MAC Huggable Lip Color

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So tonight I went to the mall to pay my Victoria’s Secret bill.  On my way in, I passed all the make-up counters in Nordstrom.  Now the problem with me is after I’ve walked passed those beautiful, lit-up counters, I can’t get them out of my head.  I started to think, “I’ll just go to MAC.  Maybe if I’m just around it, I’ll feel satisfied enough to walk away.”  The addict in me tries to find any reason to justify my visitations.  I saw the beautiful new poster of the brand new Huggable Lip Colors, and the color on the right of that photo is just gorgeous.  It reminds me of a Tom Ford lipstick I’ve had on my list, and I just have to try it on.  After the salesman cleans it for me, I figure it can’t hurt.  He says, “Oh my gosh.  That color is gorgeous on you.  You have to get it.”  I can’t help but think, “You are so right.  I do.”

Closed LipstickWhat A Feeling!

This lipstick is perfect for the winter.  It is super hydrating and melts into your lips.  The color I bought is called “What a Feeling!” and I can’t help but think of that song by Irene Cara from Flashdance.  The amount of pigment is perfect for everyday wear–not too much, not too little.  There are 12 gorgeous colors to choose from–nudes, corals, and vibrant reds and fuchsias.  As for the packaging, I love it.  The graphite color and metallic shine is super sleek and gorgeous.  This lipstick is a must have for the winter.  The colors are spectacular, and the texture is perfect for this time of year.  I already have “Love Beam” on my list the next time I “attempt” to stay away from the makeup counter.

Swatch

(Swatch of “What a Feeling!”)

Personal Top YouTube Makeup Gurus

To start off, let me tell you, I cannot even begin to justify my extreme addiction to beauty videos on YouTube.  The amount of hours I’ve spent in one week alone is a number I do not even want to know myself… let alone begin to explain to others.  These three vloggers are some of my many favorites, and this is just the beginning of very extensive list, so stay tuned.

Nicole Guerriero: This gorgeous girl from Florida has one of the most well known channels in the YouTube world.  Her videos include makeup tutorials, monthly favorites, Sephora and Ulta hauls, hair how-tos, and even some DIY fashion.  For those of you on a budget, Nicole’s drugstore finds are some of the best I have seen in my hours of YouTube exploring.  She creates very different looks in each tutorial, and she is super easy to follow.  Nicole Guerriero is a huge essential to this list.

Wayne Goss:  This man is a total staple to your YouTube subscriptions.  Questions on if your applying your blush (or blusher as this London bloke says)?  Wayne Goss has the answer for you.  This man seriously needs to write a book or teach a class somewhere.  He has videos on how to hide under-eye circles, how to do makeup for hooded eyes, how to contour and highlight your face, etc.  His tutorials adapt the ideas of color theory, and he teaches the viewer exactly what is right for them.  This brilliant man also keeps his videos short and sweet, so you’re not devoting 10-15 minutes to each one… which only means you can watch more!

Jaclyn Hill:  Jaclyn Hill is a professional makeup artist with a portfolio of gorgeous looks.  She has a lot of experience in the world of MAC cosmetics as she used to work for them.  If you like Nicole Guerriero, you will love Jaclyn Hill.  She does a great job of keeping in mind the fact that she has many different viewers, and she makes sure to voice which product would work or not work for them.  Jaclyn has great energy and a sassy/quirky personality that make her videos fun to watch.