Lipstick Lab: A Shade Called Regina

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Lipstick Lab is a gallery of the author’s lipstick mix discoveries. It’s a showcase, of some sort, for her love of math, colors, and lipstick

Since the start of the year, I’ve been constantly reaching for nude colors for my lips. Gone were the days where I’d sport a bold lip color… Maybe it’s age or maybe I’m just settling into what I think looks good on me :3

Today’s mix is called Regina because it’s dark and sultry and well, I’ve been watching reruns of Once Upon A Time and y’all know how I usually gravitate towards villains!

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Makeup Stash: BYS Matte Lipstick

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Makeup Stash is a beauty tag series that attempts to review various makeup items via full makeup routine demonstration and swatches.

Here’s the thing: I’m not really a fan of red lipsticks. I think that it ages me, and in a not so flattering manner. But then I discovered the matte formulation and instantly fell in love with the flat look it gives my lips — which kind of plumps it up in a natural way.

So here I am, documenting my first experience with the red, matte lipstick. Ma, I’m officially a grown woman. :p

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My Lipstick Arsenal: L.A. Girl Matte Pigment Gloss

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I mentioned in my last lipstick arsenal post that I didn’t have any mattes in my collection yet. Well guess what? Between that and this, I managed to grow my mattes from zero to five! Two of those are Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cremes, which already have numerous reviews because they came out about three or four years ago. I have one of each of Nyx Matte Lipstick and BYS Matte Lipstick. And then I have this, L.A. Girl Matte Pigment Gloss — a liquid lipstick that I both love and hate.

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