Beauty Dare: Wear All Your Lipstick

lazybeautytips:

Ken and I probbaly have close to (or over) 100 lip products combined, but I think we kinda end up sticking with the same few colours that make us comfortable. Well, no more. I dare us, BOTH of us, me and her, and YOU, READER, to wear a different lipstick from your collection every day until you…

I’m into this but it would take me like… 100 days to do at LEAST. I HAVE A PROBLEM. My MAC collection totals in around 50 and I just picked up two more and another NARS lippy.

I’ll consider it…. Maybe not everyday though, because I cannot wear lipstick to work at the hospital without looking ridiculous. #thinking

Lipstick Lust: A Fall Wish List

It is now almost time to go back to school… which means that fall is on the horizon. FALL IS COMING! That means fall lip colours! Here is my list of lipsticks that I have my eye on. Warning: Contains a lot of the NARS Audacious Lipsticks; new is exciting! My targets for this fall are soft muted pinks and dark dark dark.

1) NARS Audacious Lipstick in BRIGETTE

2) NARS Audacious Lipstick in LIV

3) NARS Audacious Lipstick in BARBARA

4) MAC Lipstick in LINGERING KISS

5) MAC Lipstick in SUNNY SEOUL

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lazybeautytips asked:

Have you tried the L'Oreal Manga mascara? Is it any good? - K

Carbon Black Dahlia Answer:

I have tried it! I picked it up quite a while ago from an Ulta in Michigan. It’s pretty decent for a drugstore mascara! But to be honest, like all drugstore mascara, not as great in comparison to high-end mascara. This might just be me though… I am quite sensitive to mascara and my eyes get all red with the drugstore stuff. Also, I tend to have oily skin which makes anything but the best mascara smudge below/above my eyelashes, and I HATE that. The L’Oreal Manga mascara is pretty smudge-proof though, which is nice!

However, I have been swayed in the last couple of months to stick to Tarte mascaras. They are just sublime. Tarte has a faux lash fiber mascara kit now that is brilliant. You apply a layer of the Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara that the fibers come with, then a layer of the fibers, then another coat of mascara. It makes my thin lashes appear full! I also have the Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes mascara, the waterproof formula, which is amazingly waterproof. I went swimming with it on and it stayed and did not smudge at all. But it removes quite easily.

Counter question: Have you tried the Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara? I have heard so much about it and am so curious about it.

somni-o asked:

Steph! Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette yet?? I'm really curious for your opinion on it.

Carbon Black Dahlia Answer:

Sorry I took so long to reply!

I have now tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette, and I love it! It is now available in-store at Sephora, which is very inspiring as it allows easy access to it. Online at the Anastasia website, you can now purchase refill pans for it that offer different colors for other skin colours, and I cannot wait for them to be available at Sephora. I do find that this kit is not EXACTLY perfect for my skin as I am very pale. The highlights are very close to my skin color (they’re supposed to be a shade or two lighter) and the darker colors are a touch too dark so I have to be careful in applying them. But I still think it’s great!

Anonymous asked:

What are some absolute crap products you've bought from Sephora? AKA things you would never buy again.

Carbon Black Dahlia Answer:

This is like a months late response…. I never check my messages on Tumblr… Bad Stephanie!

Here’s the thing about me at Sephora… I love Sephora. I do not love Sephora brand products, therefore almost all of my purchases are from perfected brands such as Tarte, Urban Decay, NARS, etc, and I rarely ever am disappointed. However, sometimes my impulsiveness has led me astray. Here’s my small list of things I absolutely will never buy again from Sephora:

  • No Bleeding Lips pen: This is an item that you can find in the impulse aisle right before the cashier at Sephora. It’s a wax pen that you use to line your lips prior to applying lipstick to keep it from bleeding (pretty self-explanatory). It doesn’t work. It’s expensive. Don’t get this. Don’t buy it from Shoppers Drug Mart either, I’ve recently seen it there. Instead, my recommendation is the MAC Lip Primer Pen…. It’s lovely, and moisturizing; not only preventing lipstick from bleeding, but also smoothing your lips to perfect how they look.
  • Benefit Dr. Feelgood Mattfying Balm: This product is a waxy primer that is supposed to help control oil and keep your face matte all day. First of all… it’s very heavy and hard to put on. In fact, it is so heavy that I find that it does the opposite and makes your face look sort of oily. Also, it is incredibly hard to put your makeup on overtop of the primer. Not a fan. Instead, try the Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer, which is not marketed as mattifying, but is AMAZING. It smooths pores and fine lines, it is slightly moisturizing and keeps oil balanced. It makes your makeup last longer and look perfect.
  • Dior Airflash Spray Foundation: This is one of Sephora’s most expensive foundations. It’s made by Dior. It comes in nine different shades and promises to be full coverage and glamorous. As you may know, I am a pretty pale gal. Not even close to the palest, though. The lightest shade of this foundation looks ORANGE on me. Like really. Plus, it’s super thick and really emphasizes pores and dry skin patches. And it’s very hard to apply without getting on clothes/hair. I tried with a beauty blender and brush and everything. Not worth it for 65$. Returned.

Reunited at last! Rita was so excited to see me that she tried to make out with me, and couldn’t wait to cuddle. #rita #dogsofinstagram

Reunited at last! Rita was so excited to see me that she tried to make out with me, and couldn’t wait to cuddle. #rita #dogsofinstagram

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Okay everyone, here’s the next #fanexpo haul. Combined because I didn’t shop as much as expected! Day Two: just three GORGEOUS prints by @chrissiezullo for @jakelorees apartment. Day three: a HP Weasley shirt and some sassy new decorations for my computer. Just in time for school! #fanexpohaul #ghibli # Zelda #princessmononoke #harrypotter #deathlyhallows #sailormoon #pokemon

Okay everyone, here’s the next #fanexpo haul. Combined because I didn’t shop as much as expected! Day Two: just three GORGEOUS prints by @chrissiezullo for @jakelorees apartment. Day three: a HP Weasley shirt and some sassy new decorations for my computer. Just in time for school! #fanexpohaul #ghibli # Zelda #princessmononoke #harrypotter #deathlyhallows #sailormoon #pokemon

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So it’s a little bit crazy. Also, Stan Lee walked right by me! #fanexpo

So it’s a little bit crazy. Also, Stan Lee walked right by me! #fanexpo

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Missing Ms Rito while we’re away at Blue Mountain. Apparently it’s #nationaldogday but I have no dog of my own. Many of you think that Rita is my dog… She isn’t. In fact, she isn’t even Jakes dog, but rather his family’s dog. I just love dogs so much. Until I can host my own troup of dogs, I live vicariously through loving Rita. Here’s some fun facts about Rita. 1) She loves sleeping in late into the afternoon… Preferably on people beds. 2) She will cuddle you for a couple minutes after you put her on the bed… Then abandon you to sprawl out in the farthest corner. 3) Rita only knows one trick… And will only roll over when she sees that you’re not fooling and you actually have a treat for her. πŸΊπŸΆβ€οΈπŸŽ€

Missing Ms Rito while we’re away at Blue Mountain. Apparently it’s #nationaldogday but I have no dog of my own. Many of you think that Rita is my dog… She isn’t. In fact, she isn’t even Jakes dog, but rather his family’s dog. I just love dogs so much. Until I can host my own troup of dogs, I live vicariously through loving Rita. Here’s some fun facts about Rita. 1) She loves sleeping in late into the afternoon… Preferably on people beds. 2) She will cuddle you for a couple minutes after you put her on the bed… Then abandon you to sprawl out in the farthest corner. 3) Rita only knows one trick… And will only roll over when she sees that you’re not fooling and you actually have a treat for her. πŸΊπŸΆβ€οΈπŸŽ€

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