Absolute New York – Velvet Lippie Swatch + Review

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Left: Fatale (AVL21) ; Right: Terracotta (AVL06)

Gernally, I am not a big fan of matte liquid lipstick because I’ve own several others before (NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Colourpop, and NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick) and they were a disaster, and they looked terrible after applying on my lips.  I have super dry lips; thus, matte liquid lipstick would just sits on my cracks and make my lips drier.

However, I recently discovered this liquid lipstick by chance on Amazon, and I decided to give it a try after reading rave reviews on how creamy the application is! So I purchased two different colors to see if I like them. They cost around $5 on Amazon, and retail for $5.99 on their main site. Its packaging is exactly the same as the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. Just like any other liquid lipstick, it contains a sponge tip applicator and is generally easy to use. However, this formula is creamier than any other liquid matte lipstick I own!

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Based on the texture from swatching on my arms, the Terracotta appears to be creamier compared to Fatale.

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I am wearing Terracotta on my lip from the picture above. It is a pink nude with a slight hint of orange tone. It is definitely my new favorite to-go liquid lipstick as this color goes well with most of my daily outfits.

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I am wearing Fatale in the picture above. It is a bright, intense red; however, it is really lightweight and glides easily onto the lips. I usually don’t wear red lipstick since it seems a bit too bold, but this color does seem appropriate as fall and winter come.

Overall Rating: ★★★✩✩ (3.5/5)

*Any idea on how to insert a half filled star? 😛 *

These liquid lipsticks do transfer and don’t stay on after eating or drinking, which is something you should keep in mind if you dislike reapplying them. Also,  although you can still see a bit of the cream liquid sitting into the cracks of my lips, it is definitely not as bad as the ones I previously owned.  Thus, if you have dry lips like mine, I would definitely recommend you to give this brand a try!

& Until next time 🙂

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5 Must-Have Shades by OPI for this Summer!

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Currently obsessed with these OPI pastel nail polishes, and they’re PERFECT to wear with any outfits for this summer! You can purchase them on their site, Amazon, or Target for $10; however, I did got some of my nail polishes at Marshall and TJ Maxx for only $3.99!

Here are the swatches below (I applied two coats for most of them unless stated otherwise), and please excuse my non-perfect nails. 🙂

Purple Palazzo Pants 

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Purple Palazzo Pants — OPI description says “I’ve searched far and wide for this lovely lilac,” and they’re right! Look how lovely that color is–perfect for both spring and summer!  So get ready to bring out that cute summer/sun dress and style it with this adorable pink lavender nail polish! Also, very easy application!

Small + Cute = 

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Small + Cute = You can’t go wrong with this baby pink bubblegum creme nail polish! Application for this was a bit difficult so a tip for application would be applying one layer first, let it dry, then apply the second coat to cover some streaks! 🙂

Suzie Sells Sushi By The Sea

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Suzie Sells Sushi By The Sea – Definitely love at first sight! Subtle, yet classy, this soft shade of pink with a slight pearlescent finish is the ideal color that is perfect for summer weddings or bridal showers! Extremely easy application; however, you do have to apply more than 2 coats for this one since it is opaque.

The Color to Watch

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The Color To Watch – A murky purple with a hint of blue–I’m usually not a big fan of metallic, two toned nail polishes, but this one wasn’t too bad! It is extremely sheer, so I applied around 4 coats to get that metallic solid effect that I like. I can see myself rocking this nail polish on summer night events or with a pretty little black dress. It’s edgy, yet it does look elegant at the same time!

Gelato On My Mind

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Gelato On My Mind – A light, minty blue that is versatile, and can be worn with any outfits and fun occasions such as summer carnivals or festivals! The formula is really liquidy compared to the other nail polishes, and you must apply at least 3 coats for even coverage!

Overall, I love Purple Palazzo Pants and Suzie Sells Sushi By The Sea the most! Easy applications and pretty colors! 😍

And that is it! Until next time for another beauty post! Thanks for reading!

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