Killa’s Eyeliner & Lip Faves (finally)

Wow, this is the first post I’ve written that’s beauty related. I’m not a MUA, I’ve never received professional training, and I just learned how to apply false lashes 5 months ago. However, I slay, and that’s why you’re here.

Most frequently I’m asked about lip products and eye liner. I’m going to share my favorites here, but please note makeup is about preference and what works for me may not work for you. I try to offer opinions based on my experiences AND unwritten beauty “rules.” For example, nude lipsticks look differently on every skin tone, but for darker skin it’s very well known that lip liner is a life saver. You can pull off damn near anything with the right liner. I’ll include links to products that I can find, and just FYI these are not links that give me money if you make a purchase or anything like that (forever poor). If you do make a purchase online, I highly recommend Ebates for cash back. I’ve had it since 2015 and in total I’ve gotten $155 back. The first time you spend $25 you receive a $10 gift card. PLEASE leave questions or comments below including any issues with the links 🙂

Eyeliner:
I’ll never get tired of eyeliner compliments. Ever. GAS ME UP!!!

It can go from 0 to 100 real quick, so experiment to find out what works for you. I only use liquid liner, preferably felt tips because I don’t need to dip the product in anything or clean a brush afterwards (i.e., gel liner). Gel liner + brush offers more control, so I recommend it for beginners. This list is super short because I haven’t had to buy liquid liner in over a year thanks to Ipsy. Every 3-4 months I get a new one in my monthly glam bag. The basic “how-to” is to use your lower lash line as a guide going up. I have hooded lids so I extend my wing more horizontal than vertical – otherwise I end up with liner on the hood of my eye. Use foundation or concealer that matches your skin tone to clean up if needed.

*Absolute NY Nano Liquid Liner
*Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
*Illamasqua Precision Ink

Lip Products:
Side note, these are wack iPhone 6S quality photos, fight me.
*=lipgloss

NUDES L2R: Covergirl x Tempting Toffee (255), Urban Decay x Broken, NYX x Madeleine*, Sephora Collection x 39, VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind x Pink Sequin* [this color is an icy shimmer pink but I wear it on top of nudes]

PINKS L2R: Sephora Collection x Pin Up Pink*, Kat Von D x Bauhau 5, Maybelline x Hot Plum (900), Trestique x Florence Fig, Ulta Collection x 252, Covergirl x Spellbound (325)

 

PURPLES L2R: Pretty Zombie x 3 Witches, Morphe x Mood [berry], Kat Von D x LUV, LA Girl x Stunner, Sephora Collection x 15, Anastasia Beverly Hills x Purple Rain*, MAC x Heroine

 

REDS L2R: Sephora Collection x Always Red [GOAT], LA Girl x Secret, Pretty Zombie x Dahlia
BROWNS L2R: Colourpop x Limbo, NYX x Berlin

Here’s an additional swatch of Always Red that literally nobody asked for (hello bias).



BONUS:
Brows: BH Cosmetics HD Brow Pencil x Brunette (I buy 3-4 at a time, they always have a sale).

Also wearing Covergirl #255 with VINTAGE lipgloss here 🙂

XO,
Killa

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