Has it been a while or what? I’ve missed you guys! I’ve been busy making all sorts of things, enjoying spending time with my hubby while he had a little time off and basically just living life. I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! If you didn’t know, the hubby and I have adopted a vegan diet, so we made some delicious veggie tamales, refried beans and the best mexican rice I’ve ever tasted for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was great! No lethargic, overly full feeling when we were done stuffing our faces and we didn’t pass out in front of the tv. We also didn’t gain any holiday weight- in fact we have been steadily losing. I am 6 pounds away from my original goal!
Now I have to tell you about this great company I stumbled across on Facebook- Eliza Fragrances and Cosmetics. This company makes vintage inspired makeup and perfumes at an awesome price. Most of the products are under $10!
There are lip rouges, lipsticks, eye shadows and new lip glosses. A holiday lip palette is also in the works with brand new shades. Most of the colors are named after classic Hollywood actresses like Marilyn, Ava and Grace. I was lucky enough to try out 2 of the lipsticks, Bette and Paulette.
I don’t know if you are aware, but I have been searching for the perfect pink lipstick for a long time. I’m talking in terms of years here people. I wanted something in a lighter pink. None of this neon, hot pink, you-can-see-my-lips-from-space crap. Not too light, most of those look white on me. Not shimmery, not glittery. We all know how hard it is to find something without shimmer!
Bette IS that perfect pink! It looks great with my skin tone, it’s not shimmery, it’s almost a semi-matte? Very light shine. Though if you want more shine just layer a gloss on top and you’re good to go. It’s moisturizing and lasts a long time, even through eating. I’ve even received compliments on how pretty this lipstick is, and that’s not something people normally comment on. For me, Bette is the perfect everyday lip color!
Paulette is a gorgeous raspberry color. It’s great for when I want something a little more dramatic. And, of course, it has all the same wonderful qualities as Bette.
These lipsticks are all handmade with: Jojoba oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, titanium dioxide, carmine, iron oxides, lemon oil, orange oil, glycerin, allantoin. The price for these? $6.50. When was the last time you bought a lipstick for under $10 that you loved? I even have lipsticks that cost $20 or more and I don’t love them as much as I love these.
If you need a new lipstick (and really, what woman doesn’t need a new lipstick?) or know anyone who wears makeup- I recommend checking out Eliza Fragrances and Cosmetics. You can order through the FB page.
BONUS: All purchases are 20% off from now until Christmas!
A big thank you to Tia for sending me these gorgeous lipsticks!
Full disclosure: I received these lipsticks free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.