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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ofra Liquid Lipsticks, Sao Paolo, Mocha

This is the first of three posts showing you swatches of the liquid lipsticks I have from Ofra.  This is not a sponsored post, these are ones I bought myself.  But I still wanted to review them for you.  I had to break it into three posts as it just would have been too picture heavy and overwhelming for you!

Am listening to Frank Zappa "Dinah-Moe Humm." It's hilarious.

I think I have figured out a trick to false lashes.  Which has nothing to do with this post, but I just had to share it with you.  All the YouTubers say to let the glue sit for thirty seconds before applying the lashes.  Well that just wasn't working for me.  I realized that as a beginner I needed the glue to sit longer.  So instead of sitting there watching the seconds on my watch tick, I put the glue on and put the lashes on the table while I do my brows or whatever.

For me, it's about a two minute wait.  Then the glue is very tacky and when you press the lashes to your lid it sticks instead of before when the glue was still too wet the lashes just slid right off.  So this past Friday I actually got the right lash on in the right place the first try.  The left eye I still need to work on. But now I know what to do to make it less stressful.

So if you're a lash beginner, learn from me!

The world of liquid lipstick is new to me.  I really didn't understand it.  Lately I'm on a huge matte lipstick kick. Whereas the first time I got into makeup before nail polish, I was all about the layering. Liner, lipstick and gloss. Yeah that's a lot of upkeep.

I did order some of the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks but for me, they were too liquid and wet.  I made a mess of my face putting them on so I sent them back.  I figured liquid lipsticks just weren't for me.

Then I saw someone wearing Kathleen Light's collaboration color with Ofra that is a burnt orange color and I just about fell out of my chair.  I immediately ordered one as they said it was limited edition.  Almost ordered two then, but figured I'd start with one.

Let's just say it was love at first sight and first wear.  Ofra's formula is highly pigmented and not nearly as liquid so it made them easier to apply.  Plus, it didn't move from my lips.  Yes if you drank water it left color on the glass.  I'm talking about it sort of stains the lips and stays in place at the same time.  You don't have to reapply that often and for me, it didn't travel into my fine lines around my lips.  For me, that is huge.  As very liquid lipsticks and glosses do that to me.

Here are the colors I will be showing you over the next three posts.

You can see the label on the Kathleen Lights one is backwards! Today, I will be showing you Sao Paolo and Mocha.  I went from light to dark.

I did not use liner in theses pictures.  I did not do any photoshopping.  These are my lips in all their getting too close to 50 glory. Now normally, I would totally use lip liner first simply to get the crisp outline in place on your lips.  The Miami Fever one is a spot on dupe for MAC liner in Cream Kiss.

Here is Sao Paolo.  This is my least favorite one.  It's too light for me.

It's a gorgeous color, just for my taste, it's too light.

Next we have Mocha.

What do you think? Should I become a lip model? I wore Mocha to work this past Friday and it stayed in place, didn't feather into my lines and yes you can build up the color to make this a bit deeper.

Oh and lastly, I am a Chapstick junkie and this does dry my lips a bit, but at a tolerable level for me to not have to add Chapstick all day long.

Stay tuned for the next two colors!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?