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Favorite spring lipsticks

Spring starts March 20! My lips are ready.

Covergirl Collage

Covergirl in 305 Darling

NYX Collage

NYX in 521 Chloe

Revlon Collage

Revlon Lip Butter in 063 Wild Watermelon

Wild Watermelon looks super bright in the tube, but it applies sheer to my lips. I’ve seen other women wear it and it’s super pigmented, but I actually like how it adds a nice natural wash to my lips.

What are your favorite lipsticks you’re excited to wear for spring?

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Happy New Year

Oh hey! It’s a new year. My boyfriend and I welcomed 2014 by eating Ben and Jerry’s and watching multiple episodes of That 70’s Show. No regrets.

ALSO, I now have Instagram! You can click here to follow me or on my photo feed on the left side of my homepage. My username is queso_kisses. Prepare to see a lot of my dog.

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Shirt: Forever 21 (similar here)
Cardigan: Gilly Hicks
Pants: J.Crew
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Forever 21 (similar here)
Necklace: Baublebar (I love this similar statement bib)
Nail Color: Revlon – Cherries in the Snow

I’ve had my eye on this necklace since Ingrid Nilsen a.k.a MissGlamorazzi on YouTube debuted it in her Baublebar collection. Even though it was released months ago, my boyfriend still surprised me with it on Christmas. It’s a new treasure.

I start my new job tomorrow! I’m extremely nervous, but also excited. Wish me luck!

Have a great January 1 and thank you for reading.

Leah

Today’s Makeup

Keeping it neutral today with my favorite Urban Decay palette. Spoiler alert: It’s not a Naked palette.

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From left to right: Sephora Kohl Pencil in Mystic Purple, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in 215, Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 240 Medium Beige, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Urban Decay Ammo Palette, Pixi Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched, MAC Blush in Peachy Keen, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 012 Buff Beige, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown

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I was excited to try my new purple eyeliner and it did not disappoint. I rarely like to wear black eyeliner anymore because it can be too harsh. This kohl pencil from Sephora was a total steal for only $8.

lips

This gloss balm is very pigmented, but I only applied a small amount to tint my lips. I’ve been licking my lips a lot this winter and didn’t want to waste a good lipstick. I’m glued to my Nivea lip butter as a back up.

I love my Urban Decay Ammo Palette, and I’m eager to try the Naked 3 palette. Do any of you have it? What’s your review?

Favorite Fall Lipsticks

Let me preface this by saying I suck at wearing lipstick. If I forget to carry the tube with me for touch-ups throughout the day, my lipstick will be a faded mess in two hours. Maybe even an hour. It’s bad.

That doesn’t mean I don’t have favorite lipsticks though. These four are the epitome of fall for me. I adore deep berry colors for my skin tone, which varies between olive and beige, with pink undertones.

Berry Smoothie 1Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

Starting with the lightest, I keep this Lip Butter in my purse at all times. It’s light enough to wear with dark shadows, but sparkly and plum enough to be worn on its own. Lip Butters are a cult favorite right now and its nourishment is appreciated in the dry winter months.

Caramel 1Studio Gear Luxury Lipstick in Caramel

I honestly have the subscription service, Ipsy, to thank for this one. I would have never bought this shade if it had not shown up in my Ipsy bag. The brown-red color of this lipstick is not only a perfect color for fall, but also compliments Hispanic skin tones. It dries with a semi-matte finish and is buttery and non-drying.

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MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Perpetual Flame

Alright, I have to admit that this lipstick dries out my lips. I can’t stand to wear it alone, so I typically put on a thin layer of gloss or Maybelline Baby Lips over it. It’s one of my favorites simply because it doesn’t come off. Even after eating and drinking, my lips still have color. It’s a miracle, honestly.

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MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Hang-Up

This lipstick. This lipstick. I can’t get enough. It looks different in certain lighting, it’s creamy, it’s long-lasting, it’s perfect. If you’re looking for a dark lipstick for fall and you’re not accustomed to dark lips, get this lipstick. I will shamelessly admit that I have worn this around the house at night even though I wasn’t going out. It makes me feel like a Disney villain.

What are your favorite lipsticks for fall?

Today’s makeup

I didn’t realize how much pink I had put on my face today until I took these pictures. I’m going to keep my shimmery eyes and pink lips since I’ll be wearing an Alison DiLaurentis mask tonight for my “Red Coat” costume. Any Pretty Little Liars fans out there?

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From left to right: Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (sample), MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup, MICA Beauty cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Earth, Star Looks Eyeliner in K01 Obsidian, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, NARS Concealer in Biscuit, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow, Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 240 Medium Beige, Milani Blush in Luminoso

I patted the MICA Shimmer Powder all over my eyelid and defined my crease and the outer lid with my Matt(e) eyeshadow. I finished with black eyeliner on my top and bottom waterline and a generous amount of mascara. My cheeks and my lips nearly matched, but Luminoso just adds a nice healthy glow.

I hope you all have a safe Halloween!

Leah

Makeup and glasses

My initial thought before taking these photos was, “Should I take my glasses off for this?”

I rarely see blogs featuring women who wear glasses on a daily basis showcasing their makeup. I often have to search for makeup tutorials on YouTube and other makeup blogs for “makeup for glasses” tips. So, naturally, I decided against it.

2From left to right: Revlon ColorStay in 240 Medium Beige, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, Benefit Hervana blush, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Benefit They’re Real! mascara, Sephora Tiramisu eyeliner, LORAC PRO Palette, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (sample size), Rimmel Stay Matte Powder #012 Buff Beige, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Light Pale, Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown, Rimmel Bronzer #021 Sun Light, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

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In addition to shamelessly snapping photos of myself, I received a package in the mail today filled with shoes I ordered from Urban Outfitters that are way too cool for my feet. As someone who wears flats on a daily basis, I think I am most in love with my new booties, a shoe type I have never owned before.

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Who can honestly say no to a “take an extra 50% off clearance” sale? Not me, apparently.

I hope you’re having a great Tuesday. Thank you for reading.

Leah