Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Khroma Beauty Joystick Lip Lacquer Review and Swatches!

Like most people I love watching the Kardhasians reality shows. I never really watched but a couple years ago I caught a episode and was hooked! Lol. Whether the show is real, fake, slightly real, or scripted, it's entertaining, but that's my opinion.

One thing we can't argue on is that they always look gorgeous! Their makeup is always stunning! That's one of the large reasons why I watch. I like seeing their makeup looks and nails. On one of the most recent episodes Kourtney was applying a bright bold fuchsia pink lipstick that looked gorgeous! I paused and rewound my tv a few times to try and get a look at what it was. I wasn't familar with what the packaging looked like, but I instantly remembered they have their own makeup line. A quick google search and sure enough it was from their line....of course it had to be their line...a plug and more $$$ for them! Haha! 

Well I was sold on that color instantly! I placed an order for it on and also picked up a couple other colors.

I ended up ordering Rose Parade, Retro Red, and of course Shocking Pink which Kourtney was applying. 
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 Rose Parade, Retro Red, and Shocking pink

I had never used anything from their line so I was excited to try these out. First off the packaging is plastic, simple, nothing fancy or special but that's ok. They twist up, so no need for sharpening. 

These are a matte formula and don't exactly glide across your lips smoothly unless you have prepped them with lip balm first. When I get ready and am doing my makeup I always prep with lip balm and liner first so for me that's ok because I make it work. 

They do get drying over time but with that being said they are very long lasting. You can eat and drink and these will last. They do transfer but never completely fade away. You can always apply a little gloss or lip balm on top to make them more moisturizing. 

LipGlossGossip tip ~ When I have a lipstick that tends to be drying I keep a Revlon Lip Butter or Loreal Color Balm in a similar color to what I'm wearing in my makeup bag that way if I want to add a little more moisture to my lips or just pump up/revive the color a bit I can throw some on and my lips are instantly hydrated without having to apply actual "lipstick" again. 

 Natural Light
Rose Parade, Retro Red, and Shocking Pink

How gorgeous are these colors!!! I'm in love! Rose Parade is a true blue based red. Retro Red is not very red, it's more of a orange shade but I love it. Shocking Pink is everything I expected it to be, a beautiful bright bold fuchsia!


These are only $8.99 a piece and right now Ulta has them BOGO half off. The Khroma Beauty line is also sold at CVS and

For a bold lipstick lover like myself these are a definite must have! If you like super hydrated lipstick then these might not be for you, but like I said a little lip balm on top and problem solved. :)

Have you tried anything from the Khroma Beauty line? Will you be trying the Joystick Lip Lacquers?

Tags ~ Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jener, Scott Disick, Lord Disick, Rob Kardashian, Kris Jenner

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Guerlain ~ Rouge de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact in Genna 28 and Rouge G de Guerlain L'Extrait M25 Colere and M71 Gourmandise Review and Swatches

I recently lost my mind and ordered three $50 lipsticks from Sephora. I know that's ridiculously expensive for a lipstick but I had a little birthday money so I figured why not splurge on something good! :D
The first thing I chose was the Rouge de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact in Genna 28. As you can see the packaging has a mirror finish and is engraved with 'Guerlain' which makes it look really high end. The downside of it being so shiny is all the fingerprint marks! It's impossible to keep it from smudges.
Now this is where we get fancy! When you pull the lipstick out it automatically flips out a double mirror, one of which is magnified. The whole lipstick is very heavy. It's the heaviest lipstick I own, which I expect since it was $50!

Here is the gorgeous color in Genna 28! It's a beautiful bright warm red. This lipstick is so hydrating. It glides on the lips smoothly and gives a full color shiny finish. Because it's so moisturizing it isn't the longest lasing lipstick. Without eating it will last about 4 hours. If you eat or drink it will transfer and fade.
Next  I ordered two Rouge G de Guerlain L'Extrait in M25 Colere and M71 Gourmandise. 

These have similar packaging with the mirror. They are a little bit harder to open as you have to pull them out a tad, then twist open. In the photo above this one you can see it comes with a sticker attached to the package with opening instructions.
Although these have brush tip applicators they are not glosses, they are opaque liquid lipsticks. When you first apply them they are moisturizing, but after a few minutes they set into a satin/matte lipstick finish.  These are definitely more long wearing. They lasted about six hours on me and even after eating and drinking it didn't completely fade. It left a full color stained lip, which is great!

From top to bottom
Genna 28, M25 Colere, and M71 Gourmandise

These colors are so gorgeous! My favorite is probably Colere. It's the perfect bright cool toned red. I was most looking forward to Gourmandise and while the swatch looks like a bright pink it comes across on my lips as a muted rose color. It's a pretty color, just not what I was expecting. 

Overall these were definitely a splurge, but very well worth the money. The packaging and colors are beautiful. I recommend you check these out if you feel like buying something special and luxurious for yourself! 

Have you used any of these lipsticks? Would you pay $50 for one lipstick? 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bite Beauty Corvina High Pigment Matte Lip Pencil Review and Swatches

On a recent Sephora trip I went a little crazy and picked up a few lipsticks... ok ahem...six! Three of the lipsticks I got were from Bite Beauty. They make amazing lipsticks so I couldn't pick just one! If your not familiar with Bite Beauty their products are so pure and made with food grade ingredients that you can eat them! Obviously we're not gonna be like wow I'm hungry let me munch on this lipstick, but the fact that it's on our lips for an extended period of time and we're ingesting...well that just makes it ok because there are no harmful ingredients in it. 

They had several new shades out that I just couldn't pass up! One of which was this beauty here in Corvina!

Corvina is a bright coral pink lipstick pencil. It is a matte formula but it is not drying at all. I thought this bright shade in the matte formula would pull all the dry spots out on my lips and emphasize them but I didn't have that problem. It didn't feel drying on my lips at all, even over time my lips still felt hydrated. 

This is also a twist up pencil so no need for sharpening. That's always a plus in my book!

This was very long-wearing, so much so that it lasted all day through food and drinks. It had faded a bit but my lips still had full color. 

Natural light

How gorgeous is this color! It's perfect for Spring and Summer. It's so bright and cheerful. I imagine I'll be wearing Corvina a lot this season! 

I'm very impressed with these High Pigment Matte Lip Pencils and will definitely purchase more! 

Have you used Bite Beauty lipsticks or the Matte Lip Pencils before? 

You can find these at for $24.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Balm 50% Off EVERYTHING Sale!

Hurry over to the to get your orders in! Half off the entire website! 24 hours only!!

No code needed! Discount applied at checkout.

Happy Shopping!

MAC Fashion Sets Lipsticks Review and Swatches!

I haven't purchased MAC in a really long time. For the past three years or so I haven't really been into MAC like I was say 5 years ago. Back then I used to go out and purchase an entire collection! I was that bad! Lol. Right before I started my blog was when I started to get into other makeup lines, but one thing I try to keep up on with MAC is their lipsticks, because we can deny that MAC makes some gorgeous lipsticks! 

I was really looking forward to the Fashion Sets lipsticks because all of the colors are bright and bold which is right up my alley. You all know I love a bright lip!

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Ablaze, Silly, Embrace Me, and Heroine

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Ablaze, Silly, Embrace Me, and Heroine
Beneath Embrace Me and Heroine are their matching lip pencils.

All of these are a matte formula and are highly opaque. They apply smoothly but can be drying overtime because of the matte formulation, but this also makes them long-wearing. 

These colors are gorgeous and so prefect for Spring. Ablaze is surprisingly my favorite from the collection. I would have thought it would have been one of the pinks but it's such a perfect coral! Silly is a pretty  bubblegum pink. Embrace Me is of course a beautiful fuchsia pink. Heroine looks a tad bit dark on me so I've worn it with Silly as an ombre lip look and it looks great. I really love Heroine but I have to make it work. I can't just throw it on because it just looks so dark on my pale skin, but I still love the purple tone.

If you can get your hands on these definitely do. I know they are selling out everywhere, but call all your local MAC stores and counters to see if they have any in-stock or will be getting any more shipments in. I know some stores will let you pay over the phone and ship an item to you, which I have done in the past ;) lol. 

Which are your favorites from the Fashion Sets collection? Were you able to snatch any up before they sold out?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Betsey swatch and FOTD! Plus recent purchases and Randomness!

If you keep up with me on Instagram then you've seen all of this stuff already, but I haven't had time to share it on here. I like how instagram is kind of like blogging. It's just a lot  easier for me to post things on there quickly than finding the time to sit in front of the computer and upload pictures, but I do what I can when I find the time. Both of my babies are napping, as is my husband so I am here updating the blog uninterrupted and I love it! Lol

These are just some things I picked up recently. 
 I had a $10 birthday coupon to use at Ulta so I recently went by and picked up one of the new Stila Color Balm lipsticks in Betsey as well as the Tarte Cosmetics Prime, Shine, and Define kit. I've used the Tarte Primer before and love it but haven't tried the BB Illuminating Moisturizer or Mascara.
 The Color Balm Lipstick has a nice sleek silver packaging. I love how stila is pressed into the cap, it gives it a pretty look.
Swatched in natural light

This is my first Color Balm lipstick but definitely not my last. First of all the color payoff is amazing! The texture is so smooth and glides on your lips. It's very hydrating as well. These are different than a lot of the other "balm" lipsticks on the market as these have full color payoff which I love and is right up my alley. 

I was very surprised as to how long this wore. I wore it for about 6 hours total and it stayed on through dinner as well. We went out to eat at BJ's and it lasted through pasta and two drinks! Impressed!
This was my look for the day on Easter. I did a light pastel green wash on the lid, with a teal shade on the outer corner and my Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Betsey. All eyeshadows and blush are from the Senna Cosmetics pastel envelope. 

I definitely recommend you check out Stila Color Balm Lipsticks. There is a great variety of colors to choose from! You can find these at your local Ulta or Sephora for $22. As well as .

Lastly just wanted to share some other things I got recently.
  Sedona Lace recently had a sale and I had never used their brushes before and you know I'm a total brush junkie so I had to place an order. I ordered the Vortex Brush Set, so I'll do a full review after I have had more time to play and experiment different uses for them.

Got this Butter London  trio from a Good Morning America deal for $25!
Colors shown are Jaffa, Cheeky Chops, and Dosh. You can find a swatch of Jaffa on my Instagram @LipGlossGossip

Lastly I'm in love with my chevron duvet from Target! It makes me happy and tired when I look at it! Happy because it's so bright & fun and tired because I just want to go lay down and relax! Lol

If your on Instagram let me know your Instagram name in the comments so I can follow you. You can look up LipGlossGossip to follow me. Another thing I recently joined is Keek, it's like instagram but you post short 35 second videos instead of pics so that's kinda fun! I'm LipGlossGossip there as well.

Anyways I hope your all having a great day!