Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate– I hope you make tons of memories with family and friends!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been out merry-making myself and not so subtly ignoring my blog….
I just recently finished yet another semester of grad school (when will it end?!?) and I had to celebrate the new freedom…and now that things have calmed down, expect a lot more from PrettyPanda. Looks, Reviews, other quirky things—I have it all planned out.
Before I ramble too much more, I just wanted to say I missed you all, and here is a new find (and a cheap one) if you are looking for that last-minute holiday party red!
NYX Matte Lipstick in Alabama ($5.99—and Ulta is doing a buy one product get the other 50% off!) is something I have been eyeing for some time. I like their matte formula and this is a smidge darker than the normal cherry red. I love the name too–anything named after the South, I am into. Anyone here from Alabama? This is totally TOTALLY a must, haha.
This is a pretty forgiving matte formula. I just popped on a bit of chapstick and swiped this over (yes, it defeats some of the matte purpose, but its more comfortable). When worn alone, I find it almost has the texture of those coveted Lime Crime Velveteens, and this is a pretty close dupe shade for Red Velvet.
I like the slightly darker tone, and you can layer it to bring out the slight hint of brown in the coloring. Lasts about 3-4 hours—not amazing—but just enough to get you through that party.
Cheap price, okay formula (comfy matte but not terribly long lasting), but a stunning color. My bargain pick for red lips for the rest of this season!)
Thanks for reading, welcome back, and can’t wait to chat!