2017 · Battle · beauty · beauty blogger

Battle: The Balm Vs NYX Liquid Lipstick

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It feels like it has been forever since I have done a dupe post, that’s probably because I completely forgot to schedule in a dupe post last month, I don’t know what is wrong with me but it completely slipped my mind. I think I was doing pretty good, making sure I got a dupe post out every month but I guess my streak is broken now. I am getting back to it though with a battle of the liquid lipsticks, I will be battling The Balm Meet Matt(e) Huges in Sincere and NYX Liquid Suede in Softspoken.  So, let’s just jump right on in and find out of these two products are dupes.

I guess I am going to start this post out by talking about the obvious thing here, the color of these two products. On the hand swatch, the NYX is on the left and The Balm on the right, which there they look really quite different at least to me they do. Like, on the hand they are close enough to not really need both, even though I already owned both, but at the same time, I can see a difference between the two. The left is a little bit darker and a little less red, which I enjoy more and the right is, of course, lighter and a little bit more red in color. So, I wasn’t really confident on these being dupes because the swatches just weren’t matching up at all.

However, I continued on to see what they looked like on the lips and on the top lip I wore the NYX Liquid Suede and the bottom was The Balm Meet Matt(e) Huges, and much to my surprise these two do look like color dupes to me. I can barely tell the difference, the slightest difference I can see between the two is that the NYX one is still a tiny bit darker, but my fiance couldn’t tell the difference until I pointed out that I was wearing two different lipsticks. So, upon first glance, I don’t think these are color dupes but on the lips, these look almost identical and way close enough to not need to own both of these.

Now, I think it is time to talk about formula. I don’t think these guys are as close in the formula as they are color, granted I also don’t think they are that different really. I think that the NYX one actually lasts a tiny bit longer on the lips, both are about the same when it comes to the feel on the lips, not drying but not the most comfortable thing that I’ve ever worn on my lips either. I will say this, neither one of these lipsticks held up to the pizza I ate the day I was wearing these at all. So, the wear time of these aren’t that different really but I still stick by the NYX one wearing a little bit better.

So, overall I think that these are dupes, or at least close enough to not really need to own both of them. I do own both but now that I’ve seen that they are dupes of one another maybe I’ll declutter one, we’ll see how that goes the next time I’m looking through my stash.

What dupes would you guys be interested in seeing?

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2017 · Battle · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Battle: Urban Decay vs. Nyx Blush Edition

Battle- Urban DecayVs. Nyx

It is the time of the month where I bring out a dupe post, this month’s battle post is between the Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in the shade Rapture and the Nyx Ombre Blush in the shade Mauve Me. The Urban Decay one is $26.00 and the Nyx is $ 9.99, which is a difference if $16.99, so that is a fair chunk of change if they are dupes, that is. These two are ones that I haven’t seen posts about being dupes before, but I was looking through my stash and realized these two looked a lot alike so I decided to put them up against one another and see how it went, so let’s get into comparing and see if these two really are dupes of each other.

20170528_152559Of course, these guys are not dupes in terms of packaging, but I think that is to be expected, dupes don’t always have the same packaging. I like both of these fine, neither are my favorites but I don’t have a hatred of either, I’m just kind of neutral packaging wise here. None of this really matters but I did want to start out which this because that is what I do.

20170528_152613The powder itself is where the similarities start, these don’t look exactly the same in the pan, and not just because the Nyx one is ombre, but the color looks in the same vein but different shades of the same color, which is why I thought these two might be dupes. I think that the Urban Decay one looks quite a bit darker in the pan than the Nyx one, the darkest part of the Nyx one looks lighter but both are really pretty mauve toned blushes.

20170528_152647Now, when you swatch them side by side you can still see a bit of a difference when they aren’t blended out, the Urban Decay one is darker and more pigmented, whereas the Nyx one is a little bit more sheer and lighter, however, I do think when you blend the two out they look virtually the same. If anything, the Urban Decay on is still a little bit more pigmented and that is something that you can see when it’s blended out as well

Now, let’s talk a bit about the texture and lasting power of these two, I think they are both very soft powders and that the Urban Decay one actually kicks up a little bit more powder, which doesn’t bother me one bit but if that is something that bothers you then I would avoid that one. I think the lasting power on both of these blushes is really quite fantastic, they go on nicely, give a nice flush to the cheeks and they last for a good 8 hours without really fading much, they are really neck and neck when it comes to the formula of the powders I think.

So, overall I think these two are close enough that I might as well call them dupes, there are a couple of minor difference in pigmentation but once blended out I think they look the same and that’s really all that matters in terms of blush. So personally, I don’t really see the need in owning both, I own both but I think you could easily pick up one and be completely fine without the other.

Do you guys think these are dupes?

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2017 · Battle · beauty

Battle: Benefit vs. Essence

Battle- BenefitVs. Essence

I am back with another battle! I’m doing at least one a month now until I can’t come up with anything or I’ve tested all of the dupes out, which I do not think is possible, so I’ll probably be doing these forever. Let’s take a jump back to last month first, just in case you missed it and were curious about the last battle. Now, to this month, I am battling two eyebrow products, the Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara is Soft Browny Brows ($2.99) and the Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel in 3 Medium ($24.00). There is a big difference in price here, so if these are dupes then it’s going to be really great because that’s $21 difference. Let’s jump on into this battle!

Just because I’m curious if anyone can really tell the difference, which one do you guys think is which?

I’m going to hope you comment below before reading this because now I’m going to jump into the review, starting with the more expensive of the two, which is the Benefit Gimme Brow in the shade 3 medium and I have applied it on my left eyebrow, which for you looking at the photo is the right side. Neither of these products has very many colors to choose from, this one has only three and I chose the middle shade just because it made sense to me. My natural brows aren’t super dark but they aren’t really light either, they are medium, at least I would think so. I think this is a little bit darker than I expected as it’s a bit too dark for my eyebrows, I mean I think I could get away with it but I’m not sure that it’s the softer color that I’m used to, so it’s a little out there for me.

On to the cheaper of the two, the Essence Make Me Brow in the shade Soft Browny Brows, which I have applied on my right eyebrow which for you looking at the photo is the left side. This one doesn’t have many colors to chose from either, it also has three shades and in this one I chose the third shade, which I don’t actually think is the darkest shade of the three but instead exactly the shade that I want for my brows. This is a really great middle of the road, soft brown kind of shade that works perfectly for me.

Now, let’s talk about the color comparison of these two products, they are not dupes for sure and I think you can tell that by looking at the photos above. The Benefit one is clearly a darker shade than the Essence one. I don’t think that the color is the most important part when talking about being dupes with this one, but I think it is something worth noting. There might be dupes between these two products color wise but it just doesn’t happen to be the two shades that I chose.

Now, when it comes to the formula I think these two products are dupes, these two have a really similar feel to them. They aren’t super thick but they aren’t thin, the consistency is very much what you would expect from brow mascaras. These both have about the same lasting power, if I’m being completely honest I think the Benefit one does last a little bit longer than the Essence one, but I’m not sure that really makes it worth it because it’s a barely noticeable difference.

Let’s talk about the wands, which I should have taken pictures next to side by side but as usual, I forgot, so those get added to the list of things that I’ve forgotten until last minute. Anyway, the wands are not exactly the same but they are close enough, I think the Benefit one is a little smaller and a little bit more of a point, but to me, it’s also splitting hairs a little bit because both are super easy to use.

So, if you ask me I think these two are dupes, I don’t think the colors are identical but once again that may just be the choices I made, some of the other shades might line up better. I think the Benefit one lasts a tiny bit longer but they both hold up a ridiculously long time that I think it is safe to say that these two are dupes.

What are your favorite eyebrow products?

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2017 · Battle · beauty

Battle: Too Faced Born This Way vs. Milani Conceal + Perfect

April 2017

It’s time for another dupe post and I’m super excited about it! I’m usually excited about dupe posts, I am trying to get through all the ones that I know I have but as usual, I have so many ideas and so much content that I’m not sure of when I’ll get around to those, but I have them ready to go whenever. Anyway, back to the point of today’s post which is about a dupe that I decided to try out when I saw that Milani released a lighter shade, it’s the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Snow and the Milani Conceal + Perfect in Light Natural.  Now, let’s just dive right on in and see if these two foundations are dupes.

20170409_152703.jpgI want to start out by saying that I do not think that these two are color dupes by any means, there may be a color dupe in the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation but it’s not the one that I own as it would be too dark for my skin tone. I did wear the Milani foundation once without mixing it just so I could test the wear out and such, but I can say that the color looked awful and didn’t match at all, so just a heads up if you are fairly pale and were excited about the release of a new lighter color, it’s still not light enough.

Anyway, I just wanted to get that really obvious thing out of the way before I started talking about each of the products by themselves, let’s get into a bit more detail about each product. We’re going to start out with the more expensive of the two products, which is the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation.

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The Too Faced Born This Way Foundation can be found online, at Ulta and Sephora to name a few places, it comes in a total of 18 different shades and retails for $39.00. I have had this foundation for about a year now and I can say this for sure, I really love it and it’s probably the best foundation that I own and have ever tried. So, duping this product is going to be a little bit hard in my book since I already know that I love this so very much.

Before we get into the contents, let’s chat a little bit about the packaging. I like the packaging a lot, I feel like it’s fairly simple, looks and feels really high end and the pump works really well and pumps out just the right amount of product without overdoing it. I like the frosted glass, the gold and black also, I just think it looks really nice and I like it.

I think this foundation is fantastic, it comes in a fair amount of shades that make it pretty easy to find something that matches, I think this has really great coverage that is easily medium to full coverage but the best part about this is that I can’t feel it on my skin and that is something that I truly love. While I enjoy makeup, I don’t always like to feel it on my skin, especially when it comes to foundations because they tend to feel like a mask on the skin. Luckily this doesn’t feel like that in the slightest bit. I don’t think this has much of a smell to it, it just kind of has that typical foundation kind of smell that most foundations seem to have. I also find this really easy to apply, I haven’t tried applying this with a brush as I am much more of a sponge type of gal, but it looks really quite flawless on the skin when applied with a sponge. The only thing left to talk about on this one is the lasting power, which is something else that I enjoy. I don’t think it has extreme lasting power like I don’t think I could wear it for 16 hours straight but it holds up amazingly well over an 8 hour period and probably somewhat beyond that, I don’t pay a whole lot of attention after that point.  Overall, this is just really a great foundation and I think it’s worth the nearly $40 price tag that comes along with it.

20170409_152725.jpgUp next is the Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation can be found online, in some Walgreens and CVS and even some Targets.  This comes in 15 different shades, which is a fair amount and I think that’s a pretty good selection and it will run you about $10.

Let’s talk a little bit about the packaging of this one, I really quite enjoy it. I think this is for sure one of the better-looking drugstore foundation packaging. This feels nice, I like the black fade and I also really enjoy the pump. A foundation with a pump is the best kind of foundation.

I actually really like this foundation, it’s the wrong shade of course, but I like the foundation overall. The coverage of the is for sure full coverage, I’m not the biggest fan of the feeling of this because it’s not super heavy but it is heavier than the Too Faced one and feels a little bit like a mask to me but nothing that bothers me that much. This also has that normal foundation kind of smell to it, nothing out of the ordinary at all in terms of scent. I apply this with a sponge, of course, and it applies really easy and like a dream, so that is a plus. The finish is really nice, I think it looks really nice and not cakey, I also think this has great lasting power, at least 8 to 10 hours of wear. The best I’ve found to wear this foundation is to mix it with the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, which is a little bit light and thin for me so when they mix together it makes it pretty much perfect, it doesn’t feel so masky and the color actually matches. I think this is a pretty good foundation and for sure worth the $10 price tag if you can find a shade that works for your skin tone well.

20170409_152614.jpgOverall, do I think these two foundations are dupes? Not exactly. I do think these are very close in the formula but not exactly the same. I think the Too Faced foundation is a little bit thinner while offering the same amount of coverage, it’s for sure a full coverage that feels really great on the skin and barely noticeable. The Milani one is a little bit thicker and is something that I notice on the skin a lot more. The two of these have the same amount of coverage really, they also leave about the same kind of finish on the skin, which to me looks pretty flawless on the skin. Really, they are almost identical but the reason why I am saying that they aren’t exact dupes of one another is because of the fact that they do not feel exactly the same on the skin, which is a notable thing to me because once again I don’t like to feel like I’m wearing a ton of makeup usually.

Overall, both of these foundations are really good and if you don’t mind a slightly thicker foundation I think either one of these would make a great choice of foundation to try out. I would personally pick the Too Faced one, of course, as it’s my favorite foundation that I’ve ever tried. Nut, either one is a great option I think.

What products would you guys like to see dupe posts about?

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2017 · Battle · beauty · liquid lipstick battle

Liquid Lipstick Battle: The Final Battle

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I can’t believe this is the final battle in my liquid lipstick battle, I’ve been working on this project since November and four months later it’s coming to an end. If you want to see all of the posts that got us to these three contenders, feel free to check them all out here.  I am so excited for this one, this will be the toughest battle yet, and not just because I wore each one of the finalists for 12 hours straight to see how they performed. This is also going to be a close one, which I knew before I started testing out each liquid lipstick for this round, but there will be a winner. The three finalists are the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in In Demand, Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in I like to Chai Chai and the Too Faced Melted Matte in Queen B. All three of these lipsticks are fantastic but only one is going to be called the best, so let’s jump on in and see which one comes out on top.

I can already tell that this one is going to be a long one, so grab yourself a drink, a snack and settle in.

  For the final round, I’ve decided to do 12 hours of wear, so I checked in twice throughout the day instead of just once. Let’s start with the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in In Demand, we’ll start at the far left photo, as usual, which was taken at 7:33 A.M., the next one was taken at 11:45 A.M., the next to last one was taken at 3:29 P.M. and the far right was taken at 7: 39 P.M. for a total of 12 hours and 6 minutes of wear time.

Appearance On Lips: I enjoy the look of this on my lips, I think it settles into the lines just a tiny bit fairly early on but I don’t find that it settled much more than it did within the first few minutes. I also think this wore really evenly, maybe that was because of the shade I own, I’m not sure but it wore very evenly.

Texture: The texture of this leans more towards moussey but it is a bit on the thinner side, it’s still moussey. I really quite enjoy this texture because it’s very comfortable to wear.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation on this is alright, it’s not bad by any means but it’s nothing show stopping either.

Time It Took To Fully Dry:  About two minutes to fully dry, this one is a pretty quick one in terms of drying.

Smell: I can’t pick up any smell to this one other than that usual cosmetics kind of scent that a lot of products have.

Kissproof: Yes.

Comfort: I think this one is fairly comfortable, not the most comfortable liquid lipstick I’ve ever tried but it is for sure the most comfortable liquid lipstick in this final round. I find this a little bit drying but barely, it’s very comfortable.

Price: $24.00

Price Per Oz: $184.61

Final Score: 4.5 out of 5

Notes: I think this one held up fairly well, it didn’t make it to the end of the day but it did make out pretty well, especially considering I ate Taco Bell while wearing this one and that is a lot of food to lip contact, but it handled itself really well and wore nice and evenly.

I have been over this three other times but I’m going to go over this one last time, the packaging of this one is one that I really quite enjoy, I like the matte black handle that doesn’t feel so matte that it sticks or tugs, I like how sleek this looks and clean, it’s just a really nice looking product if you ask me. The applicator of this one is one that I had never seen until I picked up this product and it’s interesting for sure, I like it, though. I think that the wider base does well when it comes to filling in all of the lip but the point makes for great precision to make sure you get all of the lines of the lips while still staying inside of them. The stopper on this one does a pretty good job, it does leave a little bit of excess on it but it’s nothing that I can’t handle or that is bothersome. Overall, I really like the packaging on this one.

Next up is the Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in I Like To Chai Chai, we will be starting with the left photo and going to the right, as I always do. The far left photo was taken at 7:45 A.M., the next one at 11:49 A.M., the next at 3:35 P.M. and the far right was at 7:58 P.M. for a total of 12 hours and 13 minutes of wear time.

Appearance On Lips: I really like the look of this on the lips, it looks quite nice and does settle into the lines of my lips as the day goes on but nothing that much. This one did not wear as well but I’ll talk about that a little bit more in the notes section

Texture: The texture of this is thin but still fairly sturdy, it’s not super liquidy like some liquid lipsticks I’ve tried.

Pigmentation: This one has really fantastic pigmentation to it, it’s very true to color in the tube and it is very opaque which I love about it.

Time It Took To Fully Dry: This one wasn’t the fastest but it wasn’t slow by any means, this one dried fully in about four minutes.

Smell: I can’t pick up any smell when it comes to this one, other than that cosmetic type smell like I talked about above with the Smashbox one.

Kissproof: It is 100% kissproof

Comfort: It’s pretty comfortable, it is a tiny bit on the drying side but nothing too bad, I still barely noticed it on my lips.

Price: $20.00

Price Per Oz: $125.00

Final Score: 4.5 out of 5

Notes: I was so impressed by this the last time that I wore it, I still am, which you may be asking yourself why I am seeing as it wore so terribly. But, I ate tacos and an ice cream cone, so I’m just surprised that anything lasted on my lips at all. I will say, it looks pretty good after the tacos but the ice cream really did it in. Still impressed with the wear of this product.

 I haven’t been over the packaging of this one too many times, only once before and I’m going to talk a little bit about it today as that is what I do. I like the packaging on this alright, it’s not my favorite but it’s not bad either. There is a lot of texture that is going on with this one, the tube itself is frosted and the handle has “lip whip” on it in raised writing, so there is a bit of texture going on here and that is interesting. The packaging itself is alright. The applicator wand is nothing exciting, it’s a really standard doe foot applicator and there is nothing wrong with that, it’s just nothing exciting either. As for the stopper, I think the stopper does a fairly good job at what it’s supposed to do. Overall, I’m alright with the packaging it’s just not my favorite of all.

Now it’s time for the last one, which as you can probably guess it the Too Faced Melted Matte in Queen B.

Appearance On Lips: This looks pretty good on the lips, I think it settles a little bit, it settles a bit more than the other two but nothing that much. It wore pretty evenly too, but it did end up wearing off completely by the end of the day.

Texture: This one is pretty standard when it comes to texture, it’s not liquidy but it’s not super moussey either, I quite enjoy the texture of this one.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation is great with this one, it’s very opaque and true to color with only one swipe, which I very much appreciate.

Time It Took To Fully Dry: This was a fairly quick one in terms of drying, it dried in about three minutes.

Smell: The smell of this one is hands down one of my favorites, it smells like buttercream frosting and I love that, it’s a strong one, though. When I open the tube I get a whiff of it immediately, I don’t notice it a whole lot on the lips but if you are really sensitive to smells I might avoid this one.

Kissproof: Yes.

Comfort: I think this one is the most drying out of the three in this final round, I don’t think it’s overly drying or anything like that, it’ still fairly comfortable but I do think that it’s the most drying formula of the three.

Price: $21.00

Price Per Oz: $91.30

Final Score: 4 out of 5

Notes: I think that this wore really well, I didn’t hold up through the entire day but I still think that it wore really well, nice and even.

I have been over this before but I like the packaging of this one, but this is a mini and I hate the full sized packaging, which I don’t own and I don’t hate it enough to not want to purchase a full size. The full size has a strange shape to it, the base is larger than the rest of it and it tapers up, whereas this mini is just round and really cute. I like the gold color and the font on the packaging, so in terms of the one I own, I really like it. The applicator on this one is also nothing to write home about as it’s just a really standard doe foot applicator, which there is nothing wrong with as it does the job well, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary either. The stopper on this does a good job, it wipes off enough without wiping off too much which makes for a fantastic application.

Alright, now it is time to crown a winner, I’ve been thinking about this all week and have been thinking about it the entire time that I’ve been writing this post, I’m still not completely sure who the winner is going to be.  The only thing I know for certain right now is that the Too Faced Melted Matte in Queen B is not the winner, I have nothing against it and really quite enjoy it but it’s for sure between the other two.

I’m having a hard time because the Smashbox one is a little bit more comfortable and wore a little more evenly, but the Beauty Bakerie one was up against a hard group of foods and I think it held up really well when you think about that. I’m also thinking about past wears, the Smashbox one has been more consistent but I’ve also worn it a lot more, whereas the Beauty Bakerie one is less consistent but the last way time I wore it, it lasted so well and I was very impressed. I would say I’m splitting hairs here but it feels even closer than that to me.

I think the winner has to be the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in In Demand, just because it did wear better in the end and is a little bit more comfortable to wear on the lips. That’s not to say that all three of these liquid lipsticks aren’t really great, I would suggest any of these because they are all really great. I just think the Smashbox one was a tiny bit better than all the rest.

I’m both excited and sad to see this series go, maybe I’ll do it again with other products, we shall see. What is your favorite liquid lipstick of all time?

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2017 · Battle · liquid lipstick battle

Liquid Lipstick Battle: Round #3 Battle #1

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It’s the time of the week that brings us a new liquid lipstick battle, and this week we are starting a new round, the last round before the final three are judged and we come out with one on top. We are so close to finding out which one is going to be the very best liquid lipstick of all. We have three battles in this round and then we go onto the finale with the three winners. And if you’ve been paying attention you may be confused by the three battles since I should only have five liquid lipsticks but I have decided to throw one more I the ring and that one will be in this weeks battle. The newbie is the Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in I Like To Chai Chai and the oldie is The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Sincere. With that said, let’s jump into this week battle and see which one comes out on top.

Up first this week is the Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in I Like To Chai Chai. The far left photo was taken at 7:47 A.M., the middle was at 12:51 P.M. and the right was at 5:53 for a total of 10 hours and 6 minutes of wear. With the new round, I’ve decided to up the amount of time these will be worn, so 10 hours is the new normal for these next three battles.

Appearance On Lips: I think it looks pretty good on the lips, it does settle into the lines on my lips a little bit but nothing insane.

Texture: This is a little bit mousse like but it’s fairly thin in texture.

Pigmentation: Amazing, it’s got really fantastic pigmentation.

Time It Took To Fully Dry: Somewhere between three and five minutes.

Smell: I don’t really pick up any smell in this one.

Kissproof: Yes, 100%

Comfort: It’s quite comfortable, it does feeling a little bit drying but nothing that I couldn’t manage, for the most part, I barely even noticed I had it on.

Price: $20.00

Price Per Oz: $125.00

Final Score: 4.5 out of 5

Notes: I forgot to take this off before I went to bed and it was still there in the morning, I also ate pizza while wearing this, the lasting power of this liquid lipstick is insanely impressive.

The packaging on this is alright, it’s nothing really exciting to me but I will say I do like the frosted packaging and the raised name on it, but at the same time, it’s nothing really interesting. The same can be said for the applicator, it is just your average run of the mill doe foot applicator which is fine by me, it’s just nothing exciting or interesting really. The stopper does a great job, I had just the right amount of product on the wand with it, so that’s also a great thing. Overall, I do like the packaging, I just don’t think it’s anything out of the ordinary.

The second one in the battle is The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Sincere. The photo on the far left was taken at 8:03 A.M., the middle was at 1:12 P.M. and the right was at 5:10 P.M. which is a total of 10 hours and 7 minutes of wear time, ten hours was hard for me to get into the swing of but I did it.

Appearance On Lips: This looks amazing on the lips and is probably on of the best looking liquid lipsticks on the lips, it doesn’t really settle into the lines on my lips at all throughout the day and that’s pretty impressive.

Texture: This is pretty moussey.

Pigmentation: Is really good on this one.

Time It Took To Fully Dry: About 5 minutes.

Smell: This smells like mint chocolate, it smells a little off to me but the scent isn’t that strong and I don’t find that it bothers me.

Kissproof: Yes.

Comfort: This one is very comfortable on the lips.

Price: $17.00

Price Per Oz: $68.00

Final Score: 4 out of 5

Notes: I was really happy with this one, it didn’t last quite as long as the other one but it does look better applied on the lips than most of the other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried and it feels like a second skin pretty much.

I know we’ve been over this but I just don’t like the packaging of this one, I feel like so many people really like the balm products and their packaging but I just think this one is kind of tacky, it just isn’t my cup of tea. The applicator is pretty standard as well, it’s just a doe foot applicator which I don’t mind one bit, but I have seen better applicators, granted I have also seen worse ones. The stopper on this one does an alright job, it gets most of the product off but I do find a little bit more product on the applicator wand then I might like. Overall I am not a huge fan of the packaging but I don’t mind it either.

And now that we have been over the details of both of these products it is time to pick a winner, the winner for this battle was really easy for me to pick but at the same time it was still a pretty close one as both of these liquid lipsticks are really fantastic. Seriously, either one of these would be a fantastic choice to add to any liquid lipstick lovers collection, but the thing is one of them has to come out on top and the one that did this week is the Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in I  Like To Chai Chai. The only reason this one didn’t get 5 stars was because I find it to be on the tad bit drying side, even then I probably should have still given it 5 stars but I didn’t. I just prefer this one because it is fairly comfortable, looks pretty good on the lips and the lasting power is just so impressive. I will say that The Balm one is also great, it lasts pretty well and looks amazing on the lips, I just prefer it a tiny bit less than the Beauty Bakerie one. I really didn’t expect to throw in a new guy and it to perform as well as it did, but it did and it will be moving onto the finale.

Check in next week to see two more liquid lipsticks battle it out and become one step closer to finding out which is truly the best of the best.

 nicolesignout

2017 · Battle · liquid lipstick battle · Review

Battle Of The Liquid Lipsticks: Round #2 Battle #2

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It’s another week so I guess that means it’s time for another liquid lipstick battle, this week I will be battling the Too Faced Melted Matte in Queen B against the Julep It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in ooh la la. Let’s just jump right on into talking about this product.

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