Makeup Review: Yulip Beauty Lipsticks

When it comes to makeup, k-beauty brands are where I get the ‘my lips but better’ lip colors that are natural-looking and not drying. So, when I saw the am11 shade from Yulip, I know I wanted to try it.

Yulip was created when the founder was pregnant and was looking for a lip color that is made with natural ingredients. Their lipsticks are cruelty-free and are toxin-free, paraben-free, lead-free, gluten-free, chemical-free, and non-GMO. Instead, they are made of food-grade plant-based oils, organic beeswax, and shea butter to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and soothing benefits.

These lipsticks feel creamy on the lips but it looks semi-matte. It can emphasize the lines on your lips so be wary if you have a lot. It does feel thicker than most lipsticks but I didn’t really mind because it stayed on longer than most as well. This isn’t one of those tints that compliment the color of your lips. This applies and covers as liquid lipstick would do without the dryness.

Iconic, a light pink beige with a peachy undertone, applies the exact color of the bullet. It takes about two solid swipes to completely cover my lips. I like how this brightens my face instead of making me look sick. Even without the dark eyes or bright cheeks, this works for my skin. AM11 is a burnt orange, deep coral color. It’s an everyday lip that looks bold enough if you want some color but not too much that it’s distracting. Angry Rose, a brick red, dried rose color with pink undertone, is good to use at night to deepen the look or in the morning if you want to be a bit bold.

The Yulip Lipsticks were provided by @yulipbeauty. Available for $26 at yulipbeauty.com

2019 Makeup Favorites

These were the products that I consistently reached for when I was getting ready this year:

By Terry hyaluronic hydra-primer – blurs imperfections and hydrates the skin

BareMinerals complexion rescue hydrating foundation stick – like colored water. this is just so hydrating

First Aid Beauty bendy avocado concealer – this is my second tube. that’s how much I like this

Glossier stretch concealer – this is what I always use when I don’t want to put foundation on and just want some really light coverage

Onomie radical setting mist – I like spraying this on my brush before applying foundation. This just makes everything look better

Trestique highlight and perfect multipurpose stick – the subtle glow it gives is my favorite. It’s also so easy to blend.

Kosas color and light creme: velvet melon – I’ve always been an 8th muse girl but this year was the year of velvet melon for me. The peach tone of this one makes my face look healthy and fun. Like I just spent the weekend by the beach.

Innisfree petal blusher – easy to use, natural-looking, and gives a subtle-looking, pinch-on-the-cheek like blush

Kosas 10-second eyeshadow – I love all the colors but supreme just really takes the throne. It’s metallic, high-impact, yet so easy to apply and blend

Ilia Beauty the necessary eyeshadow palette, cool nude – this is my everyday palette. it doesn’t contain the usual neutrals which I really like but it still works in any setting.

Em Cosmetics fine liner brow pencil-thin, sturdy, and pigmented. Everything I need in a brow pencil

Lilah B glisten and glow skin illuminator – the shade b. captivating just gives my skin a healthy glow. I also like using this on my lids for a creamy-looking shimmer

Benefit Cosmetics they’re real mascara – forever and always

Pat McGrath Labs matte trance, flesh 3 – the most pigmented and longest wearing matte lipstick I’ve tried that doesn’t cake or settle between the lines. Flesh 3 is my go-to when going out

Makeup Review: Red Earth Have Fun Lipstick Matches

There are days when all you can do is put some lipstick and call it a day. That’s what I’ve been doing the past few days using these Red Earth products.

A very unique concept is their Have Fun Lipstick Matches ($18), which are literally shaped like old-school matches. It can easily slip into the thinnest clutches without bulging and are extremely pigmented.

Application takes a bit of getting used to as the applicator is thin and isn’t plastic so control and precision is something I learned after a few trials. It’s also a bit creamy so my trick is drawing this in the inner parts of my lips before spreading it out with my fingers for a gradient/bitten effect.

Have Fun is a fuschia shade while Sorry Not Sorry looks like an old rose.

The Red Earth Have Fun Lipstick Matches were provided by @redearth. Available at redearth.com

Makeup Review: Lancome Blush Subtil and Matte Shaker Liquid Lip

Really been into exploring colors lately, especially the products that Lancome gifted me.

I never go out of the house without blush because if I do, people will ask me if I’m okay. This has happened more times than I’d like to count. The Blush Subtil from Lancome is a powder blush that feels soft on the skin. It’s pigmented and I like the shades Blush 4 U as it gives me a bright flush and Shimmer Mocha Havana because it works as a subtle bronzer with a slight sheer for my skin tone. Though I prefer cream blushes, this is a good option for touch-ups.

If I can only describe the Matte Shaker Liquid Lip from Lancome in one word, it would be flirty. I haven’t tried the original shaker but this one feels like a watery tint with more pigmentation. It takes a bit of time to dry however, I like how this doesn’t dry out my lips. It also feels light when as it dries, it doesn’t feel like most liquid lips though. I especially enjoy the cushion sponge applicator because it provides that gradient look I always go for. I have gripes on its staying power though because it doesn’t last even after one drink. I have to touch up and thankfully it’s so small. The shade Beige Vintage is a nude that’s exactly my lip color and Dark Fiction is great for nights out.

The Lancome Blush Subtil and Matte Shaker Liquid Lip was provided by Octoly.

#Lancomegiftedme @lancome #OctolyFamily @lancomeofficial

Makeup Review: Ilia Liquid Light, Illuminator, Color Haze, Multi-Stick, and Tinted Lip Conditioner

I love cream-based makeup products. It just looks more natural on my oily skin. So when Ilia sent over some of their cream-based products, I really went to town with them.

I like mixing Liquid Light in Atomic ($42) to my matte foundations for that dewy effect that doesn’t leave my skin oily after a few hours. The lightweight gel-texture doesn’t mess up my makeup. It just provides this glow from within look that I want to have. As a targeted highlight, I use this on the high points of my face and the formula melts into the skin for a subtle glow.

For added dewiness, I use the Illuminator in Cosmic Dancer ($34). It’s in stick forms but it feels really creamy. I find that I can control the highlight precision for this one using a dense brush. This is really subtle as it doesn’t shine or shimmer, it just adds a dewy sheen, making me look glowy. I also like applying this on top of my eye look for that glossy look that doesn’t look too shiny.

For color, Color Haze ($32) is exactly as described. I have the shades Temptation (a warm nude) and Sing (a deep berry). Both are extremely pigmented from the tube but they are easily blended and buildable. It looks like it melts into the skin and offers a flushed look on the cheeks. I reach for Temptation for as its good for every day but I use Sing when I go out at night. When applied on the lips, they are easy to use for when you want to create that bitten look because a dot can already spread some color. I like that they also dry matte and can easily be mixed with each other if I want to.

The Multi-Stick in At Last ($34) is in stick form and can be used on the lip or on the cheeks. It has a slight sheen that works with Color Haze perfectly if I want a rosy shine on top of my cheeks or lips.

For a glossy lip finish that feels hydrating, the Tinted Lip Conditioner feels nourishing to the lips. I like that these are good enough to be used on its own. They look glossy but I like that they have a bit of staying power. They don’t completely slide off after a few drinks of water. The subtle pigment stays on and the balmy consistency is left and doesn’t leave my lips feeling and looking dry. They also brighten my face and even the tone of my lips. Blossom Lady has a pink tint and is almost the same shade as my lips while Jump is a deeper magenta, which I use when I’m going for some boldness.

Ilia offers vegan and cruelty-free products that are also gluten-free and made without silicone.

The Ilia Liquid Light, Illuminator, Color Haze, Multi-Stick, and Tinted Lip Conditioner were provided by @iliabeauty. Available at iliabeauty.com