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Alexis Jester

As an advocate for intersectionality and a makeup fanatic, I wanted to do something that was useful and relative to as many people as possible! Lips and brows are more important now than ever, but everyone has their own specific way of doing brows… So this article is all about LIPS! Personally, my favorite “life hack” to long lasting, matte lips is NYX Cosmetics Suede Matte Lip Liners! These $4 miracles are bold, smooth, and come in a huge variety of color. NYX is a cruelty-free and inexpensive brand that I stand by whole-heartedly, so I solely used them for this haul, and use them almost exclusively on a daily basis. When it comes to lip liners, you usually cant swatch them in stores like you can lip colors, and it’s always so disappointing when you get home with a light color that make you look totally dehydrated or a dark color that washes you out like Frankenstein’s Bride!! Everyone has different undertones and certain colors that just don’t work for them, but I found these five shades to be extremely versatile and flattering on all the shades of Queen.

Stockholm: A peachy nude to avoid that dried out, dusty look

Mauve: THE UNIVERSAL COLOR! My absolute favorite… of all time.

Kitten Heels: A bright red that is a great medium tone without being NEON. A total classic.

Cherry Skies: A deep, cooler red for that sensual smolder.

And last but not least, we decided to try one of NYX’s Slide On Lip Pencils ($8) and was a little skeptical, but was very pleasantly surprised that it had some serious durability!

Revamp: A plum for us all! This could be used for a bold, vampy look or a mild and fresh faced look with a POP! of color.

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