30 Days of Lipsticks Challenge: Week 4 FINALE

Hello my loves! I’m here with the final post of my 30 days of lipsticks challenge. Woohoo, I made it! If you’re not sure what this challenge is about, check out my original post here. Essentially, I wore a different lipstick every day during the month of April in order to shop my stash and show some love to my older or unworn lippies.

 Day 22 Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer “Stellar”: A glossy coral color. The lip laquers are very pigmented but I find the lasting power is not very good. Gorgeous color though, and fairly moisturizing.

Day 23 MAC “Flat Out Fabulous”: A purply fuschia color with a matte finish. It lasts very well on me. It is very matte though, and can be drying.

Day 24 Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer “Aurora”: A glossy rosy pink color.

Day 25 Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick “Melondrama”: A melon orange color with a satin finish. This is a great shade for spring and summer. Also, the name is adorable.

Day 26 NYC Liquid Lip Stain “Unforgettable Fuschia”: This is actually new to me. It is a fuschia color with a thin, liquidy formula that is pretty pigmented. It dries down to a matte finish, wears fairly long, and does leave behind a stain.

Day 27 Buxom “Menace”: A berry/burgundy shade with a cream finish. This is a sample size. It’s a nice color and decent formula, nothing too special though.

Day 28 Kate Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick “107”: A light peachy pink color with a cream finish. This is a really lovely everyday shade.

Day 29 MAC “Faux”: A mauvey pink color with a grayish undertone and a satin finish. The shade is very similar to MAC Brave but with a cooler, gray undertone. It’s quite nice though, I just prefer Brave for some reason.

Day 30 Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm “Striking”: A strawberry red, almost coral shade with a matte finish. A really fun, bright color. Love the Revlon Matte Balms in general, they are so creamy and easy to apply. Wear time is average, and it fades most quickly in the center of my lips.

Well friends, that concludes 30 Days of Lipsticks Challenge! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did 🙂 It was hard not reaching for some of my favorite, everyday lippies but it was great to revisit some of the lippies in my collection. I think it would be fun to do something like this with eyeshadow palettes.

Thank you so much for reading! Check out my previous lipstick challenge posts here: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3

30 Days of Lipsticks Challenge: Week 3

Hello my loves! It’s time for week 3 of my 30 Days of Lipsticks Challenge! If you don’t know what this challenge is about, see my original about it here. Keep reading to see the lip colors I wore this week! 🙂

Lip Colors 

L to R: Rimmel Metoric Matte, Tarte Flush, Tarte Moody, Jordana Sedona Red, NYX Istanbul, Jordana Cranberry Crush, Essence In The Nude

Lip Swatches

Swatches & Thoughts

Day 15 Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet “Meteoric Matte”: A deep berry shade with a matte finish. Beautiful color and creamy formula, but it transfers very easily.

Day 16 Tarte LipSurgence Power Pigment “Flush”: A strawberry pink color in a twist up/chubby pencil form. This is fairly pigmented and comfortable to wear. It’s got a tacky/waxy formula, which helps it stick to my lips and last a long time on me. It stains my lips a little bit too.

Day 17 Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint “Moody”: A deep wine color in the tube, it sheers out to a lighter version of what it looks like. This one is less pigmented than the Power Pigment but much glossier and more balm-y. It makes my lips look a little plumper. Super comfortable to wear but it does not wear long.

Day 18 Jordana Easyliner “Sedona Red”: A bright cherry red color with a matte finish. It’s matte and does grab on to my lips very well, but doesn’t feel too drying or uncomfortable. A very nice and creamy formula, and the the fact that it’s a liner makes it easy to apply precisely. This wears quite well on me and I love the shade.

Day 19 NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream “Istanbul”: A light pink shade with a slight blue undertone and a matte finish. Not much else to say here, I think the soft matte lip creams are great in general! This is what I wish the Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvets were like-the formula actually sets and stays on my lips without transferring much, and lasts a few hours.

Day 20 Jordana Twist & Shine “Cranberry Crush”: An oldie but a goody, this is a standard chubby lip pencil. It’s a sheer cranberry shade that can be built up for more pigment, and it does leave behind a light stain. Super moisturizing and comfortable to wear.

Day 21 Essence lipstick “In The Nude”: A peachy nude with a very creamy, moisturizing finish. It definitely gives off some shine. It’s not highly pigmented so I do have to build it up, but I think it’s a wearable shade and very comfortable.

Favorites of the Week: Jordana Sedona Red and Tarte LipSurgence Power Pigment in Flush.

This challenge is almost over, wow! A little over a week to go. What colors stood out to you this week?

Check out the lip colors from the past weeks if you haven’t already! 🙂  Week 1 Week 2 

Thanks for reading!

xo Sandy

30 Days of Lipsticks Week 2

Hi everyone! It’s time for week 2 of my 30 Days of Lipsticks Challenge! If you don’t know what this challenge is about, see my original about it here. Essentially, I’m wearing a different lipstick every day for the month of April in an effort to use up lipsticks that I haven’t reached for in awhile or haven’t tried at all. This week I made an effort to try some sample sizes of high end lip products from a set that I got at Sephora during the holidays.

Lipsticks and My Thoughts 

Day 8 Wet N Wild “Cherry Picking” A berry pink color with a matte finish. Very pigmented-it drags a little bit but I still think this line of lipsticks is great. The color is long-lasting and is pretty comfortable to wear, so long as you wear some kind of lip balm underneath.

Day 9 NYX Butter Lipstick “Pops” A natural mauve color with a creamy finish. Very moisturizing and comfortable to wear, and also a very flattering color.

Day 10 Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick “Maple Kiss” A warm brownish shade with a cream finish. I got this one in a Walmart Beauty Box and had never worn it. It’s a nice, fairly neutral color with a brown tone. Definitely reminded me of the 90s! I think this shade will be better for Fall and Winter.

Day 11 Too Faced La Creme Lipstick “Naked Dolly” A creamy peachy nude lipstick. It takes a few swipes to get an opaque, even coverage as this is a bit on the sheer side. It’s not the most forgiving on chapped lips either, so now I know I need to exfoliate before using this. It’s a great nudey color though. This is a sample size that I’ve never worn before.

Day 12 Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain “India Intrigue” A bright, berry shade with a glossy finish. Compared to Wet N Wild Cherry Picking, it is slightly darker and more purple. This is actually pretty opaque and the application is made super easy because of the triangle shaped doe foot applicator. I bought a couple of these when they first came out and wasn’t too impressed and never reached for them, but using it again I actually quite like it. I’m typically not a fan of glosses in general, but this one is quite opaque for a gloss and it does leave behind a slight stain. I think part of why I didn’t like them too much when I first got them is because I thought the stain would be more intense,

Day 13 Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss “Nude” Another sample size that I’ve never used before. It is a pinky nude color gloss. It’s quite thick and sticky but very opaque and comfortable to wear. It actually wore for a surprisingly long time, and when the glossiness wore off the color was still on my lips. I was not expecting that at all! It’s funny that it’s called Nude because it’s actually quite pink on my lips.

Day 14 Benefit “Posie Balm” Yet another sample size of something I’ve never worn before. Can you see how much product is in there? When I first opened it I laughed at how little was in there-c’mon Benefit! This is a very sheer light pink balm. It really look some building up to get the color to show on my arm swatch, and it really did not change the color of my lips. It’s quite moisturizing though. Overall though, I don’t see the point in this haha. I think drugstore tinted lip balms are way better in terms of color pay off, and of course price.


L to R Days 8-14 : Wet N Wild “Cherry Picking”, NYX “Pops”, Maybelline “Maple Kiss”, Too Faced “Naked Dolly”, Revlon “India Intrigue”, Stila “Nude”, Benefit “Posie Balm”

So that’s it, my second week of lip colors! I’m halfway done with the challenge 🙂 What colors stood out to you this week, and have you tried any of these already? What are your thoughts?

To check out the lip colors from week 1, go here

Thanks for reading! 🙂

❤ Sandy

30 Days of Lipstick Challenge: Week 1

Hey dolls! Here is my first week of my 30 Days of Lipsticks Challenge. It was fun shopping my stash and wearing lippies I haven’t worn in awhile.

If you don’t know what the 30 Days of Lipsticks Challenge is, check out my original post here. I had considered doing a daily post but after reading some feedback, I decided to do a weekly post instead. Day 1: Revlon Matte Balm ‘Elusive’- A slightly bright, cool toned pink. A super velvety matte finish.

Day 2: Rimmel Provocalips ‘Kiss Fatal’- A dark berry color. Still love these provocalips! They wear forever. This is the first time I wore this shade.

Day 3: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ‘Outlaw’- A cherry red color. I have a sample size of this from a Christmas set. It wears really well.

Day 4:NYC Expert Last Lip Color ‘Smooch’- A light pink that is a little bit bright and slightly blue toned. This is a creamy lipstick that takes a few swipes to build up the color. I remember buying a few of these when they were on sale, and I thought this shade would be more neutral than it turned out to be. I think this is a nice shade for spring. I’m glad I busted it out because I didn’t like the shade when I first got it.

Day 5: NYX Butter Gloss ‘Eclair’- A slightly blue toned pink gloss. Super comfortable to wear and smells delicious.

Day 6: MAC ‘Patisserie’ (Lustre)- A neutral, sheer MLBB color. This feels like a lip balm but has a little bit of color to it. Very comfortable to wear but wears off quickly.

Day 7: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ‘Zurich’-A neutral/slightly peachy pink. This is a really muted color and great for everyday. I used to wear it a lot when I first got it but it got pushed out by new lippies. I’m glad I busted it out again.


That’s it for my first week of lippies! It seems like I stuck to mostly pinks/neutrals this week with a couple more vibrant shades. There hasn’t been any kind of planning ahead when it comes to picking the lippies, I kind of just pick whatever I feel like each day 🙂

Hope you enjoyed reading! 🙂 Did any of these shades stand out to you? Do you own any of these already?

xo Sandy

30 Days of Lipsticks Challenge: Day 1

Hello my lovelies! I’ve decided to challenge myself to wear a different lipstick everyday for the month of April. I definitely fall into wearing the same lipstick over and over, and it’s such a shame because I have a gazillion lipsticks! So in order to shop my stash, I’m beginning this challenge. I think I’ll do a daily post and also include my thoughts on the lip color. Unless you guys think I should condense it to one post per week with all the lip colors for that week? Let me know! I’m going to keep it open to lip colors in general, not just traditional lipsticks. So long as it has color, it counts! Haha I’m making up my own rules here.

Ok, on to today’s lip color:

Revlon Matte Balm Elusive: This is a medium warm pink shade with a matte finish. Even though it’s matte, it is super creamy and comfortable to wear. I think this is a lovely color for spring. It is a little bright but still wearable. I really like the Revlon matte balms in general.

Thanks for reading, see you for Day 2 of the challenge! 🙂

xo Sandy