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Review: Makeup By DNA Matte Lip Colors!

Hello lovelies! I am SO happy it’s friday, aren’t you? I can’t wait untill i get off work, so i decided to start putting this post together piece by piece on my breaks and spare time here since i already have some pictures saved. Today i will be talking about DNA Cosmetics matte lip colors! If you have not heard of this brand, you better listen up! I have a NEW OBSESSION with these lip colors. If you love matte, smudge proof & kiss friendly lip products, this will be right up your alley too! I have three colors to show you here today.

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Meet “Lust” 😈

A bright, happy and rosey bubblegum pink color. I’ve paired this up with a very neutral/soft makeup look, so no attention will be drawn away from my big matte lips! πŸ˜‰ BUT, i also think this would look beautiful with a brown/bronze/goldΒ variation on a Smokey Eye. Maybe i’ll create something in the future.. I am not exaggerating when i say that these set almost instantaneously. You wait maybe.. 1 full minute and your lips are covered for the DAY. No smudging, no bleeding & no feathering. If you do plan on going out to eat or something else that causes a lot of moisture around your lips i recommend throwing it in your clutch/purse for a quick reapplication afterwards. πŸ‘πŸ’œ

The next color i want to share with you is called “Rebel Rose” πŸ’„

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This color is a warm & nudey pink with a mauve rose undertone. This color can seriously be the transforming step to yourΒ whole look, this color is dark enough to be used for a grungey dramatic look or can be paired with soft eye makeup and make the look very natural & everyday friendly. I absolutely love this color and its versatility. Very popular i’m sure ❀️ This one is a mustΒ have in my book! One other thing i love about these lip colors are their texture/consistency. Ultra smooth, glides on, full coverage, great color pay off, ULTRA matte and the little doe foot applicator was made for lip products like this, i can seriously get such a perfect line around my lips you’ll be obsessed with how this stuff applies! πŸ‘

Now we have “Purplicious” πŸ’œ

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An extremely deep & dark smashed blackberry color. How perfect is this shade for Fall?! πŸ‘ πŸ‚The only thing that was different about this color & all the rest are that: it required two + layers to achieve an even color payoff, cant really wipe away any errors with this one because it stains and it was much harder for me to get off my lips 😭 Other than that, i LOVE this color and i’ll definitely be wearing it for Autumn regardless. Did i mention that these gorgeous DNA lip colors smell JUST LIKE MAC LIPSTICKS??? That soft & creamy sweet smell that we all know and love! MAJOR PLUS πŸ˜‹ I would pair this lip color with a dark purple/black/grey eyeshadow to go with the deep, dark theme 😈

I HIGHLY recommend this brand, i think everybody needs to at least try DNA’s matte lip colors once! And once you do, you will be obsessed. I promise this will be your go to matte lip color for any & every occasion, it will become a part of your DNA. Go check out their site and pick out a shade onΒ their EtsyΒ shop HERE and ADD THEM ON INSTAGRAM HERE! Hope you all enjoyed this post and i HOPE you will go ahead and try these out for yourself, you will be so happy! πŸ˜΅πŸ’–πŸ’„

Leave thoughts & comments and remember to ENTER my giveaway, i’m adding goodies to it! πŸ˜„ winner will be announced Oct. 25th!

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Liven Up Your Makeup Area! Simple Ways To Beautify Your Space!

I really do like a simplistic/modern when it comes to house decor, but i feel like i can’t help but want to personalize my vanity/makeup area when i see all of these other gorgeous spaces online posted by girls everywhere. I’ll be talking about a few simple ways breathe air into your space if you feel it’s lacking personality.

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  • First and foremost, if you have TONS of makeup like myself, you are going to need a place for storing it all. Luckily i have many drawers and cupboards that are barely enough space for all my makeup. Those cupboards are full of organizational baskets and plastic organizers that you can buy online or from places like target or Walmart. They also have plastic stacked bins that slide in & out that will serve as maximum makeup storage & organization if you do not have drawers and cupboards vacant.
  • Now the seat, get yourself a nice comfy chair that you love. I love the look of these weaved grass type chairs and i love the height of this ones back piece! It’s like a throne. I keep a little matching pillow on it for back support/comfort. πŸ™‚
  • Match your accessories; whether it be color, pattern or both! It’s just a fact of life that a space pulled together with matching beautiful towels, rugs and candles etc, makes us humans happy and it’s obv. more appealing to the eye. ❀ Go to Walmart or target or even the dollar store sometimes, they have tons of bathroom sets for great prices!

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  • Lighting is SO important guys! If you are doing your makeup in a dark area you are not going to achieve the results you want. Natural lighting is clearly the best option but if you have a designated makeup spot with no windows, you should probably invest in some nice vanity lights! Talk about brightening up your space. πŸ˜‰ I took a picture of two bulbs but there’s at least 10 of these guys running across the top of my mirror. These are big bulbs that produce lots of light and makes it super easy to do my makeup with better detail.

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  • Get yourself a nice sleek mirror for close up occasions, those moments where you’re gonna need a closer look at what you are doing. Keep it clean and on your vanity table for a nice touch. ❀
  • Put out your favorite perfumes, not just because you’ll be using them often, but they always look very elegant & classy sitting on a vanity table.
  • Clear a spot to keep some commonly used items, whether it’s nail polish, lipsticks, or foundation. Just keep it neatly placed in an acrylic organizer for easy access! πŸ™‚

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  • Add some plant life; get a bundle of flowers and put them in a nice vase or get a bamboo plant like me! πŸ™‚ This really adds a nice lively touch to the space.
  • Get a few accessories/nik-nacs that you love and if you have room, place them somewhere on your vanity table/area! I have a few small things shown above.
  • If you have any wall space incorporated into your makeup area, USE IT! Nothing personalizes a space better than your most favorite works of art, paintings, drawings, posters etc. Or in my case, i painted something personally for it. Since i barely had any wall space for this, i wanted to paint something special for the area that had to do with cosmetics & beauty and what i love. ❀

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It’s important to surround yourself with beauty in more ways than just physical. This is a pretty space, and i love doing my makeup here but more importantly it the fact that wanting to keep this area so beautiful and nice, keeps me organized and very clean with it. That helps me mentally more than anything, because i really can’t tolerate clutter at this point in my life. So, not only does brightening up/organizing your makeup area right now make you happy, but it will help you strive to keep it that way and keep you happy. ❀

Thanks for reading! Leave comments & thoughts for me, hope you all had a great weekend! Ready for work? πŸ™‚ I’m adding lot’s of goodies into my Halloween Giveaway keep checking for it! ❀

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Pink and Playful Makeup Look!

So this afternoon i decided i wanted to do something fun and PINK for you all! I created one eyeshadow look, and used a couple different lip colors to show you how to quickly & easily change up this look and see what this would look like with different shades of lippies! πŸ™‚ It can be transformed into a bridal event look, a night on the town look, a lovely date look and anything in between! ❀

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This is my girly sweet pink eyeshadow look, with no lipstick applied at all here. I have naturally pink lips as you can see though so this gives you an idea of what this eye would look like with a nude/pinky or mauve type lip.

Here’s the same eyeshadow with a bright pastel Β & vibrant orange lip! This is obviously more of an extremeΒ pink and peach combo for going out or partying, maybe heading to a concert.. something of that nature. πŸ˜‰

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These are all of the products i used, and the lipsticks in this particular “going-out” look are MAC’s “Sushi Kiss” in the middle of my lips and Milani’s “Sweet Nectar” on the outer parts!

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  • Milani “Sweet Nectar”
  • MAC “Sushi Kiss”
  • MAC “Saint Germain”
  • MAC Mineralize Concealer NC20
  • MAC Strobe Liquid Lotion
  • MAC Moisture SPF 15 Foundation in NC22
  • Mally Base Shadow/Primer (not shown above)

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  • L.A. Colors Shadow Palette “Tease” (the pink shade)
  • FLOWER Bronzer/Blush Duo in “Glow Baby Glow”
  • L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow 24HR in “Iced Latte”

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  • Neutrogena Facial Lotion for Sensitive Skin (always use this on a clean face before applying my makeup)
  • L’Oreal Infallible 16HR Powder in “Porcelain”
  • Almay Liquid Black Liner
  • Lancome Paris High Definition Mascara Black

Here is the eyeshadow look with a bright pastel pink lippie paired with it. This one is MAC’s “Saint Germain.” This one is still vibrantΒ but the lighter pink lip softens it up a bit for a daytime more formal event.

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Thanks for reading ladies! Leave thoughts and comments for me ❀ Love hearing from you all!

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Gorgeous Matte Milani Lipsticks!

Hi beauties! ❀ I ran by Walgreens after work today and grabbed a few things a long with a couple lippies that caught my eye, and i am so glad i did!

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I think these are all fall colors personally! Orange leaves & orange lippies! Haha πŸ™‚ I am always wearing orange & berry tone lipsticks around autumn. Be bold! ❀

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These are all SUCH beautiful colors, they are very pigmented and have wonderful color pay off. For the affordable price i am absolutely in LOVE. These are all Matte shades, “matte glam” is just the name of the bright purple one. Here are some swatches!

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(Sweet Nectar, Matte Glam, Sangria)

$5.99 USD each. Buy yours HERE!

As you can see all of these colors apply very nicely. These were like 2 swipe swatches so that really impressed me, achieving bright & vibrant color like this with little effort! πŸ˜€ Not to mention these color statement moisture matte lippies come in an array of beautiful colors.

Now, another wonderful thing i noticed about these lippies… They smell AMAZING. The sweet nectar one smells really fresh & fruity, the matte glam color smells creamy & sweet like MAC’s lipsticks, and the sangria one smells like nice hints of vanilla. I cannot explain how excited i was to find a lipstick that smells good from the drugstore!

Longevity; trying to get these swatches off my arm says it ALL. Haha. πŸ˜‰ So with all that being said, these are my new favorite affordable lippies. I highly highly highly recommend that you lovely girls try them out for yourself! You will be so excited too ❀

Thanks for reading darlings! Comment and share thoughts with me i LOVE talking to you girls πŸ™‚

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Mini MAC Haul! Quick Swatch Review!

Hi girls! Super excited because i received a special package in the mail from MAC cosmetics today. I ordered a few different lipsticks to review quickly & show you all! I’m sure you may be familiar with some of them. I have repurchased one of these colors and the rest are new to my collection πŸ™‚

Let’s get started!

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So this is what i grabbed:

  • Sushi Kiss
  • Flamingo
  • Saint Germain
  • Heroine (repurchase)

And they sent me a free sample of the strobe liquid, i have a full size bottle of this but i like it a lot so i figured i might as well grab a sample for traveling or something.

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Here are some swatches!

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Sushi kiss, Flamingo, Saint Germain & Heroine.

Now let me show you them on my actual lips!

Sushi Kiss:

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Beautiful & bright pastel, creamy peachy color! I absolutely love this one and was very excited to order it. And obviously these lipsticks are great & creamy!

Flamingo:

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This is the most subtle color of the group, it just looks like a beautiful natural healthy pinky/peach glow on your lips, it is sooo pretty. I’m really glad i picked this one up.

Saint Germain:

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This is a sweet pastel baby pink. I was worried it may be a little to light for my skin tone since i’m very fair, but it really is gorgeous and makes me look more tan and i’m definitely happy i got it! ❀

Heroine:

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Since i really had barely any of this color left, i obviously had to get it back in time for fall! This is a beautiful deep but vibrant orchid/berry type color, It would look stunning on any skin tone in my opinion! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for reading my loves! Leave comments & thoughts<3

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