Drug Store Liquid Lipsticks I Love

follow url I was a little late to the punch when it comes to wearing makeup, so I by no means claim to be any sort of a beauty guru. However, I now dabble in makeup enough to know my way around Sephora, and I’m constantly trying to learn more. I keep a relatively low-key makeup routine on a day-to-day basis, but I love adding a pop of color via a great lipstick.

get link Liquid lipsticks have become my favorite lately. I love that they apply like a gloss, but set like a lipstick. I especially love matte colors; I think they’re young, fun, and I just love that they’re not shiny. I’ve been picking up liquid matte lipsticks like it’s my job, so today I’m recapping five colors that have been in heavy rotation. They are all available at drug stores (Walgreens, CVS, Target) as well as online; I’ll review each one and share my thoughts.

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Cannes

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http://mystery-rooms.com/?fiortyid=single-lahr&8f2=03 Okay, so I’ll start with the positive. I love that NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes is so easy to apply. It sets in about 5 minutes, and it has a true matte look. I like the color, but its doesn’t apply evenly. I find that often have to go through 2 or 3 coats of application before I am pleased with the evenness and coloring. All in all, I’d recommend this color — just not when you’re in a rush. 😉

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Monte Carlo

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NYX’s Soft Lip Cream in Monte Carlo is a bit less appealing for me. Once again, it applies unevenly, and I’m just not in love with the color. I wear this lipstick occasionally, but overall this one is a pass. FYI: My favorite classic red lip a la Taylor Swift is the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Liner in Cruella.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid – Berry Boost

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid - Berry Boost

Maybelline’s Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks come in awesome colors, but I’ve noticed they’re not truly matte. After trying this color on for the first time and giving it over a half hour to set, I realized it just wasn’t gonna happen. Since then, I’ve begun gently patting my lips once I apply it, that way some of the sheen disappears. The Berry Boost color isn’t my favorite, but I take it out on the town every once in a while.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid – Possessed Plum

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid - Possessed Plum

I love love LOVE this color. I never thought I would’ve enjoyed a vampy look on myself as much as I do, but Possessed Plum is probably my favorite lip color at the moment. I have to pat this one a bit as well, since it doesn’t truly set into a matte finish either, but I love the hue so much that I deal with it. My only other complaint would be that it makes my lips feel really tingly when I apply it (so does the Berry Boost), so that must have to do with something in their formula. Because I love this color so much, I highly recommend — especially as we head into fall and winter!

Wet n’ Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color – Looking For Truffle

Wet n' Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color - Looking For Truffle

Wet n’ Wild’s Velvet Matte Lip Colors are so darn affordable, I can’t help but grab a handful whenever I’m feeling like expanding my collection of drug store lipsticks. I love that Looking For Truffle is a light, natural color. It is really easy to apply and goes on smooth. My only complaint is that the lipsticks constantly break after a use or two. Even at such a low price point, that’s extremely frustrating. But alas, I keep buying them anyways…I just can’t stop Looking For Truffle. 😉

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Must Have Monday: Cozy Home Goods

I’ve accepted the fact that no matter how much I moan and groan about the cooler weather, winter is around the corner. So I have whipped out my North Faces and UGGs, and I even bought a pair of gloves today.

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On top of the cold weather gear I stock up on (thanks to our brutal winters), I also feel the need to make my home extra cozy as well! Shag rugs, soft blankets, and cozy decor all make a home feel extra warm. When you’re stuck inside because of below-zero temperatures or a blizzard, trust me: you’ll want your home to feel as comfy as possible!

While I don’t talk about home decor here much (…I’d much rather style clothing than furniture haha), I can’t help but share some of my Must Haves to add coziness to a living space when the temps get bitter. Here are some odds and ends that I’ve been eyeing in order to add some more warmth to my space as the days grow shorter and colder.

 

http://captainaugust.com/?koooas=top-option-investimento-minimo&9e1=3b Do you have any tricks for making your living space more cozy? Let me know!

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Three Resources To Become An Informed Voter

I’m going to go out on a limb and share what may be an unpopular opinion: not voting in this election (November 8, 2016), is an extremely irresponsible decision. I was out to dinner last weekend, and some friends-of-friends (aka acquaintances haha) that I’d just met were gloating about how they weren’t going to vote in the presidential election.

Rock The Vote
Giant and I want you to rock the vote!

ProCon.org
Want to know where the candidates stand on major issues, from health care to immigration? You can easily see a break down on exactly what a candidates stance is on an issue without drowning in a bunch of complicated political jargon or persuasive talk. The nice part is that you can see the candidates’ positions listed side-to-side, that way you can scroll down the list of different issues and see exactly how the candidates compare and contrast.

InsideGov
Okay so I love love love this website. You can easily check off the issues that are important to you in a candidate. (Do they support abortion? Oppose it? Are they neutral?) As you check off issues that are important to you, the candidates disappear if they don’t line up with the issues that you care about. I find this to be an extremely useful tool, especially for people who identify less with a certain party and more with specific ideals. InsideGov’s nifty tool will allow you to see who your ‘best’ option is based off of what you value most.

10 Reasons To Vote
I also adore this list of 10 reasons to vote. It’s short and sweet, while getting the point across about honoring our civic duty. As the list points out, Benjamin Franklin said, “What have we got, a republic or a monarchy? A republic, if you can keep it!”

I know that this is a casual little blog on a tiny section of the Internet, but I think it’s foolish to pretend that blogging exists in a bubble. This election affects us all and we darn well better act like it. After all, Gil Sery said: “Apathy gets you the government we have today.”

click Are you voting on November 8th?

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