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They deter me when I’m on the fence about a product–and similarly, they can persuade me when I’m on the fence. Products that I’m already set on avoiding or totally gung-ho on getting are unlikely to be swayed by reviews, except when they come at a personal recommendation from a friend. Though for me, it’s easier to see the influence on my purchases for non-beauty items, and I very much rely on customer reviews (through sites like Amazon) to guide my purchases when I don’t know brands/products well.

— Christine

How to Layer Lip Products – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Layer Lip Products

Share your best tips and tricks for layering lip products!  Feel free to share your first experiences, how you’ve grown, what you’ve learned, and what, ultimately, you found most helpful in learning how to layer lip products.  (And if you haven’t conquered it, hopefully some of these tips will help you get there!)

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. Invest in at least a lip brush OR a few disposable lipgloss applicators–you don’t want your sheer beige gloss to turn pink because you applied it over red lipstick once!
  2. More opaque glosses will have more of a color impact when layered over a lipstick, so if you don’t want to change the base color a lot, opt for something with less color, more shimmer/gloss.  If you want more change, then choose something with a stronger color base.
  3. A little gloss on the center of the lip can act to highlight and make lips appear larger/fuller
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Rant & Rave: Hand Cream

This Week’s Topic: Hand Cream

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about hand cream! Always use it? Never use it? Effective?

my answer: I love, LOVE hand cream, but I’m terrible at consistently using it. I constantly wash my hands, so sometimes it feels like a waste. I’m really trying to at least put it on before bed now.

Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss

Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss
Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss

Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, warm, orange-toned red with a matte finish. Chanel Coromandel is more orange. Guerlain Callipgrahy Eye & Lip Palette #6 is very similar. Guerlain Genna is a bit more orange. CoverGirl Hot is less orange.

It has mostly opaque color coverage (you can see just a shadow of my lip freckle coming through), and of the three shades I picked up of this formula, this one was the best-performing and had the better texture, though it was still a little off to me. The scent of this was very waxy, while the others had a kind of fruity scent. It was creamy enough to apply, but not so creamy that it was prone to bleeding or feathering while worn or that it would slip around. This shade wore for five and a half hours, and then it left behind a stain, so while I did experience a slight ring of color on the outer portion of my lips, it wasn’t as noticeable because of the residual stain.

I only bought three shades of this formula, but because there’s an odd graininess in the formula and an uncomfortable feel on the lips, I don’t anticipate buying more for review.  At the price point, if a shade catches your eye, it may be worth trying, and you do get more than the average lipstick (0.14 oz.).  The graininess combined with the drying formula is such a shame, because the shade range, thus far, has been spectacular.

Rimmel #111 (Kiss of Life) Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss

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