I'm not afraid of liquid lipstick anymore

I'm not afraid of liquid lipstick anymore

I love a bold, matte lip (and have for a long time), but I have to confess that I’ve had a hard time wrapping my head around this whole liquid lipstick thing. Yes, I understand they provide long-lasting color with little to no effort—but I’ve been getting this for as long as I can remember with a number of NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils (unless I bring them with me on vacation and forget to bring a sharpener—which actually happened to me recently). So needless to say, my makeup drawer was devoid of liquid lipstick—until I got a package of Bad Habit Beauty’s Liquified Matte Lipsticks last week.

  Left (top to bottom):  Trophy Life, Center Piece, Broken Heart, Mind Games.  Right (top to bottom):  Collide, Speed Dial

Left (top to bottom): Trophy Life, Center Piece, Broken Heart, Mind Games.
Right (top to bottom): Collide, Speed Dial

I’ll admit I was reluctant at first, but then it clicked. With the application ease of a gloss and a barely-there feel PLUS a major punch of color, I’m totally on board. I’ve come to learn that exfoliating my lips before wearing one of them yields a smoother result, but this extra effort is well worth it (and I don’t have to worry about sharpening). My favorites are Mind Games and Speed Dial, and I’m sure I’ll wear the Collide once Fall rolls around again.

Thanks to Bad Habit Beauty (how great is that name?), my first foray into liquid lipstick was a success—and served as a reminder that it never hurts to try something once (beauty-wise, at least).

Red, white or blue... Which mask is for you?

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K-Beauty doesn't have to be confusing

K-Beauty doesn't have to be confusing