Colourpop Ultra blotted Lip in Zuma

The Ultra Blotted Lip is described as:

 A medium coverage matte lipstick that creates a soft, diffused look. It is completely transfer-proof and long-wearing but also lightweight and comfortable.

My Thoughts:

I thought the Ultra Blotted was going to be the same as the Ultra Mattes. Both formulas are completely different. I like the Ultra Blotted lips more due to how they feel and wear. The Ultra Blot dries down to a full matte with minimal transfer and easy removal. Zuma is a warm nude and not opaque (not even after one layer). When Zuma dried down, it was not flakey or heavy.

To me, Zuma is perfect when I need an easy to wear matte nude.

Buxom Amanda, Gabby, and Zoe Lipglosses

the Buxom lip glosses are described as

A high-shine plumping gloss tingles to coax a gorgeous lip look while pampering and moisturizing with vitamins A and E. Lips stay lusciously soft, plumped, and seriously sexy.

Here are  Amanda , Gabby , and Zoe $20 ec at 0.15 oz/ 4.44 mL. Buxom has been around for several years and hardly reviewed. I’ve been using their glosses for 3yrs.

Amanda is a clear gloss loaded up with shimmer


Gabby was the original gloss I owned. At one time, Buxom was under the same roof as Bare Minerals. I think the brand separate, reformulated their glosses, and changed their logo. Since there is not much said about Buxom, I’m only guessing they are a separate company. The new Gabby is completely different in color.  Compared to the original, I noticed the new Gabby looks fuller in coverage and has better pigmentation. It doesn’t matter. Gabby has been perfect on top of all my browns and rosey shades. This is my second time repurchasing.

 Extra details of Gabby. Either way, Gabby is still a pretty shade.


Zoe is very wearable and gives off a fair amount of pigment on its own.

Buxom is one of my ‘underrated’ high end brands. I know lip gloss is lip gloss, but I feel the Buxom line is very unique and actually worth the purchase.  Their glosses are good quality, nonsticky, and easy to wear.

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipsticks

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipsticks ($17) are described as

his long-wearing formula has a comfortable matte finish with no commitment issues. These matte vanilla mint liquid lipsticks are stuck on you without feeling clingy!

Meet Matt(e) Hughes is one of the best and easiest to wear liquid lipsticks I own. I have found the shade range to be tricky because they sort of look the same; except, each is different with shades ranging from nudes to bolds. I started with Charming and later Reliable. Charming is rosey and Reliable is almost a medium brown. The liquid lipsticks do not dry down to a full on matte, have a slight transfer, and a vanilla/minty scent. In coverage, they are fairly opaque.  Even though they are light after one coat, I do feel some slight ‘hugging’ but it is not unbearable.



Bite Beauty Prismatic Lip Glosses

Rose Pearl 0.14 oz/ 4.14 mL and Oyster Pearl 0.14 oz/ 4.14 mL are $22 each. The glosses are creme base, slightly opaque, full on shimmer, and can either be worn on their own or as a topper. The wands are tear drop shaped making it easier to apply and outline.  If the lip colors are in the same shade family as the gloss, the opacity won’t compete with the color. When I wear it as topper, I just put a little in the center of my lips. The glosses are not super long wearing, and once they fade, they do leave behind a little shimmer.

Rose Pearl

 Oyster Pearl

I never thought I would love a shade like Oyster Pearl. Oyster Pearl has such a unique blend of a taupey/brown base with silver/blue shimmer.


For myself, Rose and Oyster Pearl are a nice change from wearing nudes and look very different from my other glosses.

Zoya Fall 2017 Lipsticks 😍

Aside from having amazing nail polishes, Zoya also has a line of lipsticks ($12). Zoya’s lipsticks are not full coverage and very hydrating. I feel they act more as a semi-opaque colored lip balm. In a way, the almost remind me of the Tarte Lipsurgences. The fall collection includes shades raging from nudes, berries, mauves, pinks, and a blue. The shades are safe enough to wear on top of liquid lipsticks without taking away from the color. They are all a cream formula with a satin finish.

Addie is the lightest and only nude in the collection, and is described as a pinky apricot nude.

 Maggie is a deep berry

 Layne is a dusty rose

Bristol is medium wine

  Lizzy is bolder and a deep fuschia

Lucky is the second bold shade described as a cool toned pink

Tommy is the bonus blue shade

My favorites are Addie, Maggie, and Layne. The overall shade ranges are very refreshing since every last lip color looks almost the same.

Colourpop Rose Quartz and Aquamarine Crushed Crystal Lip Balm

Over the summer, Colourpop released a Crushed Crystals Collection featuring Crystal themed lip balms, liquid highlighters, and sprays. My first part is going to feature the two lip balms and then the setting spray.

On me, there is not much to swatch since the base of the balms are a very sheer pearl with a flip. Rose Quartz has a pink pearly flip and Aquamarine has a blue pearly flip. The balms are in a classic bullet and very easy to clean. Makeup stains just whipe right off. The white base will not compete with the lip color and disappear over the selected shade leaving the flip.

Three Negatives

  • not long wearing
  • not long hydrating
  • the lipstick will smear on the tube of the lip balm

The balms should have been more hydrating and longer wearing. I did not like them over liquid lipsticks because most of the color went on the tube. Over regular lip products, they work much better.

Overall, the balms are unique and an easy way to experiement with the lip topper trend.

MAC Lipglass Oh Baby

I had a few empties this year and earned a free newly reformulated Mac Lip Glass in Oh Baby. I haven’t used the Lip Glasses in forever and love their brand new formula. Compared to the old formula, I don’t feel much of a difference other than the gloss being less sticky and more opaque. I feel for myself the size change is ideal (I don’t go through glosses quickly) even though it is less than the original. The packaging has a nice weight, style, and feel.

Oh Baby is a shimmering bronze. In person, I noticed very small 3D flecks of silver. Oh Baby has gone with every single nude to brown lip color I own 🙂. Click each image a few times to get it full size.

Depending on the retailer, the Lip Glass is still the original price ($17).