trèStiQue Matte Lip Crayon Review

trèStiQue was started in 2015 by Jack and Jenn. They have an amazing line of “stick” products for on the go make-up application. I love that!

I received a trèStiQue Mini-Matte Lip Crayon in my May Ipsy Glam Bag and it’s amazing.

What’s to love?

I got the trèStiQue Matte Lip Crayon in Tuscan Wine and it’s the mini one that just has the Matte Lip Crayon. The shade is amazing and the packaging is so cute (see above). The product is very pigmented and has great lasting power. I’ve been wearing it all day!


However what’s cool is that you can order this product as a 2-in-1 Matte Color & Shiny Balm. The top is the matte shade then you can add shine with the BB Lip balm on the bottom. So cool!

The shades are…

  • Tuscan Wine & Syrah Balm
  • Costa Rica Coral & Bellini Balm
  • Chile Red & Sangiovese Balm
  • Nammos Pink & Pink Champagne Balm
  • Barcelona Bright Berry & Cava Balm
  • Florence Fig & Rose Balm
  • Nantucket Nude & Muscat Blanc Balm
  • Belize Bordeaux & Grenache Balm

Also be sure to check out my May Ipsy Glam Bag video with the trèStiQue  Matte Lip Crayon!

Rodial XXL Lip Liner Review

I’m always thrilled to get a new lip liner and the Rodial XXL in Nude is a nice one. This one came in my May 2017 GlossyBox.

What’s to love?

The Rodial lip pencil has Vegetal Filling Spheres and Hyaluronic Acid for smoothing. It comes in 3 shades: Pink Espresso (dark pink),  Baby (soft pink with a slight metallic sheen) and Nude (matte dusty pink shade). I have the Nude shade.


I am loving this lip liner! It is smooth, soft and I don’t have many light lip liners, this one will be perfect for Summer. It is also waterproof and anti-feathering. I did find the pencil to be long lasting and pretty.

My only problem was with the twist-up tube. It’s not twisting up for me right now and I’m not sure if it’s stuck or if this is just a sample product for Glossy box.

Also be sure to check out my May 2017 Glossybox that has the Rodial XXL Lip Liner.

Your Best Friend deLIPcious 5-Piece Lipstick Collection Review

I received a complimentary (free) deLIPcious 5-Piece Lipstick Collection from Your Best Friend. All opinions are my own.

The 5-Piece collection comes in a beautiful shiny croc-look gift box with a nice magnetic closure, when you open the case the 5 lipstick tubes are encased in a plastic tray.

The shades range from a beautiful nude neutral to a bright fuchsia pink and they taste and smell like vanilla buttercream frosting which is so delicious!


Each of the 5 shades has a flowery name and I swatched the shades on my arm. The shades from left to right are…

magnolia-licious (creamy nude)
hydrangea-licious (coral pink)
azalea-licious (fresh fuchsia)
primrosa-licious (natural soft pink)
iris-licious (brilliant burgundy)

The lipstick is very soft and I would call these a cream with a bit of a sheer finish. The pigmentation on all 5 shades is amazing with decent staying power. It did leave a little on my cup but that usually happens with the darker creams. I did not have any bleeding and could wear these shades with or without a liner. My lips did feel very hydrated too.

However my favorite part of these lipsticks is the secret compartment! The end pops off and there’s a delicious gloss in the top that you can apply over the lipstick.

Overall I am impressed with this quintuplet of Springy shades.

Retail Price: $28.80 from ybf

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Review

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick comes in 82 shades and has four finishes: crème, matte, pearl and sheer.

I just got the Iced Mocha – Pearl and the Carnival Spirt – Shine (this one was a limited-edition shade). I picked these up for $1 each which was a steal!

I always check the clearance bins in the drugstore for deals. It’s a great way to stock up on products without paying a huge price. These are mostly retired shades.

What’s to love?

I have always been a fan of the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick line. There are endless shades, new collections (right now they have Street Chic and Sheers) and the price is right (Target has a bunch of shades for $4.99).

The one thing that I love about the Super Lustrous Lipstick line is the shine and the moisture. These buildable shades look sheer and shiny alone or you can apply them over a matte for a little extra sheen.

They are not super long lasting shades but that’s OK, I alway carry one in my purse for reapplication.

I am super in love with the Iced Mocha shade that I just got, I love a good brown shade and this one is pearly too.

The Carnival Spirt shade is so glossy and translucent which would be great for the beach of pool.

Overall I love this line and always check it out when I’m looking for some shades to add to my lipstick collection….after all, you can’t have too many lipsticks…right?



Lip Smacker Easter 3-Pack In Egg

I have another adorable Easter treat to share! I got the Lip Smacker Easter 3-Pack in an Egg this year at Target and they smell amazing!

What’s to love?

I don’t think I’ve ever smelled such potent Lip Smackers in my life! This lip balm trio comes in 3 flavors:

  • Whipped Mallow – Pink
  • Cotton Candy  Day Dream – Blue
  • S’More Fun – Beige

I think the Whipped Mallow is my favorite. They taste amazing too and I might just have to steal them from the kids. They also have a tiny bit of sheen to them too!

The egg is also reusable and is going in our Easter Egg collection for next year.

Made in the USA.

5 Beautiful Pink Lipstick Picks For Summer 2017!

I am so excited that Summer is coming and my favorite lipstick for those warm months is pink! So I decided to share 5 amazing pink lipsticks that I can’t wait to wear this Summer.


The Pinks have it! From Left to Right…

It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstic in Believe – This shade from It is a sheer/shimmer raisiny pink that looks translucent and pretty.

NYC Get It All Lipstick in PINKtastic – I love this creamy bright pink shade for a casual Summer look.

Urban Decay Vice Big Bang Lipstick – Big Bang is my favorite high end glittery pink shade! It reminds me of the 80’s and it looks amazing for day or night.

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstic in Berry Light Medium – This lipstick/lip balm hybrid has a light sugar/vanilla scent and looks very sheer.

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx – This drug store pink is perfect for the beach! It’s a pretty cream and only costs $3.

I also swatched these pretty pink shades! From Left to Right…

  • Urban Decay in Big Bang
  • NYC in PINKtastic
  • Almay in Berry Light Medium
  • e.l.f. Moisturizing in Pink Minx
  • It Cosmetics Blurred Lines in Believe


What is YOUR favorite pink shade for Summer?

Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

I got a full-sized tube of the Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rust in my Spring Beautycon Box and I’ve gotten other DLS products in other beauty boxes. DLS was founded in 2014 and is an indie beauty company that sells on their website.


What’s to love?

First up, the packaging is so cute. It’s a good quality clear plastic tube with white polka dots and a black lid. The doe foot is angled for easy application.

The DLS Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick is very nice. The Rust shade is gorgeous. It’s a deep red with hints of rust. I swatched it in my video below.

The formula itself is super creamy but to my surprise it’s more of a semi-matte then a true on matte. My lips do tend to dry out with mattes. There’s just a touch of satin going on with it as well and my lips felt very smooth after it dried.

It applies very smoothly but I had some trouble with bleeding edges which I tend to have with dark liquid shades. It wasn’t a huge problem. I just used a make-up wipe to clean the edges. I think a good lip liner would solve that problem.

It had good staying power (almost too good), I had to remove it with a make-up remover wipe. This formula has zero scent and it’s Made in China. Retail Price: $14

Check out the DLS Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in my Beautycon Box reveal!

New Sephora Lip Balm & Scrub

I picked up a tube of the New Sephora Lip Balm & Scrub in Honey  Lip Scrub (exfoliating & smoothing scrub). It also comes in a Lip Balm in the following flavors:  Goji  (nourishing & protecting), Rose (nourishing & shining), Coconut (nourishing & soothing), Tangerine (nourishing & toning) and Almond (nourishing & moisturizing).

What’s to love?

This is an interesting product in that I wasn’t sure if it was a balm, a scrub or both because I ordered it online. So afterwards I figured out that the Honey variety is the only one that’s a lip scrub. The other flavors are lip balms. This was actually pretty confusing on the Sephora page.


Aside from the confusion I did like this product. It’s got a light honey scent and I did feel a nice very, very mild exfoliation when I applied it to my lips. This isn’t like a traditional lip scrub with large sugar crystals but a very mild feeling scrub.

Once the product was on my lips I pressed them together for a few minutes and wiped it off, although I think you could just keep it on it’s so light. My lips did feel very moisturized afterwards which was nice.

It is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

Price: $6.00

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick Review

I picked up the Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick yesterday to test out and found it to be a nice Summer shade although it’s more a balm or gloss than lipstick.

What’s to love?

First I have to say that I don’t consider the Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss a lipstick but more of a lip balm or gloss. It has an angled flat top that twists up from the metallic tube and the packaging is quite pretty. The top of the case is transparent but very hard to open. I actually had to use my teeth to pull it off.

I really liked the product itself. I chose the Berry Shade for Light-Medium skin (Almay is tailoring their shades by skin type now) and it’s a pale pink on my lips.

The formula has a light shimmery glossy finish that’s pack with moisture but not sticky. My lips felt very soft and smooth with it on however this is not a highly pigmented or long lasting product. I got about 2 hours of wear before I had to reapply. It also came off on my water glass.

It does have a nice very light sugar/vanilla scent an but no taste. The lipstick is Hypoallergenic and Dermatologist Tested as is the entire Almay line.

Overall I liked this product and would buy it again. It comes in 12 shades. The price is $3.49 which I think is a great value too.

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The Balm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain Review

I recently got a sample of The Balm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain in my Birchbox which I recently restart and I have to say that Stainiac is quite possibly the strangest make-up product that I’ve ever used in a long time and I’m not sure if it’s because I’m old, but it just didn’t work for me.

Here’s the scoop!

First I have to say that I love the Balm products, their eyeshadow is amazing. However this formula was just strange for me. When I first picked up the tube I was perplexed. It looked like bright red aloe vera gel which makes sense because it does have aloe in it.

The product is actually a stain that you can use on your lips or your cheeks and it gets nice reviews. Stainiac is thick and jelly-like and actually very pretty in the tube. As you can see on my hand it’s super thick and after I wiped it off it did have a nice red stain. It had no scent or taste and it did not tingle or sting at all.

However, here’s what happened when I applied it to my lips. It looked a little uneven and chunky and I had problems with it bleeding out a bit. When I wiped it off there was a light red stain but it was not dark enough for my taste. As for my cheeks. Don’t ask. I just made a mess and ended up looking like Raggedy Anne.


Overall I think this is a neat concept and perhaps I’m just inept at applying it. I did end up playing with it for about 10 minutes because it is so pretty. I’m also wondering if the full-sized product has a better doe foot control. Sometimes samples just don’t quite cut it in terms of quality.