Watch “ABH Modern Renaissance Meets KVD Serpentina Makeup Tutorial || LoLo Lumpkin” on YouTube

Hey Loves:

So recently I received two new eye shadow palettes. Anastasia Beverly Hils Renaissance palette and Kat Von D’s Serpentina palette. Both of these palettes are amazing with rich vibrant colors that come highly pigmented. I decided to use both of them in this video so I hope you enjoy it. Share it with a friend, like and subscribe to my channel.

Photo credit: cjrmisixaaatnin

ABH Modern Renaissance Palette

KVD Serpentina Palette

Do you have either of these palettes?


5 Easy Steps To Longer Lasting Lipstick Wear

Hello Beauties,

Does your lipstick look fabulous when you first apply it but within a few hours and maybe a cup of coffee your lips look like you never spent those 5 or 10 minutes perfectly applying your lipstick? You are not alone but I think I may have found some tips to help you out. Try these tips the next time you are painting your pout:

For advice, Nymag turned to Ella Ceron, the Cut’s social-media editor, who has made lipstick so much a part of her game that her baristas take daily bets as to which color she will wear. Here is her five-step lipstick insurance policy:  She also only chooses lipsticks that she knows to be “Stage-Five Clingers.”

Step 1: lip primer — it gives the lipstick something to adhere to, aside from your lips. Ceron uses Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation. Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, whose clients include Rashida Jones, also likes Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer.

Step 2: Choose a lip liner in the same color family as your lipstick. Be sure to line not just the edges of your lips but your whole lip. This is yet another layer of pigment for the lipstick to adhere to. Try something like M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

Step 3: Apply your first layer of lipstick and don’t forget to blot off the excess.

Step 4: Now for the trick, which is also endorsed by M.A.C cosmetics director of makeup artistry Romero Jennings: Blot twice. Take a piece of tissue and gently place it over your lips, then use a brush and lightly dust your lips over the tissue with a translucent powder (Laura Mercier makes a good one). The powder will help set your lipstick, and the tissue will keep it from getting all over your lips. Make sure that you’re pressing the color into the lips through the tissue.

Step 5: Apply your second layer of lipstick. To make sure you have a real clinger on your hands, consider the formula. The order of longevity, i matte, cream, liquid, and then gloss. Ceron’s favorite Stage-Five Clinger lipsticks include NARS Audacious, Tom Ford Lip Color (the darker tones, not the glittery ones), and M.A.C matte

If you don’t want to do the full five-step routine, you can always do the first or second steps as prep before applying color, or the fourth or fifth steps only. Also you can apply the lipstick over a liquid stain in the same color family, so that the color fades to a pretty stain as the day goes on.  You can dab a bit of gloss or balm over the lipstick if you want with your fingers, but don’t use a lip balm or else it will smear.

And if you really want to keep the process short, try one of these truly long-wearing lipsticks:

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge — a waterproof pick created for the Parisian Aquatic Ballet.

Lip Ink

Anastasia Beverly Hill Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

What is your favorite longlasting lipstick?

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My MAC Haul And Sale Announcement!

Hello Beauties:

I’ve been so busy this week setting up my classroom for my new babies to start on Monday. As of Friday I was up to 28 students!! Yikes I have never taught that many students before and I only hope that number doesn’t grow.

I was out doing some last-minute school shopping and I stopped by MAC to grab some more brow gel and of course I grabbed more than I planned. What can I say, I am a huge sucker for makeup.

This is what I grabbed:

  • Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Koi Coral
  • Mac Matte Lipstick in Persistence
  • Mac False Lashes Mascara
  • Mac Paint Pot in Painterly
  • Mac Loose Pigment in Grape
  • Mac Clear Brow Gel

I love the cremesheen lipstick because it is sheer but still packs a punch with the color and it has gold flakes that gives it an iridescent look

The Persistence lipstick is perfect for an everyday look when you don’t want too much color on your lips.

The grape pigment is so vibrant I love how it looks on your lids and it reflects nicely in the light


I have already expressed my LOVE for their clear brow gel in previous posts and I have never used the false lashes mascara but I will let you know how I like it. I created this look on IG using the grape pigment, morocco, and soft peach from my Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Shadow Couture Palette. I used Martha Stewart’s glitter in purple on my lids applied with eyelash glue. (A trick I learned on You Tube)

**Sale announcement: Morphe Brushes is having a sale. All of their makeup palettes and most of their brushes are half priced. Grab them while you can!! I purchased 3 new palettes and some makeup brushes

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