Layn down the law: are multisticks the new lipstick?

Stop the traffic: a new makeup brand is ready to disrupt your makeup game. As you are sitting inside the cab with no makeup on, what other way can you get ready as you’re running 20 minutes late to work?

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: A True Knight in Shining Armour

I can’t help myself when it comes Armour Beauty. The last time I reviewed them, it was definitely time for me to send it over to Theo, the founder of the rocking lip gloss brand. She loved it! Then, she sent me two new lip glosses, which are as equally beautiful and lovely as the others. However, don’t be fooled by the colors of the tube.

The two glosses I received are Marilyn (clear iridescent) and Kashmir (light pink). Although they may look like the typical colors you see in a drugstore or your old Lip Smackers/Bonnebell glosses, they have extremely different results when you apply in them person.

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Top: Kashmir | Bottom: Marilyn

Marilyn is a beautiful iridescent with fine micro glitters that make the lips pop. What’s cool about the glitter is that it actually changes on the skin – think of it like a mood ring! In the tube, it’s bluish, but on my lips, it made it come out as a pink. The product is extremely similar to Maybelline’s Shine Shot in Prismatic, but this is more subtle. Marilyn goes so well with practically anything thanks to its chameleonic ability to transform! Talk about being a true diamond out there!!

On the other hand, Kashmir is a bit more like a classic pink gloss. The gloss itself has some fine micro glitter, but you really cannot see it. This shade is mean to be a more everyday shade whether it be going to brunch with the ladies, meeting up the parents, going on a first date, work, etc! Man, it even works as a fun Coachella beauty accessory!! I mean, Kashmir is inspired by Led Zeppelin and you cannot go wrong with wanting to pull out that shaggy white Penny Lane coat alongside your favorite distressed vintage jeans that you’ve thrifted a weekend ago. Talk about the ultimate cute girl look without being too basic!

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The formula is an everlasting stay-put gloss. You can re-apply throughout the entire day; however, it doesn’t have to be on its own. Thanks to the sheer texture, you can actually mix it with other glosses or with each other to have a killer 3D lip look. See? Isn’t it worth part of the deal?!

Believe me, you NEED to get this. If you are a Led Zep fan, GO FREAKING GET IT!! No spin around town is complete without “Kashmir”. As for my Monroe-loving gals, just rock ’em proud with diamonds.

All Eyez on Me: Milk Makeup’s Eye Vinyl

Ahh….the wonders of a new year. Since the Lunar New Year, I’ve been on a binge to snap up some makeup. As someone who is more of a lip person than an eye person, why not I get some more eyes on me?

Enter Milk Makeup. Last year, it was launched by Milk Studios and the entire concept of the line is revolved around effortless high maintenance. Basically, you get the super hot “fresh off the editorial” look with very few products. In that case, take the Eye Vinyl. It’s an eye gloss that’s meant to replace your Vaseline and eyeshadow. Sounds dope, right?!

Believe me, Georgie Greville, the brains behind Milk Makeup, has me convinced that it’s time to replicate that Kate Moss circa ’94 look with the eye gloss. As much as I want to cop that look, is it really worth spending $20 for something you can do at home for like, $6?

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A few daysΒ ago, I splurged on it after the Sephora saleslady told me that it was “formulated differently on the eyes”. Considering that clear lip gloss can do the same thing, IΒ have to admit that the initial high of wearing it was amazing: I had Moss-esque eyelids and felt like a freaking runway star. But after an hour or two, the sheen kinda faded, but it was still there.

Thankfully, there wasn’t any creasing with this product; however, I hated the fact that I had to keep on reapplying it. What’s nice about the applicator is that you can use it to touch it up. While it can run the risk of having goop running down your eyes like that lady in Mulan (seriously, it happened to me when I tried it on with mascara), it’s always best to apply a little before you go all the way; hence, the small amount of liquid in the pen.

The Eye Vinyl may not be an easy product to use and/or pull off easily, but if you are dying to try a new look, go for it!

Prime Up Your Skin with Glossier’s Moisturizer

It’s snowing, it’s pouring, but your girl ain’t snoring. Not in the literal sense, but in the sense that I cannot afford to miss out on the newest beauty products. Given that NYC has cold and harsh winters that can either make you go happy (if you’ve never seen the snow) or insane (like you never want to get out the damn house), the one thing that never fails to brighten up my day is the new Priming Moisturizer Rich.

Frankly, this is the not the first time I’ve tried skincare from this line. When Glossier was released in the fall of 2014, I was one of the few who lined up and snagged their Priming Moisturizer at the click of the mouse. While their Priming Moisturizer was felt soft and baby smooth across the skin, this new product is purposely made to be extra thick. (More like Betty Crocker vanilla frosting thick than Kylie Jenner thick)

With thick moisturizers, they are great at nourishing my thirsty and parched skin. However, I also have oily and sensitive skin (as diagnosed by my dermatologist) that’s prone to breaking out. For me, breakouts are always caused by eating A) gluten, B) dairy, C) stress and unfortunately, D) super rich moisturizers with ingredients that unintentionally clog my pores. As much as I wanted to bring this bad girl home, the pangs of apprehension hit my stomach before I even thought of pulling out $25 for a tub.

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The thing about products with a ton of hype is that I am expected to believe in it. This time, I have to admit that it really does the job of keeping my skin in tip-top condition. It makes my neck SO SOFT like baby’s skin and my cheeks feel like velvet. Apart from that, the one con is that too much richness in the moisturizer leaves my face feeling a little sticky. Considering that not everyone’s skin is the same, it tends to be a little sticker on oilier complexions like mine. Despite that one flaw, it does a phenomenal job at keeping my face fresh and dewy!

What are your favorite moisturizers? Will you go out and buy Glossier’s moisturizer?

UPDATE: I have returned this product as it made me break out after a few days of using it. I didn’t realize that my skin was not able to take it in as I had hoped. If you have not tried it yet and would like to try it, I hope you have better luck than I did!