Friday, September 8, 2017

Fun Friday: Playing With Black Lipstick/Vegan Makeup Review

Hey guys! Happy Friday, I hope that you are all well. Before I get into the fun part of this fun Friday post I do just want to mention that I am completely sick with worry about the people affected by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and the fires. I can't believe what is happening. It feels apocalyptic to be honest with you. I'm hoping with all of my heart that Vegan in The VI (aka Shen) and her crew are safe. I'm terrified for what is to come for Florida and knowing that I most likely won't be able to find out if people that I love are safe. If anyone knows of any way to help besides donations (that will be done, of course, but I'm looking for a way to do something more) please let me know.

OK. That is a heavy way to start off Fun Friday but let's have a little fun too. I mentioned last week that I ordered a few of the Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks. I received them on Friday actually and couldn't wait to try them out. Of course I was most intrigued by the black shade, Wizard. I've always wanted black lipstick but never thought I could pull it off and I absolutely do not have the confidence to wear it outside of my house. I decided to play with that one first and did a full face with it. I still didn't leave the house with it but I do LOVE it. Maybe one day I'll have the confidence to rock it out in the world.

So here it is. My first black lipstick makeup look. Just as a quick product review, I love this liquid lipstick. I'm a sucker for all things metallic and the finish on this is beautiful. Add glitter and I'm automatically a fan. The glitter is not gritty and the formula is nice and light. Please excuse my absolutely horrific eyeliner application. I just can never seem to get it right.

I also tried out the new Wet n Wild Mermaid highlighter that I shared last week. It's hard to really capture it in a photograph but you can really see it on my nose (the last place I'd want the highlight to be prominent but oh well). You can also see it on my cupids bow and on my forehead just above my nose. You can't really see it on the tops of my cheekbones but it is there. This highlight is gorgeous, I just don't think it suits my skin tone well. I have cooler undertones and this is a warmer highlight so it kind of makes me look a little dirty I think. But, if you have warmer undertones this highlight will be stunning on you and the price is definitely right!

I decided to go with a purple eye makeup look with the dark black lipstick. The lipstick has gold and purple glitter in it so I decided to pull out the purple. I really like the look. One day I will leave my house in it. I'm thinking about easing into it with Halloween and taking it from there.

Just as a side note, has anyone ever gone their whole lives thinking their eye color was one color but it's actually another? My whole life I've just thought my eyes were a bluish gray, leaning more towards blue. Nope. Straight up gray. It only took me 30+ years to figure it out. So ridiculous.

So there you go! Do you guys like makeup reviews? I know it always helps me to watch or read reviews before purchasing something, especially at a higher price point. Let me know if you'd like to see more! Also, if you have holy grail vegan makeup products let me know what they are! I'm always interested in trying new things.

I hope that you all have a good weekend. If you are in Irma's path, have had to deal with Harvey or are being affected by the fires please know that you are in my thoughts and if there is ANYTHING I can do to help please let me know in the comments below.

<3 Stay safe everyone.


  1. Great selfies!!!! Make-up looks awesome!!

  2. So gorgeous! I think you're right - your eyes are gray! I love the eye makeup, Your lashes are so full! I think the black lipstick is stunning. What do you think of the others?

    Yes, I've been praying and watching the next hurricane path as it barrels through the Atlantic and Caribbean.

    1. Aww thank you, Ingrid! <3 OMG how ridiculous that it took me 34 years to figure this out. Aww you are sweet, thanks. I always look at other ladies with their amazing eyelashes and I'm always jealous. I don't use falsies because I'm terrified of ripping mine off, ha!

      The other two lipsticks are stunning. The true red is beautiful but not super glittery. The coppery red (rocker) is freaking stunning. Tons of copper glitter. I LOVE it.

      These natural disasters have been relentless. It's so awful.

  3. Ditto on everything Ingrid said! Luminous skin, your lashes are so long and I'm jealous. All those colors look so great on you. The last photo is the best I think. Definitely do more makeup posts; I can't wait to see the metallic cherry red on you. I'm praying Shen and your friend in Florida are okay.

    1. Thank you Beverlee! My lashes are totally average. I just used a ton of mascara, haha! Thank you. I was so worried I'd hate the black lipstick and I wanted to like it so badly and I'm so glad I did.

      I will do more makeup posts for you! I will play with the other shades that I got.

      Definitely have all affected areas on my mind all of the time :(

  4. I love that combo on you! It looks great! I can sympathasis with feeling weird leaving the house though. I feel weird just leaving the house with regular old lipsticks on. XD But I love that black with the eye shadow.

    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! I still don't have the confidence to wear it out yet but I'll get there. I love it but I still get self conscious.