Review: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤
Huda Beauty makes some of my favorite makeup products. . I finally decided to purchase her liquid matte lipsticks and my expectations were HIGH. I got the shade trendsetter. Here are my thoughts:

Pigmentation:
The pigmentation is great! No patchiness and it is very opaque!

Longevity:
Lasts a pretty long time – hours on hours on hours! If you eat you might have to reapply. However, I ate this morning and it lasted through my cereal.

Quality:
The formulation is wonderful. It feels so luxurious and high quality. It’s very lightweight, and that’s a quality that’s hard to find in matte liquid lipsticks. The finish is matte but it is NOT DRYING at all. Not even a tiny bit. It’s so soft. It can feel just a tad bit sticky but not lip gloss sticky. When I wear a chapstick underneath it feels perfectly fine though.

If you’ve tried her liquid mattes, what are your favorite colors? I want all of them!!

Xoxo, Sayeedah

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50 Shades of Red… Lipstick

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for a bold red lip! Red symbolizes love and adventure! With Valentine’s Day being right around the corner, I put together a collection of swatches of the red lipsticks that I own to make choosing a red lipstick easier for you (hopefully). This isn’t exactly 50 shades, cause let’s be real, who owns 50 shades of red lipstick?!  This post will be more visual than wordy since it’s all about the swatches, hope you guys enjoy it!

GERARD COSMETICS
Fire Engine

Ruby Slipper

KAT VON D-Underage Red (My Fave<3)

KYLIE COSMETICS-Kristen (more pink than red)

MAC COSMETICS

Supreme Sheen-New Temptation

Runway Red

Diva

Sin

NARS-Cruella

NYX-Pure Red

If I missed a color you love, post a swatch in the comments so others can see it too!
Xo, Sayeedah<3

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Fashion Fridays-Business Casual Edition: High Waisted Skirts

Is Fashion Fridays a thing? Well it is now haha. Just wanted to share some inspiration with you. Don’t you just love the versatility of a good high waisted skirt? It can be styled so many ways. I’m keeping this post short because I wanted it be more of an inspirational post then a wordy blog post.

White and black skirt: The limited

White shirt with sheer panels: Express

Dark grey skirt: H&M

White top with ruffle: Calvin Klein

Black Cardigan: Express

Have a great weekend! Xo, Sayeedah ❤

My Perfect Nude Lip Combo

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Lipstick is one of my favorite makeup items (if you couldn’t already tell). It can drastically change your makeup look! Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of peachy tones being worn. I like wearing something a little toned down on an everyday basis and so far the following combo has been my favorite peachy neutral combo! This combo just goes so well with my skin tone. Tan skinned girls… you will be thanking me for this (I’m sure this will look nice on a variety of skin tones too)!

How to Achieve this Lip Combo:
1) Apply MAC “Spice” lip liner all over the lips.
One of my favorites! Definitely a staple!
2) Put on NARS “Belle Du Jour” lipstick.
When I first swatched this it was so light – I was skeptical. But it looks perfect with Spice lip liner underneath!
3) Top with Gerard Cosmetics “Nude” Lipgloss
One of my all time favorite glosses! I swear by their nudes! They have the most flattering nudes for poc.

And that’s it! Hope you guys like it!
I will have a really juicy blog post up for Valentine’s Day next week. It isn’t a makeup look but it IS beauty related.. stay tuned! 🙂
Leave me comments or questions down below and check out my instagram if you want to be friends! 🙂

Xoxo, Sayeedah<3

Bobbi Brown: Good for Everyday Makeup?

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I recently purchased the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation after trying it out at Neiman Marcus and I wanted to do a review for you guys. For my everyday makeup I like to wear something that is lighter than a normal foundation but still has medium-full coverage. That’s why I was excited to try this. After using it for a while, here are my thoughts:

Likes:

  • Plethora of shades with yellow undertones
  • Good coverage
  • Lightweight

Dislikes:

  • Dewy/hydrated finish
    • I have oily skin so I like something more matte
  • Not long wearing
    • Lasts maybe 3 hours before my skin looks oily

Hope you guys liked this post! What are your favorite everyday makeup picks? I also used to love MAC studio tech foundation + powder compact (it was a cream as well).

Also, I’m thinking about doing a small giveaway soon so stay tuned for that!
Xoxo, Sayeedah! ❤

BTW: MAC Cosmetics is doing lip kits! Ahhhh so excited for that! They will be available at Macy’s tomorrow (1/27/17)

**This is not my picture. I took it from Bobbi Brown’s website.

Are Expensive Lip Scrubs Better than DIYs?

As someone who has chronically chapped lips, I was extremely excited to try this lip scrub! I was really hoping this would be my lip-saver. This lip scrub is from fresh and it is called Sugar Lip Polish ($24).

The directions say to massage a small amount onto the lips and then wipe it off with a damp washcloth. It can be used 2-3x a week.

Here are my opinions on this product:

I like that it makes my lips feel smooth afterwards. It also makes my lips plump (but that’s expected because of the exfoliation).
I don’t like that it doesn’t get all of the dead skin off of my lips. There is still some flakiness afterwards. Also, while it does feel smooth, it doesn’t feel moisturized.

Overall, I think it’s a decent product but not worth the money. A DIY lip scrub works just as well and is way less expensive. Here’s a DIY lip scrub recipe I’ve used before from Michelle Phan:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • A squirt of Vaseline

Just mix the ingredients together, massage into your lips, and wipe off with a damp washcloth!

Have you guys tried any of fresh‘s products? What are your favorites? Xoxo

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Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you to BeautyMommies for nominating me for this award. Their blog has some cool posts so make sure to click this link and check them out!

How I Started:
I’ve wanted to have my own beauty and fashion blog for years but I was scared of what people would say. When I started grad school I decided to make my blog because I got a fresh start with new people so I didn’t really care what anyone had to say about me. I got over the fear of other people’s opinions. My best friend also supported me a lot and encouraged me and motivated me to do it. He comments on all my blogs as Superman ❤ haha.

Advice to Other Bloggers:

  1. Consistency is key.
  2. Blog about what you love and are passionate about!

Bloggers I Nominate:

I want to nominate everyone who is reading this blog post right now! ❤ I know that’s technically cheating, but oh well 😡
If you decide to do this after reading my post please tag me so I can read them! Have fun!!

The Rules: 

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you created.

Hope you enjoyed reading this! Leave me a comment if you have any questions! ❤
Xoxo

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The Hunt for the Best Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a must-have if you’re someone like me who washes their hair every 2-3 days. Initially I thought dry shampoo was a myth until I finally tried it for myself and realized what a staple it is. I’m still looking for my favorite one, but here are my thoughts on the ones that I’ve tried so far.

1) Loreal Paris EverStyle Dry Shampoo
Out of the three that I’ve tried, this was my least favorite. This works for like 3 minutes and then my hair is greasy again.

2) Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
This product is great for absorbing excess oil and adding volume to the hair. It’s also super long lasting. This is my favorite out of the three.

3) TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo
My hair does not look greasy at first when I use this product but it isn’t very long lasting. I also don’t see much added volume with this product. I have very thick coarse hair so it might work better on someone with thinner hair.

Any suggestions on which ones I should try next? Let me know in the comments!

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Fashion Trend That I’ve Been Loving..

Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses have been in style for a little while now and I’m in love! I feel like this trend is flattering on so many body types. It’s so fun and girly and comfortable! I especially love the off-the-shoulder choker combo shirts! Here are some of my favorite pieces:

These pieces (from left to right) can be found at the following stores: H&M, Express, Missguided, and Forever 21.

*I do not own these pictures… they are from the company’s website.

Hope you guys liked my first fashion post! What are some of your favorite trends this season?
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