If you’re a color person you’ll love this set! I will warn you: the colors are not as pigmented as they look in their bottles as it is a WATERCOLOR set (meaning the colors are light and watery — like the paints). I really like this set because I don’t wear a lot of crazy colors and because these colors are lighter than normal, it let’s me get away with it. The pigment and consistency is really great! It goes on well, nice and even. It’s quality gloss, people.
The blue is my personal favorite! I really like this reddish pink one too. This would be more practical for an everyday look.
I was surprised by the orange. It actually looks great! Reminds me of a guava pink and very light orange color.
This one had me a little uneasy. I feel like it would look great on somebody, but not me! I could see someone doing a creative look with it though. And this is the purple one. I was really impressed by this color, it’s actually really nice looking! Anyone could pull this off!
So you may have noticed that I did not include a picture of the yellow gloss. Well, it didn’t really work out because, well, it just was not feeling my lips and it’s not very pigmented.
Coloring your hair at home. So many benefits, but it could also be damaging to your hair if you make a small mistake. Personally, I like to color my hair at home because I hate spending the salon money so I look for easy, foolproof ways to do it myself.
After years of coloring my hair back and forth between blonde, black, brown and even blue once, (yes, I colored the tips of my hair blue like Kylie Jenner) I have found ways to protect your hair and find that right color.
Protecting Your Hair:
Coconut oil! It’s always a yes and cheap. You can get coconut oil in its gel form or just regular oil. I really like buying it in gel form because I like melting it myself. So, all you’re going to do with your oil is apply just a small amount to your roots and ends and then comb through. If you do this a week or two every night before you apply color to your hair, it will be less likely for you to experience damage. Please do not learn this the hard way!
Avoid heat styling a couple weeks before you color. Hair that has already been broken is almost impossible to repair, don’t make it even more less likely by heat styling and putting color on back to back!
Hair repair masks, even if your hair is not damaged or in need of repair. Putting any kind of color on your hair strips it of many nutrients and applying a mask after rinsing out color will make up for those lost nutrients. The best mask I have come across is Phyto’s Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask. You can get masks that will do really well too at grocery stores or a beauty store or even make your own!
Choosing the right color and brand:
Before buying color, talk with a stylist or an accredited worker at a beauty store and ask about how you think a certain color would look on you — if it’s out of the norm like red, purple, green, blue, etc. Before I colored my tips blue, I talked with a hairstylist who told me that I would love it and that it was trending. When I asked about doing different colored tips, she told me my best bet would be blue. She was completely honest and sometimes another opinion besides your friends’ can be really helpful.
The basics: blonde, black and brown. These are the easiest colors to work with and almost fool proof. * If you bleached your hair and want to go back to brown, mix the brown color with a color base of red! If you don’t your hair will, I repeat: WILL turn green. I may or may not know this from experience.
Buying color from a grocery store/convenience store or wherever: Revlon’s Soft Black box color has always been my favorite. It’s literally $3 a box and their ColorStay conditioner that comes with it is so great for your hair. I have not used anything else because many will ruin curl patterns and damage hair more than they should because of more chemicals.
Make sure you get enough! One box usually is not enough, unless you have really really short hair!
If you’re brave enough to color your own hair at home, keep in mind how to keep your hair healthy in the process. Also, don’t be afraid to try a new color — even if it’s something crazy like bright fire truck red. If you are totally convinced that you love it, that is enough and it will look good. Do your research and compare shades of that color. Look online for people who have the same textured hair as you and see what they look like with the color you want! You’ll definitely be addicted after the first time. I love the feeling of looking slightly different.
Have you ever had a hair color catastrophe?
What color do you absolutely, low-key want to try?
Who else, besides me, is obsessed with liquid lipstick? Okay for me, it’s specifically matte, dark colors. OBSESSED. A couple months ago, I bought Kat Von D’s long-lasting lipstick in Lolita. It was my absolute favorite for a while, but then I needed a new color, but from the same general palette (Idk, I just really like dark purples, browns and nudes. I stay away from all the other colors!). I decided to try Tarte’s new line of liquid lipsticks.
So the lipsticks come in a really cute package. Tarte calls the lipstick “lip paint.” I was a little confused about what “lip paint” was and if I would even like it.
I really like the thin brush on the wand. It helps with precise lining which is really helpful. The consistency is also a lot like a matte liquid lipstick only it goes on really smooth! It takes a little while for it to completely dry, but the color is amazing.
I ordered the colors “tbt” and “manbun.” Tbt is my favorite because I can wear it a lot more often. It’s a nude pinkish color that gives me life. Manbun is a mix of a Vampy red and berry purple. It’s dark and I’m in love with the name and everything about it.
Here’s a quick swatch after a couple minutes of letting both colors dry.
Colors are vibrant, does not take a lot to fully cover lips
A little smaller than I would have expected for $20
Fun packaging and creative color names
Lasts the whole day
4.5 out of 5
What’s your favorite lipstick? Do you tend to buy similar colors or do you like to diversify your lipstick color collection? I want to know, comment below!
Alright, it’s seldom I ever go without eyeliner unless I’m doing this look. It’s natural and very golden, that’s why it’s called the Pocahontas look eventhough I don’t look like her exactly (it just reminds me of her). This look is great for tanner skin tones, but if you are not very tan, you can do this as well!
Hydrate and Prime
You’re going to want to start out using some sort of facial lotion, make sure it is for the face NOT the body! The product above is what you’re going to use as a primer! I am in love with Roc products and this is one of my favorites. A little goes a long way and it makes your skin soft and ready for foundation.
Apply Correct Shade of Foundation
Any liquid foundation will work, but I prefer Nars’ Medium 4 Barcelona. Use a small amount, about two pumps. Apply all over your face, dot close up to your eyes, high cheeks, bridge of nose, and forehead. Use a kabuki brush and spread evenly.
Now, we need to highlight. My favorite highlighter is Sephora’s Ultra Light drops. A little goes a long, long way with these! Spread half a drop under each eye with a concealing brush out to the top of your cheeks. All this does is make your undereyes look brighter and your cheeks will have a bright, glowy look.
Next, we need to seal the liquid with powder. For this look, you’ll need powder foundation to bring more color out. Do not use translucent powder for this look, it will cancel out the brightness. I like to use Kat Von D’s Lock-It Tattoo powder foundation in Medium 56. Use the same kabuki brush from before and apply by patting, not rubbing. Careful when doing this, you do not want a cakey look.
Bronzing is my favorite type of makeup! It contours your face however you want and makes my face look thinner. For this look, we really want to bring out strong facial features. We want a high cheekbone and a sharp bone structure around your chin. Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed palette has a bronzer, a highlighter and a blush. To apply the bronzer, grab a slanted brush. This is kind of silly, but make a fish face! Like a duck face, but act like you ate something sour! The lines that appear on your cheeks from the corners of your mouth up to the side of your face is where you should apply bronzer. Do not be afraid to add too much bronzer because you can always blend it in with a kabuki brush.
Buxom’s Full and Fabulous Mascara is perfect for this look, but you can also use anything that makes your eyelashes look long and full!
Here is where you can get creative. Cream eyeshadows that are matte and neutral are all great for the Pocahontas look. i used a matte cream brown eyeshadow by Elle. Brown eyes are better off doing light browns to medium dark brown, blue and green eyes can do a light gold. For my look, I kept my eyeshadow on my eyelid, but pulling the color out a little more is fine too!
Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita dries into a beautiful matte color. Before you apply this color, make sure you hydrate your lips. I like to use mint EOS balls before I apply any matte colored lipstick because they tend to dry out my lips. I love this lipstick so much, it lasts all day and doesn’t go anywhere when you eat or drink. Of course, you can use any matte lipstick with a slight pinkish brown, but this lipstick is a must have!
So there you have it! My natural look secret and that I call my natural look Pocahontas.
Comment pictures if you try it! I’m curious to see if anyone else loves it too.