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The best natural highlighters

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I love highlighters a lot. However, I don’t wear bold highlighters (*cough* BECCA champagne pop *cough*) often, and especially when I’m running late or on doing my makeup in a rush, I don’t have time to blend out a super shocking highlight.

I also wear mostly natural makeup, so these are my favorite highlights I wear on a daily basis for a glowing face. None of these have glitter in them either, which is great!

Quick note: all of these are natural highlights, so they tend to look fairly similar on the face. I would recommend looking through this list and picking one (some of these are palettes if you really want more options) that suits you.

Enjoy!

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6 Bold Lipsticks for Summer

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I never wear bold lipsticks on an everyday basis. My idea of a bold everyday lipstick is like a dark brown. Seriously.

But in the summer? I love wearing super bright shades, deeper shades, and all of the unwearable shades in my collection. Part of the reason is I don’t always want to put on a full face of makeup in the summer, so all I have to do is swipe on a bright lipstick (and maybe some mascara) and my face instantly looks more made up.

I also consider bright lipsticks to be my “confidence colors” or the colors I instantly feel better in. I love nude lipsticks, but nothing can ever replace the feeling of applying a shocking bright pink.

Read on to see my ultimate summer shades!

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The search for the perfect red: Rimmel London

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I’m back with another batch of red lipsticks to test out.

For this test I tried a few reds from the Kate Moss lasting finish collection as well as two shades from the Only 1 matte collection.

From Kate Moss I tested 111, 107, 110 (creative names, right?).

From the only 1 matte, I tried 500- Take the stage and 120- Call the shots.

Let’s take a look!

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The search for the perfect red: L’oreal

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Ciao! This time in my search for the perfect red lipstick, I though I’d check out what L’oreal has to offer. Once again, I’m judging these lipsticks by the criteria listed in this post.

From L’oreal I tested out three shades from their Color Riche line (I tried 297- Red Passion, 317- Ruby Flame, and 350- British red).

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The search for the perfect red: NYX

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The first brand I searched for my perfect red lipstick was NYX, a brand that I’ve enjoyed in the past. I checked out shades from their soft matte lip cream line as well as the lip suede line. I’ve tried the soft matte lip cream before, but the lip suede is new to me. From the soft matte lip cream line, I’m looking at Amsterdam and Monte Carlo, and from the lip suede line I’m checking out Cherry Skies and Kitten  Heels.

I talked about the criteria I was going to be weighing the lipsticks by in this post, so I’ll go through by each category and talk about what I think of each lipstick. Keep reading

The search for the perfect red

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For the next few weeks on The Bella Edit, I’ll be documenting my search for the perfect red lipstick. I’ll be looking at brands from the drugstore as well as high end brands to find the red I think is truly perfect for me. I’ll be weighing the candidates on the merits of cost, packaging, scent, ease of application, shade, formula, pigment, wear time, and whether the item is limited edition. I hope you enjoy it!

To follow every update on this journey, click here.

Ciao bella!