Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit Review:

Don’t waste your time or money on the new Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit glamour babes. It’s pretty darn awful.

I thought the Retro Luxe Lip Kit was going to play an incredible role as a dupe for Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit. Yes, it does contain a matching lip pencil, and liquid matte lipstick, but that’s just about as much excitement as you are going to get out of this $9 kit.

The formulation is horrible, and the shade selection is meh. There are five shades in total; 3 nude (Echelon, Noble, Reign-isn’t that a Kylie shade?) one vampy berry (Royal), and a red called Regal. Can you guess which shade I chose? Lol.

Okay, so, Regal is not the rich shade of red as it appears on the web and box. Um, looks can be deceiving much? Most definitely. What the shade really looks like is that of a Crayola Crayon in Burnt Orange.

Wonderful! My least favorite color in the crayon box has now been painted on my lips. Yuck!

This was not a flattering lip shade on me at all. No, no, no. It simply did not do. The tone came off as very flat, muted and muddy. Although the formulation is lightweight, and it applied evenly and easily with opaque pigment. The texture was sticky never fully setting into a matte finish. The liquid lipstick was also super drying. Sorry boys and gals, but I am not exactly sure of its longevity. I literally wore it for about five minutes and had to remove the color because it was so uncomfortable to keep sitting on my lips. FYI: I had to use makeup remover wipes. This liquid lipstick did not budge, adding more salt to the wound. My lips were so sore and chapped afterwards. The only positive I found in this lip kit was the lip pencil. It’s very creamy, has nice pigment, and applies smoothly.

Makeup Revolution seriously needs to work on their lipstick formulations. I have yet to fall in love with a MUR lip product. Back to Ulta you go Retro Luxe! It was nice knowing you.

Have you purchased Makeup Revolution’s Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit? What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick Review:

I was very shocked and happy to spot Wet n Wild’s New Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks at my local Harmons Discount Drugstore glamour babes! Harmons was the last place I would expect to see them. They are usually late bloomers when it comes to getting new makeup releases. I also heard these liquid lipsticks were to release early January 2017, I guess I heard wrong. Apparently, spring has sprung early for us, not that I’m complaining about this.

Before I get into the review, I just want to let you know if there is a Harmons Drugstore near you, and you find Wet n Wild’s Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks. They are fifty cents less ($4.49), and if you use the $5 off Bed, Bath and Beyond Coupons they’ll tack more money off your purchase. I bought four and ended up paying $14 with a $5 off coupon. I’ll pay $3.50 for a lipstick any day, especially good ones such as these pretty kitties.

Wet n Wild has quite the selection to choose from out of this collection; 13 shades to be exact. Ranging in beautiful tones of nudes, pinks, bold reds, dusty roses and mauves, and deep rich berries. My favorites were Missy and Fierce, Hello Dolly, Video Vixen, and Goth Topic.

Missy and Fierce-classic cool blue red

Hello Dolly- hot pink


Video Vixen- berry


Goth Topic- dark berry

These liquid lipsticks have some serious staying power. I was so impressed by how amazingly well they held up for an extremely affordable drugstore brand lipstick. From the moment I applied each shade, not one of them caked, cracked, feathered, bled, or dried out my lips, they were in purrrrfect shape. Mind you, I was wearing each one through a 10 hour day with eating, drinking, bumpin a gum with clients, and god knows what else, lol. To make life a whole lot easier on you and your lips, I’d keep makeup remover wipes on hand. Yea, the staying power is that remarkable. This liquid lipstick knows how to leave an imprint, lol.

The formula is lightweight, creamy, intensely pigmented (one swipe is all you need to coat your lips), wears comfortably, goes on glossy, but dries matte. Applies evenly and easily with the new J shaped doe foot wand. This new design hugs all the curves of your lips for a more precise application making it foolproof! And, Wet n Wild’s Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks are completely vegan! How catastic is that?! Everyone can get their paws on them now!

If you’re tired from the drugstore hunt, curl up on the couch and relax. You can head on over to wetnwildbeauty.com and bring all 13 shades home with just a few clicks of a button.

Stay beautiful, xo.

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TheBalm Cosmetics Meet Matte Hughes (Dedicated and Loyal) Liquid Lipstick Review:

Hey glamour babes! There’s someone I’d like to you meet, and he sure is swell! Meet Matte Hughes ($17) from TheBalm Cosmetics!


This lovely fella of a liquid lipstick is truly a keeper in my eyes. I mean what’s not to like about Matte Hughes?! He comes in 12 charismatic shades, and I happened to fall in love with his Loyal and Dedicated side.

Dedicated is a red berry.


Loyal is a deep red.


Long lasting (up to 8 hours or longer), light weight, comfortable to wear, vibrant, does not cake, feather, or crumble, and is easy to apply due to the ever so soft, plush doe foot wands Matte provides.


He’s the perfect gentleman when creating the perfect pout; Precise, even, beautiful, and flawless, Matte Hughes is everything a gal could ever want in a liquid lipstick.

The sweet intoxicating scent of vanilla alone makes me weak in the knees as the cool sensation of mint sends shivers down my spine as it gently absorbs into my lips. Whhhhhhewwwww, this liquid lipstick is such a charmer, I think I need a tall glass of water to cool off, lol.

As totally committed as we are, not all is perfect in our liquid lipstick love story.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love that Matte Hughes of mine, I truly do, but sometimes he can put a damper on my lips when it comes to dry down time during our application sessions. Not to worry though, he doesn’t cling on for long, he just needs a minute and we’re good to go! What can I say? My lips are that irresistible, lol.

So? What do you goils think? Is The Balm’s Meet Matte Hughes a dream or what?! I can confidently say we’re made for each other. I gotta see what his other characteristics (shades) are like. Oooooooooo, just thinking about it is making my heart skip a beat!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Project Chimps, Nosferatu, Outlaw) Review:

Wow, Kat Von D has stepped it up with her Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20/0.22 oz.) glamour babes. I remember trying her liquid lipstick when her line first launched and I was a big fan. The matte formulation at the time applied unevenly, patchy, and dried into a crumbly mess to the point where it had to be removed. Not anymore, Kat Von D reformulated all of her cosmetics not only making them cruelty free, but vegan friendly too! Hooray! Now everyone can try em and love em! I decided to give Ms. Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick a second chance because of the revamping of her line, and I saw that she released a limited edition shade called project chimps to help save the chimps one lipstick at a time! For every Project Chimps Limited Edition lipstick sold, 20% of the retail price will go to Project Chimps, a nonprofit organization that has worked to stop the use of chimps in private biomedical research and retire them to a sanctuary. I think in this day and age we should no longer test on animals, it isn’t necessary, it is cruel and in humane. Long story short, I wanted to support her cause and make a difference, I love animals and every bit of support counts. I also tossed two more shades into the cart (Nosferatu, and Outlaw) for the free mini liquid liner in Wolfie, and to save on shipping costs. Plus, these shades of red are perfect for fall, change is in the air, I could feel it!

Project Chimps- is a warm brick red that has been lip tested, and chimp approved!


Nosferatu- is a I vant to suck your blood crimson red. Blah, blah, blah.


Outlaw- this town ain’t big enough for the two of us when wearing this brick red, now draw!


The Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are light weight, creamy, smooth, easy to apply thanks to the lengthy doe foot wands each tube carries, are highly pigmented, and set into a beautiful matte finish.


A little goes a long way with these liquid lipsticks, the colors are very opaque, and they do not cake, crumble, feather or crack once applied, huge thumbs up to that. However, you will need to use a baby wipe or makeup remover to remove the color off the lips, the staying power of these liquid lipsticks are that tough to take off alone, Kat Von D don’t play.

Formulated without parabens, the infusion of natural ingredients, including vitamin E and sunflower seed wax keep lips snug as a bug in a rug when wearing these color rich lipsticks.

Project Chimps, Nosferatu, and Outlaw provide long lasting wear up to eight hours or possibly longer. I got up to an 8 hour wear and I was able to do the following just like Kat Von D’s website said I could do, lol; “You can eat, drink, make up, break up and mouth-off knowing your lips are gonna stay flawless through it all!” And they most certainly did boys and gals! My lips persevered through everything, including my sailor mouth, lol.

Giving Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks a second chance was totally worth supporting the cause, and I’m glad I did. I do think the makeup industry as a whole, not just the cruelty free companies should become more involved in non-profit organizations for their cosmetics, and put an end to animal cruelty. Wouldn’t it be more enriching to know what/where our money is going towards?! With Kat Von D you do! How rewarding does that feel?! So, let’s support the cause and help her save some chimps! Your lips and the chimps will thank you.

Stay beautiful! Xo.