The Handbag Residents

I've been mentioning it nonstop in most of my blog posts, but I'm going to repeat myself - I've been having some kind of lip allergy and it's super annoying. Because of this, I've changed from wearing matte lipsticks (liquid and traditional) to sheerer more moisturizing lip products. Instead of being sensible, I've stashed away 5 of my favorites into my bag. 

A part of me thinks it's crazy that I've spent so much on really expensive and sheer lip products, but they all work so well and my non-sensitive lips don't react to them. 

Even though it's pretty expensive for a non-colored lip balm, I've been using the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask to help keep my lips moisturized. It is a bit glossy for my taste for just a non-colored lip product, but it goes its job so I ignore the gloss. I've heard criticisms about the thickness of this product, but my constantly parched lips love the texture because I don't have to constantly reapply it. 

L to R -
Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink
YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil in 5 Cherry My Cherie
MAC Cosmetics Tendertalk Lip Balm in Pretty Me Up
YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Color in 13 Griotte Mocha

I've sung such high praises for the Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink that I won't go on too much, but it's a thick lip balm that turns my lips into a gorgeous healthy pink color. If I forget the Bite Agave Lip Mask, I tend to just favor the Lip Glow for all of my needs. The MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm in Pretty Me Up has a similar color changing concept that is also great and moisturizing, but it's not as thick. If you don't have super dry lips, the Tendertalk Lip Balms would be a great dupe for the Dior Addict Lip Glows. 

The YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil in 5 Cherry My Cherie is surprisingly not a cherry color on me. It actually turns more fuchsia and darker over time on my lips. It's not my favorite lip oil tint, but it fades the best throughout the day. It's one of the intentionally glossy products I own as well and so I like wearing this when my lips are looking really wrinkly to smooth out any lines.

The last and most recent expensive balm product I bought is the YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Color in 13 Griotte Mocha. I was getting into brown lipsticks and this seemed like a great starter lip product to see if the coloring would match me. I've really been loving it, but I do wish it was more moisturizing like the Dior Addict Lip Glow.

What's your favorite lip product? What lip products are currently residing in your handbag? 
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Review & Swatches: Chosungah22 24H Raybeam Cream in Pink Glow

Ever since Pony from PonyMakeup used the Chosungah22 24H Raybeam Cream in Pink Glow in a video, I was convinced I needed it. I still waited a few weeks until I actually made the purchase, but I immediately got it when I saw it in person. This product is a "correcting base cream" that highlights and smooths out the skin. It contains 0.51 ounces / 14 grams of product and retails for $28 at Sephora.
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Makeup Party: Like Fire!

As I said in my last post, I couldn't wait to put my recently purchased Sugarpill items on my face! I've been playing with everything and was able to create a look using all the eye items. This look is out of my comfort zone, but it's something I would wear if I added some dark brown as part of the wing as well. 

By the way, I decided to change the title of makeup look posts from Let's Play to Makeup Party. I recently realized that "Let's Play" was a gaming community thing and I would've felt awkward if a gamer stumbled upon these makeup looks. 
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Haul: Sugarpill Goodies!

Sugarpill recently released pro pans of their pressed shadows and I could not help myself from getting some. I was going to get more, but I knew that if I kept going... I would end up trying to convince myself to get 12 so that I could get the Sugarpill Pro Palette for free. Shopping is a slippery slope! I did get two loose shadows that I've been waiting for months as well since they kept going out of stock.
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Favorites: July 2016!

I'm about two weeks late, but *excusesexcuses*. Anyway, my love of highlighters continue to grow and July was no exception. I'm starting to go towards more glowy instead of shimmery/metallic highlights and liquid/cream products have been great for that look. I'm also starting to dabble a bit more into blushes again.

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Review & Swatches: Etude House Twin Shot Lips Tint in PK002 and RD302 [Pink Bird Box]

Sorry for the delay! I had a really bad lip allergy to something for awhile and had to completely stop wearing lip products besides basic lip balms. Once my lips got better, I had to take more time to slowly test these out so that I wouldn't irritate my sensitive lips.

The last review for my most recent Etude Pink Bird Box is for the Twin Shot Lips Tints in PK002 Inner x Peach Shot and RD302 Dusty x Rose Shot. Like other Pink Bird Boxes, these items were sent to me for free for reviewing purposes. These dual ended lip products contains a Mousse Tint on one end to brighten and smooth out the lips and a Tint Shot on the other end to add more dimension to the lips. Etude House does recommend applying the Mousse Tint all over the lips and the Tint Shot in the center for a gradient look, but they both can be applied alone for a single lip product look. The Etude House Twin Shot Lips Tint contain 8 grams of product and retail for $14.40 on their global website here

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