Feeling I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T with Skylie and Freedom

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Do you know what that means?! Ahhhh, early 2000’s hip-hop.

 

Though I’m only 2 months late in showing you these, that’s roughly 14 years in the makeup world – which means, it’s high time to talk about Skylie and Freedom (and check out lip swatches after the jump)!

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Welcome to Poesia

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USA! USA! USA! Are you guys as enthralled with the Summer Olympics right now as I am? This evening may be the first time ever that I’ve had a hard time focusing on makeup because I was so busy watching sports!

 

While the world is focused on international competition, I’m keeping an eye on an international designer named Chris Chang, who curated a beautiful collaboration with MAC. While this collection launched in May, none of the products are yet sold out on MAC’s website.

 

That means this gorgeous purple, called Plum Princess, is still available for purchase if you’ve got $20 burning a hole in your pocket!

 

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Peering Through the Looking Glass

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You guys. I have a confession to make –

I haven’t even seen Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass yet! The namesake cosmetic collection came out May 1st on Urban Decay’s website, and the movie was released on May 27th, but with all the wedding craziness, I kind of ignored them both until very recently. Side note though: when researching the release dates, Google let me know that this movie is still showing at my local dollar theater! Maybe I’ll make it to a showing after all.

 

Even though these debuted in May, as of today, the collection is still available on the Sephora, Macy’s, and Nordstrom websites! Don’t worry, you haven’t missed out yet.

 

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Little Girl Grey

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“Am I in love with you? Or am I in looooove with the feeling?” 🎶

With Halsey’s limited-edition MAC lipstick, it’s both! The lyrics above are in reference to her song collab with Justin Bieber, by the way.

 

Are you a die-hard Halsey fan, or has she not made her way onto your radar yet? If you don’t know much about her, please read this amazing Rolling Stones interview . If you don’t have that kind of time to dedicate, just know that Halsey is a beautiful, bold, unique young artist that is currently blazing her way through the often cookie-cutter music scene.

 

Sounds like a perfect partner for MAC, right? This Halsey collaboration came about as part of a larger collection called Future Forward, which contained 4 pieces designed by influential women considered to be redefining the music industry. Other collaborators were Lion Babe, Tinashe, and Dej Loaf (who I LOVE, but I wasn’t crazy about her contribution, which was a nude gloss).

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Can you Ciate Yourself in this Color?

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Good evening guys!

 

Bold lip colors, like Ciate London’s Lip Velvet in Envy (show above), are not for everyone. I mean, anybody CAN wear them, but not everyone feels confident in out-of-the-box hues like this one. For those of us who love a pop of color though, unique shades really get us hype!

 

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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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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit – 22

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Good evening! Or morning, depending on where you are in the world. (:

A lot of my readers come from the US, but the vast majority of both my stateside and overseas readers are not from Texas.

 

To give you the scoop – growing up in Texas, sometime around elementary school or junior high, you’re grouped into a very important distinction of one of two categories – you’re either a Longhorn, or you’re an Aggie.

Don’t care about football? Oh well. Planning on going to a college other than the University of Texas or A&M? So what. Never even been to Austin or College Station? Doesn’t matter!

 

In case you’re wondering, I give roughly zero f*cks about football, but since my 7th grade crush was a Longhorns fan, I was too! I had lots of UT gear and several burnt orange shirts for school spirit days, where all you saw was a sea of that and Aggie maroon.

 

The first thing I thought when I saw 22 on my lips was, damn! Middle school LeAnn would’ve killed for this color!

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MAC X Zac Posen – The Lipsticks

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If you’re over the Lip Kit reviews, I have something new to share with you today! MAC X Zac Posen launched February 25th, and I made sure to pick up a couple items to share with you guys. They’re still lip colors, but hey, at least it’s something different!

 

Zac Posen is a household name, especially in the fashion world. His style contributions are beloved by many, and now the fashion icon has teamed up with cosmetics powerhouse MAC to create his own namesake collection!

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