Hey there! Hope all is well. During today’s hang out, I want to share a few goodies that I’ve had the pleasure of testing.
Eight XXXi is a small, black-owned company with beauty products that range from eye shadows and body glimmer mist to skin care products and lipsticks.
Big Deals Hi Heels, which has become one of my favs, is a red liquid lipstick that slides on smooth like paint and dries to a matte finish. Once it dries on, it stays on for hours. The owner, Tiffany Nash, suggested using coconut oil to remove it. I didn’t have any, so I rigorously rubbed it with a baby wipe. Probably not the best idea, but I eventually got it off.
Because it is also a staining lipstick, be careful when removing it, so you don’t get it on any clothing or your nails, as I did with the latter. If you’re like me with dry lips, you may need to add a little bit of lip balm to it to add some moisture over time. Otherwise, it’s an excellent pop of color, and you don’t have to worry about it coming off as soon as you eat or drink. You may have to go back and touch up small sections, but for the most part, it stays in place until you’re ready for it to be gone.
Don’t Hurt Yourself is a brown liquid lipstick. It’s a soft brown, which I appreciated because I don’t wear many dark lip colors. It was a great way to go outside of my comfort zone without feeling like it was too much. This color comes off much easier. A simple makeup wipe should do. This color was an exclusive formula that is no longer available due to the current requirements to wear masks everywhere we go. However, I have some that I will give away if you are interested and are the first couple of people to leave your feedback below. Also include, “I want Don’t Hurt Yourself lipstick.”
Mud Pie is also a brown liquid lipstick, but it’s a bit darker than Don’t Hurt Yourself. Surprisingly, I loved the way it looked on too! It’s a great color for fall fashion. Like the red, it glides on smoothly and dries matte. It also requires a little extra work to remove. Should you decide to use either of these lippies, let’s say in a photo shoot, definitely keep them last!
Besides lip gloss and lipstick, I tried an earth tone nail lacquer and gel finish. I used Patio Seating and topped it off with A Little Gelly, their clear gel polish. It is said to last for two weeks, but it began to chip off my nails by day five for me. Though, it has lasted about a month on my toenails. I believe because the hands are used in so many day-to-day activities, it’s harder to stay on. I did paint my nails myself, so maybe the paint could stay on a little longer if you go to a professional nail salon.
All in all, I would highly recommend these beauty products, especially the liquid matte lipsticks that are harder to wipe off. Right now, we are still dealing with a global pandemic that requires us to wear masks just about everywhere we go. I have tested these lipsticks with my mask, and they are definitely mask-proof!
Until next time, I’ll leave you with this. If you are not a lip color person, be sure to try out Brunch Addict. It’s a lip gloss sure to leave your lips with a nice, soft shine. However, if you aren’t afraid of bold lips, check out some of the colors I mentioned above, no matter the season. Are you a bold color, nudie (yea, I made that up), or an earth tone kind of lip gal? Either way, head over to the site Eight XXXi Beauty and find yourself some goodies. Use code HWLB for a special discount! Be sure to tag me and shout me out on social media when you make a purchase.