$3 Dupe for MAC Chestnut Lip Liner

Dupe for MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil

I happen to  have 4 MAC Chestnut lip liners in my collection. I’m a hoarder that way. Many of them are years old, replacements of lost pencils (that I later found) etc. And then, low and behold, I stumbled upon NYX lipliners. I’m almost positive I bought my first one at the beauty supply store when I was stocking up on false lashes. I’m not crazy about everything that NYX makes, but these are spot on.

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Neutral Lip Of The Day: Black Opal So Natural Lipstick and Maybelline Touch of Toffee Lipgloss

 Neutral Lips on a Budget: Black Opal and Maybelline

Today’s Lip of the Day is a mix of budget brands. I totally forgot I owned the Maybelline lipgloss, and it worked perfectly with the Black Opal lipstick!

My go-to brown lip liner is NYX Expresso. It’s the $3 knockoff for MAC Chestnut. I apply it first, then rub my lips together like there’s no tomorrow. The goal is to not have a super defined lip aka no harsh brown lines. The particular Black Opal lipstick that I have isn’t as smooth and creamy as the others that I own, and kind of has that old lady lipstick smell. Either way, I’m pleased with the results!

Holiday 2011: Laura Mercier Khol Eye Pencil Set, Swatches and Photos

Laura Mercier Holiday Kohls Set 2011Many moons ago, I worked at Smashbox. The bay across from me was Laura Mercier. I am a bit of a fool for this, but I never really used played with the products too often. The counter manager’s name was Liz, and I remember her always selling a couple hundred dollars worth of products to people. They couldn’t get enough of Laura Mercier, a brand I couldn’t appreciate because I was so into color and loud gaudy beauty.

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Preview: MAC Fall Colour Lipstick Swatches–Fusion Pink, Neon Orange

MAC Fusion Pink lipstick, MAC Neon Orange lipstick

Bright and obnoxious lips? Hell yes! Be sure to check your collection, as these are both previously released MAC products. Here are the rest of the lipsticks that will come out with the collection.

Neon Orange  Bright clean orange (amplified)
Show Orchid  Vivid hot pink (amplified)
Fusion Pink  Bright coral (amplified)
Ruby Woo  Vivid bluish-red (matte)
Fleshpot  Pale muted pinky beige (satin)
Violetta  Bright clean violet purple (amplified)
X-S  Dirty red chestnut (satin)
Plum Bright  Purple (lustre)
$14.50 u.s./$17.50 CDN

All of these products are available September 29th in the US and in October for International MAC-heads!