My Favourite Pink Lipsticks

I wanted to swatch my favourite pink lipsticks just in time for valentines day! Im not a true fan of Valentines day as I believe you should show your spouse love everyday but I am feeling extra love this year with my new little Valentine Cash and also any excuse to dress up and put on some pink lipstick, I’m game;)

I love a bold lip but totally understand its not for everyone so I wanted to show a range of pinks for all skin tones and comfort levels!

The first lipstick below is the Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Jelly Donut. This is one of my favourite consistencies of lipstick! The pigment is beautiful and it stays on without drying out your lips. A good tip for liquid lipstick is to apply a chapstick or conditioner before application to help the longevity of the lipstick!

Next up is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Carina. Out of all of the liquid lipsticks I have tried, this brand is my least favourite. I absolutely love the pigment however i find it tends to flake off throughout the day.

Another Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick, in the shade Melted Peony! This is such a beautiful dusty rose. A beautiful  neutral pink, its enough pigment that it doesn’t wash you out however its not too overpowering!

Lastly is a drugstore favourite of mine! NYX is such a great brand and so affordable. The Liquid Suede lipstick in Pink Lust is a great formula, beautiful pigment and is only $10!! I am already on the hunt for my next favourite shade!

I hope you guys enjoyed and have a great Valentine Day with your loved ones!

Sarah xo

 

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L to R: Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Peony, Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Carina,  Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Jelly Donut,  NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Pink Lust 08

Save or Splurge: NYX Genius Illuminating Palette vs Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop

Two months ago I had never used a highlighter let alone bought one and after watching some videos and doing some research I decided I needed to try out this latest trend.

Highlighting, also known as strobing is used to enhance and accentuate your bone structure as the light reflects the pigment of the highlighter, giving the appearance of a healthy glow. I have come to adore this look especially for the coming summer months!

The key to using highlight and not looking like a hot mess.

  1. A little goes a long way! I only use highlighter on my cheekbones, above the curve of my brows, on my cupids bow and down the bridge of my nose. You can also use highlighter on your collar bones if you are wearing a tank top to help accentuate your bone structure! Going over board on your application will result in a hot mess!
  2. When using a highlighter only use shimmer in your highlighter, use matte powders for the rest of your face Ie blush, bronzer, foundation etc. This will help accentuate and highlight your features as well as help avoid a your whole face reflecting light!
  3. Find a highlighter that compliments your skin tone. If your skin has pink undertones look for a highlighter with those same pink undertones, for olive skin look for yellow/gold undertones etc.

The first highlighter I ever purchased was this NYX Genius Illuminating Palette at Shoppers Drug Mart. For the price it is really unbeatable! $30 for 7 shades!! Highlighters range from $10 (Colourpop) to $50 (Becca Cosmetics), some of you may have heard of Champagne Pop, the collaboration between Jaclyn Hill and Becca Cosmetics?! Yes?! This highlighter is probably one of the most expensive ones on the market at $50, so I wanted to compare the two and see if the price difference was really worth it?!

 

NYX Palette Swatches

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The Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop Swatch

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Compared Side by Side with the NYX (bottom left) and Champagne Pop

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(Left: Champagne Pop, Right: NYX Genius Palette bottom left)

The main difference between the two is Champagne pop has more of a peachy gold undertone and the Nyx Pallette shade is a bit more pinkish gold in pigment however both are gorgeous shades and if you have pink undertones in your skin I would recommend the NYX shade. Both have a buttery texture and a little goes a long way in each products case. I really like that champagne pop is the perfect neutral for any skin tone so it gets a little more browny points but in the end both are gorgeous highlighters. If cash flow is tight you are getting a fantastic deal with the Nyx palette (7 for the price of 1) and you are not compromising on quality. If you are a seasoned highlighter I would recommend Champagne pop!

Hope you enjoyed!

Sarah xo