Lipstick 101

Getting sultry red lips or subtle mauves and neutrals has never been easier. With all kinds of finishes from metallic to matte to creme and satin and colors across the entire color spectrum, getting into lip colors has never been easier!

Smashbox just released an impressive collection of 120 different kinds of lipstick. The Be Legendary Lipsticks offer tons of options, but also carry a $21 price tag. The Loaded Bold Lipsticks by Maybelline offer a more affordable option and still carry a bunch of fun shades for just $8 a lipstick!

The same can be said for liquid lipsticks. Sometimes a girl just needs something that can outlast her afternoon coffee! MAC introduced its Retro Matte Liquid LipColour, so that you can show off a stunning lip color that is more long-wearing than your average lipstick. You can also find tons of fun shades at just $6 each from ColourPop. They do offer glossy and satin finishes, but the ultra matte lips they offer are incredibly long-wearing and not too drying! Hint: their Fall Edit features the fantastic shades Hutch, Lovebug, and Times Square that can fit almost any fall look!

If you’re looking for something more adventurous, you can always try the Cosmic Metals Lip Creams by NYX. Or you can add glam to any lip color with the Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper! As a last tip, Essence offers the XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Big Night Out which is a fabulous lip gloss for just $3. Easy glam without a huge price tag!

Products Mentioned

Be Legendary Lipsticks by Smashbox - $21

Retro Matte Liquid LipColour by MAC - $21

Long-Wear Lip Topper by Jouer - $16

Loaded Bold Lipsticks by Maybelline - $8

Cosmic Metals Lip Creams by NYX - $8

ColourPop Fall Edit Colors: Hutch, Notion, Lovebug, and Times Square - $6

XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Big Night Out by Essence - $3

Instagram Famous Eyeshadow Palettes

Any frequent Instagram user will tell you that all of the best makeup artists on Instagram had eyeshadow palettes that they may or may not have “hit pan” on in 2016.

The ultimate fan favorite has to be the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. With 14 shades at $42, it works out to be semi-affordable and features a variety of neutrals and gorgeous fuchsias to create stunning looks. An up-and-coming favorite is the Tarte tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette. You get a total of 20 shades for its $53 price tag.

If you’re looking for the Kat Von D Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette, you might be out of luck! It is sold out currently, but good news for those who want the Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette: according to Bustle, it’s coming back on October 25th! After gaining fans like NikkieTutorials and KathleenLights, this 16-shadow palette features a variety of colors from gem-toned to neutral in shimmer and matte formulas.

Urban Decay’s Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette doesn’t officially launch until October 26th, according to Bustle, but there has been plenty of buzz surrounding its release. To keep your eyeshadow obsession at bay, their NAKED palettes always do the trick!

As a pro-tip from one makeup junkie to another, you can always build your perfect eyeshadow palette! Just pick a magnetic z-palette and populate it with your favorite eyeshadow pans from a brand like Makeup Geek. You can get all sorts of colors and finishes for as little as $6  per Eyeshadow Pan.

Products Mentioned

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - $65

Tarte tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette - $53

Kat Von D Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette - $45

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette - $42

The Masquerade Palette by Juvia’s Place - $32.50

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pans - $6