Makeup Monday: Clinique Chubby Stick

Good afternoon! Hope you all had a nice weekend. Today's Makeup Monday post is about the wonderful Clinique Chubby Stick. 

I have been a user of the Clinique Chubby Stick for years now. It's easy to throw into any bag, purse, or pocket. It can take you through day to night depending on your makeup look. It keeps your lips moisturized, and has a pigmented colour to it (which is important when looking for a moisturizing lipstick of sorts). Sometimes products are too sheer or not moisturizing enough, but this one is just perfect. It's not the cheapest product, but it does retail for under $20. It'll last you quite a while. I use mine almost every day and I've had it for at least 6 months so far. The shade I always reach for is Super Strawberry; it's a great pinky berry colour which is suitable for every skin tone. 

Follow me on instagram, twitter, and youtube! I'm also on bloglovin! There will be a new post on Wednesday at 13:00 EDT. 

Ps. I use the Clinique Chubby Stick in my video. Subscribe to my channel and like the video! 

Flower Beauty

I'm a huge fan of Drew Barrymore. I love her films, how she looks on the red carpet and now I love her new beauty line. Flower Beauty offers high quality cosmetics at ridiculously great prices. It launched at Walmart in mid October. Her line of products includes everything under the sun. Powders, foundations, concealers, lipsticks and glosses, eyeshadows, brushes, you name it! I picked up three of her products, each under $10, and I am now a lover of her line. Last weekend I had a wedding, and last minute realized I didn't have the dark burgundy lipstick I thought I had. So I headed over to my neighbourhood Walmart, and looked all over for a lipstick, but couldn't find one. Then I saw the very pretty and white Flower Beauty section, and found the perfect lipstick. This was the Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Colour in the shade LS21 Desert Flower. This lipstick lasted through an entire wedding of eating, drinking, and dancing and I did not get a ring around my lips at all! It's so smooth and really does make your lips feel like velvet. It is the perfect burgundy lipstick, and honestly, I think it beats out any other lipstick, high or low, out there.

IMG_3004

I also picked up another lipstick in the shade LS3 Tender Tuberose. It's perfect for daytime, and has a mauve undertone to it. Another favourite. I bought the Loose Powder in the shade LO1 Light. I've never used a powder over top of my foundation before, despite probably needing it since I have an oily t-zone. Again, I was not disappointed. Lightweight and did the job perfectly.

IMG_3009

I will be trying out many more products, and definitely some of the brushes from Flower Beauty. Another bonus about the line is that nothing is tested on animals! These cosmetics feel high end but are at a very reasonable drugstore price. I'm a firm believer that one shouldn't be spending an arm and a leg on beauty products, but I still love to try out new things. Give Flower Beauty a go and your wallet will thank you!

Ps. Follow me on Instagram @melodyannep and Bloglovin!