Flat Out Fabulous

flat lay IMG_0100

We, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion, not only share  a passion for fashion, we love our makeup! Finding the perfect lipstick can some times be daunting however finding a lipstick that works for all of us is like finding the proverbial pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

 

In our first makeup video we share with you  great tips on how we personalize the MAC’s matte lipstick in the shade Flat Out Fabulous.

Leslie

LT IMG_0118

Leslie keeps it easy peasy by simply applying in MAC’s Flat Out Fabulous matte lipstick shines bright like a diamond!

GT IMG_0131

Gail radiates in Flat Out Fabulous and lines her lips with MAC’s lipliner in Fashion Boost to prevent lipstick bleed.

JS IMG_0189

Judy keeps her lips moisturized with Blistex lip balm and follows by lining her lips with MAC’s lipliner in Fashion Boost like Gail.

ND IMG_0219

Nancy makes the lipstick shade work for her by using MAC’s lipliner in Night Moth et voila she’s looking like a million bucks!

 

Ta Ta for now,

The Fab Four

Fab Four Fave: Holiday Gift Guide for the Beauty Junkie

Beauty Junkie Gift Ideas polyvore

Hi Folks, we’re switching it up a little bit and coming to you with our Fab Four Faves today instead of Friday.  With the holidays quickly approaching we wanted to give you some holiday gift ideas for that girlfriend of yours who’s a beauty junkie.  Here are our picks found at the beauty junkie’s paradise – Sephora!

Beauty Junkie Gift Ideas polyvore

1. Sephora Collection Color Wonderland Neutral & Vivid Eyeshadow Palette

2. Jem & The Holograms Collection: The Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set

3. Precious Elements Anti-Bacterial Brush Set

4. Philosophy Peppermint Stick Duo

5. Decadence by Marc Jacobs Fragrances

6. Ciaté London Mini Mani Month

Happy Shopping folks!

Creamy, Satin and Luminous

I know I told you in my previous makeup post that I was a matte lipstick girl, but sometimes a matte girl needs to venture out to see what else is out there for her. This time around this matte girl fell for some creamy and moisturizing lipsticks.

This is why today’s post is about my most recent discovery.

The first lipstick I’m wearing is called Michiyo a shocking pink shade from Nars.  I love this lipstick because it’s a long wearing vibrant colour which is perfect for spring and summer. Moreover, it’s amazingly creamy and easy to apply.

J - IMG_5933

I personally don’t use a lip liner with this lipstick as it’s luminous satin finish makes it perfect on it’s own.

J - IMG_5942

This one is a bit pricy but Nars has very good products so I decided to splurge.

J - IMG_5974

 

 

The second lipstick is more of a vibrant magenta and it’s from a company named Bite Beauty operating out of downtown Toronto.  All their lipsticks are health conscious.

J - IMG_6036

This lipstick is called Palomino and is part of the luminous creme lipstick collection. I find it to be a great everyday lipstick for me and I don’t need to wear a lip liner with it. This lipstick is very creamy, long lasting and it’s a moisture-rich lip color.  I highly recommend lipsticks from this brand especially for my sisters who prefer creamy lipsticks over matte ones.

J - IMG_5993

Insider tip, Bite Beauty lipsticks are free of synthetics and are made of nurturing ingredients that are good enough to eat. Yummy!

J - IMG_6016

I own 2 lipsticks from this brand and I’m definitively planning on buying more.

Givenchy’s bright reddish pink lipstick, 301 Magnolia Organza, is another great shade perfect for summer.  On my lips this lipstick has a coral undertone.  Althought this lipstick has a semi matte finish it still feels very creamy on the lips.

J - IMG_6090

The case is made out of genuine leather, however this specific lipstick is a bit pricey for me so I didn’t purchase it. I would like to thank my wonderful friends for the lovely gift certificate from Sephora for my recent birthday.

J - IMG_6162

For this lipstick you can wear a lip liner with it or go without it.   If you do opt for a lip liner, Currant from MAC blends very well with it and gives it a darker coral undertone.  If you want a brighter peachy colour you can use either the Givenchy recommended lip liner called Light Peachy Nude.

J - IMG_6138

 

Now all I need is for the spring season to kick in,  so I can rock more of my creamy and luminous lipsticks.

Let me know what your favorite creamy lipsticks are!

Signed,

Judy

 

 

My Spring Fling with Lipsticks

collage

collage

Ask everyone who knows me and they will agree that I am obsessed with matte lipstick. I wear lipstick daily and I am always on the lookout for new colours – in fact, the brighter the hue the better.

First up in my lipstick rotation is MAC’s Ruby Woo. This colour is an absolute staple for me. It’s great as a day time colour and spices up any night time look, especially for a hot date!

I always wear my Ruby Woo lipstick with my Cherry liner also from MAC, to give me better definition.  Thankfully, MAC Cosmetics recently added the Ruby Woo liner to their permanent collection!

My second favorite lipstick is Flat Out Fabulous also from MAC. I can’t wear this lipstick without someone stopping me and asking about this colour. This lipstick is a nice mix between purple and pink. I always wear it with Fashion Boost lip liner. This liner was previously limited edition but is now permanent at MAC – thank you MAC!

Purple 1

Purple 3

Purple 2

 

Last but not least is MAC’s Damn Glamourous, which is a bright red with a hint of orange. I also pair this lipstick with my Cherry liner – I love a liner that I can wear with multiple lipsticks. This is another one of my day to day lipsticks.

Pink 1

Pink 3

Pink 4

I know a lot of people are hesitant about wearing matte lipstick because of the fear of having chapped looking lips. To keep that fear in check, I apply lip balm 10 to 15 minutes before applying my lipstick. And just before lipstick application, I dab my lips to remove any excess lip balm. I then apply my lip liner, followed by my fav matte lipsticks. The liner is important because, not only does it allow for perfect definition, but it also helps the color pop and prevents the lipstick from bleeding. That’s my insider beauty tip!

What are your favourite go to spring fling lipsticks?

 

Signed,

The Quartet