Whats in my bag- Lipstick edition!

Beauty, Lipstick, MAC, Makeup

I am a total lipstick junkie. It is actually insane how many lipsticks I carry around with me on a day to day basis. I’ve been wanting to start a “whats in my bag” post, and what better makeup to focus on than my precious lipsticks! I’m trying to avoid reviewing the ones i’ve already written about so i’m leaving a few of my favorites off the list, but check out some of my older posts if you’re interested!


Mac Korean Candy This color is awesome. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as flattering on my light skin tone as I expected it to, but its a beautiful color and its one of their Sheen Supremes, which I am crazy about. Its a red/orange color, looks more red in the tube and orange on my lips. It glides on like butter and provides moisture for those days when my lip ecfoliator just isnt cutting it and I know a matte isn’t going to work on my lips that day. For such a moisturizing lipstick, I find it lasts pretty much all day. The lipstick itself is flat and circular as opposed to the normal shape of Mac lipsticks but its super easy to apply and I am not bothered by that at all. I am anxiously awaiting the moody blooms collection to get my hands on some new Sheen Supremes!


Rimmel Back to Fuschia I recently finished my Nars Satin Lip pencil in “Yu” which is an amazing hot pink. I’m not currently in the market for another 25 dollar lip pencil so I figured it’d be easier to just find a drug store dupe, and boy did I ever. I had never tried any of their moisture renew lipsticks before, but I was missing out. The packaging is beautiful and numerous people have mistaken the lipstick for urban decay. It comes in a bright purple mirror plastic with a crown on top, because you feel like a total princess when you wear this! It is a true Fuchsia pink with blue undertones that is pretty much exactly the color I was looking for. I like my lipsticks bright and fun, and Back to Fuchsia is no exception. The lipstick is not drying at all but still comes out matte on the lips and lasts me at least the entire morning. If hot pink isn’t your color they have plenty of other nice colors as well, not as many as Revlon or Maybelline but enough for me!


Maybelline Very Cherry When it comes to drugstore lipsticks, you really cant go wrong with Maybelline. They have been a staple of women’s makeup for so many years and while I am not a fan of all of their products, their lipstick formula is on point. This color is my perfect red. I spent a long time searching (mostly at Sephora and other high end makeup counters) and I happened to try this on when I borrowed it from a friend. There it was, my perfect true red smiling back at me! It looks beautiful on your lips straight out of the tube, but I prefer to put it on with a lip brush because I think it keeps it from bleeding. Finding a good red for your complexion can be tricky, and while this is blue based the color seems to flatter many different complexions.


Mac Diva Ahh, my beloved Matte lipstick. I have literally 5 different matte mac lipsticks floating around my bag at any given time, but I figured id go with one I haven’t obsessed over on here as much as the others! This color is a beautiful deep burgundy. Normally, I wouldn’t go for a color such as this but it matched my dress perfectly for my sisters wedding and I knew I wanted to go full out glam and make that my showstopping moment. I love pretty much all Mac lipsticks, but their matte formula must have been made with me in mind. It is super long lasting and not nearly as drying as I find their retro mattes to be. As with any matte lipstick, a little exfoliation and chap stick (wipe off before you apply the lipstick) goes a long way, especially if its for a special occasion. This color will turn heads and give you that sexy vamp look, but I think it’s better reserved for when the summer months are over. I’m still going to keep it in my bag though, just in case!


Loreal Fiery Veil I think this is my only Loreal lipstick I own, but i’m not exactly sure why that is. This color was my first orange and is from the Colour Riche collection. It was more like dipping my toe into the orange trend rather than jumping in head first like I am now. It’s a great lipstick, and it comes in handy for when I want to have orange lips while still looking work appropriate. The lipstick comes in a skinnier tube and glides on so easily. It gives a much more sheer color than any of the previously mentioned lipsticks and could easily be mistaken for a gloss on the lips. Usually I don’t go for the sheer glossy look but this lipstick produces a beautiful color orange that I cant resist. It has a little bit of shimmer to it without that sticky glossy feeling and gives my lips a break from the massive amount of drying I do to them before my Aquaphor regimen at night. For those of you looking for a nice true orange without going over the top, you have met your match.



Hair Products that I can’t live without!

Beauty, Hair Product


Devacurl light defining gel Trust me, I know the word gel can be very intimidating. I normally shy away from anything even slightly resembling the product that made my hair stiff straw curls cause it was the “in” look in middle school. As long as you only use a few squeezes on a full head of hair, it doesn’t give any stiffness at all. It simply molds the hair and keeps it from going all over the place. It’s perfect when going for the air dried look that all these “magical sea salt sprays” claim to give, but hardly ever do.


Oribe Dry Conditioner– Oribe is going to be one of those brands that you will see frequently here on quirkybeauties. This product is the holy grail for dry (not wet) hair. I have always had trouble finding a good product to use on 2 day old hair besides dry shampoo, but here it is. Dry conditioner, my new best friend. A few sprays on the ends of your hair and it’s beautiful bouncy and tangle free. My hair always looks better after a round of this dry conditioner then it did when I first styled it. It almost sounds too good to be true but it is true! I swear!


Garnier Fructis Style Damage Eraser Reconstruct Butter– I’m always on the hunt for a good hair mask. I love giving my hair a good soak once a week in either a nice deep conditioner or hair mask (I’m still working on figuring out the difference, if you know please enlighten me) I use this after my regular conditioner on my wet hair in the shower, pop on a shower cap, and leave it for 5-10 minutes, depending on my patience. Once you rinse it out, your hair literally feels like butter. You should try it in order to see what I mean and for the price, it is well worth it.

its a 10

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product This product is the perfect thing for people with knotty hair like myself. It untangles your hair ridiculously fast with only a few sprays. The bottle seems small for your money, but you really don’t need to use much. I only have good things to say about the entire Its a 10 line, and this product only reinforces it. If you need a little extra help after conditioning, this will take you a long way. Oh, and it also claims to do 10 other things for your hair, but detangling is pretty much the best part.


Loreal Sulfate Free Ever Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner– To be completely honest, I usually cant tell most shampoos apart. No matter what I use, I know i’m almost always going to be slathering products in it after I get out of the shower. The only reason I purchased this set was after my keratin treatment (which I swear by) that requires me to use a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. I’m not sure if its the sulfate free part, or something else, but my hair is ridiculously smooth and shiny just upon exiting the shower. It produces a nice foamy texture and smells amazing as well. The line carries a few different types, I’ve only tried the eversleek, but if you’re looking for a good post-keratin shampoo or just looking to take the sulfate free route, this is it.