Fall Lipstick Challenge Update 4 with Photos

Hey lovelies,

It’s time for another Fall lipstick challenge update! Actually, this will be my last one! I’m honestly not ready for this month to end, I had a blast trying out different lipsticks and discovering new and old favorites! I do have one more day left after this update goes live, but I will share that on Instagram. So, if you want follow my Instagram (@lunafayebeauty) to see the rest. I will be making a video of my top 10 favorites of the month, which will be the shades that I feel are absolutely needed for a Fall lip product lover this season. So, without further adieu, let’s get on with the photos:

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Day 23: Coloured Raine Soul & LaSplash Cryptic. I was really feeling a gray ombre lip this day. I ordered Cryptic awhile back, but it is really light and washes me out a bit, but I was really digging this lip look. Soul is a really pretty dark gray shade, and I positively love the Coloured Raine formula. It’s a bit thicker in texture so it’s easier to work with, and they are very long lasting!

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Day 24: Colourpop Tulle & Nyx Soft Spoken. I know, another ombre lip. I really wanted to wear both of these during this month and realized that September is coming to a close! I do love how this turned out though. Soft Spoken is a really gorgeous dusty rose shade for Fall, or any time, really.

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Day 25: Pretty Zombie Cosmetics “Black Cat.” I could not end a month of Fall lipsticks without pulling out a shade of black. Pretty Zombie Cosmetics makes some of the most pigmented liquid lipsticks, and this black does not disappoint. I have not ordered any other black liquid lipsticks simply because this one is so incredible. As I mentioned before, it’s not long lasting, but this black liquid lipstick doesn’t feather on me at all which is something black lipsticks in general can do. I will sacrifice long wear for no feathering. As much as I love Marilyn Manson, the smeared black lipstick look just doesn’t look cute on me.

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Day 26: Nyx Simply Vamp lip cream in “Bewitching.” I’m sorry for the bad photo quality, I was super busy this day. However, I love the Nyx simply vamp lip crayons. Bewitching is a really pretty purply red color. These aren’t long lasting and I’m not in love with the packaging, but the product makes up for it.

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Day 27: Milani “Matte Love.” We all know I have a love for the Milani Matte lipsticks, and this shade is no different. I love this shade of cranberry. It’s pretty enough to wear with a neutral eye and still make a statement. I could go on and on about this formula, but I believe I have already done that in another post.

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Day 28: LA Girl “Poetic.” I’m so sorry for the awful quality photo, this day was unexpectedly hectic for me, and by the time I was able to sit down I was a sweaty and hot mess…literally. However, I will be doing a full review of these lipsticks soon. Poetic is a GORGEOUS blue toned gray shade, and has been compared to Melt’s Space Cake! It’s a really close dupe, which is why I settled for this one instead of getting Melt’s. If you want to see what I’m talking about, go to dupethat.com! They post the best dupes 😀

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Day 29: Jeffree Star Cosmetics “Unicorn Blood.” Did you all really expect me to wear everything but my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid lipsticks this month? I know I talk about this shade sooo often, but it’s one of my absolute favorites. It’s not patchy, feels comfortable, and withstood me drinking coffee all day since I was so turned up (is that how that saying goes?) for National Coffee Day. Excuse my awkward hand. I have no idea what I was gonna slap in this photo.

That’s it for this update! I honestly had a blast with this Fall lipstick challenge. I will probably continue to do fun lipstick swatches and looks on Instagram, which wasn’t something I normally did, but you all responded so well to it and that makes me so happy! Well, anything lipstick related makes me happy.

I hope you all enjoyed these posts, and let me know what your favorite(s) were! As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days.

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Face of the Day: “Lingered in Twilight”

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Hey loves,

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for this week’s “face of the day” post! I look forward to this post every week, and I hope you all enjoy them as well. They’ve pushed me to try new looks and to try new products/colors out. When I did this look it was very rainy and gloomy, so I was feeling another cool toned look. But don’t worry, I made it fun! Anyone else stuck inside all day Tuesday thanks to intense storms? We were. My husky was feeling anxious and our power flickered on and off all day. I also had a tired mom moment and completely ignored the flash flood warning on my phone because I was very tired and the girls were still asleep.

Not one of my proudest moments.

Anyway, if my pictures seem a bit darker than usual, that’s why. I tend to use natural light for my face photos, it’s just personal preference.

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First thing to address, I cut my bangs! I wanted a new style without cutting my hair since I’ve been growing it out for two years now. So, I went with short “v” bangs. Essentially, they’re just bettie bangs that meet in a point. Like a faux widow’s peak. I love it. I also have new nose jewelry because I noticed last week that the gems in my last clicker were falling out. My nose looks pretty again.

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Okay, I’m serious now let’s talk makeup. For my base I primed with my Laura Mercier hydrating primer, as usual. I mixed together City Color Cosmetic’s tinted moisturizer in “fair” and LA Girl Pro BB cream in “fair.” There’s something that I really love about this combination. It’s a nice coverage and looks dewy on my skin, yet my freckles peak through. I’ve really been loving it, but I noticed that it’s a bit dark on me. I might have to add my manic panic dreamtone to it. Woo, it takes 3 products to get the perfect mix! #thestruggle

I set my face with my Laura Geller Balance and Brightening powder in “porcelain” and used my LA Girl pro concealer in “porcelain” under my eyes and set that with Physicians Formula correcting powder.

My contour today is my Lunatick Cosmetic Labs cool contour kit, and it’s also what I used to contour my nose. Blush is Milani’s “Romantic Rose” and highlight is Colourpop’s “Smokin Whistles.” I have been addicted to this highlight the past few weeks. It’s a gorgeous champagne color that reflects silver. It’s the absolute perfect champagne highlight for fair, cool toned skin. I’m in love.

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My brows are Milani’s new pomade in “dark” and set with Nyx’s brow mascara in “black.” Also a favorite combo of mine lately. I primed my eyes with Too Faced’s shadow insurance and my transition shade is “SOS” by Nyx. I then took “Downtown” by Colourpop on a flat brush and put that more concentrated in my crease. Because my liner is fun today, I wanted a simpler look on my lids, and I felt taupe would contrast well with the teal color of the liner. Lid and brow highlight is the white shade from the Kat Von D shade+light eye palette. Only because no other matte white compares to that one, in my opinion.

Okay, so remember when I posted about how to change your loose shadow into liner? Hey, well I did that today. I mixed a homemade water and vegetable glycerin combo on a palette with Shiro Cosmetics shadow in “Lingered in Twilight.” This shade is a gorgeous deeper teal with a bit of sparkle, and I thought it would make the perfect liner on a stormy day.

I did tightline my upper water line with a gel pencil because it made my eyes look a bit fuller, and I was planning on wearing false lashes. I used my Maybelline The Falsies mascara on my upper and lower lashes, and my lashes are a pair that I got off ebay. I honestly do not know the name of them, but they are very nice and wispy.

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On my lower lash line I used Nyx’s jumbo pencil in “Milk” on my water line and blended “SOS” and “Downtown” together on the lower lash line. My inner corner highlight is a Nyx loose pigment. I believe the color is “platinum” or something, but that’s a con to the Nyx loose shadows. They’re gorgeous and affordable, but good luck remembering the names once you take the sticker off and open it.

My lips are lined with Essence’s liner in “soft berry” and topped with LaSplash’s “Nymphadora.” My whole face is set with Pixi’s glow mist setting spray.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s face of the day post! If you have any requests or want to know anything about a product mentioned, please feel free to ask in the comment section!

Have a good day, beauties.

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My Favorite MLBB Shades

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Hey loves,

Today I am going to be talking about lipstick again! If you’re wondering what “MLBB” stands for, it stands for “My Lips but Better” and not something odd like “My luscious big booty.” This is supposed to be a tag post of some sort, but no one tagged me and I just felt like doing this. I did a post last week about my favorite affordable red lipsticks, so today I want to touch on my favorite nude lipsticks.

For reference: I am very fair and my skin is cool toned. Cool toned mauve colored shades suite my skin tone the best. My lips are also naturally very pigmented, and pull a bit more mauve to begin with. For me, pink nudes with a bit of a brown tone to them are the way to go in terms of nude lipsticks on fair skin. I find it to be very flattering and a striking contrast. I tend to avoid very light pink and super pale nude shades, because many times it just looks like I put concealer on my lips. I mean, there is a time and place for concealer lips, but not when I want something pretty that will go with about any eye look I’m wearing that day.

To answer your question, yes, I have bought so many mauve lipsticks since every makeup company keeps coming out with various mauve and dark nude lipstick shades. Can’t stop, won’t stop. I love this mauve and brown lipstick trend. This is also the picture that I’m going to forever send to creepy people that ask me for nudes. “Oh, okay, here are all my favorite nudes in one photo!” On to the lipsticks of the hour:

Stila “Patina” I lusted over this shade from the moment I saw it on Thataylaa until I finally ordered it during a Stila sale a few months back. This is a liquid to matte lipstick, and it is glorious. It smells like cupcakes and it lasts on my lips for a very long time. I do find that the smell of these lasts for a bit longer than most, so if that kind of thing bothers you, you might not like this formula. I find that the applicator on the Stila liquid lipsticks are very nice and give a precise application. I highly recommend this shade if you love mauve liquid lipsticks.

Nyx Matte “Whipped Caviar” I have mentioned the Nyx Matte formula before, and I will probably continue to do so because I love them so much. Very affordable at $5-6, and whipped caviar is the perfect nude shade for anyone looking for a beautiful mauve shade that’s budget friendly.

Nyx “Thalia” This is an old and constant favorite of mine. The shade is much like “Whipped Caviar” but it’s a glossier formula. I love the round case lipsticks, and I believe I own way too many of them. Thalia is one of those lipsticks that you can throw on with a dewy base and bit of mascara and it somehow glams up the entire look while looking natural. It’s a power shade, in my opinion.

LaSplash “Charmed” This is a more recent addition to my collection, and I have raved about the LaSplash liquid lipsticks very often on my blog. Charmed is from the mousse collection, so this formula is different from the lip couture line. These dry very quickly, and they have an intense staying power. Charmed is a lighter pink-ish nude shade that is very flattering on my skin tone. It’s light and flirty, but it doesn’t wash me out. I do find that this pulls a bit more grey on my lips somedays than pink or mauve, which is nice. It’s a very different shade.

Nyx Butter Lipstick “Pops” The Nyx butter lipsticks pop up often in my lipstick posts. Pops is more of a brown toned mauve, but it is so flattering on multiple skin tones. I highly recommend this color, and the Nyx butter lipsticks in general. They are incredible, and I wear them often, especially in the Summer. I can apply this shade without even looking in a mirror if I need to.

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick “Lovecraft” This is probably one of the most worn lipsticks in my collection. I actually put it down for awhile because I was afraid of running out, and these are on the pricier side at $21 a piece. So worth it. The studded lipsticks are very matte. You will probably need to apply a bit of balm a little while before applying one to make the application smoother. Lovecraft is an absolutely stunning shade. I always get compliments on it when I wear it out. Maybe it’s the confidence it gives me, or maybe it’s how flattering this shade is on my skin…who knows. I just know that if you are looking to buy a few shades from this line, pick this one up. You won’t regret it.

That’s it for today’s post! I hope you all enjoyed this quick little blurb about some of my favorite MLBB shades of lipstick. What are some of your favorite shades of nude? Let me know in the comments section!

Also, if you have any requests for my next “my favorites” lipstick/blush/whatever else post…please let me know! I thoroughly enjoy these types of posts.

I hope you’re all having wonderful days, and thanks for stopping by!

*typical disclaimer- I bought all these products myself, and all opinions are my own!

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Lips of the Day: LaSplash Lip Lustre “Belle”

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It’s no secret on my blog or youtube channel that I am a huge fan of LaSplash’s liquid lipsticks. They are incredibly long lasting, matte, and at $12 a pop, these are some of the most affordable liquid lipsticks that are taking the beauty community by storm.

However, I don’t see as much about the lip lustres as I do about the smitten lip tint mousses and original liquid lipstick lines.

The lip lustres are a few bucks more expensive, but to me they are so unique in terms of lipstick. They have glitter in them, but they are still matte and long lasting. Say what? What’s even cooler, is that the glitter can be “activated” by rubbing your lips a bit after the product has dried. Sometimes I will rub my lips while wearing one for a glammed out look, and sometimes I leave it be for more of a subtle shimmer. It’s almost like having two shades of lipstick in one tube.

Today, I want to give a shout out to “Belle” because Belle is such a fun nude shade. I find this shade without the glitter to be flattering for pale skin tones, but with the gold glitter this shade is just…life. I love it.

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I love how well this shade compliments a nice peachy cheek and white-gold highlight for Spring time. It’s a subtle way to bring a whole lot of glamour to a look.

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Seriously, look at that gold sparkle. I can’t get enough of it.

I do have another shade called “Lady” (I believe all of these are named after Disney characters) that I will try to swatch sometime soon. I just wanted to mention this one today because everyone seems to be all about getting nude. WAIT…I mean everyone seems to be all about wearing nudes.

My septum clicker is from Body Art Forms 🙂 Oh, and because people ask me often if I have “boogers” in my lip swatches…yes…those are totally gigantic shiny boogers. No, silly, those are my nose studs…that sometimes collect boogers.

Anyway, thanks for reading! If you want to see more “lips of the day” post please let me know! This is really the first time I’ve done a post focusing on one shade and I don’t know if that’s something you all would enjoy on a semi-regular basis.

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Face of the Day

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Today’s look is a really taupe-y smokey eye. I mostly used my new bff (the Kat Von D shade light eye palette) but I pulled a few shades from my Innerstellar palette as well. I used the cool quad in the shade light (mostly the gray and dark taupe brown shades) really define my crease and then put the shimmery taupe shade from the Innerstellar palette on my lid. I smoked the outside out with the grayish-purple shade from my Innerstellar. Inner corner is Urban Decay’s “polyester bride”

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Brows are Nyx’s tame and frame in “espresso” and set with the Nyx tinted brow mascara in “black.” Excuse how slightly weird they look I’m trying to grow them out a bit and they look kinda odd.

Liner is my usual physician’s formula eye booster pen in “ultra black” and lashes are Kara #43

I put Nyx’s Tres Jolie (my fave liner at the moment) in my water line and smudged the gray and dark taupe shades from the shade and light palette under my eyes.

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To prime my face I used my Too Faced Hangover RX primer. I used a combination of the Nars Luminous Weightless foundation and the Loreal Magic Lumi foundation. I really love this combination lately. I love the coverage of the Nars and the finish of the Magic Lumi and together they’ve been my dream team. I use the shade “Mont Blanc” in Nars and the lightest porcelain shade in the Loreal. For concealer I used my tried and true Nars creamy radiant concealer in “Chantilly” set with my physician’s formula correcting powder.

I contoured with my Lunatick Cosmetic Labs cool contour kit (the middle taupe shade) and blush is Kat Von D’s everlasting blush in “Lovesong”

Highlight is The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer and I set everything with my Pixi Glow Mist spray.

Lips are LaSplash’s smitten lip mousse in “Lovegood”

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Hat is from Express and Necklace is the “ghost milk” necklace from Worship 13. It actually changes colors in the sunlight!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s look! I love cool toned smokey eyes.

Face of the Day

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Hey lovelies,

I had a few people say that they wanted to see more “Face of the day” posts, so I am going to try and do just that. I don’t always have time to film looks because I’m usually tending to kids/pets in between mascara strokes, so I like doing these posts as well sometimes!

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I finally picked up the Too Faced Hangover RX primer…and woah. It’s incredible! It hydrates my skin and makes my makeup go on so smooth! I’m in love. I also pulled out my Revlon Colorstay (110 Ivory) because I need to try and use it up, and it’s one of the only foundations I own that I can use alone without having to lighten it.

I also picked up a Too Faced heart blush from Ulta’s 21 days of beauty sale in the shade “Something about Berry” and I really love how dainty and flirty the shade is on my pale skin. I highlighted today using a physicians formula nude glow. I adore the packaging. Not pictured is the Jane Cosmetics bronzer in “inspire” which I used to warm up my face a bit. It’s awesome for pale skin! It’s not too warm, and not too dark.

I went for bold brows today and used the Nyx gel in “black” and set that with the brow mascara in “espresso” to try and tone it down a bit. Sometimes I just like bold brows…

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Awesome story: I have been wanting the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette for SOOOO long…and I finally have it! I snagged it off a blog sale brand new for $25! It’s everything I dreamed of and more. I could talk about the smell for ages. Yes, I’m probably the last blogger to own this but I adore it so much already! I blended out salted caramel and milk chocolate in my crease and put cherry cordial on the outer v of my eye. I then put champagne truffle on the lid and lined my eyes with my physicians formula eye booster pen in “ultra black”

I have salted caramel and cherry cordial blended out on the lower lash line with champagne truffle as an inner corner highlight

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I set my face with my Pixi glow mist spray (amazing setting spray)

On my lips is “Latte Confession” by LaSplash Cosmetics

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Grungy Spring Tutorial

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Late night bonus post! Yay!

Yesterday, I uploaded a new video to my channel. It’s a collab (her video and channel is linked under mine). We wanted to do something fun and Spring themed, yet still grungy. Not everyone is into pink and bronzers, myself included most of the time.

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February Favorites

I understand that it’s a few days into March, but the past couple of weeks have been a bit hectic for me and I totally forgot February was ending! Better late than never, right?

Like last month, I did a typed post with my empties and a video of my favorites! Hope you all enjoy.

Products Mentioned:
Essie “Comfy in Cashmere”
Milani “Mauving Forward”
Physicians Formula Argan Oil
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel
Milani Rose Blush “Tea Rose”
Lunatick Lab Comsetics Cool Contour Palette
LaSplash Lipsticks in “Charmed” and “Ghoulish”
Milani Moisutre matte lipstick “Matte Confident”
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation “Light Vanilla”
Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer “Chantilly”
Essence Lip Liner “Soft Berry”

Favorites Friday

I’ve gained a few followers this week, so I just wanted to say, “Welcome!” before I begin my Favorites Friday post for this week.
If you’re new to my blog, this is my fourth week (I think?) of Favorites Friday. Definitely not my idea, but I like it because I can reflect on my week and show you all some things that maybe I don’t talk about on my blog often. This includes pictures of my kids, pets, or just random things that made me smile that week.

I hope you all enjoy reading these posts, as I enjoy creating them!

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1. Okay, so I am a donut-aholic. I love them. When I saw this mug at Target, I grabbed it and squealed on the inside. It’s so perfect. I mean, is there anything better than a great doughnut and a strong cup of coffee? Doubt it. I have yet to find a more perfect combination.

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2. These pieces have been my most worn jewelry items. The necklace is named “Athena” and is from shophellkitten’s shop on etsy. This necklace is everything. Athena was always one of my favorite goddesses to learn and read about in Latin, and when I saw this necklace was black I knew she just needed to be around my neck. I feel so beautiful and empowered with this necklace on. The moon earrings are from worship13.storenvy.com, and I think I have mentioned her shop on here before. These earrings are so pretty and very affordable at $8.50. Both of these shops ship very quickly, and are so friendly.

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3. My favorite lip combo has been the lippie stick “bound” from colourpop cosmetics with lasplash’s “ghoulish” lip couture on top. I have worn this combination almost everyday this week. I adore it. It’s very unique without being too bright, and yet it’s neutral so I can pair it with many different eye looks. If you haven’t checked out lasplash, you should! Their liquid lipsticks last all day, no joke.

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4. The palette I have reached for the most this week has been the Urban Decay Pulp Fiction palette. I will admit that I didn’t buy this for so long because it looked so plain. However, I did buy it when it was $16 on sephora stacked with an extra 20% off because I needed to add something to get free shipping. I will never underestimate a simple looking palette ever again. The colors in this palette are so buttery and smooth. Gah, this palette seems so plain, but I have created quite a few different looks with it. So gorgeous.

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5. I was bored yesterday and decided to meander through Ulta to see if anything new was out. I found these pretty little babies! Nyx lip products are BOGO 50% off this week so I picked up two of the new intense butter glosses in “Chocolate Crepe” and “Spice Cake.” I also picked up one of the new prismatic eyeshadows in “Girl Talk” and oh man, I really can’t wait to show you all these products. I have swatched the eyeshadow and it is so pigmented. Like more pigmented than any Nyx shadow I have ever tried. I will be doing a review with swatches of these though, so stay tuned.

Those were a few of my favorite things this week, what were some of yours?