Lipstick Latitude

Guides, How to Makeup

How to Makeup: Bronzer and Contouring Products

Part nine of the How to Makeup series. Let’s start off by being clear about something – bronzing and contouring are two entirely separate things. I’m lumping them together into one post though since a lot of people use products interchangeably for both. So what’s the difference, exactly? Bronzing – using a warm-toned, slightly-darker-than-skintone product to give yourself a sunkissed look. The product is usually placed on the high planes of your face where the  ...

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Reminder: Sephora Points Event

Hi lovelies! Don’t forget that the Sephora 2x/3x/4x points event started today! Points will be applied automatically to online orders, but you need to mention the “Celebrate BI” promotion in store to get the extra points. They’ll be credited to your account by October 15. You can also start redeeming the 5000 and 10000 point rewards today at 9AM Pacific. As always, if you’re doing an online order from Sephora, you can get cash back by going to their site via  ...

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Features, Lips, Reviews

Review: Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick

I’ll just start off by pointing out that I did not receive any press samples for this review (though my first one was a free perk from Sephora). That should tell you pretty much everything you need to know, right? Well, just in case you need more information on them (beyond the fact that I’m in love), I guess I”ll go ahead and write the rest of the review. I found out about these lipsticks when Sephora offered a mini of Brun Createur as one of their points perks. While I  ...

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New Stuff: Happy Marc Jacobs Beauty Launch Day!

Don’t forget, the new Marc Jacobs Beauty line launches today at and Sephora stores! I personally felt that the Tease eyeshadow palette was a bit of a let-down, but I’ve heard good things about some of the other products that were released last month, so I’m still excited to check everything out. Will you be picking up a few things from the new line to check out? If you do, leave a comment and let us all know what you think!

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Worst. Advent calendar. Ever.

At least, that was my first thought when I saw the packaging for this medication. If you’re wondering what this is, it’s Claravis, aka isotretinoin, aka Accutane. As you may have realized from some of my FOTD pictures, I don’t exactly have the world’s best skin. After several years of going through the alphabet of prescription acne treatments (Aczone, birth control, benzoyl peroxide, Clenia, Cleocin, clindamycin, Differin, doxycycline, minocycline, Retin-A,  Tazorac,  ...

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