My Lipstick XOXO -A | SOLD OUT!

It’s a bittersweet moment for me, but I am so happy that my liquid to matte lipstick sold out! That’s right sold out, out of stock, GONE!

Don’t worry though Marie SkyΒ put in another order for those who missed out on getting my dark mauve lipstick XOXO -A. Thank you everyone who supported my very first collaboration with Marie Sky it truly means the world to me! Not only that but you all helped an amazing charity which I’m so thankful for. It’s always nice to give back to those in need so thank you again for helping out and spreading the kindness of giving back to others. 10% of the proceeds are donated to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.πŸ’›

I’ll be sure to send out the link here on my blog when we restock XOXO -A. Until then if you’re not already following me on my socail medias here ya go!

Twitter: oxfordbasil

Snapchat: obasil

Also, I have a discount code oxfordbasilΒ that’s worth 10% off your purchase. You can use it towards any shade on marieskyworld or you can save my codeΒ and use it towards my lipstick. 😘.


Hi Friends! Update.

Hey loves πŸ‘‹πŸΎ 

I’ve been a bit busy with current events in my life at the moment, but I wanted to stop by on my blog and show some love to everyone who tuned in for my Snapchat Takeover with @BeautyWOC. I had such an amazing time getting all glammed up in front of the camera, meeting new people, and just being myself. During my takeover I had one-hundred something people who tuned in for my snaps. Seriously means so much you guys!❣️❣️❣️❣️

After the takeover and answering everyone’s questions I decided that it would be fun to get out in the world and snap some photos at my favorite location Lawson Gardens here in Pullman, WA. The photos came out stunning thanks to Kenzie who photographed me & snapchated for me while I was getting ready! Here are the photos we captured + a little cat walk. πŸ˜‰ 


Sweater H&M

Pants Topman

Boots Dr. Martens 

Hat Amazon 

Handbag @Kats_blessed_hands (check her out on Instagram) also, be sure to check out @BeautyWOC on Instagram as well!

Makeup details are in my previous blog post! Xoxox 

SNAPCHAT TAKEOVER on @BeautyWOC Snapchat | Hosted by me πŸ’›

Yaaaaas! I am so honored to be apart of BeautyWOC’s Snapchat Takeover series! 

On April 26th at 12pm (PDT) I will be taking over BeautyWOC’s (women of color) Snapchat account! I’m super excited to sit down and do this spring look which was inspired by the lovely @oliver_mua on Instagram. Not only was this look inspired by Oliver, but I did a little poll on Twitter and this look was highly requested! During my takeover I will also be answering everyone’s questions as well! It’s gonna be super fun! I really can’t wait to chat with everyone! Make sure you loves follow @BeautyWOC on Snapchat and message me a little yellow heart or flowers so I know that you came from WordPress. πŸ’› πŸ’ 

See ya on the 26th ! 😘


β€’Skin – Maybelline 

β€’Concealer – Revlon 

β€’Blush – e.l.f. 

β€’Bronzer – e.l.f.

β€’Highlight – Wet N Wild 

β€’Eyes – Morphe 35s palette 

β€’Lashes – Salon Perfect 615

β€’Lips – Marie Sky in DaisyW (discount code oxfordbasil for 10% off)

My Feature On a Blog! Being a Male Black Makeup Artist

Okay, tell me why we all look like we’re apart of a bomb ass campaign for black male makeup artists?!? I’m so shook rn. I was featured in a blog on this well written article about being a black male makeup artist/beauty influencer. I’m so happy I got to be apart of this amazing project.πŸ’› 

The article is out right now check it out  HERE. Thank you again Arkee!

I also wanna give out another thank you to  everyone for all the love! Today has been an amazing day I’m so blessed. Thanks for your awesome feedback!πŸ’›

NEW Marie Sky Liquid to Matte Lipsticks! + Swatches XoXo -A

On March 20th,Β Marie Sky launched their new collection of liquid to matte lipsticks and lucky for me I got to help pick out a color! I collaborated with my lovely friend Melissa and her brand Marie Sky to create the most dark mauve shade to add to her newest collection of liquid to matte lipsticks for the spring! Also, with any purchases you make on Marie Sky 10% of the proceeds goes to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.πŸ’–

I’m so stoked that I got to come up with my very own shade called XoXo -A. Can’t wait to see all gorgeous skin tones female/male rock this new collection.

XoXo -A, my very own shade that I personally picked out is everything & more. It’s a dark mauve that looks bomb in person. When I was thinking about what color I wanted to do I knew I wanted to stay true to my esthetic. I’m more attracting to dark mauves/dark colors so I wanted to make XoXo -A a mixture of both. After messing around with color palletes & color wheels, XoXo -A was created.


Coming up with a name for this mauve plum shade wasn’t too hard for me because I knew while coming up with this shade I wanted to make this lipstick my “signature” lippie. XoXo -AΒ sounded perfect and naming it basically after me just seemed so right and personal, true. Now I’m sharing it with you all! Head over to

+ I have a discount code if any of you loves would like to use if you’re interested. It’sΒ oxfordbasil

Melissa sent me some lipsticks from the new collection and they are just too gorgeous that I had to do swatches for you beauties!

INSTAGRAM @mariesky_world



With Flash. XoXo -A | Star | Maria | Elyse



Without Flash. XoXo -A | Star | Maria | Elyse






Orange Peach Makeup πŸŠπŸ‘

loooove this combo together! 

β€’Eyes – @kyliecosmetics bronze palette x @morphebrushes 35S palette 

β€’Foundation – @maybelline in shade 330 

β€’Concealer – @maybelline in shade 35 deep

β€’Blush – @elfcosmetics 

β€’Highlight – @wetnwildbeauty | Crown of My Canopy 

β€’Bronzer – @elfcosmetics medium to dark

β€’Lips – Liner @ultabeauty in the shade Flesh x Matte lipstick – @hardcandylife in the shade Daffodil 

β€’Brows – @benefitcosmetics 



I don’t know about you, but I’m all about saving money! Especially when it comes to buying makeup…Β 

Lucky for you I’m an ambassador for two amazing independent brands and I have discount codes that you can use when you purchase from either site! YAAAAAAS!

Discount code OXFORDBASIL 10% Β  Β | Matte liquid lipsticks

Discount code BASILOX 15% Β  Β  Β  Β  | Loose pigmented glitters