Adulting is hard. Before you spend money on yourself, you have to take care of those necessary responsibilities and by the time you look at the part of your budget allocated for life expenses, a little Kevin Hart stammer comes out and you have to be wise in your spending. When/after I’m done being a responsible adult, my budget goes to food, uber and products. To help you sift through the must have, need and wants when it comes to the latest beauty products, I am sharing with you three products released this month (August) I am obsessed with and NEED.
Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 Lipstick Kit $60
If you tuned into the VMAs on August 28, you probably saw Naomi Campbell fiercely rocking a glittery red lip and wondered what are thoooose?! They are the creation of the makeup gawdess Pat McGrath. If you are not familiar with Pat McGrath, I can only assume you’ve never watched a luxury label fashion show, flipped through a magazine spread or ad campaign but I won’t judge you. Pat McGrath is the equivalent of your doctors doctor. She’s one of the top makeup artists and one you aspire to; She also holds the title of the first ever Global Beauty Creative Design Director for Procter & Gamble. McGrath launched the first lip kit during Paris Fashion Week last September. The one Campbell was wearing at the VMAs is called LUST004 Kit Vermillion Venom; the other hues are Flesh and Bloodwine. It releases Aug. 30 and you can get it here. The five-piece kit of comes with two sinfully pigmented matte lipsticks, a clear vinyl gloss, a metallic gold pigment, and a mesmerizing microfine glitter. Buy Here
Kristen Noel Crawley (née Gipson) is a jewelry designer, street style star, Dior ambassador, mom and wife to Don Crawley known to most Chicagoans as Don C, one of the proprietors of RSVP gallery and Kanye’s manager before Scooter B. When she’s not busy crafting her expensive fine jewelry collection, some of which are popular emojis, the Chicago native launched her collagen infused lip mask that blends moisturizing rose flower oil, cherry extract and vitamin E for a gorgeous pout from the inside. Personally, I don’t think I need any extra plumpness but the prospect of soft lips and since every fab person has been doing it and beauty peer pressure is so real, I need it! Buy Here
Anastasia beauty has swooped in and used social media to gain a following that some department store beauty brands covet. When Anastasia started her beauty empire, she began with brows and grew a loyal clientele of celebs and non celebs alike. Over the years (20) the brand grew offerings of beauty products especially some of the most socially shared and reviewed products including the Glow Kit, brow whiz, dip brow and more. At this point, Anastasia Beverly Hills can take all my money because a brand that out the gate launches foundation for ALL skin tones is one I want to patronize. Buy Here
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Which products will you be picking up or obsessed with?
pronounced: Boh-la-jee, like the Bellagio but w/o the O. SLC Editorial Director, loves to write about topics at the intersection of career and lifestyle for today's young professional and future leaders.