March 14, 2019

Pucker Up: Here Is A Beauty Q&A Featuring All Of The Lipsticks That I Love + Advice + More!

Pucker Up: Here Is A Beauty Q&A Featuring All Of The Lipsticks That I Love + Advice + More!
A Little Beauty Update
My favorite beauty pieces don't change that often but when they do it normally has something to do with the seasons changing. As a woman that is full of melanin, I can honestly say that my makeup has to be changed every time the seasons changed because of my skin tone. It's really weird because I never knew this was a thing until I entered adulthood and now I make it my mission to update my foundation about twice a year! With that being said, I have a few new beauty favorites that I am loving and would like to share them on the blog today! Anything from lippies to mascara to highlighter I got ya covered!

Any New Foundations?
I have been loving my Mac Studio Fix in the shade NW45! Like I mentioned above, it's probably more of my winter/spring shade but I just love how smooth it makes my face look. I also love the fact that I don't have to wear concealer or anything and it provides full coverage based on the application! It is the perfect foundation and I am very glad to have it in my life!
Any new lipstick shades you're loving?
Actually, I always stick to the same shades but I do like to try different brands! Lately, I have been going to my NYX Lingerie lipsticks because they aren't as drying as the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink! Don't get me wrong, I love both of them but I do feel like NYX will be my go-to lippies for the upcoming spring season!

What is the best primer to use under your makeup?
OMG if you never listen to anything I say again, please let it be known that the Aveeno Serum + Primer is the best! I switched over to this primer two months ago and it has been a game changer in my makeup routine! As a matter of fact, I must say that makeup doesn't apply the same without it! I love to shake it up, add a few drops to the palm of my hands and then rub it all over my face and neck. Instead of letting it sit, I start to apply my foundation immediately so that my makeup can have a very glowy/dewy look. If I could only choose three items in my makeup bag right now, I can guarantee you that my Aveeno Serum + Primer would be at the very top of the list! It's an absolute must-have!
Pucker Up: Here Is A Beauty Q&A Featuring All Of The Lipsticks That I Love + Advice + More!
Top five items in your makeup bag right now?
  1. Mac Studio Fix Foundation in the shade NW45
  2. Aveeno Serum + Primer
  3. Anastasia Dip Brow in the shade Medium Brown
  4. Nyx Lingerie Lipstick
  5. Laura Mercier Glow Powder

What do you use to apply your makeup?
Honestly, I just use a beauty blender for my foundation and my fingers to apply eyeshadow on the inner corners of my eyelids * I know, how dreadful*. But that's what works for me and I don't see a need to change it at the moment! Ha!

Anything new you would like to try on the market?
There are two new things I would like to try and the first being the Fenty lipstick in the shade "MATTEMOISELLE". It just looks so beautiful and I can't wait to get my hands on it. The second item I would like to try is Mascara. Grant it, I don't have a specific brand that I am looking into as of yet BUT I think I am getting tired of applying lashes and am looking for a safe alternative in the meantime. I used to always think that wearing lashes were safer than mascara but I am realizing that applying glue near my eyelids all the time isn't any better so I am on the hunt for something new! If you have anything in mind then let me know in the comments below!

Anyways, that's all I have to update you guys in the beauty department! As always, I am constantly looking for ways to be more efficient when it comes to spending money on beauty products. For the most part, anytime that I try something new, I always end up going back to my first loves which is why I'm always a bit reluctant to expand my beauty bag in the first place. However, I must say that the few new things that I have added in the last two months have added sheer bliss to my life. I am always up for anything making my makeup process a bit easier, quicker and cleaner for those early morning routines I have going on lately. Anyways, are there any new products that you have been loving lately? Let me know in the comments down below!

Always Living and Forever Learning,
Sha'Carey Martin


  1. Love how you narrowed down the basic essentials that you use to get the job done! Because putting on a full face of makeup everyday for me just isn’t going to cut it lol

  2. I use NW45 as well and it works quite well! I thoroughly enjoy that product