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REVIEW TIME: Colourpop: Ultra Satin Lip

19 Mar

Are these worth your time and $$?




What are they? A moussey, opaque liquid lipstick

Longevity: They wear fairly long, until you eat any vinegar, oil, excessive napkin wiping. Drink with a straw ladies!

Pigmentation: Really good!

Texture: This is also nice. It doesn’t feel as dry as the ultra mattes, but you’re sacrificing staying power.

Worth the buy? If you really really like the colors, I’d say go for it. From the ones I bought, I’m especially digging Toolips and Mess Around. I regret not buying Frick n Frack.

My Rating: B+

Here are the swatches:


top left to right: trap, kapow, teeny tiny.                                                                                                   bottom left to right: marshmallow, mess around, too lips

Here is a look I did with Mess Around. I used M.A.C.’s Chestnut liner. I’d say that it’s much cooler then Chestnut and I may try Cork next time.


Here is Mess Around!

I really like the color. It’s fairly unique. I especially like how pigmented it is.

What do you guys think?














I’m a Magician/PLEASE VOTE

4 Mar

My apologies for my disappearing act. I meant to post last week, but life happened. I was planning on continuing with the zodiac series. But before I do that, I wanted to ask what kind of reviews/swatches you wanted to hear from me.

Vote in the comments below please!

  1. Burberry Velvet Lipsticks: Review and Swatches

I have three colors that are great for spring.

2. My TOP Favorite Highlighters / Iluminators: Review and Swatches


2016: the year of the glow!

3. Colour pop Ultra Satins: Review and Swatches


I have three currently: Mess Around, Toolips, and Marshmallow. Thinking about purchasing others.

4. Your Request

So what’ll it be folks? Burberry? Highlighters? Colour Pop? Other?


Holiday Makeup Challenge (29 of 30)

31 Dec

This is called “Happy Nude Year” because of the nude lips and all.


30 Days of Holiday Makeup. Day 29 of 30. “Happy Nude Years”

I thought I’d do a nude lip and a simple two color eye makeup look. Most times new years eve outfits are brightly colored or sparkly so I so doing a nude and sparkle eye look would complement that well. I used the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in Midnight Cowboy. I’ve talked about these before but I’ll say it again. These are the best! You just have to brush on the glitter and you can layer to your desired amount. And it STAYS PUT!


Close up. Sorry it’s so blurry. My new years resolution is to take better quality pictures.

For this makeup look, I wanted to focus on the skin. When the ball is dropping or the whatever your state capital does, you want your skin to be radiant and glowing.




Here is what I did to make this face:

“Happy Nude Year”


Eye Primer: Two faced – Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow:

Viseart 01, 03, 05, 06, 07

Sephora Colorful Shadow and Liner (jumbo liner) 05 21, 28

Urban Decay – Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy (applied all over)

Mascara Primer/Serum: Diorshow Maximizer Lash Serum

Mascara: Armani Excess Eyes to Kill

Lashes: Ardell Lashes 410 Demi



Moisturizer: Caudelié – Primeir Cru

Eye Cream: Clinique – All About Eyes

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Primer: YSL BB Cream in Clear

Foundation: Nars All Day Luminous Powder

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Vanilla (around mouth) and

MUFE Lift Concealer in Pink Beige 1

Highlight: Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01

Blush: Nars – Unlawful

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Bronze in Luminous



Lip Primer: Bite – Line and Prime

Lip Liner – Graftobian in Nude

Lipstick: M.A.C. in flesh

Topper: MUFE in N9



Senna – Anastasia Brow Powder in Chocolate



Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder


DRY LIP FIX…favorite beauty products

29 Oct
halloween 2013

Me as a Tiger for Halloween 2013

I realize Halloween is coming up (my favorite holiday) and it would be more appropriate to give tutorials for crazy halloween makeup looks, but I’ve decided to just talk to you all about the best makeup products for dry lips! I’m going to include lip scrubs, chappies, and glosses! OH MY! I’ll devote another blog post to all of my favorite lip primers, lipsticks, and lip liners.

Up first is

FRESH Sugar Lip Polish

My number one SCRUB!


Fresh Sugar Lip Polish $22.50

This is perfect for dry, peeling lips. You can use this about once a week or as needed. It’s a little pricey (at $22.50 for .6 oz), but you don’t need a lot so it lasts a long time. If you want to try this product, you can purchase it on its own or you can check out the holiday sets by FRESH. They are sold at Sephora.

Once you’ve done your scrub you need to moisturize! Also, stop licking those lips! If your lips are dry you need to grab that chappy (lip balm) and cover those lips. Every time you lick your lips you are making your lips DRYER!!! If your lips are super dry and cracking try to go with a lip balm that doesn’t have a scent or too much of a strong scent. If it has a strong scent to it, you’ll be more inclined to lick your lips, making your lips more dry.

The first lip product that I would like to recommend is the

SEPHORA: Super Nourishing Lip Balm

Sephora Nourishing Lip Balm $5

Sephora Nourishing Lip Balm $5

This seriously works on super dry lips. It does have a light vanilla scent to it, but it’s mild. The applicator is angled and shaped like lipstick so it’s very easy to apply. I try to either keep this one in my purse or on my bedside table.

If you don’t like applying from a stick, you might like…

JACK BLACK Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25


Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm $7.50

My favorite flavor from Jack Black is Black Tea & Blackberry. My husband enjoys the grapefruit flavor. The great thing about this lip balm is that when it wears off your lips it leaves you with soft lips. Jack Black also has some great gift sets out! You can get 4 different (full size) lip balms for $25.

This next one is a big splurge, but it definitely helps with very dry lips. If you don’t care to wear glosses, you can just leave it on your lips overnight and by morning your lips will be ready to greet the day. On the other hand, if you love gloss then you will fawn over this one. It is extremely expensive, but a very small amount is needed so the product lasts a long time. And it now comes in a tinted version! I present to you…

HOURGLASS N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil


Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil $42

On the subject of splurge I would like to talk about the best gloss in the history of glosses (this one is technically a laquer). Not only does the gloss last long, but it leaves your lips feeling more beautiful and soft then ever. If you choose one of their tinted laquers, the gloss will eventually fade but leave you with a tint of color. OK, are you ready?!



Giorgio Armani Flash Laquer $30

Something also great about this laquer/gloss is that it is not sticky! It just feels silky and lovely. My favorites are 102, 109, and 108. They are all very natural lip colors, but that’s what I prefer in a gloss. It comes in a wide range of colors with various tints. Please give this one a try! Last time I checked they were almost all sold out on Sephora.com. You can also get them straight from Armani’s website or at any department store that carries Armani makeup.

Here’s what these chappies look like on my lips!

Aramni Lip Laquer

One more thing! If your lips are still very dry try taking a vitamin B supplement! That’s all for now. What’s your favorite lip product? Tell me why you like it.  And let me know if this list was helpful!

-Theresa Burden

Raleigh, NC, Makeup Artist


I discovered one more!

Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip


Kari Gran: Lip Whip $15

Not only is this super long lasting (great to put on before bed), but it leaves your lips SUPER SMOOTH! This is a great one for people that don’t prefer tubes. This one is also good to use if you have extremely chapped lips.