Highly Pigmented Waterproof Lipstick

No one wants to spend time applying lip color only to have it smear off moments later on a Venti PSL.  Your coffee lid’s spout doesn’t need any decoration!  City Color Cosmetics has a line of highly pigmented waterproof lipstick, and here’s their motto: “Don’t be THAT girl.  Be Smudge Proof with Be Matte Liquid Lipstick!” 

City Color’s shades range from nude to berry, so they’ve got a hue for every season and skin tone.  I’ll be reviewing a nude shade today! read more


LipSense: Does It Really Last All Day?

I have seen LipSense all over Instagram throughout the past year, but I never paid close attention to it.  LipSense a long-lasting lip color made by SeneGence, which claims the color can last up to 18 hours.  They say that it’s smudge-proof, water-proof…pretty much everything-proof.  How many of you have had a lip color that you didn’t have to reapply all day?!  I know I never had an iron clad lip color (although I tend to go for balms and glosses, whose shades don’t usually have strong staying power).  So I put LipSense to the test:  Does it really last all day?  Is it a legitimate long-lasting lip color?? read more


5 Spring Lipstick Colors I’m Wearing for the 2017 Season

While I had fun with festive lip colors this past winter and holiday season, I am happy to be moving on brighter shades for the spring.  Although it is still technically winter, I have already been painting my pout with poppy pinks.  And since I’ve been enjoying several amazing colors and formulas, I am sharing 5 spring lipstick colors I’m wearing for the 2017 season.  You need to try them, too!

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Spring Lipstick Colors: The Swatches

spring lipstick colors
From top: Sephora Colorful Gloss Balm in Warrior Princess, Makeup Revolution Salvation Lacquer in More than I could give, Cover Girl Colorlicious Jumbo Gloss Balm Cream in Parfait, Clinique Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey, Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in Blushing

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Are you smiling?  How pretty are these lipsticks!

Spring Lipstick Colors: Sephora Colorful Gloss Balm

I kind of purchased this one just to meet the free shipping requirement, but it is my favorite of the 5 spring lipstick colors!  When I slide on this glossy pink, I instantly feel finished.  This lip color is perfect for the days you feel less than stellar. read more


Favorite Festive Lipstick Shades for the Holiday Season

I usually love a nude lip, but I get more daring with my lipstick color choices when colder temperatures arrive.  This fall and winter, I’m loving berry and plum lipstick shades.  They are hard to resist while I am out browsing the aisles of Target, any drugstore, or department store.  It seems as though beautiful rich shades of lip color are everywhere I turn!  I’m sharing (and reviewing) my favorite festive lipstick shades for the holiday season!

favorite festive lipstick shades for the holiday season

Festive lipstick shades are the perfect toppers to any holiday look!

Fall and winter holidays beg for darker, spicier colors.  Our home décor, candles, clothing, and nail polish are all a little darker and richer throughout the winter months, and our makeup should be, too!  If your outfits become a little more festive during the holiday season, your look will be incomplete without a bolder lip color.  ‘Tis the season! read more


Battle of the Drugstore Lip Crayons

I prefer my lips have a bit of staying color while feeling hydrated, so I decided to test out these lip crayons.  They promise to provide lasting color with moisture, which are different features than those of matte lip colors or glosses.  Matte lip products make me feel like I’ve been trekking through the dessert without water, and glosses provide high shine but very sheer color.  Lip crayons seem to promise the best of both worlds.  But will they all do the trick?

The first  one I tried was Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Nude Pink.  Here’s what I found: read more


A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable. #stayCHIComfy

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