When I first starting blogging about make-up, I found the number of women of my skintone (NW43/ MUFE 173) presenting shades of makeup that would compliment our skintones lacking. So I set out to do just that. While I can find tons of nail polish and makeup swatches on many different women, I would like to see more women of my complexion so that I can get a better feel for how certain makeup and nail polishes would look on me. So this is not necessarily to show you anything new but just to give you another view. I hope that this and future postings will help someone.
So let's get started...While my past lippies have been MAC, I decided to start exploring other drugstore brands also. I had seen the Cover Girl and it's Queen Collection but had never really taken a serious look at it until recently. I started with Au Natural (Queen Collection) and I also picked up from the regular collection, Smitten. As you can see from my swatches below, Au Natural is a pinky-nude shimmer whereas, Smitten is a more plum cream lippie. I was impressed with the coverage as well as the moisture levels from both items. The one thing that will turn me away from a lip product, no matter how much I love the color is dryness. I really do like this line and will definitely be purchasing others. Cover Girl is readily available. These lip products run less than $10 each.
Lastly, on a recent trip to Walgreens, I spotted the Black Radiance line of lip glosses. I will be honest and say that I have been a brand snob and that Black Radiance was a brand that I did not wear. But again, I am trying to incorporate a wider range of brands into my makeup and nail polish collections. So I spotted these lip glosses and had to give them a try. The names intrigued me, Prismatic (Illusion) Color and Shimmering (Radient) Color. At only $3.49 each, I bought one of each color they had left. I will need to find the others. I like that they are sheer but still deliver good color.
So that is it for now, but rest assured, I will be on the hunt for other Lippies for the Latte' Ladies.
Grace, Peace, & Blessings.
* FTC: These products were bought with my own monies. These are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by this company.