A New Year’s Eve Look featuring the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette!


anastasia beverly hills new years prism palette look



◾️ eyeshadow @anastasiabeverlyhills@norvina #PrismPalette

◾️ lashes @inglot_usa @inglot_cosmetics @inglotpk82S

◾️ concealer @tartecosmetics Shape Tape

◾️ liner @nyxcosmetics Matte Black Liner @miaadorabeauty Immovable Black Eyeliner

◾️ mascara: @maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara

◾️ brows: @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina Dip Brow in Ebony


Recently I got the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette, and I’ve been having a great time trying out new looks with it. It is such a great, pigmented palette.

This was my first attempt doing a spotlight smokey eye using the palette, and I think it is a fun, sparkly look for New Year’s Eve!

I was inspired by @nikkietutorials , and I’m happy with how the spotlight eye turned out, but I still need more work, I think.

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions? What are your plans for the day? I’ll be going out for dinner with my husband to one of my favorite restaurants in this area.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and prosperous New Year!


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My Instagram post is featured in NYX Cosmetics’ online gallery!

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Check this look out on my Instagram, @THEGIRLLOVESMAKEUP!

Recently I did an eye makeup look on my cousin, using the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner (see my post about the look here), and NYX Cosmetics featured my Instagram post on their online gallery!

That eyeliner is black as sin, and it is my favorite for creating a sharp wing on my eyes and on others’ eyes, too! Check it out here, along with my post.

Screen grabs taken from www.nyxcosmetics.com. 

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Black & Gold Eye Look

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✨ Black And Gold Eye Look ✨


🦄 eyeshadows: @tartecosmetics Tarteist Pro Palette, @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina Modern Renaissance Palette

🦄 glitter @jouercosmetics Skinny Dip Palette @czjouer

🦄 eyeliner: @Nyxcosmetics Matte black liner, @miaadorabeauty Immovable Waterproof Eye Pencil on the waterline

🦄 concealer: #tartecosmetics Shape Tape Concealer and @narsissist Soft Matte Complete Concealer

🦄 brows: #anastasiabeverlyhills #norvina Dip Brow Pomade in Ebony

🦄 lashes: @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty Samantha Lashes


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NYX Intense Butter Gloss Review + Swatches


Ulta Beauty has this to say about the NYX Cosmetics Intense Butter Gloss:

Smother your lips with a silky gloss bursting with color! NYX Cosmetics Intense Butter Gloss keeps your lips soft and glossy without being sticky, in a variety of vibrant shades.

You get .27 oz of product for $5.99 with these, and the NYX Cosmetics website often has sales in which their price drops. Ulta has these in 24 shades.

Mini backstory for those who are interested

Now, I’m not much of a gloss person. I prefer matte lips to glossy ones, thank you. But sometimes matte lipstick makes my lips look dry AF, which is what prompted my decision to try these out for wearing them alone or on top of matte lipstick. And I am pleasantly surprised with the two shades I got: Tres Leches and Apple Dumpling.

The shades

Tres Leches is a lovely nude pink that is a tad bright on my lips though it looks muted in the swatches. It is, however, great for layering atop a darker lip color.

Apple Dumpling is a coral shade that also looks bright and almost neon on my lips, so is best paired with a darker base shade.

The yay

  • OMG YOU GUYS THESE ARE SO PIGMENTED 😮😮😮 One swipe is enough for intense pigment with these. They got the name right with this product.
  • Long lasting. I had a meal with this on, and while some of Tres Leches came off, I smacked my lips together and it settled into an even, pigmented coat once more.
  • Easy to swipe on, but it is a very thick and pigmented product so too much can make it look like it is dripping off the lips.
  • Very very glossy look, for those who dig that.
  • 24 shades, yo.
  • Looks great on top of matte lip colors.
  • On darker skin tones, this can be layered to neutralize/soften/brighten up very dark shades should one choose to do that.
  • So affordable.

The meh

  •  Very thick and pigmented product so too much can make it look like it is dripping off the lips.
  • Somewhat sticky. My hair sticks to it at times.

Do I recommend this?

Yes. It is a good quality product for an even better price, and you have so many shades to choose from.


Ulta, NYX.


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Side note: I started watching Breaking Bad (aka GREATEST SHOW IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION) once more and if the language in this post isn’t all too appropriate, you can blame that.


HudaBeauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks - Review and comparison with possible dupes

HudaBeauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks – Review & Comparison With NYX Lip Lingerie and J.Cat Beauty Lipfinity Matte Lip Kissproof

HudaBeauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks - Review and comparison with possible dupes

HudaBeauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks

I got the HudaBeauty Liquid Matte lipsticks in the shades Icon and Bombshell a while back.

Sephora says:

What it is:
A highly comfortable, long wear liquid lipstick that dries matte with intense color pay-off and transfer-proof properties.

What it does:
Introducing Huda Beauty’s latest lip beautifier: the Liquid Matte, an unrivaled take on the liquid lipstick. The tried and true comfort-wear formula from top beauty expert, Huda Kattan, is infused with antioxidants and an exclusive complex to help maintain the lips’ hydration. The lightweight formula glides on a thin coat of color that intensifies as it sets to a matte, transfer-free finish with amazing staying power. You might even forget you’re wearing anything on your lips at all! The must-have shades can be worn alone or combined to create the perfect color for any occasion. Pair it with a complementary Huda Beauty Lip Contour to set off your look.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
“I created these because I could never find a liquid lipstick that suited my needs. This formula is so light, it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, but gives you a long-lasting, transfer-free finish in shades to die for.”—Huda Kattan

This product is cruelty-free and free of gluten. Please note: the color’s appearance may vary based on skintone once set.

You get 5 ml of product for $20.

The Shades


This is described as a classy peachy pink. On my lips, it is actually pretty dark and shows up as a hybrid between red and pink. It is a very glamorous shade if you want a bold lip, or something classy for a night out.


This is described as a subtle pinkish nude, and it is my favorite of the two. Normally lighter shades look like neon highlighter on my pigmented lips, but this shows its actual true color on my lips and is so perfect for daytime/summer/with a smokey eye/for a no makeup look. The list is endless. On my lips, this looks like it has a coral tint to it.

The Yay

  • Beautiful finish. These actually feel hydrating on the lips and sit so well once they dry.
  • They don’t really come off unless I have a big meal or eat something very oily. This is a primary reason why they’re two of the best shades in my collection and why I turn to them time and again if I know I’ll be wearing my makeup for a while.
  • When they fade, they do so very evenly, especially Bombshell which fades to look like it is actually my own lip color.
  • Very lightweight on the lips.
  • Packaging is very pretty.

The Meh

  • They take a while to dry.
  • They are on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but like I said, they’re good quality!

Do I recommend these?

If you have $ to spend and you really want to try these out, I say go for it. There is a huge range of shades and they are very good quality lipsticks. I will probably keep repurchasing Bombshell forever.






Icon (top) and Bombshell (bottom)


Icon (top) and Bombshell (Bottom)


Because I love Bombshell so much, I checked to see if there are any cheaper dupes for it in my collection, and came up with some possible picks.

NYX Lip Lingerie in Ruffle Trim and Bedtime Flirt



The NYX site describes these as:

Slip into something seductive with Lip Lingerie, our luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, Matte finish. Available in the color-kissed hues you know and love—from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown, to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige—plus, 12 brand-new nudes! Each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.

They retail for $7 (4 ml).

Bedtime Flirt is described as a red-toned pink, and it is a very light one at that. It is the perfect nude lip and on my lips, looks almost similar to HudaBeauty Bombshell. The main difference is in texture; Bedtime Flirt is more creamy and moussy, and that shows on the lips while Bombshell is thinner in texture and sits on the lips very lightly. Bedtime Flirt does not feel drying on the lips.

Ruffle Trim is described as a cinnamon pink and looks like a coral pink on my lips. I thought this would be more like Bombshell but in my swatches I think Bedtime Flirt is a closer dupe. This shade is also non-drying and creamy in texture.

Do I recommend these?

For $7, you can’t go wrong. Big shade range, creamy on the lips, great for daily wear.




J.Cat Beauty Lipfinity Matte Lip Kissproof


I saw this dupe on the DupeThat Instagram profile, and it was only $4.99 on Forever 21 so I bought it in the shade Champagne Buzz.

Champagne Buzz has no description on the site but it is a nude pink shade that looks very much like Bombshell. The only trouble is that it applies streaky and has to be evened out with more coats. It also does not feel hydrating like Bombshell, but what do you expect for a quarter of the price? Normally when I apply Bombshell, I keep Champagne Buzz in my purse for touch ups.

Do I recommend this?

For $4.99? Give it a try, I would say. Plus you get a whopping 12 g of product.





Bedtime Flirt + Ruffle Trim, Bedtime Flirt, Ruffle Trim, Bombshell, Champagne Buzz, Icon – Below, Top To Bottom: Icon, Champagne Buzz, Bombshell, Ruffle Trim, Bedtime Flirt, Ruffle Trim + Bedtime Flirt


Bedtime Flirt + Ruffle Trim, Bedtime Flirt, Ruffle Trim, Bombshell, Champagne Buzz, Icon

In case it may seem there are discrepancies in lighting, these swatch pictures have been taken in natural light and left unedited to give as accurate a depiction of the product shades as possible.
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NYX Eye Shadow Base In Skin Tone: The Perfect Replacement for MAC Soft Ochre

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Mini Back-story

So a while back, my beloved MAC paint pot in Soft Ochre dried up for good and I was devastated. It was the perfect eye shadow base for my skin tone and I really didn’t like the thought of spending more $$ for something that dries up so quickly. (Which is weird considering how irresponsible with money I usually am.)

Enter NYX Eyeshadow Base in the shade Skin Tone. Someone on my Snapchat recommended this as an alternative for Soft Ochre, and after trying it, I couldn’t agree more. 

The Yay

  • While this looks darker in the pot, it actually isn’t this dark applied on the eyelid and damn son, it makes eyeshades POP. 
  • Keeps my eyeshadow poppin’ from 12 PM to 10 PM (or whenever I choose to take my makeup off/ go to bed. The point is, with this thing on your eyelid, that shadow is there to stay. Keep in mind this is in cold weather, btw. And my kids lids are not very oily.)
  • Available in two more shades.
  • Totes inexpensive so value for money.

The Meh

  • You have to dip your finger or brush in the pot which isn’t so hygienic.


I use my fingers to apply this onto my eyelids.

L-R: NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone, Tease from Urban Decay Naked 2 palette with NYX Skin Tone and without

Do I Recommend This?

You bet yo ass. If Skin Tone is too dark for you, there is a white and pearlescent white shade available as well.


Ulta, NYX, Target.

In Other News

I made these Teriyaki stir-fried noodles yesterday. They were really good.

Also, I finally finished The Crown and am now watching Outlander. Outlander is like a Harlequin romance novel come to life.