L’Oreal – Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Review

Two weeks ago I picked up of the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Cowboy and Matador – and have been really putting them to the test!

Two weeks ago I picked up of the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Cowboy and Matador – and have been really putting them to the test! While I love the colors, I am really disappoint by the formula. I tried them out about half a dozen different ways because they seemed to be getting really good reviews around the interwebs so I was determined to make them work but I really could not.

I really do like the shades in the line – I wish these liquid lipsticks had worked out for me because I could list off another 3 – 4 shades that I would like to have! These liquid lipsticks are also very comfortable to wear – they dry down completely but do not feel drying at all.

With that being said – the wear on these is garbage. These liquid lipsticks take 15+ minutes to dry down completely and if you can not speak, drink, eat for until they are completely dry then you are golden. BUT, if you so much as close your mouth completely then they wear time is awful. I have tried these both with and with and without balm, with and without exfoliating, and with different applications. I found that the best wear was without any balm and with a very thin layer (which I think is standard) and the wear time was … an hour? or two? other combinations began flaking off within like 15 minutes.

I honestly don’t know how people were able to make these work for them, if you have tried the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks and have had a great experience with them, please let me know! I would love to make these work because I am in love the the shades of this range.

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Ulta Haul – Fall 2017

Ulta recently had a 20% off sale and I not only made a few staple repurchases, but also tried out a few new products too. I’ve had these products for about a week so I’ve included mini reviews!

Ulta recently had a 20% off sale and I not only made a few staple repurchases, but also tried out a few new products too. I’ve had these products for about a week so I’ve included mini reviews!

I picked up a few fall lip colors. I’ve heard great things about L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipsticks. While they are a really comfortable because they don’t dry down completely, they can survive coffee but not a whole meal. But, the don’t wear well at all – they tend to flake off after a couple hours. I do like the colors I bought (Matador and Cowboy) so I’m still playing with them to find the best way to wear them.

I really like the L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paint Matte Metallic – I own Moon Lust already – this formula is not long lasting or transfer proof, it’s wear is similar to a metallic lipstick. I pick up the color Brick Metal and I really like the color.

L’Oearl Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara and Essence Volume Stylist 18hr Lash Extension Mascara are both staples for me. They both add volume and separate the lashes, the only differences are that Essence has a bristle brush and will transfer off the bottom lashes and L’Oreal has a plastic brush and is going nowhere.

I’ve been using micellar waters for cleansing in the morning and Pacifica Cactus Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic is a decent, budget friendly option – theres nothing really outstanding about it except the price.

The primary ingredient in Little Barn Apothecary Coconut + Pear Refreshing Mineral Mist is aloe juice and it also contains fermented radish root… and dead sea salt? I’m going to do some reading up on that because I have never used a face mist with dead sea salt in it. I really like that they have travel sizes of this face mist so I can test out the brand for cheap.

The e.l.f Hydrating Face Primer was a miss for me – it’s basically a silicone primer and I just do not like that texture on my face. I have used it a few times and it was fine so you might be interested in it if you like silicone face primers.

The internet has been loving Vegas Nay lashes for Eyelure, but most of the pairs are just too intense for me. (My favorite lashes are the Kiss Trio Lashes). I saw that there were new Vegas Nay styles out and the style I ended up buying was Easy Elegance and I like that the lashes are crossed and longer in the center. A+.

Current Favorites – Lips Fall 2017

I noticed that there a few products I’ve been reaching for very regularly this fall and these products have creeped their way into my purse.

I noticed that there a few products I’ve been reaching for very regularly this fall and these products have creeped their way into my purse. (An honorable mention goes to Maybelline  Color Sensational in Touch of Spice and Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip in Fairy Floss).

L’Oreal Infallible Paints Matte in Tongue Tied – This matte lip paint took me way out of my comfort zone! Generally, I like lip liners with a gloss or balm on top because they are comfotable fade very gracefully,  this product manages to deliver both! It is a warm, brown nude, it isn’t drying, and it doesn’t flake throughout the day. I really like layering this over bolder lip pencils to create different toned nude lips.

Laura Mercier, Lip Colour Sheer in Baby Lips –  I originally bought this because I read somewhere on the internet that this was Joan’s lip color on Mad Men (Christina Hendricks) – I highly doubt that, but i have no regrets. This lipstick is just the perfect your-lips-but-better color (not a classic red, dear mysterious internet article) with a comfortable, satin formula and vanilla cake flavor. This is the lip product that I can just slap on to look more put together.

Bite Beauty, The Lip Pencil in 22 + Pixi by Petra, LipLift Max in Sheer Rose – I want every single one of these Bite lip pencils! They are creamy, but not greasy, and long lasting, but not drying – they remind me a lot of the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liners. The Pixi gloss is a great color to add glossiness without taking away pigment. I don’t think it is plumping and it is a slightly sticky gloss, but its a beautiful, sheer rosy color. I know I didn’t like the flavor of the gloss when I bought it (I think it was a chemical-mint) so I have since added few drops of peppermint essential oil to it!

I have an itch to pull out the reds and deeper berries and I can’t wait for some holiday parties to rock some bolder lips! What lip colors have you been loving this fall?