Damn, Gwen! Back at it Again with the Urban Decay Lipsticks!

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Okay, I know I’m showing my age when I reference viral videos from a few months ago as if they’re still topical ?. I just couldn’t pass up that title!

 

It puts me in a good mood to get a great deal on makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of BOGO 50% off drugstore lipsticks, but it still gives me a thrill to find luxury beauty on a Maybelline budget.

 

With the fast-approaching arrival of Urban Decay’s new Alice in Wonderland launch (coming May 2nd), some of the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani products went on sale to clear shelf space for all the newness headed our way. Amongst the clearance were the lipsticks, liners, blush palette, and brow powder duo. As far as I’m aware, the eyeshadow palette will remain on shelves, at least for a while.

Since I had already purchased a couple of the products, I picked up the two lipsticks that I’d been eyeing since the second part of the Gwen Stefani collab launched.

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Peach Pandemonium

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The Peach Palette craze has been REAL around here, you guys! ??? Clients ask for it every day, even though my local Sephora (and Ulta too, I think) isn’t scheduled to receive any more. Is that to say we’ll never see it again? Not at all!

I have full faith behind the idea that there will be more produced, or that the palette will be made all-together permanent. A little like Champagne Pop, if you will! ?

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Hydra-Matte is the Hybrid We’ve Been Waiting For!

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A few weeks ago, I previewed on Instagram a box of things I ordered from Gerard Cosmetics when they had their anniversary sale. I’ve seen the company all over the blogosphere, but never tried anything personally. The sale was amazing (!), so I decided to purchase a traditional lipstick, highlighter, brow kit, and this liquid lipstick from Gerard’s Hydra-Matte line.

 

The name itself sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? I mean, is it hydrating, or is it matte? I can’t tell you how many times a day a client asks me for a lipstick that “stays all day but doesn’t dry my lips out” and I’m like, call me when you find one!

Turns out, the name is perfect for this product, and it does everything I’ve ever wanted a lipstick to do.

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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit – Kourt K

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Long time no talk, everybody! Okay, it hasn’t been more than a week, but it feels like an eternity! Totally not the way I wanted to start April.

Not that there’s an excuse, but my son’s birthday party is at the end of the month, my wedding is in 6 1/2 weeks, we just got a puppy this week (he’s amazing) and are looking to put our home on the market in June. There’s so much happening! Normally I write at night when my son is in bed, but lately I’ve been passing out on the couch around this time.

 

Not tonight! Tonight I want to share Kourt K with you, the newest lip kit from King Kylie. If you’d like to check out the reviews for any other color first, click here. If you’re already all caught up, read on!

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Go Old Hollywood with MAC X Charlotte Olympia

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If you haven’t heard of Charlotte Olympia’s line before, she is a British shoe and accessory designer who’s collections are very reminiscent of pin-up and Hollywood glamour. Her collaboration with MAC included these two lipsticks, amongst other things, in a gorgeous (no surprise) special packaging!

 

I ordered Leading Lady Red and Starlett Scarlet when they launched and received them a couple days later, but I haven’t been able to review them because the swelling in my lips after the injections made it impossible to wear lipsticks this last week.

Thankfully, these were worth the wait!

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