Three Lip Combos I’ve Been Loving (ft ColourPop LAX)

Oh LAX. Where have you been all my life? Sigh. This lipstick is perfection in a tube. Seriously. I wear it practically everyday, and I haven’t touched most of my other lipsticks that I used to love since I got this. See how banged up my tube is? That’s because it’s been handled and thrown into my bag countless of times cos that’s how much I love it 

First up is of course LAX and another ColourPop lipstick, More Better. This combo, omg!!! It’s so beautiful 😍

This beautiful colour. Perfect for adding a bit of glam to any outfit. 

Next combo is LAX and Jordana Modern Matte in Style. For this, I start by applying Style to my whole lip, then line my lips with LAX  after. Then I blend once again with my finger and viola! You end up with this. The last combo is features LAX and Black Radiance lipstick in Pink Dahlia.Pink Dahlia is otherwise very loud and I would not necessarily wear it on its own. But combining it with LAX makes it a very wearable pink for women of colour. I start by lining my lips with LAX, then I apply Pink Dahlia to the center of my lips.I love how versatile LAX is, and this is just three of the many combos it can be used to create. 

What is your favourite lip combo? Share it with me! 

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The Quest for the Perfect Purple Lipstick

Don’t tell me you haven’t searched high and low for the perfect lipstick shade too. You haven’t? Okay I might be the weird one. But then again, due to a difference in undertones and colouring and such, different lipsticks look different of different people (lol I couldn’t think of anything else to say. I’m sorry)

From now, I present my quests for the perfect shades, starting with purples.

I love purple. Purple lips even more. I see someone rocking a purple pout and I have to have it. But then I try it and it’s too light/too glossy/just not my bag.

Let me introduce you to my small collection of purple lipsticks–

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• LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Seduce (which I have reviewed here)
• Mac Heroine
• Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Shameless (reviewed here)
• LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Daring (reviewed here)
• Black Radiance Plum Orchid (review here)

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Top to bottom: seduce, Heroine shameless, daring, plum orchid

I realised that Black Radiance plum orchid and Revlon ColorBurst shameless look quite alike

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Top plum orchid
Bottom shameless

The only noticeably difference to me is that shameless has more blue undertones.

I still haven’t found my perfect purple yet. Or maybe I have and I haven’t realized it. But of this lot, my favourites have to be definitely shameless and plum orchid because they’re dark and super long lasting and pack major kapow which is exactly what I look out for in a lipstick.

I realised now that I’ve been actively blogging and reading other blogs that my Mac Heroine might not be exactly authentic but I like it nonetheless.

What’s your favourite purple lipstick? Got any recommendations?

Love and hugs,

Beverly xx

Black Radiance Plum Orchid review — and a bad hair day :/

I’m back again with yet another review from my collection. I’m trying to wear one lipstick a day so I can speed up the reviews and move on to other things.

So today I’m here with a review of Black Radiance Plum Orchid.

Product Description: Perfect Tone™ Lip Color provides lasting full coverage and sufficient shine in one. This beautiful collection of lip colors is designed to complement a vast array of skin tones. Plus, its deep moisturizing color lasts for hours.

For those who care, Black Radiance products are gluten free and cruelty free.

Plum orchid was the first Black Radiance lipstick I bought. I walked into a shop and I spotted it, loved how intense the shade was and I just bought it. Without even thinking, without reading any reviews. It was a gamble that definitely paid off, because I went back and picked up Eldorado Red. Like Eldorado Red, Plum Orchid is super pigmented, super lightweight and extremely long wearing. I get 6-7 hours of wear (probably even more) with a very deep purple stain after a heavy meal. And that stain is so annoying to get off. Trust me, I’ve tried. But that shows just how pigmented it is.

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That’s just one swatch of Plum Orchid. It’s a pretty good dupe for Mac Heroine, except Heroine is matte, but an almost dead on dupe for Mac Violetta, which I really really wanted and didn’t get. But Plum Orchid is way cheaper so hey, I don’t mind anymore.

It’s a shade that’s extremely versatile, and would work with every skin tone. It’s usually a battle between this and Eldorado Red in the mornings when I’m getting dressed ! So much so that I haven’t worn a lot of my other lipsticks in so long.

There’s no discernible smell (side eye to you Revlon Color Riche) which I think is great cos some of these lipsticks smell so lipstick-y

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This is definitely one abused lipstick. I am definitely going to get backups, before the store runs out.

Do I recommend Plum Orchid? Hells yeah ! Especially for the black beauties like us who have a problem finding purple lipsticks that flatter our skin tones. 

It comes in a pretty tacky (in my opinion) tube with a clear cover, which helps you to see the colour. Which is the only good thing about the packaging.

Another thing which is not so great is that the name is written on the shrink wrap around the tube so once you throw that away, there’s only a number at the bottom. But there’s definitely no way you’re going to forget the name of this baby !

As always, a full face shot of me wearing Black Radiance Plum Orchid. Two, these time ! Because I took both and couldn’t decide which one I liked most. 

My hair is in pretty bad shape right now, the worst I’ve ever experienced 😦 so pardon me for the state of it in the pictures

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Pros of Black Radiance Plum Orchid:
Everything !

And as with Eldorado Red, the only con is the lame packaging.

Net wt: 0.13oz/13.6g

All pictures taken without flash to show true colour of lipstick. No edits either.

Please leave me a comment and tell me how you found my review. Until next time!

Beverly xx