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 Red Lipstick

I’m continuing with my posts on the search for the perfect lipstick shades. Today it’s the turn of the reds. Meet the contestants…

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Left to right:
• L’Oreal Colour Riche in Liya’s Red (reviewed here)
• Milani HD Advanced Lip Colour in Lovely Rouge (review here)
• Black Radiance Eldorado Red (reviewed here)
• Mary Kay Really Red
• Jordana Modern Matte lipstick in Style
• Jordana Twist and Shine Moisturising Balm in Rock n Rouge

I haven’t reviewed the Mary Kay, Jordana Modern Matte and Rock n Rouge yet but I’ll do so pretty soon.

On to the swatches:

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Top to bottom: Liya’s red, lovely rouge, eldorado red, really red, style and rock n rouge.

For a lipstick called “Really Red”, Mary Kay is straight up orange. Really Mary Kay, does that look anything like red to you?!? I better save this rant for the actual review.

Liya’s Red is supposed to have pinky undertones but that looks more orange than pink to me. It’s no wonder it gets no love from me. If you don’t already know, it’s because I am not a fan of orange – reds.

Technically Rock n Rouge and Lovely Rouge are not lipsticks, but I included it here so folks that are interested in trying a red lip but are hesitant to go all out bold can check those out instead.

It’s pretty hard to find a red lipstick that is just what it’s supposed to be — red. Not orange red, pinky red, just straight up red. I think I probably found that in Eldorado red. It’s an ideal, black girl – friendly red lipstick.

What’s your favourite red lipstick? Any recommendations?

Love and hugs,

Beverly xx