So maybe we have a lipstick addiction. No judgement, pls.
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Bitch Slap Foil Highlighter in Gold makes me feel like a queen (even though my bank account is like a pauper’s).
“So I didn't even start wearing highlight until last year. Who knew a little shimmer on your cheekbones and temples could level up your look so much?! My latest highlight obsession is by Bitch Slap Cosmetics. I've been wearing the Foil Highlighter in the shade Gold, and it just makes my spirit sooooo happy every time I dab it on. The color is so rich and deep, and it really makes my skin glow. If I could put it on my whole body without staining BuzzFeed's furniture every time I sat down, I would.
It comes in a compact, and the color is dark gold, more along the bronze side. There's also really pretty specks of silver in there. Putting it on is so easy, as your brush or blender will pick the color right up. A little goes a loooooong way, though, so don't think that you have to drown your brush in the product. Literally just a light graze over the surface, and then sweep it on your face. In the pic above, I applied it very lightly and you can still see it glowing. I love this stuff!” —Essence Gant, Beauty Editor
Get it on Bitch Slap Cosmetics for $20.
If matte lipstick and lip gloss had a baby, its name would be L’Oreal Infallible Paints.
“First of all, ignore my eyebrows. I’m growing them out. Again. Now, I tend to wear matte lipsticks or sheer glosses, so I thought trying L’Oreal Infallible Paints would be a good compromise, and I was right! I liked the creaminess and the staying-power. The color Violet Twist didn’t budge, even after a case of the afternoon munchies.
I received lots of compliments on Cool Coral, which I really liked. I was wearing Cool Coral when I went to grab lunch one day, and the host gave me free chocolate chip cookies. I think it was because of my bold lip choice! It’s brighter than what I normally wear, and it really makes my bottom lip look luscious. As a black woman who wasn’t blessed with much of an upper lip, I take my victories where I can.
DIY Red had more orange to it than I thought it would, but once it settled, I could easily see it becoming a summer nights favorite. I’d definitely recommend these, but warn that a little goes a long way. I had to do a lot of blotting.” —Nichole Perkins, BuzzFeed Contributor
Get them on Amazon for $7.99 each.
This J.R. Watkins Body Scrub had my whole body feeling like a baby’s bottom.
“I’ve never been a body scrub person. A bar of soap has always done the job, BUT BABY LET ME TELL YOU! This J.R. Watkins Grapefruit Sugar and Shea Body Scrub was the bomb!!! I could feel my skin getting smoother immediately after applying it on my body. And once I scrubbed and rinsed it off, my average 22-year-old skin felt like a baby’s bottom. My favorite thing about this product is that it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry when I washed it off. I felt so moisturized that I did't even apply lotion after. On top of that, it left my body smelling like a freshly opened grapefruit. So over all, this product is a huge win for me.” —Brianna Holt, Community Editor
Get it on Amazon for $10.79.