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MOTD: MAC Velvet Teddy

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

I've been receiving a lot of inquiries (from friends and clients) about the matte nudey-deeper beige lipstick- Velvet Teddy by MAC Cosmetics.  Being a lipstick junkie (especially MAC Lipsticks) I never really paid attention to this shade. Everyday for 5 years I would see this shade on the lipstick displayer and I really didn't think anything of it.  I wouldn't even think that this shade would be one of the most sought after shades because of it's celebrity influence (ahem Kylie Jenner). 

I decided to give it a try and match it with Whirl Lip Liner (a Kylie Jenner favorite).  Defined and filled in my lip with the liner and I instantly knew it wouldn't do it for me. It was too bland no definition whatsoever- basically just blended right into the coloring of my lips. I wanted something in the same color family (mauve-beigey tone) but not purple. I searched through my pile of lip liners and found NYX Cosmetics Lip Liner in Mauve. It was perfect. 

Here's a swatch of Velvet Teddy Lipstick, Whirl Lip Liner, and NYX Mauve Lip Liner to give you a comparison of the colors.  ** Picture taken in natural daylight with no filters, Skin tone NC40**

Swatch Velvet Teddy Lipstick
Makeup Velvet Teddy Lipstick

Here's a little MOTD that I put together (I know it's been forever since I last did one. I even forgot how to use my DSLR). 

  • Eyes: Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette
  • Lashes: Mink Wink Lashes Bombshell
  • Lips: MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick with NYX Mauve Lip Liner. 

I know all of you are wanting more makeup pictures and of course videos. Stay tuned!

xoxoTiff

Review/Swatches: ColourPop Lippies and Liners

ColourPop Swatches- villabeautifful

I've been raving about this brand for awhile now because their products are AMAZING and affordable.  A couple of posts back I shared some swatches of the Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows (view the post here) and a YouTube tutorial featuring the new fall color MOTH here.  Now I am excited to bring you their newest products added to their brand- Lippies (lipstick) and lip liners.  Do you have the problem of matching a lip liner to a lipstick? Well, I do! You find the perfect  purple shade but the lip liners out there are not purple enough (more red) or too dark almost black with a gray tint.  No more worrying about this, ColourPop has you covered.  They were so smart to have lipsticks with matching liners for no more guess work.  Of course you can mix and match to create your own colors but I really think this is great idea. 

Below you will find pictures of the colors that I received from ColourPop along with a review/swatch video that I posted on my YouTube Channel.  Hope you guys like!

Please let me know there are any swatches you would like me to do for future videos and blog posts. :)

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER ROCKET Satin- Pinky Coral

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER ROCKET Satin- Pinky Coral

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER FETCH Satin - Midtone pink

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER FETCH Satin - Midtone pink

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER SCANDY Satin - Bright neon pink

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER SCANDY Satin - Bright neon pink

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER FLAWLESS Satin - Deep red violet

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER FLAWLESS Satin - Deep red violet

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER LBB Matte - Plum Wine

COLOURPOP LIPPIE & LINER LBB Matte - Plum Wine

COLOURPOP LIPIE & LINER LEATHER Matte - Deep dark purple

COLOURPOP LIPIE & LINER LEATHER Matte - Deep dark purple

Tutorial: Bright Eyes with Naked 1 Palette

Naked 1 Bright Eyes

It's been a couple of years since the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette has been released and to this very day it's still my favorite. The rich collection of metallic golds, bronzes and neutral browns make it my go-to palette for everyday wear and for an evening out.  This is also the palette of choice by a lot my brides that I have worked with over the years.  

I totally forgot to post this look for the summer time since a bright lip (especially orange) is always on trend for the season.  I didn't want it to go to waste and thought that the neutral eye shadow would be appropriate all year- just change up the lip shade.  The Champagne L.A. Girl Glide Gel Liner with the shadow Sin from the palette really brighten up the eyes. 

URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTES IN A Z-PALETTE

In the video I show you a glimpse of my depotted Naked Palettes (1-3) and a limited edition Smashbox Soft Box Palette (wish this was available all the time).  I love having all my "neutral" palettes in one place, easy for me to grab and create looks with all of the shades and keep my kit nicely condensed.  The picture of all three palettes that I printed from my computer and taped to the back of the palette is from THE FABZILLA.  Her blog is amazing and very detailed with swatches.  If you would love to see how I did this please leave a comment below! 

Here is the product breakdown of the products that I used to create the look

Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

MOTD: MAC Violetta Lipstick

MAC Violetta Amplified Lipstick is a creamy reddish-purple shade with a slight violet iridescent overlay with a glossy sheen.  I find this shade can be worn during the summer for a brighter lip and then during the fall/winter months paired with a deeper lip liner for a vampy look.  This shade use to be a MAC PRO only shade (only available at MAC PRO locations) but now it has been added to the permanent line for everyone to enjoy. 

Today's MOTD focus is based on how you can wear this lipstick to create two different looks. This was requested by one of my filofax buddies Jennifer from MY PURPLEY LIFE.  I remember going to her site when I first started with my filofax adventure.  It's full of useful information and inspiration! She recently won Violetta Lipstick from an Instagram giveaway I was hosting with Willow and Washi. It is the perfect lipstick for her! Lets take a look at the two different looks. 

Violetta Lipstick with Golden Natural Eyes

This look focuses on the lips making it the focal point of the makeup. If you are normally the type to go light on the eyes or usually wear a lot of makeup this will be a great look for you.  I love pairing bright and dark lip colors with golden or bronze shadows to complement the lipstick. 

Here are the products I used to create this look. 

  • Beletto Studio Airbrush Foundation F6 Yellow Dune 
  • L.A. Girl Cosmetics HD PRO Concealer Beautiful Bronze (contour) and Medium Beige (highlight)
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows Girly (highlight), and Amaze (lid) with MAC Espresso Eye Shadow blended towards the outer corners. 
  • L,A. Girl Cosmetics Glide Gel Liner in Metallic Copper for the bottom liner and L.A. Girl Mark My Eyes Liquid Liner for the top. 
  • House of Lashes Temptress Lashes 
  • MAC Blushbaby Blush
  • MAC Cosmetics Quartz Lip Liner

MAC VIoletta Lipstick Dramatic Eye 

Now lets change it up a bit to something more dramatic with a touch of sparkle. Try this look if you are going for more of a bold look for an evening out, party or even a dance.  I kept my face products the same and only changed my eyes along with a brighter liner for the lips. 

To create this look take a peek at the products below:

  • Motives Mavens Element Palette - Birch (highlight), Shell (all over lid), Aubergine (first half of lid), Native (soft contour above crease) and Raven (outer corners for depth). 
  • L.A. Girl Glide Gel Eye Liner Royal Blue outer half of bottom eye.  Mark My Eyes Liquid Liner for the top. 
  • Elegant Lashes #148 Lashes 
  • Eye Kandy Cosmetics Marshmallow Glitter (highlight used for the lower bottom of the eye)
  • MAC Cosmetics Magenta Lip Liner 

 

I really enjoyed creating two different looks with one lipstick and will continue to make it a weekly post on my blog.  If there is a particular MAC lipstick (I have tons of MAC Lipsticks) that you would like to see a look for please leave a comment below! 

Review/Swatches The SoLa Look Lipsticks

TheSolaLook Lipsticks

I wanted to do a quick review/swatches of The SoLa Look Lipsticks.  The colors are rich and gorgeous with a matte finish.  Usually with matte lipsticks my lips tend to start peeling and feel very dry in the middle of wear.  However, with these lipsticks I did not experience any peeling or dryness.  They are so comfortable to wear I totally forgot that my lipstick was even matte. The swatches below are all taking in natural daylight.  Sometimes I wish I could bottle up this type of lighting and release it whenever I want.  It is perfect for swatches as it gives the true color. 

Gina is a soft pinky-mauve shade, perfect for everyday wear.  If you are not a fan of bright lipsticks this is the perfect color for you.  I love how it's still light in shade but really works well with yellow/golden skin tones.  This shade is the right amount of neutral/light but with a hint of color that's still noticeable but not over the top. It can complement any makeup style from neutral eyes to deep dramatic eyes.  I can't wait to try this color on a bride who wants that lovely neutral toned pink.

Carolina a brighter magenta pink with a matte finish.  Beautiful color to wear in the summer paired with a shimmery neutral eye or even a hint of gold.  In the swatches I applied two coats but you can totally tone down the intensity with one layer.  I find with brighter matte lipsticks you can really see all the fine lines on your lips and the dry patches.  But not with the SoLa Look Lipsticks, super moisturizing because of Sodium Hyaluronate - keeps lips soft, smooth and hydrated and their 24-Hour HydraTechnology – provides intense hydration for lips.  I should also mention that the lipsticks are paraben-free, lanolin-free and fragrance-free and all made in the lovely USA!  Major pluses if you are sensitive or allergic to certain lipsticks.

Janelle is my favorite color out of the three!! I just love it and I think I should stock up on this color.  I haven't really come across this particular mix of coral, red, and pink in a lipstick before.  It is drop dead gorgeous! I've been wearing it out for the past couple of days and people have been asking me about this shade.  I like to pair this lip with neutral eyes so the color get all the attention.  If you had to pick a color for summer I would recommend Janelle, you will love it!

 

I hope you guys enjoyed my posts regarding The Sola Look Lipsticks! Thanks to David from The SoLa Look for letting me try them!