The Best Neutral Matte Lipsticks Money Can Buy

Colourpop Neutral Matte Lipsticks in Beeper

Neutral matte lipsticks Coloupop medium brown Beeper

Neutral matte lipsticks medium brown Colourpop in Beeper

Neutral matte lipsticks light peach color jouer

Neutral Matte Lipsticks light peach


Neutral matte lipsticks reigned supreme this year, and for good reason. They come in every shade from nude to blue, have mega staying power, and are the perfect compliment to a bold eye. Needless to say, I’ve been on the same matte lip kick as the rest of the beauty world, and I don’t see this trend slowing down anytime soon, which is why I wanted to round up my favorite neutral matte lipsticks on the market.

1. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper

This quickly became my go-to brown lip. Since I’m fair, this color really pops against my skin and I love the rich brown tone. And, it doesn’t hurt that it stays on all day! I’m wearing Beeper in the first two pictures of this post.

2. Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in Candy K

I can easily see why this is a best seller for Kylie Cosmetics. The finish is perfect and it’s a great neutral color to wear day or night!

3. Jouer Cosmetics in Creme Brulee

Peach is definitely going to be a hot color in 2017. I’ve gotten head start with Jouer’s long lasting lip color in Creme Brûlée, which I’m wearing in the bottom two photos of this post. It’s the perfect peachy hue for any occasion.

4. Too Faced Melted Matte in Child Star

Nudes the hue! And I found the best shade, Too Faced’s Melted Matte in Child Star is a total keeper!

Make sure to shop shop shop all these killer neutral matte lipsticks below!


’60s Siren








It’s taken me lots of trial and error to find out my personal style. I used to rely heavily on trends to guide me on what to wear. Then, I became really edgy and grungy. I wanted everything to be black, studded, and torn. I got over that phase in a few years, around 2012, and after that, I went super preppy, wearing almost a schoolgirl like uniform on the reg. That phase, too, had an expiration date and I was left with a wardrobe without direction.

I decided to start loading up on the classics. The next step was to identify time periods I liked and related to and styles and silhouettes I felt comfortable in. The 1960s is my favorite decade for fashion. And I love wearing blazers and button-ups. So I kind of started using that as my own sartorial DNA.

Now, I’m still a fashion girl so I’m always going to try new trends. However, this particular outfit really holds true to that ’60s persona I like to channel. I’ve tried to get rid of this white, collarless shirt several times but something always hits me and I keep it. I’m glad I did because it is so chic and great for tucking.

These cream culottes are a favorite of mine. I don’t care if they aren’t flattering, they are awesome and free and make me want to do cartwheels. The scarf is another from my mom’s stash and I love how it just flows in the wind when I walk. I kept the whole look neutral so the scarf was the only pop of color and the result is soft, refreshing, and I think even Jackie O herself might approve. Like what you see? Shop my similar picks below. x

Culottes | H&M

Shoes | Zara

Scarf | Vintage

Clutch | Loeffler Randall 




PINK 1-4

PINK 1-5


PINK 1-6

PINK 1-3

I know, I know –– you’ve seen this wall a bajillion times! I think the first time I saw this wall on Instagram was on mega-blogger extraordinaire and, now friend, Aimee Song from Song of Style’s feed. I remember thinking to myself, if I had a blog I would love to shoot there. Honestly, I never thought I would have a blog, but now I do (and I’m having a blast doing it by the way) so I figured, it was time to shoot in front of the instamous Paul Smith wall. Instamous – great word huh? I hope it catches on and doesn’t die a sad death like “fetch.”

Now before I get into the outfit, I want to preface you all with something. If you follow moi on Instagram, you would know that I have this weird obsession with pink walls. Whenever I’m bored, I’ll go on pinterest and discover new walls to lust over. Dare I tempt you with these pink walls at Sketch in London?

Ok let’s talk clothes. I bought this skirt for a trip to Florence, Italy two years ago and have not worn it since. I had a meeting with my manager, and then a press preview, and a lunch, so I needed something that would work for all three. I landed on this Aztec-print skirt and wanted to play up the beautiful reds and pinks, which is one of my favorite, unexpected color combos. I decided to go for a red silk button-up, but felt like the look need a little something else. naturally, a black vest was in order, so I threw that on along with some stacked, ankle strap sandals and my Alexander Wang bag that I’m really going to replace soon because she’s getting so much wear!

All together, I love this outfit and I felt really confident in the bold colors throughout my day. It’s crazy what a dose of bright color will do for your psyche! Shop my outfit below and let me know what you think in the comments!

Top | Equipment

Vest | Cameo the Label

Skirt | Zara

Shoes | Urban Outfitters

Bag | Alexander Wang

Photos | Elaine Torres


Born to Stand Out




I have always had a huge appreciation for vintage. My love of clothes came from my mom and she has given me so many awesome items that I still wear today, including this stellar neck scarf I wore a few posts ago. While I have the patience of a two year old most of the time, for some reason when it comes to clothes, I’m OK with the chase, after all, a great find can be hard to come by.

I’ve had the privilege of traveling all over the world, collecting items from my journeys. However, there is one store that reigns supreme — Funky Town tucked away in Camden Market in London, England. I’ve shopped there twice and both times come home with armfuls of awesome dresses; however, this one is by far my favorite of the bunch.

The thing I love about this dress is the colors ––  the navy acts as the perfect canvas to splash orange, yellow, and teal prints down the chest and arms. In the past I have let the dress standalone sans jewelry, but I found these earrings that I MADE (don’t believe me? watch the video here) and I knew they would look awesome. 

The rest of the outfit was a no brainer. My trusty Zara heels and my favorite (and first!) Chanel bag. I’ve collected some similar dresses you can shop below. Leave me a comment and follow me on Periscope / Snap Chat / Instagram for all my behind-the-scenes.

Dress | Vintage via Funky Town

Shoes | Zara

Earrings | DIY

Bag | Chanel

Photos | Elaine Torres