Sunday 29th July is International Lipstick Day and across the world there is freebies to be had.
Most famously, MAC offers a free lipstick. In some countries this is free no purchase required, but in others a purchase is required. Online, you must spend $25 to get your free lipstick.
Winky Lux is gifting customers a free matte velour plush lipstick with any purchase online.
Stila is offering a buy one get one free on all 35 shades of their Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks online.
If you purchase one of Milani’s new eyeshadow palettes in Soft & Sultry or Pure Passion, you’ll receive a free Color Statement Matte Lipstick in the shade Matte Naked.
Palladio Beauty is offering 30% off online with the discount code Summer30, along with a free lip gloss on all orders on Sunday.
Anastasia Beverly Hills is offering a buy one get one free online for their liquid lipstick, lip gloss, and matte lipstick.
If you spend $60 or more at IT Cosmetics on Sunday, and use the code LIPDAY2018 at checkout, you’ll receive 2 free lipsticks.
Kat Von D is offering a free mini Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in the shade Double Dare, with every online order when you use the code LIPSTICKDAY at checkout. You can also get two shades of their Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick for $30 (usually $22 each). You can also check out my review of the Everlasting Glimmer Veil here.
Comment below to let us know your favorite lipstick and what deals you’ll be taking advantage of this National Lipstick Day.
If you’re into beauty and watch YouTube, you’ve probably heard of beauty vlogger Tati Westbrook aka the GlamLifeGuru.
She has just released her beauty brand Halo Beauty, which so far has one product a vitamin for skin hair and nails. It sounds great and it’s both sugar and gluten free as well as vegan. She’s also been fairly transparent about the ingredients.
However a lot of bloggers, vloggers and others have been really negative about her brand and ingredients. I am surprised that her brand is so far just one product, but when you look at the product it looks fairly decent and people haven’t even used it yet to comment.
Looking at the ingredients and people’s concerns about things they do or don’t do and potential ill health you could get, there has been nothing more than a few suggested correlations. And the thing with correlations is that the two variables appear to be related but may both be occurring for non-related reasons. While I don’t think this product will be a miracle, I don’t think it will be any less effective than all the anti-aging creams out there and the companies for those don’t have to disable comments due to negativity and personal attacks.
It will be interesting to see how effective the product is once it is used for a period of time and how it affects Tati’s perceived integrity.
A quick look at some of my favourite products to wear this month.
Foundation: L’Oréal Infallible 24HR Matte
Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow
Eyeshadow: Chi Chi Palettes
Lip Balm: Hurraw
Lipstick: Chanel (high end) Rimmel (drugstore)
Product on my most wanted list: Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream
I wanted to dye my hair pink, but wanted to test the colour suited me before going for something more permanent, so this looked like a good option.
I initially hesitated because the colour they showed on the box didn’t really look that cotton candy to me, but ultimately I decided to give it a go because hey, we only live once.
On opening the bottle, I found the liquid inside was a dark pink (you can also see this when you spray the colour on your hands, so make sure to wear gloves).
I chose to apply this by standing in the shower with old black clothes on and a full length mirror leaning against the glass. The reason I did this was because it is much easier to wash down the shower walls than it is the bathroom walls.
I applied the spray to my glove and them rubbed it into my hair. I found it was hard to really get a good coverage on a couple of bits and it was very time consuming compared to a cream product to apply all over the hair.
After it was dry, I fully expected the colour on the box based on previous experience with their sprays but instead I got a dark purple/pink colour.
Day 1 Day 2
I left this in my hair for two days, but your hair gets quite strawlike so I washed it out on the second day. A bit of colour had faded on the second day and after washing it only a very light layer of colour was left. After another was three days later most of this disappeared too and the tiny bit left the wash after.
After 1 Wash After 2 Washes
I would use it again for a night out then wash it out the next morning.
The Handmade Illuminating Rainbow Highlighters by BitterLaceBeauty have thrown the makeup world into a bit of a rainbow frenzy. My favourite type of rainbow make up is rainbow eyeshadow.
To achieve this look I used the Chi Chi O.M.F.G palette. I also used a Chi Chi black eye liner. The mascara is the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara and the brows and highlight were both done with the Sax Essential Brow Shaping & Defining Kit. I also used the Art Deco eyeshadow base to prime the eyelids. To apply the shadows I started with red at the corner of the eye using a small Artiste eye shadow brush, sticking the colour on and keeping the brushing minimal on both the lid and below the lid, making sure to match the colours exactly in both places. After each colour I quickly ran the brush lightly under water to clean the colour of, towelled it dry, and then applied the next colour. This is particularly important when the next colour is lighter such as with yellow. I then applied mascara on upper and lower lashes and mascara to above the lashes, on the water line and slightly below the water line. To blend out any eyeshadow above the lid I used a white highlighter above the lid, to the brow and added a little dark brown shadow to the brows to give them more definition.
In the second look I used the Chi Chi O.M.F.G palette, the Chi Chi Nudes palette and the LA Girl Neon Beauty Brick. I again used a Chi Chi black eye liner. The mascara in this one is Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and the brows as again the Sax Essential Brow Shaping & Defining Kit. And the lids were primed with the Art Deco eyeshadow base. A small Artiste brush is again used for the lid, with a larger shadow brush being used for above the lid. Start with the yellow in the corner of the eye and pack on the colour. Then sweep the blue/green shade across the rest of the lid. Underneath the lash line use feathery strokes to apply orange to one side and pick to the other. The buff out any excess colour beyond the lid up to the brow with a light brown or skin coloured shade and highlight just underneath the brow with a white highlighter. Finish by applying mascara to lashes and eyeliner to above the lashes, on the water line, and slightly below the water line.
Have fun and get creative