Welcome back dolls! It’s been a busy couple of months, but there were so many things that had me buzzing recently that I have to share. The Beauty Bakerie Gabby Douglas Collab is obviously one of them. For a while there, I owned every single Lip Whip available on Beauty Bakerie, so I had slowed my roll on buying things. Just when I thought my wallet was safe, BAM, Beauty Bakerie had to go and drop a gorgeous set on me! One look at the Beauty Bakerie Gabby Douglas Collab and I knew she HAD to be mine!
If you don’t know Beauty Bakerie, you clearly haven’t been reading my blog (shame on you and subscribe ASAP). Simply put, Beauty Bakerie is an amazing brand owned by an incredible woman with a powerful story and an incredibly sweet message. Google Cashmere Nicole or read more about her HERE . So Beauty Bakerie teamed up with the Gabby Douglas, the Olympic gold medal gymnastic champion, to release a set of 5 brand new Lip Whip shades exclusive to the set. Gabby is the first ever African American in Olympic history to become an individual all-around champion! Go Gabby! I obviously needed this set.
The set comes in a super cute gold holographic box with a large star cutter in the front, as well as smaller stars all around the box. It features a quote from Gabby on the back:
Don’t be afraid to embrace your inner sweetness!
Instead of the regular lip whip lid, these feature a white lid with the red and blue ribbons and stars. It is very reminiscent of a gymnast’s uniform. I love how much thought there was put into the packaging as a whole. The set includes 5 lip whips, four matte and one metallic, 5ml each. The applicator is different that the previous lip whips, this time revealing a new applicator design for the brand. Instead of the typical doe-foot applicator, these feature an angled quill shaped tip applicator, which reminds me of the YSL ones that come in the vinyl cream lip stains. The new applicator allows for a more precise application along the lipliner, and the angled shape allows it to contour to the shape of the lip easier.
As always, I cannot rave enough about the lasting power of Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips, and the colors in the Beauty Bakerie Gabby Douglas Collab are no different. Of course, darker colors will typically wear a bit faster as they are more noticeable when wearing off the inner lip waterline, but out of every brand I have tried, Beauty Bakerie is still my absolute favorite.
Plum Sorbet – a matte dark, vampy plum shade. I recently saw pictures of the Buffy 29th anniversary reunion, and their dark outfits immediately made me think of Plum Sorbet and how perfect it would’ve looked in that photo shoot. (saved snapchat below)
Triple Berry Mousse – a matte mauve nude, which to me could be one of the Versailles cousins if ever released alone. Easily wearable to work, I like to darken this up ever so slightly by pairing it with the MAC Plum lipliner.
Hazelnut Swirl – a metallic mid-tone bronze gold. An easy way to jazz up a neutral makeup look.
Flambé – a matte bright crimson with orangey-coral undertones. Perfect for that extra special date night.
Sangria Splash – a matte bright berry. When you crave a vibrant shade that isn’t pink, it isn’t red, it isn’t purple, but it is perfect for every occasion.I’m ready to go salsa dancing with this shade on! (saved snapchat below to show the color off)
The shades are only available as part of the set. The Beauty Bakerie Gabby Douglas Collab set retails for $80 (that is a $20 saving on regular lip whip prices), and when you sign up for the newsletter, you can receive a coupon for 10% off your first order, so keep that in mind if you want to save another $8 on this. The set is available for purchase HERE.
Want to see what the rest of the colors look like on me? Simply follow my Instagram and Snapchat, where I show them off often.