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May 7, 2016

WINGED

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As I mentioned in my previous blog post, “GIFTY” I absolutely love liquid lipsticks as eyeliner. However, not all brands have a trustworthy formula.  I have tried pretty much every liquid lipstick, liquid liner, pencil, gel, and pen eyeliner out there – the good ones let me tell you, come far and few in-between! Being that I’m a black eyeliner fanatic, I’ve always been on a mission to find the absolute best eyeliner. A few months ago I ran out of my black gel liner and was desperateeee for something to use as I was rushing to get ready for an event. Of course, I couldn’t leave the house unless I had eyeliner on haha! Anyway, I had used the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks before as eyeshadow bases and other designs around my eyes but only ever in the brighter shades, and always with shadow on top of them. I saw the black one, “Witches” pretty much with a halo wrapped around it’s cap inside my lipgloss drawer, calling my name saying, “Don’t worry T, I got you!” Ehhh, here goes nothing I thought to myself… So I applied it real quick praying that it wouldn’t smudge all over my matte vanilla eyeshadow. Hours later, I checked my compact and it’s like the wing itself winked at me! Not a crease, a spot, a smudge, or a flake ANYWHERE! The KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick didn’t let me down after all, and ever since… She (Witches) has been one of the most loyal friends! My search has finally come to end! I will never use another eyeliner.

If you’re looking to try it out for yourself, you can purchase my favorite black eyeliner…

KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK in shade: WITCHES

online at katvondbeauty.com – sephora.com – or most likely at a Sephora location near you!

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And remember, you can’t use the wand it comes with to create a winged eyeliner! You will need to scoop the product out onto a palette. After you get some of the product out you will need to apply it with your favorite eyeliner brush. I prefer tiny, straight, synthetic eyeliner brushes.

If you try it, tag me! I’d love to hear what you think!

IG: @JUScallmetara #JUScallmetara

May 4, 2016

GIFTY

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I recently went shopping at the NYX Cosmetics store, and of course I spent a pretty penny! At check out the girl gifted me with this cute cosmetic bag for spending over $30 needed to receive the free bag. Needless to say, if any of you are looking for a new makeup bag to throw in your purses… This one is super cute! A faux leather, that will totally last and not break down on you! I’m not sure how long they will have them for, so go get them while their supplies last!

I also thought the bag would be a great Mother’s Day gift! (Not for my mom, she has been spoiled with a ton of makeup over the years – haha! ) Perhaps for one of your mothers, or daughters, or friends etc. Stuff the bag with some of your favorite lip products in shades that you think will compliment your mamas and VIOLA! The perfect Mother’s Day gift!

WHAT’S IN MY BAG?

In my NYX bag I have some of my absolute favorite lip products. I currently have soft pink shades as well as a few brighter colors for summer. But, if you guys know me, you know I’m not biased on lip colors! Haha! Anyway, so let me tell you about why these lip products are my favorite…

1. KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICKS

With 28 shades to chose from these liquid lipsticks are the longest wear in a stain that I personally, HAVE EVER USED! You don’t need to layer them a thousand times to get the creamiest, fullest coverage. They also make great eyeshadow bases when you want to use brighter colors, and one of my favorite things to use them for… EYELINER!!! Have you ever wanted a hot pink, navy blue, pastel purple, or even a tangerine orange eyeliner? Ummm. Look no further! These liquid lipsticks wear great on the eyes. They don’t crease or smudge! Unless, you’re like me and you want them to do that! I also LOVE the shade in black called, “Witches” as my everyday winged eyeliner! When applying them as eyeliner use the wand they come with to take the product out and put it on a palette. After applying it on the palette use your favorite eyeliner brush to apply. If you need more help, you can visit Kat’s youtube page for a full tutorial on applying liquid lipsticks as eyeliner! You might even see me!

2. KAT VON D STUDDED KISS LIPSTICKS

I call these babes my perfect “back pocket” lipsticks. The lipstick you WANT to wear down your jean pocket type of lipstick. This is like my chapstick – But in COLOR! The studded kiss lipstick line is infused with an antioxidant complex that will leave your lips feeling super soft! It also has the most delicious scent… Creme Brûlée! These beauties are also formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates – yay! With manyyyy different shades to chose from, you can find your everyday neutrals or your braver bolds!

3. NYX LINGERIE

If you’re looking for a nude of some sort, this line has every shade of nude! From soft pinky nudes, light peaches, beiges, chocolate browns, to rich cocoas and cinnamons. I like to call it, “50 Shades Of Nude” haha! They wear nicely too! I will say, after eating you should completely wipe it off and re-apply so that it doesn’t get crusty! No one wants to see your crusty lips, just saying! The price point with these is also a steal! Only $7! Great… I guess that means I’ll take all of them!

4. RITUEL DE FILLE ENCHANTED LIP SHEER

I love these for when I want a translucent tint of color on my lips but that will still have great color pay off. You don’t have to layer these to get what you want which is great! This means they will last you a really long time! These lip sheers are highly moisturizing and are formulated with raw ingredients. They are synthetic dye free, fragrance free, paragon free, phthalate free, and sulfate free! My favorite shade in this line is, “BITTERSWEET” this color looks amazing on alllllll skin tones!

5. MELT COSMETICS LIPSTICKS

These lipsticks are super pigmented, needing only one swipe across your lips for intense color pay off. They are super matte, long-wearing, and totally smudge-proof. These will last you until your lunch break! Again, with these make sure you totally wipe them off after you eat and re-apply. I also recommend wearing your favorite chapstick underneath these so that they glide on easier and to prevent your lips from chapping being that they are so matte. I love that they have funky colors! My favorite is, “Blitzed” no other brand has a true minty teal-green shade of lipstick like Melt does!