Music awards, shown above, or her signature lucious lashes, Lucy Hale always looks great. She plays up some pretty bold features like her brows, lips, or lashes, but she never seems overdone. Instead of the usual advice to focus on one feature at a time, Lucy shows us how to create a total bombshell look.

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Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson

Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson

I just started binge-watching another show on Netflix and all I can focus on is the main character’s makeup. The show is Hart of Dixie, starring the adorable Rachel Bilson. Not only is she a total style icon (hello, dressy shorts!) but her makeup looks always make me want to press pause and whip out my eyeliner.

Rachel Bilson has brown hair and brown eyes, just like me, and I think that’s why I relate to her looks so much. I feel like I can actually try them myself. Jamie King, the other female lead in Hart of Dixie, is a blonde, blue-eyed beauty, and as much as I love her Southern belle looks, I know they would look much different on me.

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

After watching a few episodes (okay.. binge-watching season one in a few days) I have come to love the makeup looks Zoe Hart rocks. Even in a small town she has her eyeliner game on point and always has a great neutral lipstick. In addition to some great pictures of Dr. Zoe Hart, I’ve also complied a few products to help get the adorable, sassy, doe-eyed look that Rachel Bilson rocks on the show.

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

To get her heavily lined eye look I would recommend a smooth gel-like liner that is easy to blend and smudge. A great option for this is the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner. This creamy liner is a breeze to apply and can be blended for a smooth, smoky look.

For full lashes like Dr. Zoe Hart, try the Maybelline New York The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara. The curved brush gets every lash and the falsies-inspired formula offers lots of volume and length.

Dr. Zoe Hart always has glowing skin and you can get the same rosy glow and a subtle bronzing with one just product, Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake. This golden-hued blush is a great way to add a slight highlight to cheekbones without going for a super-girly pink shade.

To get the neutral lip looks that Rachel rocks try one of the CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms. These sheer gloss balms come in 16 pretty shades so you can find the perfect one for your everyday look. You can check out my review of them here for more information.

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

So there you have it. An easy how-to to get the adorable look that Dr. Zoe Hart, a.k.a. style icon Rachel Bilson, wears on Hart of Dixie. Now I’m only on season one so far so don’t tell me any spoilers but let me know if you watch this show too!