October 10, 2015
This limited edition collection was in collaboration with the Japanese Fashion Designer Guo Pei who is such a creative genius in color, style and flare. I absolutely adore the packaging and this was probably one of the main reasons that I purchased from this collection. This will probably be my last #maccosmetics purchase this year simply because Mac has become so overpriced with their limited edition collections and their quality hasn't been all that great. I absolutely love their Fluidlines and Paintpots so I will probably continue purchasing them because I've been collecting them since Mac first launched in 2003.
October 5, 2015
Swatches ~ Mac Vamplify, MACnificent Me Luzmaria & Tresor, Dazzleshadow and Studio Sculpt Superblack Mascara
I purchased the several items from the Mac Cosmetics store in my local Macy's and a few others online. I don't think that I have very many fall lipsticks so I wanted to add just a few to my stash. I'm still not sure if dark lipsticks a flattering on women over a certain age but I couldn't resist trying these two colors since the swatches I'd seen were breathtaking and complimented the fall eye looks that i've been so eagerly trying.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #brownskin, #maccosmetics, Beauty, beauty over 50, Blushes, brown skin, Eyes, Eyeshadow, Lip Gloss, Lips, Lipstick, MAC, Mascara, swatches
April 23, 2015
Literally nano-seconds after I ordered these from the Urban Decay website it was announced that Sephora was now carrying this entire line. I could have racked up some major points on this purchase with Sephora had I waited another day..... note to self.... have a little more patience! This blush is absolutely gorgeous! It would've definitely been in my Top 10 Blushes for Spring if I'd waited another week to write the post.
March 27, 2015
I stopped by my local Neiman Marcus specifically to search for lip products in the colors of oranges and corals. I can honestly say that these colors are the absolute perfect colors for my complexion in the spring and summer months. But to my surprise, I don't have a lot of them. I really want pigmented glosses that are long wearing and that I can substitute for lipstick.
March 5, 2015
Spring is just around the corner and I'm looking forward to this weekend in Los Angeles because the weather is approaching 80 degrees. I'm ready to enjoy my outdoor activities such as gardening, pruning, weeding, digging, planting and setting up my patio furniture. With Spring approaching so does the brighter colors on the lips. Burberry has some beautiful lip colors for Spring that I just had to add to my collection.
February 11, 2015
This is my very first Marc Jacobs palette. I loved the look of this Mark Jacobs The Siren Palette and I just had to have it. I looked at his entire collection while browsing Sephora and swatched quite a few colors. Overall, bright colors look best on my brown skin and most of the other palettes in the collection contained quite a few nudes, browns and taupe's which just doesn't do anything to brighten my complexion.
February 9, 2015
I picked up this Chanel #183 Tocade Lip Glossmer at my local Chanel counter while browsing my favorite pasttime.... makeup. This is really a pretty rose color for Spring, I thought it would compliment most of the lighter colors that I wear during the Spring/Summer months.
January 22, 2015
Chanel has a new line of Rouge Allure retractable lip gloss colors that are amazingly beautiful. I stopped by to swatch a few and walked away with the Chanel Rouge Allure Retractable Lip Gloss in #18 Seduction. I thought looked amazing for spring. These lip glosses are in a very beautiful case with a gold push top. One push and it springs up and gives you the right amount of product to apply on both top and bottom lip so that you aren't wasting any product.
December 19, 2014
This set came out during the summer of 2014 which is the time when MAC let's us vote on which products we would like to see returned as a LE (limited edition) item. I've had this for quite awhile but didn't dare use it without photographing it first. It's a beautiful combination that I feel compliments any complexion and skin tone.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Lip Gloss, Lips, Lipstick, MAC, swatches
November 14, 2014
From the new Gucci Cosmetics collection I purchased the Gucci Wild Amarena Lip Lacquer. This is a very beautiful soft peachy coral lip lacquer that has quite the staying power. My definition of a lip lacquer is a product that is more pigmented than a lip gloss and has a heavier application in term of product weight. I practically applied one coat of this product on the top and bottom of my lips without rubbing them together.
September 24, 2014
I thought this packaging was absolutely adorable! I picked up almost all the items from this collection except for the one of the blushes, I don't remember if there were any lipsticks released in this or not, nevertheless I don't really wear lipsticks any longer.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:21 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, Blushes, brown skin, Collections, Eyes, Eyeshadow, Lip Gloss, Lips, MAC, Palettes, swatches
September 20, 2014
It's not everyday that a fabulous YouTube vlogger and someone that I've admired for her makeup techniques and business savvy get's her own product collaboration on the market.... but Missy Lynn sure has. I've followed this California beauty for quite a while along with a lot of other young beautiful women of color (WOC) beauty vloggers on YouTube and I'm very proud of their accomplishments.
August 27, 2014
I picked up this gorgeous Aqua Lip Gloss Collection set from my local Costco's for $5. They are very pigmented and sheer at the same time. They are part of a makeup line created by world renowned celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff.
February 28, 2014
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 5:33 PM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Lip Gloss, Lips, Lipstick, MAC, swatches
December 30, 2013
I bought this set because I wanted another Viva Glam 1 Lipstick. I have the Viva Glam 1 but mine is really old and the vanilla scent has dissipated (comparison photo below). This is a very beautiful deep red color. If you have Runaway Red or Rocker by Mac, you probably don't need to purchase this color unless you're a Viva Glam collector. The Lipglass is quite new, it's also deep burgundy red color and I don't have anything like it in my stash.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 6:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Lip Gloss, Lips, Lipstick, MAC, swatches
October 16, 2013
The Mac Nocturnals Holiday Sets came out for Christmas and I was happy to pick up the Coral Lip Gloss Set. There were two other lip sets in Nudes and Reds, as well as pigment sets and eye shadow palettes.
What I loved about this coral lip gloss set was the variety from light to dark. All the colors are drop dead gorgeous and i'm really into wearing lip glosses now, with or without lipstick. What I usually like to do is apply the lip gloss first, then apply a matching lipstick over it, that way it doesn't look so shiny and keeps the lipstick from sliding off.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 PM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Collections, Lip Gloss, Lips, MAC, swatches
July 29, 2013
The Chanel Levres Glossimer Lip Gloss in Nakar 149 is a watermelon pink color with gold micro-shimmers. It's the perfect lip gloss to compliment a subtle natural look. The gold micro-shimmers gives your lips just a little hint of sparkle to notice them.
June 16, 2013
I purchased this Tom Ford Lip Gloss in Naivete (discontinued) from a recent blog sale that had a lot of high end products listed for sale. I've never owned any lip products that cost over $15, not that i'm cheap, but I just feel like I don't need to purchase expensive lip products because I don't wear them that often. Regularly TF Lip Gloses cost $27 and I bought this one for $15 brand new from the blog sale.
June 5, 2013
May 29, 2013
My first purchase is the Burberry Natural Lip Gloss in Cameo No.08. There wasn't any swatches online of my complexion so I really didn't have anything to go on but instincts. I think I made a pretty good decision because I really how simple and understated the color looks on me.