Dumping Your Old Lipstick for a New Hottie

Black Up Cosmetics Lipsticks 34M.jpg I thought I owned the perfect reddish orange lipstick. I could have sworn it was nestled safely in the lipstick compartment of my Alex drawer until I tried out the new Black Up Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in 34M and saw the light. Black Up Cosmetics is the first dedicated upscale beauty brand to magnify black and mixed beauties. I’ve been wanting to try this brand out for the longest but the only issue is that they’re based in Paris and well with shipping cost they can be a tad bit hard to get. I finally got my chance this year at The Makeup Show New York were they were actually one of the exhibitors. 

At the Blogger Preview for The Makeup Show we were gifted with a goodie bag containing tons of new products being launched at the show that year and I was super excited to see that Black Up had included one of their Rouge Matte Lipsticks in the bag.  The shade I was given was RGE 34M which is a reddish orange matte lipstick that is very similar but a tad bit redder than MAC’s Lady Danger Lipstick. Black Up Cosmetics Lipstick 34M Up Close.jpg   Black UP Cosmetics Lipstick 34M Swatch.jpg Of course since this a matte lipstick one should take proper steps to ensure that your lips don’t become a dry crusty mess. I primed my lips with MAC’s Prep N Prime Lip and lined them using a red lip pencil. I decided to use a red lip pencil because I wanted to create some depth within my lips to really bring out the shape. The color is highly pigmented, rich and goes on velvety smooth. This lipstick is supposed to last eight hours but I have yet to put it to the absolute test. Basically I’m not really one to tell you what to do but umm you NEED to check out these products because it’s truly a wow color! Where to Buy: Black Up Lipsticks retail for $22.50 and can be purchased at BlackUpcosmetics.com! Black UP Cosmetics Lipstick 34M Cosmetically Challenged.jpg Cosmetically Challenged Wearing Black Up Cosmetics Lipstick in the Color 34M.jpg


  1. Ellen W. June 3, 2014 / 9:23 am

    I just did this exact thing last night. I bought some new Rimmel lipsticks in fun summer colors and got rid of a lot of my old stuff. I have no idea why I hang onto so many bad products.


  2. Shanta Carson June 3, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Oooooo that’s pretty. I’m still trying to figure out a way to go to The Makeup Show in Dallas but not I’m not sure where to start.

  3. Destany June 4, 2014 / 8:33 am

    Ooooh I really like it. It’s a bright fun color, and it looks great on you.

  4. Norah Salazar June 4, 2014 / 8:55 am

    Very nice color!

  5. Aleya Bamdad June 4, 2014 / 11:02 am

    Dang woman! You look good.

  6. Eugenia June 4, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    This looks gorgeous on you!!! It really pops!

  7. loveforlacquer June 4, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    I’m so sad this wasn’t in my bag! It looks great on you!

  8. Phyrra June 4, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    I love how that color brightens you face :)

  9. Anastasia June 4, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Now that is one fabulous color, and you are ROCKIN’ it!

  10. Cosmetic Sanctuary June 4, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    Wow that looks amazing!

  11. Miranda Mendoza June 4, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    I’m getting more comfortable with red orange now that I’ve whitened my teeth!

  12. Laura June 4, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    Girl.. that red is so perfect for you! It brights up all of your features!

  13. Betzy Carmona June 5, 2014 / 12:23 am

    That’s a to die for red !

  14. Justina June 5, 2014 / 1:04 am

    This is stunning on you!

  15. Sheila Arkee June 5, 2014 / 1:43 am

    You OWN that color – it look amazing on you!

  16. Nidia Doherty June 5, 2014 / 8:02 am

    Wow, that’s a great look. Love that bold lippie!

  17. Citizens of Beauty June 5, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Oh my gosh…I love this color so much! It’s beyond beautiful!

  18. Honeygirlk June 5, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    Wowzers… that lipstick is a gorgeous shade on you – beautiful!

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