Lipstick Latitude

Features, Lips, Reviews

Drugstore vs High-End Showdown: Glossy Stains

*Note: I received my YSL Glossy Stains as part of a partnered gift exchange; the L’Oreal stains were purchased myself. As always, the reviews are based entirely on the merits of the products themselves. When I heard about YSL Glossy Stains, I was intrigued. There have been times that I wanted a super-shiny lip color, but I’m not a fan of products that slide all around my lips the way so many glossy lipsticks do. Lipgloss is even worse – it’s always sticky, wears off  ...

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FOTD: Fresh summer look

Just a day at the office! Tonight I’ll be heading out with the husband & friends for the opening of a new local microbrewery, so I wanted something a little summery and casual. On my face: Primers – Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base Foundation – Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Sand Concealers – Benefit Erase Paste and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Brightener under the eyes Blush/Contour/Highlight – Kevyn Aucoin  ...

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Shipping Shenanigans: Overpackaging

Online stores, y u no save the environment? I understand that makeup is fragile, but honestly, is this necessary? I ordered three Burberry eyeshadows (swoon – reviews & swatches coming soon), and this is what I got. I decided to measure, just for funsies. The volume of the product alone is 11.25 cubic inches (2″x2.25″x2.5″). For some reason, Saks felt it was necessarily to ship it in a 9.5″x8″x3.25″ box, which for those keeping score at home is  ...

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Guides, How to Makeup

How to Makeup: Eye Primer & Eyeshadow

Part four of the How To Makeup series. You guys! I’m so excited to get started on the eye makeup section! Eye makeup is where I feel like you really get a chance to get creative and make a lot of different looks. There’s also a huge array of techniques and products to play around with, so for me, this is where the fun really happens. So let’s talk about a couple of the first products you’ll want to use. Eye Primer: What is it? A liquid or cream base for your  ...

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Face, Reviews

Review: Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder

Did you ever sit in front of your makeup table for half an hour creating perfect cheekbones, a chiseled jaw and a slimmer nose only to walk outside and discover that it looked like someone rubbed Cheeto dust on your face? Yeah, me too. In my experience, a really good contouring product is one of the hardest makeup items to find. Bronzers are meant to mimic a warm, sunkissed glow, not cool-toned shadows cast by killer cheekbones. Anything with shimmer is immediately out. Certain eyeshadows  ...

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