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Makeup Of The Day 94 With Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick In Sweet Talker

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The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Talker is definitely one of my new favorite lip colors. Here’s a look I created with Sweet Talker and Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow in Iridescent Purple.

Makeup Look With  Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Talker and Iridescent Purple Eyeshadow

Keep reading for more photos and to find out what products I used for this look!

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3 Reasons To Love The New Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

I Bought It

Receiving raves galore in the beauty blogging world, I made it a determined goal to get my hands on and try the brand new Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick colors. These lippies are full-coverage, rich with pigmentation, and quite unlike any other long-wearing lip color I have tried in the past.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Review

After carefully perusing the twenty available colors on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website, Pinterest, and various blogs,  I ended up with Sweet Talker, a vibrant pink.

Swatch and Review of  Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Talker

I’ve been wearing a loving Sweet Talker quite frequently and totally understand why these unique lip products get so much love.

Swatch of  Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Talker

In fact, I’ve come up with three reasons to love the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks.

Reason 1: It’s super lightweight. You really cannot tell you have anything on your lips! I suspect this has something to do with Beeswax, which is one of the main ingredients.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Talker Swatch and Review

Reason 2: It’s long-wearing. You can chat, chew, sip, and basically live your life and not even realize that not only is this lip product on, it still looks great hours after application. That’s an accomplishment!

Reason 3: It’s smooth sailing. Your lips will not become a flaky, messy disaster and given my experiences with long-wearing lip colors in the past, that’s an accomplishment!

The only problem I had with Sweet Talker is that it wasn’t one-stop shopping: I had to layer the lipstick a bit to make sure it was completely even on my lips.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Talker

When I placed my order for the liquid lipstick, I also picked up a pan of the individual eyeshadow in Iridescent Purple so I would qualify for free shipping.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Iridescent Purple Eyeshadow

It’s a really pretty mid-tone purple which I’d describe as similar but deeper in color to MAC’s Beautiful Iris.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Iridescent Purple Swatch

It’s a tad bit on the powdery side, but the full loveliness of this color emerges when placed on top of a primer.

Makeup Look With  Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Talker and Iridescent Purple Eyeshadow

My Final Thoughts: Long-wearing and smooth sailing, the Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Talker is a vibrant pink that’s definitely going to be put into heavy usage in my lip color rotation. I’ll be picking up more of these lovely lippies, for sure!

Rating: A

Price: $20

Coupon Code: If you’re a first time buyer, you can use coupon code WELCOME10 to get 10% off of your order.

Availability: www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? No (contains petrolatum)

Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Green Eyeshadow Inspiration

Given that tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be helpful to give you all a few green eyeshadow inspirations to choose from. You know, to avoid being pinched, and all!

St. Patrick's Day Eyeshadow Inspiration Collage

Report back if any of these St. Patrick’s Day green eyeshadow inspiration designs were successful!

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day eyeshadow inspiration.

St. Patrick's Day Green Eyeshadow Makeup Tutorial and Eyeshadow Inspiration

Last year’s eyeshadow design, inspired by the colors of the Irish flag.

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This one has tons of gold.

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You cannot go wrong with seafoam green, as far as I’m concerned. This is one of my favorites!

Sugarpill Hug Life and Makeup Geek Utopia Eyeshadow Inspiration

And some more general green goodness.

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I looked up some Irish sayings and thought this was a lovely one to pass along:

May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

When POND’S Meets Jonathan Adler Chic Happens

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Lush, MEMEMBOX, Scentbird, And A Festive St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Tutorial

Here’s a look at what the members of the Beauty Blog Coalition blogged about this week1

 

 

Makeup Up Of The Day 93 With Wet n Wild Vegan Culture Eyeshadow Palette

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Yesterday I featured the Wet n Wild Vegan Culture palette, which is part of the limited edition Silverlake collection. It’s a pretty set of green, aqua, silver, and shimmery goodness with pretty great pigmentation!

Wet n Wild Silverlake Collection Vegan Culture Makeup Inspiration

More photos and details on today’s look after the jump!
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My Instagram Life, 3-15-2015

Happy Sunday! Here’s a look behind the scenes of Painted Ladies, and my life, as seen on Instagram.

Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara surely surprised me! It’s a great bargain beauty find.

Maybelline Lash Sensational

A misguided attempt at creating an eyeshadow swatching guide with nail art tape.

Eyeshadow Swatching

This giveaway for Make Up For Ever makeup brushes and Beauty Blender sponges is FANTASTIC!

The Beauty Council Giveaway

A full review is coming up, but in the meanwhile I had to share love for some incredible Living Proof products I’ve been using. My curls are thoroughly pleased!

Living Proof Hair Care For Curly Hair

The new Jordana foundation has been getting lots of raves – here are my thoughts.

Jordana Concealer and Foundation

It’s a St. Patrick’s Day green eyeshadow tutorial!

St Patrick Green Eyeshadow Tutorial

A #tbt to one of my favorite Disneyland photos.

Disneyland Mickey Mouse Ballons

I love beauty deals and some of my favorite are to be found on eBay.

Beauty Deals On Ebay

Before and after. Someone had a great haircut!

Andre Haircut

Sugarpill Goldilux is THE gold pigment of all gold pigments.

Sugarpill Goldilux

We enjoyed a lazy Saturday with a trip to a library with a cool iPad station.

Library Ipad Station

Yesterday was Pi day!

Pi Day Tattoo

Wet n Wild has a new limited edition eyeshadow collection on drugstore shelves. Here’s a look at Vegan Culture, a palette full of shimmery  mermaid colors.

Wet Wild Vegan Culture

Here’s to a blessed week!

Vegan Culture 6 Pan Eyeshadow Palette From The Wet n Wild Silverlake Collection

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Wet n Wild’s limited edition palettes are always something I look forward to spotting in stores, but let’s be honest – sometimes the palettes are duds! Luckily, that’s not the case with Vegan Culture, which is part of the new Wet n Wild Silverlake collection of 5 different eyeshadow palettes.

Wet n Wild Silverlake Collection Vegan Culture

Inspired by the section of Los Angeles it’s named after, the Silverlake collection offers glittery, shimmery, bohemian-inspired palettes. I chose Vegan Culture, which offers a mix of six silver, aqua, and turquoise eyeshadows. For $4, it’s a great value.

Wet n Wild Silverlake Collection Display

So, I tried something new with my swatching technique that didn’t quite turn out the way I had hoped! Beauty blogger realness, y’all!

Wet n Wild Silverlake Collection Vegan Culture Swatches

I used tiny bits of nail tape on my hand and next time I’ll know to use different width of tape that can be more easily controlled.

Eyeshadow Swatching

The good news is that Vegan Culture lives up to Wet n Wild’s reputation of highly pigmented eyeshadows. It’s a beautiful palette that I’ll incorporate into future makeup looks for sure.

Wet n Wild Silverlake Collection Vegan Culture Makeup Inspiration

I do adore shimmery green and aqua eyeshadows. This is just my kind of palette!

Wet n Wild Silverlake Collection Vegan Culture Eyeshadow Inspiration Makeup

Even though I live somewhat in the area, I haven’t spent a lot of time in Silverlake. Years ago I drove by at night and saw the silver lake illuminated by moonlight, and it was quite the pretty sight!

My Final Thoughts: Catch the limited edition Wet n Wild Silverlake Collection while you can! Vegan Culture is a pretty palette in this set of shadows with pastel mermaid-inspired eyeshadows that are great to wear in Spring and Summer.

Rating: A

Price: $4

Availability: Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and other stores that sell Wet n Wild products.

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Makeup Of The Day 92 With Sugarpill Goldilux

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Some had asked what makeup I was wearing in my Office Supply Beauty Tutorial earlier this week, and I’m glad to share! It features Sugarpill Goldilux, which is THE gold pigment of all gold pigments. Seriously, it’s a must have!

Sugarpill Goldilux Makuep Inspiration

More photos and details on today’s look after the jump!
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4 Beauty Tools To Score For Cheap From eBay

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Today I’ve compiled a list of 4 beauty tools to score for cheap on eBay.

4 Beauty Tools To Score For Cheap From eBay

One of my favorite places to pick up beauty tools and doodads is none other than eBay. The prices cannot be beat, you can order large amounts, and the shipping time is reasonable even though many products come from overseas. These are tools that I use as a makeup lover and beauty blogger, and are also great for makeup artists looking to stock their makeup kits. For each category I’ve enclosed links for stores that I’m not affiliated with in any way.

1. Nail Cotton Pads

These nail felts are the secret to manicure and pedicure success. You will no longer be entirely frustrated by whisps of cotton from typical cotton balls and pads that fly about and get stuck so unbecomingly in your nail polish.

Lint Free Nail Polish Remover

eBay Source.

2. Clear Nail Wheels

These plastic wheels are SO, SO, SO useful it’s not even funny. They’re essential for nail blog posts, as you can see in my recent review of Laqa & Co. Nail wheels are also great to have if you’re looking for a good way to organize your nail polish collection and remember what your polishes look like. I prefer clear to white nail wheels because they give a more true representation of the polish color.

Nail Wheel

eBay source.

3. Disposable Mascara Wands

If you’re a makeup artist, you need to include disposable spoolies in your kit! As a makeup artist, these are essentials and it’s so great that they’re disposable, which is great sanitation.  They’ll also handy for non-pros – use them to groom your brows and separate your lashes.

Disposable Mascara Wands

eBay Source.

4. Powder Puffs

I set my makeup with a powder puff and love the finish it gives my skin. These are priced for well under $5 and great to stock up on in multiples.

Powder Puff For Loose Powder

eBay Source.

Advisory: Super Cheap False Lashes

You can get boxes of falsies for extremely low prices, but you get what you pay for! Instead of a band they’ll come with strings and that can be a bit hard to manipulate and apply. Unless you’re super adventurous, I’d avoid!

eBay False Lashes

This week I’ve shared my sources for beauty products from the office supply store to eBay. Beauty is everywhere, right?! Do you have any unusual sources of beauty products?