{Beauty} L.A. Girl Cosmetics NEW Glazed Lip Paint

Hello Beauties!

On Monday, affordable cosmetics brand L.A. Girl Cosmetics released 12 new shades of their popular and beloved Glazed Lip Paint. There are now a total of 18 shades, the six original shades plus the 12 new ones. I did not buy all 18 shades simply because I wanted shades I know I would wear. In total, I’m swatching 14 of the 18 shades, not too bad. To see the four swatches I’m missing, L.A. Girl just posted an Instagram post with all 18 here.

In case you have not hear of these, they have the pigmentation of lipstick, but the easy wear and shine of a lipgloss. Makeup artists and other bloggers say they’re dupes for Two Face’s Melted lipstick, but I disagree, they’re more of a dupe for OCC’s Lip Tar. But why are so many people loving these? One, because they are very similar to OCC’s Lip Tar ($18 at Sephora) and two, they’re only $4 on the L.A. Girl Cosmetics website. I agree, $4 for a lip product that gives this much pigmentation is a steal.

I do suggest using a lip liner with these because they do tend to feather. They have a wear of about four to six hours depending if you’re eating, drinking, etc. They do start to get a matte finish after about two hours, which I like. The applicator is very basic, expected for $4 and a little goes a long way, so careful when you’re squeezing the tube. I love all the purples’s and pink’s, even the nude’s. I don’t wear nudes too often as I love to wear color, but these I like. As a lipstick junkie and lover of everything lip related, I really love Glazed Lip Paint.

See my swatches below. I swatched all the new shades first, then the six original ones. You can buy the ones you like on the L.A. Girl website here.

My favorite at the moment? Seduce and Peony. ❤ Which one is your favorite?

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Disclaimer: I do work for L.A. Girl cosmetics however ALL opinions are honest and my own. That’s a promise.

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Eye Love Mascara

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If I could only live with two makeup components for the rest of the year, I would choose lipstick and mascara. Mascara as a crucial makeup tool, I can recall hundreds of moments when I looked crazy with my eye makeup before I put mascara on. As soon as add a few coats to each eye, everything else just seems to glamorously come together. A word to the wise, always carry mascara in your purse, makeup bag, pocket, wherever, because lets say you have a crazy night out and have to roll into work the next day, you’re going to be stoked you had some mascara and lipstick in your arsenal.  Keep some at your desk for emergencies, along with other ‘night after’ must haves.

I’ve tried every mascara in this post and no, I don’t always spend $20+ on mascara. I’ve found amazing ones for less than $10, but if I am going to splurge on mascara, I’ve found some that are worth every penny.

COVERGIRL Clump Crusher: This mascara is very buildable, a major plus. My favorite component is the brush, the curved brush and its  bristle spacing reduce clumping (hence the name)  and leaves lashes clean and separated. The brush is also the perfect size to coat bottom lashes too.

Bare Escentuals Lash Domination: This is one of my new favorite mascaras. I received a sample of  lash domination at BeautyCon and LOVED what it did to my lashes. Without using an eyelash curler, I got volume and definition, it was amazing. This mascara give you volume you can see.

L.A. Girl Super Mega Lash: What originally attracted me to this mascara was the packaging. After testing it out, I was really happy with the formula. It didn’t flake, the brush is perfect for your bottom lashes and was great at lengthening my lashes.

DiorShow: This mascara needs little words describing the intense, sultry look it gives lashes. This mascara has been in a number of magazines and ‘Best Mascara’ lists and is an award-winning mascara that has been a cult-favorite for over a decade. The formula is creamy and buildable and the brush also gives that XXL volume we lust for.

Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush: I received a sample of this mascara when I ordered their foundation (more on that later!) and I was very happy with the fullness and thickness of this mascara. Its wear was great and easily buildable, I went out one night for drinks with the girls and it was easy to layer a couple coats  on top of what I had already put on that morning.

With so many options to choose from and so many great products on the market, at price points for everyone, there is no reason to let your lashes not look their best. After all, isn’t there a cheesy saying out there that the eyes the window to the soul? The bolder the eyes the bolder the soul. 🙂