It’s no surprise that I’m a fan of L’Oreal lippies. They always seem to have the best formula and the fact that I can pick it up from my local drugstore (& who doesn’t love a good drugstore find?!) is a plus! A while back they came out with a limited Colour Riche Collection called La Vie En Rose. It’s made up of 6 perfect sheer pink matte shades that can compliment all skin tones.


I was able to get 3 of the 6 shades to swatch them for you.


So, what do you think about this collection? I noticed these 3 shades on my skin tone were pretty similar yet you could still tell them apart. I’m a fan of all three but, 705 / Jennifer Lopez, is my favorite and seems perfect for the Fall. Which of these shades is your favorite?

VMV Hypoallergenics Velvet Matte Lipstick is the newest lipstick line I have tested out.


This particular brand is new to me but I was happy to read about the company and find out about the great ingredients they use and how they are hypoallergenic.

Here is the Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bikini Machine


It’s a gorgeous mauve color that is matte, offers full coverage and a velvet finish. It is…

100% Dye-Free

100% Free of Irritating Waxes (including Beeswax and its cross-reactors), Phthalates, Parabens + Preservatives

100% Free of All-Types-Of-Fragrance

With titanium dioxide + iron oxide pigments for additional sun protection

With green tea for antioxidant benefits plus virgin coconut oil for intensive moisturization




The only con I have is that the actually lipstick was dry but nothing a lip balm under can’t fix so to me it was not a deal breaker. Because of the dryness of the lipstick you do need to go over your lips a few times to achieve the max color potential. This formula comes in 22 shades and I’m really looking forward to trying out some other colors.

Have you heard of this company before? What do you think of the Velvet Matte lipstick in Bikini Machine? I think it’s a PERFECT shade as the weather gets warmer.

FINALLY – I went out & picked up one of the Butter Glosses from NYX Cosmetics.


I picked up the Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel.

The Butter Glosses have a great formula. They are very pigmented, not sparkly or sticky and are glossy. As with any lip product that has a lot of pigment – I recommend your lips be moisturized or that you have exfoliated them prior to wear. They don’t have much lasting power but reapplying never hurt anyone 🙂


You can pick the Butter Glosses in numerous colors and they are only $5 on the NYX Cosmetics website.