Red Lip Favourites

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With end of semester assignments, papers and finals almost out of the way (I’ll officially be free on Wednesday), I am back to doing what I love the most, talking about beauty products!

I am a firm believer in the power of a red lip. The feelings of empowerment, confidence and HELL YEAH I CAN because of a lipstick? Yes. Believe it. Red lipstick is what I consider the powerhouse of a makeup collection and something that no one should be without. It brightens the face, makes teeth look whiter and ties together many looks. Find your perfect red lip and you can do anything. Read along for a couple of my favourites!

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My NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Collection

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My love for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils knows no bounds and has paved the way for an almost obsessive “gotta catch them all” mentality. These pencils are the ultimate in matte, long wearing lip product goodness. In the beauty community, their cult status has been engrained and for very, very good reason. I cannot stop raving about these but enough with that and let’s get on with the swatches!

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The Liebster Award #2

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So I have definitely been feeling the love around here. I have been awarded, a second time, the Liebster Award by Natalie at beauty and the eyeliner. This tag by Natalie is composed of sharing 11 Random Facts About Me and a Questionnaire. Check out her blog here for some awesomely written makeup posts on some really fantastic products (I assume her makeup collection is insane in the best way possible). I especially love her thorough reviews! Thanks again, Natalie!

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Hitting Pan

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As satisfying as it is to purchase new products and photograph hauls, there is also something extremely satisfying about using up products and taking photos of exposed pan. The existence of hitting pan on a product speaks volumes about its capabilities and the loyalty that has existed towards that product. Also, it helps to clear out precious vanity space for new products to be tried and tested. However, speaking from experience, some of my pan products are items that I could not be without so their place in my vanity will forever be engrained.

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The 10-Minute Face

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This semester I have two 8:30 AM classes so needless to say, I will be practicing and perfecting my 10-minute face. Sometimes I get a little self-confident about my “skills” and attempt more extravagant looks. But most of the time, I go with this look so that I can get to class on time!

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