Best Drugstore Lipsticks


If there was one brand in the drugstore that I keep getting lucky with, it’s Maybelline.  Whether it is their Fit Me Matte+Poreless foundation, their Fit Me concealer, their Age Rewind concealer, their Lash Sensational mascaras (the one in the pink tube as well the black tube)..just to name a few.. all these products happened to be my holy grail items.

Maybelline also happened to have the best lipstick formulas/colors, in my opinion.


If you are into the matte lips trend, as much as I am, you will not find anything more comfortable and hydrating than these.  You get the best of both worlds: the matte look without the dry lips.

There are currently 7 colors I am obsessed with, and 10 more I am eyeing and will probably purchase the next time I get a chance.

  1. From the Bold/Audacious collection, you have to check out Fiery Fuchsia:


2. From their Matte collection, check Siren in Scarlet:


3. From their Matte collection, daringly nude is one of my favorites:


4. Touch of Spice is another one from the Matte collection:


5. Stormy Sahara is a beautiful warm nude that is not too light:


6. Bushing Beige is the palest color from their collection.  I love it to tone down my natural lip color


7. When I heard that Born With It from the color sensational line is a dupe for Tom Ford lipstick in Blush Nude, I had to get it. I will be doing a swatch/comparison between these 2 lipsticks soon…


Hopefully these swatches will help you next time you go shopping!


HUDA BEAUTY Textured Shadows Palette


HUDA BEAUTY came out with a limited edition palette in the “Rose Gold Edition”.  Like we are all used to from her, she had to add something new to it.  In this case, it was the textured shadows.  These shadows have a very unique texture to them.  If you ever owned the Stila magnificent metals shadows, you would have a good idea of how these feel.  6/18 shadows are textured, the rest are mostly matte with a couple of shimmery ones and one duo chrome (Angelic which is a pink that breaks gold).

Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette – Rose Gold Edition

Here are some swatches in regular light vs. flash:


Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette Swatches
Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette Swatches


In this look, I used Bae to set my eye primer, Sandalwood and Henna for my transition color, Maneater to add more warmth in my look, Boss and Coco in my outer V,  and of course…Rose Gold for my lid color. The eyelashes I am wearing are the Samantha lashes, also by Huda Beauty.


Now let’s talk about some pros and cons of this palette:


  • Beautiful colors
  • Insanely pigmented textured shadows, when applied with your fingers
  • versatile
  • light weight and perfect for traveling


  • very light cardboard packaging for the price you are paying
  • the matte colors, although beautiful, are a little chalky and not very pigmented when you apply them to the eyes…unlike swatching them on the hand.
  • it is $83

I hope this review helped you if you were eyeing this palette 🙂 Have a lovely day and until next post…