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Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick “Mauve For Me” | Review

Hello friends!

Recently, Maybelline has come out with a new set of lipsticks that is supposed to compliment 50 different skin tones!  They had seven different shades, and I chose to pick up the mauve color since it’s my personal favorite.  The spice looked beautiful as well!

Maybelline Made For All Lipstick "Mauve for Me" | Review - A Midwest Belle

Color: As the name of this lipstick suggests, it’s a warm mauve color that pulls the slightest bit orange on me – I had hoped it would be a bit more pink.  The color of this is almost exactly my lips but better, which was a letdown.  I was hoping that this would be more unique and look better considering it’s supposed to flatter so many different skin tones.

It has a cream finish and looks relatively shiny, which is different than all the matte lipsticks I’ve been wearing lately and looks gorgeous!  The shiny finish does a good job at not sinking into my lip lines or accentuating dry patches, which happens frequently.

Packaging: The packaging is very basic, but I really enjoy the cap matching the color of the lipstick!  In terms of actual quality, I’m a little concerned that the lid doesn’t seem to attach very well.  If you plan on taking this in your purse, I’d be careful about it getting everywhere due to the loose latch.

Maybelline Made For All Lipstick "Mauve for Me" | Review - A Midwest Belle

Bullet Shape: The shape of the tip is a bit more curved, which hugs my lips and makes applying a little easier.

Application: Because of the curved tip of the bullet, I found that the lipstick hugged the curves of my lips well and made it easy to get an even coat that didn’t go outside of my lips.  There was very minimal cleanup needed!

Upon application, there is definitely a strong scent. It smells like a chemical vanilla – while it’s not a good smell by any means, it doesn’t bother me too much.  If you’re someone who is sensitive to fragrance in your products, I’d say tread cautiously.

Maybelline Made For All Lipstick "Mauve for Me" | Review - A Midwest Belle

Fading: This is a lipstick that is very close to my own lip color, which means that it was really hard to see if there was any obvious fading. I feel like every time I checked to see what my lips looked like, they looked good for the most part.  I didn’t really notice much fading in general; it was more like the color was either fully there or it wasn’t.

Transfer: This lipstick transferred just like any other lipstick would, which isn’t surprising – the big selling point is color, not formula.  After eating a meal, this was almost completely gone. On the bright side, it layers over itself very nicely!

Comfort: I thought this was an incredibly comfortable lipstick.  It felt hydrating and I didn’t have any issues with feeling like I needed to throw some lip balm on to recover.  This is definitely standard to most cream lipsticks, so if that’s the kind of formula you prefer, this is very par the course.

Price Point: The standard cost of this lipstick is $5.99 at Target, which I think is pretty reasonable!  You can almost always find a coupon, and I had one for $1 off, so I only paid $5 total.  At that price, you honestly can’t go wrong!

If I were to buy another shade of this range, it would definitely be a more unique color.  Because I feel like it’s such a dupable shade for me personally, I would rather invest in one that I struggle to wear confidently.  I’m definitely considering the nude, red, and plum!  I currently have so many lipsticks that I don’t need to buy new ones, but if you’re looking to build up your own collection you can’t go wrong with it.

I bought mine at Target, but I believe you can also find them at any drugstore, Walmart, and Ulta.

Do you like the Maybelline lipstick formula?

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Bittersweet” | Review

Hello friends!

I just finished trying out Ashton, and so I was excited to give Bittersweet a go!  If you read my previous post, you know that I had an awesome experience with Ashton and will definitely be keeping it around and wearing it.  Today, I have an in depth review of my thoughts regarding this specific color.

Color: Bittersweet is described as a “brown plum”, which I think is incredibly accurate!  It’s a dark brown with a purple undertone and I truly adore the way it looks!  It’s definitely a vampy shade that might be out a lot of people’s comfort zones, but it’s stunning.  I think that because I have light skin with a neutral undertone, the dark color with purple tones really flatters me.

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Packaging: In the same vein of Ashton, the packaging is very sleek and beautiful!  The clear tube fits nicely with the chrome cap and black “A” emblem.  Obviously the one I have is a sample size that I purchased in a kit last year, but the packaging is exactly the same as the full size, just smaller.

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New at Ulta | March 3 – March 30, 2019

Hello friends!

After my first New at Ulta post, I decided that I really enjoy doing a wrap up of the products I’m interested in and wanted to start making it a regular occurrence.

One thing that I wanted to share is that there were originally items on this list that have been removed, such as the Morphe 35G palette and the Kylie Cosmetics Ulta Beauty lip kit.  I did this because when I had the chance to look at them in store I was seriously disappointed in the pigmentation of the 35G palette, and I didn’t love the color of the lip kit.

If you would like me to continue to share those products and just note them somewhere, let me know!

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New at Ulta | February 16 – March 2, 2019

Hello friends!

Today I thought it would be fun to share some new products from Ulta that have caught my eye in the past few weeks!  I can’t share everything because I swear they come out with new products every day, but I have been taking a look at their new arrivals and seeing what I would consider buying.  I can’t afford everything on this list (that would be quite a bit!), but since they’ve intrigued me, I’m hoping that they’ll be interesting to you too!

This is something I want to start doing every few weeks, because there are so many new beauty releases now that it’s hard to keep up!  Hopefully this helps you all with seeing some new stuff to check out.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Ashton” | Review

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One brand that comes to mind as the pioneer of the matte liquid lipstick trend is Anastasia Beverly Hills! Way back in the day when liquid lipsticks were just becoming a thing, this was one of the original formulas you could find.  Today I wanted to share with you whether I feel like they’ve stood the test of time, or have fallen flat compared to other formulas!

Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick "Ashton" Review - A Midwest Belle

Color: Ashton is described as a “midtone yellow-brown”.  While I find this color really pretty, if you don’t love browns you probably want to skip on this and go for a different color instead.  The yellow undertone might be something that doesn’t work well with other skin tones, so this is definitely a color I’d suggest swatching first!

Packaging: I love how sleek the packaging looks!  The silver tube has ABH’s symbol on the top in black, so it matches the tube and makes it easy to identify among other liquid lipsticks.  I also really enjoy the gold detailing on the top of the tube as well!

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color “Devotion” | Review

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Today I wanted to let you all know my thoughts on the other Revlon Matte Lip Color I own!  In an effort to see if maybe the formula was inconsistent between colors, I wanted to share my experience with another shade.  You can see the original review for Obsession here.

Color: Devotion is a nude pink with slightly yellow undertones.  It’s a color that I think also looks very flattering on me.  However, once again the formula disappointed me.

Applicator: The triangular shaped applicator is definitely one of my favorites, and it made applying easy and quick.  There’s enough product on both sides to get my entire lips without having to dip the wand in for more product.

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color “Obsession” | Review

Hello friends!

Before I get into the review, I’d like to start by saying that it did not go the way I had expected it to.  This was one of the first lip product’s I’d purchased for myself when I got into makeup, and I used to just love wearing it.  I distinctly remember bringing it to work and reapplying throughout the day multiple times.

Color: Obsession is a beautiful hot pink with blue undertones, which is incredibly flattering on my neutral skin tone.

Applicator: In terms of application, I really enjoyed the applicator’s shape.  It has a bit of a triangle shape to it, and the curve fits my lips incredibly well, so I found it very easy to maneuver.  It also smells absolutely incredible, like a sweet fruity candy.  While I absolutely adore the color and scent, the formula was surprising.

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