Maybelline The Buffs Lipstick in Untainted Spice and Espresso Exposed

Hello loves!  My birthday celebration continues, as I am headed to see Sarah McLachlan tomorrow night in Charleston, SC!  One of my besties treated me to tickets and hotel (thanks Amie!).  I am super excited for the concert and hangin’ with mah gurl!  And Charleston in the springtime is absolutely lovely!


Maybelline Untained Spice and Espresso Exposed (top to bottom)

I’ve had these Maybelline The Buffs lipstick in Untainted Spice and Espresso Exposed for a while.  I saw a display in Walmart when they were newly launched, picked up a couple (they were on sale!), put them in a drawer, and forgot about them.  Tragic really, as they are so my colors!


Maybelline Untainted Spice and Espresso Exposed (left to right)

The Buffs is a part of the Color Sensational line that includes Vivids, Reds, and a whole range of  other shades.  The Buffs is more focused on nudes.  Not my favorite hue, but I chose the darker options.  If you are a nude lip fan, definitely check out this collection!  I love the Color Sensational lipsticks because they are super pigmented, shiny, non-drying, and really comfortable to wear.  And the formula is consistent throughout the line.  Since it is a shiny/moisturizing lipstick, you do have to reapply frequently.


Maybelline Untainted Spice Lipstick

For me, Untainted Spice is a great nude.  About as nude as I like to go.  It looks super dark in this photo, but the two initial pics are a better representation of the shade.


Maybelline Espresso Exposed Lipstick

Espresso Exposed is the darkest shade the line offers.  It is a great raisin/berry color.


Maybelline Untainted Spice and Espresso Exposed Lipstick


Maybelline Untainted Spice and Espresso Exposed (right to left) swatches

Depending on your complexion, Untainted Spice could be a great ’90s brown.

Untainted Spice:


Maybelline Untainted Spice Lip Swatch


Maybelline Untainted Spice lipstick

I love Untainted Spice!  Great MLBB for me!

Espresso Exposed:


Maybelline Espresso Exposed Lip Swatch


Maybelline Espresso Exposed lipstick

Espresso Exposed is a great raisin shade.  Of course, it’s springtime.  But I will still wear this lipstick!

Before I go, can we please talk about these lashes!!!!  I hate doing closeups, and y’all know I am not a makeup artist.  But I just had to mention them.


Red Cherry Lashes #43


Red Cherry Lashes #43

LAWD my wrinkles!!!!

These are Red Cherry #43.  I order them from Lady Moss.  They are cheaper than Ardell lashes, and I’ve gotten 10+ uses from these so far.  Great quality for the price.  Maybe not for everyday, but they are awesome!  They are super easy to use, and the band is perfect even if you don’t use liner.  And they offer more conservative lashes, as well as more glam than these.  This is not sponsored at all.  Just wanted to let you know about these great lashes!

Again, thanks for reading! xoxo

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    • kpsays says

      I know Agata! I am a vampy girl. I wish I could wear the colors you do, but they don’t work for my complexion. Red Cherry lashes are the bomb. You won’t regret trying a pair!

    • kpsays says

      Girl, they are so cheap. If you ever have a list of stuff you want from here, I’ll include them in the package. I’ve seen your Insta pics,and can’t wait to catch up on your blog!!!! Been hella crazy up in hurrr since vacay!

  1. Chelsea LeBlanc says

    I love these lippies on you! The Maybelline Color Sensational line is a good one. Those lashes though! I was hoping you’d say where they were from before I even got to the bottom lol! I’ve never tried any Red Cherry lashes but I read about them everywhere.
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  2. jackie says

    Those lashes are so pretty! I wish I have the patience to put on lashes yes for special occassions those lashes are so fluttery and flirty! Love both lip shades too, I love darker shades as well on me. I am actually just getting used to wearing nude shades but I always apply a color at the end of the day after hehehe!
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  3. Sissi says

    Oh Wow Karen, I think I would not be brave enough for that Expresso color! That truly is dark! It suits you fabulous with your red hair- but I would look rather scary I think. LOL! I enjoyed your Arizona photos on IG- I really need to check it out sometime too. Have a beautiful day my dear, xoxo, Sissi
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