Today, I'm going to be sharing a couple of my favorite things *cue Sound of Music*
Seriously though, this blog has mainly been a portfolio for my writing and poetry so I thought it'd be fun to switch it up and talk about some lipsticks that I've been loving this summer.
Two of my absolute favorite, must try lippies this summer have been a beautiful peachy-nude Huda Beauty liquid lipstick and this gorgeous reddish-burgundy color by Mac.
#1. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Trendsetter
If you guys are lipstick addicts like me then you know how hard it is to find the perfect nude lipstick that doesn't make you look too ashy or washed out. And I am so, so lucky to have finally found my everyday nude. This is literally my go-to lipstick, I've already finished an entire tube of this lipstick, it is beyond amazing. I've tried a bunch of Huda's lipsticks and Bombshell, which most people rave about as being a perfect nude made me look SOOO washed out so this may look darker on people with fairer complexions but I'm sure it'll look gorgeous regardless.
Why I love this lipstick:
Where can I find this? This retails at Sephora in Dubai for AED 100 or you can buy it on Huda Beauty's official website here for $27.
I'm not sure where you can find an original in Pakistan but I did seem to spot some at Vicky's in Khadda Market in Karachi and in the Ammi's cosmetics section.
#2. Mac Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Diva
Okay, listen up, I know this is more of a fall shade per say but I couldn't resist adding this to the list. I'm generally someone who tends to shy away from reds and dark colors, preferring to stick to browns, nudes, and plums so you have to believe me when I say that this lipstick is TO DIE FOR!
You have no idea how beautiful and creamy and smooth this lipstick is.. This is perfect for evening wear - for parties or a formal dinner, to dress up a casual outfit or add a pop of color. This is the holy grail of reds I'm telling you (don't tell me this is too dark to be a red, I will fight you)
Why I love this lipstick:
Where can I find this? It is slightly on the pricey side but most Mac cosmetics are. It retails for $17.50 on Mac's official website, I think in Dubai it's more expensive at 120 AED.
#3. Soap and Glory Smooch Operator Lip Butter Balm
Sorry, couldn't take any pictures of this one - this is just a regular type lip balm that comes in a small 8g jar, it has a pink sheen to it but goes on clear. I saw this at the pharmacy and couldn't resist the cute packaging, plus I'm a sucker for lip balms and chap sticks. I have chronically chapped and dry lips no matter how much I moisturize and how much water I drink because I have the tendency to pick at the dead skin on my lips (TMI?) I only started using this last month but I have noticed a slight improvement and I literally cannot stop using this because of how nice it smells.
Why I love this lip balm:
Where can I find this? I got it from Boots for 50 AED I think but you can get it online on the Boots website or their website for £5
Bonus: check out some of their other stuff, slightly pricey but such nice packaging and totally worth the cost!
That's all for now - bye guys!