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Mariah Carey x MAC for Holiday 2016 Haul

Picture it, November 24th, 2017, at the Cosmetic Company Outlet.

There weren’t a lot of things that stood out but the ‘extra 50% off’ sign drew me further into the store. At that moment I found what I was missing, and could not get at the original release. It was ‘My Mimi’ Extra Dimension Skin Finish from the Mariah Carey x MAC Holiday collection from 2016. A limited-edition product originally costing forty-five dollars and fifty cents, on sale for SIXTEEN DOLLARS!

I had to get it. The gorgeous golden powder in the shape of Mariah Carey’s face could not be denied. I needed to glow! So, I got it…

 

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The BEST Affordable Glitter Lipglosses on the Market (& MAC Dupes)!

“Mac mac Loreal yep ’cause I’m worth it
Love the way I put it on so perfect
Wipe the corners of my mouth so I work it
When I walk down the hallway they can’t say nothing
Oh oh oh my lips so luscious
The way I spice it up with the mac mac brushes” – Lil Mama

While we all love a good matte lip there is nothing like a shiny, glitter-filled lipgloss. Whether you choose to rock them alone or with a base color, you will do nothing less than shine. Lately, there’s been a trend of beauty brands selling their “OMGlookatthatglitter” lipglosses for over fifteen dollars and that is something I can not get behind. With all of these amazing brands in the drugstore and beauty supply store you are bound the find the gloss of your dreams — super pigmented, iridescent or an odd color — there is something for you! Since I’ve acquired a nice collection, I thought that I would share some of my favorites that everyone would love.  I categorized the glosses by color categories from “clear” to purple and everything in-between! *Please note that the colors swatch/wear differently from what is shown in the tube*

Clear

 LipStudio Shine Shot Lip Topcoat in Prismatic | Maybelline $6

Lip Shine Lipgloss in Cotton Candy | Nicka K New York  $2

Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in Dorchester Rose | Rimmel New York $5

XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Cute Pink | Essence $2.50

 

Nude and Gold

Brilliant Effects Lip Gloss in Love Sick | Black Radiance $4

Ultra Glossy Lip in My Jam | Colourpop $6

Glam Lipgloss Aqua Luxe in Beat Goes On| NYX $6

Lip Gel | Beauty Benefit $1 *not pictured

Laugh Out Loud Lipgloss in BFF | Nanacoco $2

Pink

(R-L) Pout Perfecter in Glow | ELF $3

Brilliant Effects Lipgloss in Starstruck (3255) | Black Radiance $4

High Shine Lipgloss in Playful | L.A. Colors $3

babyPOP! Lipgloss in Pink Shimmer | L.A. Colors $.50

XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Fabulous Fuschia | Essence $2.50

Brilliant Effects Lipgloss in Luscious (3251) | Black Radiance $4

Purple

Brilliant Effects Lipgloss in the shade Date Night  3253 | Black Radiance $4

Lip Lava Lipgloss in Lava-nder | Covergirl $8

Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Asteroid Aura | NYX $7.50

Oranges and Reds

XXXL Shine Lipgloss in the shade Pretty in Hibiscus | Essence $2.50

Brilliant Effects Lipgloss in the shade Fire Cracker (3257) | Black Radiance $4

Colorlicious Lip Lava Lipgloss in the shade Mauva Lava | $5

 

Now onto these MAC dupes…

 

(From L-R)

Brilliant effects lipgloss in Starstruck VS. MAC lustreglass in Morning Glory

Essence XXXL Shine lipgloss in Pretty in Hibiscus VS. MAC lipglass in Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2

Essence XXXL Shine lipgloss in Fabulous Fuchsia VS. MAC lipglass in Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

HONORABLE Mention: Funtabulous Dazzleglass from MAC dupe!

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Is This A MAC Dazzleglass Dupe?

I think yes.

During my sophomore year of highschool I discovered the cosmetic company outlet thanks to Youtube. I heard that they sold discontinued and limited edition makeup from MAC Cosmetics and other high end brands. I obviously had to see if for myself, so I did for my 16th birthday. After that trip I couldn’t deny myself the greatness that is the CCO (cosmetic company outlet).

On my third trip to the CCO I found the most amazing sparkly all around gorgeous lip gloss called Funtabulous – A mix of fun and fabulous – basically myself in a lip gloss. It must have called to others as well because I grabbed the last one in stock. This soon became my everyday lip gloss which I used to the end. I never thought that I would find another lip gloss like it until I discovered the Black Radiance Brilliant Effects lip gloss in the shade Date Night!

Y’all, the BR lip gloss cost under $4! Four dollars.. this is literally one of the best lip products in the drugstore!

Date night is on the left and Funtabulous is on the right. They look nearly identical, right? Funtab. is a bit more pink but you can’t tell unless you’re looking super close.

I’m pretty sure that I talk about these lip glosses a little too often, I mean they’re pretty darn gorgeous, and I have mentioned them in two blog post – BOMB products from Black Radiance and the best makeup for back to school under $20. I also own two other shades of the Brilliant Effects lip glosses in Lovesick and Starstruck which I receive sooo many compliments on.

To find these gorgeous glosses you can find them in the Black Radiance stand in Walmart (online too!) and on Black Radiances website!

 

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14 Lippies We’re Loving for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re planning on celebrating by yourself, with your girlfriends or a significant other you might want to see this! A major key to a great day is a bomb lippie and I’m here to share 14 that you cannot help but want to wear for the Valentines holiday. These lippies range from drugstore to high end and are well worth the money!

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For my nude gals:

Bare Secret Brilliant Shine Lipgloss by Milani

Limbo Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick by Colourpop Cosmetics

Viva Glam III(3) Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

Angel Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

For my pink gals:

Prague Soft Matte Lip Cream by NYX

After Dark Matte Revolution Lipstick by Urban Decay

Matte Orchid lipstick by Milani

Flat Out Fabulous lipstick by MAC Cosmetics

Fearless Fuchsia Ultra Color lipstick by AVON

Viva Glam Miley Lipglass by MAC Cosmetics

Meteoric Matte Showoff Lip Velvet by Rimmel London

For my red gals:

D for Danger by MAC Cosmetics

Always Red (01) Cream Lipstain by Sephora

Cruella Velvet Matte Lipstick by NARS

I hope you have an amazing Valentines day weekend and remember to stay fabulous!

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Milani Matte Lipstick Collection

Milani Cosmetics has been coming out with a lot of new items that I simply could not pass up on. The reason why I’m writing this post is because of their recent matte lipstick collection. Many of the lipsticks in this collection have been very close dupes to many of MAC’s cult favorite lipsticks such as Ruby Woo, Heroine, Lady Danger and even Candy Yum Yum. Seeing many side by side pictures I couldn’t help but purchase the most wallet conscious option – Milani’s matte lipsticks. Four out of the collection caught my eye; the colors being Matte Glam (67), Matte Passion (66), Matte Confident (65) and Matte Orchid(64). This is a great collection for a person on a budget such as myself because these lipsticks are a lovely $5.99 versus the usual $16.00 for a MAC lipstick).

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Matte Glam (dupe for Heroine by MAC Cosmetics)

Matte Passion (dupe for Lady Danger by MAC Cosmetics)

Matte Confident (dupe for Ruby Woo by MAC Cosmetics)

Matte Orchid (dupe for Flat Out Fabulous by MAC Cosmetics)

These can all be purchased at your local drug store or online at Milani cometics online.

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