Brown Lips Are Perfect For Summer Nights

You know what? This whole brown lip trend is starting to fall off the world wide web's collective radar and I'm just getting into it. You see, I always tried to wear a nude-y peach pale brown shade that never really jived with my whole aesthetic. Or skintone.

Or there is the oh so Kylie pinky mauvey brown that makes me look a wee bit dead. And they are seriously everywhere. So color me surprised that I actually found a different brown and that I actually like it.

Maybe I just like a darker lip at all times but I think I've finally found how to wear a brown lip and have it WORK. The strong brown night time lip, my friends. Mix it up with a super bronzed skin and a subtle eye and you got your summer night out look down pat.

I'm using Maybelline's Untainted Spice. It's from their nudes collection so I'm coloring a little outside the lines on this one but trust me. I started out wearing it very subtle and patting it on as a lip tint, and then I powered it up to full pigment wattage and it really shined.

This is such a gorgeous rosey brown that makes it much more flattering for me than all the super cool toned browns out there. The creamy shine to the finish keeps this from looking too 90's (which honestly isn't even a bad thing anyway) and gives the whole look a fresh feel.

Have you tried a dark brown lip?
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Top Five Favorites of May

Another month has nearly come and gone and I've made twenty four squashed up looking paper swans from my fold-a-day origami calendar. I've only got one makeup to share, two lush favorites, a tank that may just get it's own love song, and I get very excited about my walls.

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Trying Out The Center Part

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So in my Middle School yearbook there is this adorable photo of 11 year old me playing the guitar in music class wearing jeans and a tee shirt and a center part on my definitely not brushed hair. I looked like a tiny little hippie which I kind of love now, but once I saw it back then, I decided that it was not cute and I've been a side part-er ever since.

I've never tried the center parting in my adult life until I did this Kimmy Schmidt blush tutorial and I styled my hair like Kimmy for the photos.

And you know what? I kinda like it. I've tried it off and on a few times since and I've found the key for making it look good on me. I just can't do it unless I've curled my hair - straight or tousled hair just looks like 11 year old hippie Allison. But with curled hair I think it can look quite chic.

It may be a bit mundane, parting your hair literally one inch to right of where I normally go, but it totally changes the whole vibe of my hair. It's a little more care-free. A little more cool for summer.

I don't think I'll ever make a permanent change back to a center part, but it's in my hair styling arsenal now.

Have you ever had a hair-parting hangup?
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My Morning Skincare Routine

Mornings are hard enough without a lengthy skincare routine, amirite? I pulled together my extended weekend morning skincare routine to share with ya'll on youtube!

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Three Shadow Smoky Eye

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I 100% forgot to share my latest and greatest on the youtube! Enjoy my three shadow smoky eye!

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