Morning Makeup Musings #82

Persona Cosmetics is adding a new product to its lineup

Persona Cosmetics is releasing lipglosses!

I love a great lipgloss. It is the most effortless way to wear color on your lips. It goes on easily, even without a mirror, and is comfortable the entire time.

I think these glosses are a great move. The colors are gorgeous and all completely wearable. If I had to pick one it’d probably be Honey, but my preference would be to grab all three. Since Persona is on my list of brands to try this year, I will be putting these on my list.

What’s your favorite kind of lip product?

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Morning Makeup Musings #78

Indie brand Coloured Raine is about to release a gorgeous new eyeshadow palette.

The new Safari Raine palette will be available on the Coloured Raine website next week on March 8th at 9am PST.

Coloured Raine is an indie brand I’ve had my eye on since the famed Queen of Hearts palette. Unfortunately, I haven’t tried them yet, but with this new release, I think this will be my entry point.

This palette is absolutely gorgeous. I love the mix of warm and cool tones– all of which look like colors that I would get a ton of use from. I can see myself reaching for this year round.

Have you guys tried Coloured Raine? What are your thoughts on this release?

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Juvia’s Place The Warrior | Swatch Stories #4

The final story for The Warrior palette.

As a true makeup junkie, it is very easy to neglect makeup that I already own in favor of what’s new. This year, to get more use from my existing collection, I have decided to start a new series: Swatch Stories. Using one palette per month, I will do weekly posts of a different color combination.

This month’s palette is The Warrior by Juvia’s Place. I chose this palette because it is easy to underestimate the versatility of a neutral palette.

Here is the final set of swatches for this month:

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Top to Bottom (L-R): Amina, Moremi, Benin, Mino

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If you had to pick four shades from this palette to make your own versatile quad, which ones would you choose? Let’s chat in the comments below!

A new set of stories begins next week!

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Previous Swatch Story features:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

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Top 10 Lipsticks Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Top ten lipsticks
(WOC friendly) for Valentine’s Day 💋

I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is this week!

If you are in need of some lip options for that V-day date, I have some great options for you, both drugstore and higher end (all cruelty-free, of course).

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Let’s start with the traditional bullet lipsticks (because a little lipstick on the wine glass isn’t always a bad thing 💋). Also, bullet lippies are comfortable and easier to reapply (no one wants dry lips on a date 🙅🏽‍♀️).

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Top to Bottom:

💋ColourPop | Lippie Stix in Fab Five

💋Smashbox | Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary

💋e.l.f. | Matte Lip Color in Praline

💋Smashbox | Be Legendary Lipstick in Pretty Social

💋Smashbox | Be Legendary Lipstick in Latte (Matte)

For a pout that will definitely last, here are some matte liquid lipstick options. I chose these for both color and formula- these are some of the best in terms of comfort and longevity.

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💋Laritzy Cosmetics | Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Nudes (my favorite true nude liquid lip)

💋Ofra | Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Verona

💋Physicians Formula | The Healthy Lip Velvet Finish in Nut-ritious

💋Dose of Colors | Matte Liquid Lipstick in Mood

💋Black Radiance | Perfect Tone Matte Lip Créme in Bronze Sugar (5411)

Whether you are in a relationship or single, I hope Valentines Day finds your heart full of love…both for yourself and the world at large.

And on that note, thank you to everyone for your well wishes (and patience) the last few days. It was really touching. 💜💜💜

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What are your favorite special occasion lipsticks? Let’s chat in the comments below!

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Morning Makeup Musings #63

New palettes from Makeup Geek perfect for V-day 💖

Makeup Geek is releasing two limited edition eyeshadow palettes today, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Image credit | IG: angelamarytanner

I like the mini palette trend that’s happening right now. I think these two have really cute color stories, especially with V-day right around the corner.

I was honestly considering grabbing one or both, but being new to the brand, I would rather try their single shadows that everyone raves about. Often brands tend to switch up the formula for limited edition or mini palettes and such. So, I think I’d rather try the product Makeup Geek is known for.

What do you guys think? Have you tried Makeup Geek? Would you recommend their palettes or just the singles?

Let’s chat!

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1st Haul of 2019| Juvia’s Place

Haul & swatches.

As I mentioned in my Brand I Want to Try in 2019 post earlier this week, I am determined to diversify my makeup collection in 2019. I’m tired of missing out on great products just because I’ve never tried the brand before or because it isn’t the latest thing trending on IG.

Juvia’s Place has been on the top of my list for over a year now. I remember when the brand first launched, a few people were raving about the quality of the pigments and the extra large pan sizes. At first, I was hesitant because people were having shipping issues with the small indie brand, but once they starting selling through Ulta, I really no longer had an excuse. So, as my first makeup purchase of the new year, I decided I would be trying this brand.

Thankfully, Juvia’s Place has a massive 50% off sale to celebrate 2019, so it was the perfect time to grab all of the palettes that I had really been eyeing. Check out which ones I grabbed below, along with swatches. Once I have had a chance to really try them out, I will follow-up with full reviews. (Also, stay tuned because you may see one of these palettes in an upcoming month of Swatch Stories.)

The Saharan Blush Vol. II

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The Warrior

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The Warrior II

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The Douce

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The Tribe

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Close-up of the the duo-chrome blush topper, Zoba, from The Saharan II. Gorgeous pink-gold-champagne shift.

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Have you guys tried anything from Juvia’s Place? What are your thoughts?

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Morning Makeup Musings #43

This new eyeshadow palette is really trying my resolve to buy less makeup.

Good morning!

Makeup Maniac Cosmetics has released their Peanut Butter & Jealous eyeshadow palette, and guys, it’s beautiful.

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Photo credit| IG: @makeupmaniaccosmetics

To be honest, I REALLY want this palette. It’s only $23 and the colors are perfect for fall and winter. I love the mix of olive green, mauve, burgundy with the various shades of brown. The gold in the center is the perfect shimmer color to compliment all of the other colors.

Honestly, I am probably going to get this palette, but I will wait until after I have the Warrior palette from Juvia’s Place. I think they may have similar vibes, even though the JP palette is all matte. This one is going on my “maybe” list, but it’s definitely a hard one to pass up. Hopefully, if I do decide to get it, it is still in stock. You always run the risk of actually missing out with small indie brands.

What do you guys think? Would you jump on this one, especially knowing quantities are limited?

Let’s chat!

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