Matte VS Gloss

Let’s face it. .matte is taking over!! From lipsticks, glosses and even nail polish, Matte is the 1st lipstick choice for many. But…  don’t count Gloss out just yet.  Gloss had been around for ages and has some pretty good benefits.  

Check out my take on the 2 below:

Matte Pros and Cons

Matte lip colors give a sophisticated, intense and full coverage look. Most times its absolutely gorgeous and it stays on longer than other formula 


It can be extremely drying and can give your lips the look of being dehydrated and even shriveled.  Matte is a BIG NO for women with smaller lips, or looking to create fuller supple lips. 

Gloss Pros and Cons 

Gloss is a lip color that adds shine, moisture and fullness. Gloss always has a way of giving your lips a youthful supple appearance.


It doesn’t have a long wear life so you’ll need to reapply frequently. 

When shopping for your new gloss check the label for key words that give you clues of the wear time.  Words like luster, lacquer, gel and glass typically mean long wear. Crystal, wet, transparent, glaze or juicy usually mean they’re super shiny but they have a shorter wear time. 

So there you have it! Matte VS Gloss…..

Which one do you prefer? Leave your comments below!





5 Do’s for DIY Bride


There is no question that on 1 of the most important days of your life, your makeup HAS to be flawless. Whether you are a makeup lover or a bride that prefers natural beauty all it takes to achieve a stunning look is planning and practice.


Check out these 5 Do’s for the DIY Bride

 1. Brighten dark eye circles with concealer for a more youthful look. Get 8 hours of sleep the night before (or as much as you can)

2. Use smudge-proof or waterproof mascara, eye shadow and eyeliner to ensure your makeup makes it through the tears

3. Use individual eyelashes. They’re a great way to make your eyes stand out look more natural than a full strip. Graduate the lengths to create a fluttering look(Short on the inner eye and go longer on the outer eye) Place them in between your natural lashes instead of on top.

4. Use a matte eye shadow because it won’t reflect the light from the camera flash and won’t look shiny in pictures.

5. Define your brows with a pencil or a powder that matches your hair color

Pair these 5 tips with you wedding day makeup regimen and see how your look will be transformed!!

Are you  or would you ever be a DIY Bride?? Let me know in the comments below

Stay Fabulous,