A few months ago before the craziness that we are now in, I went on a small shopping spree at the Shoppes of Atlanta. The past year, I have been trying not to purchase new make up simply because I would like to use up all of the items that I have. That didn’t stop me from stopping into The Cosmetics Store. It also didn’t stop me from buying two new favorites that I added to my already full makeup drawers. I know! I am my own enabler. 🙂
I have been wearing this lipstick and blush pairing regularly since I got them. The lipstick is by Mac and named Stay Curious. It is one of their Powder Kiss lipsticks. I absolutely love it. It came out early last year I believe, but since I was in a no buy mindset, I had no idea it existed. It has a matte look which is my favorite, but not drying. It’s a very flattering color and I imagine it would be flattering on any skin tone. I usually wear it with my chestnut lip liner but it’s really not necessary. I can just throw it on and it looks great.
The blush I purchased is by Becca. The color is Tigerlily. It’s gorgeous and luminous. I love blushed but just don’t go through them very quickly. Knowing that, I’m glad that I seem to be using this one a lot and can actually see an indentation from use. It almost makes me feel less guilty from purchasing it.
That’s just my rambled for today. Everyone…take care and stay safe and healthy.
Every year I try not to miss posting on this day because I love lipstick and gloss. I may not wear it everyday, but I love having all of the options. I tend to gear more towards natural looking looks, but also love purples and red’s. I have two really great lipsticks that are in regular rotation. The first, which I am wearing in the photo, is Urban Decay’s Sheer Rapture lipstick Rouge A Levres. The second is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 46 Liberte. Both are super similar in color in their pinky brown shade.
With all the drama going on in my life, I almost forgot one of my favorite days to blog. National Lipstick day is on July 29th. As with tradition, here is a photo of one of my current favorites. This is the Just Add Romance velvetease lip pencil by MAC. I picked this up in a sale about a month ago and I am loving it.
My best friend asked me to buy her an all in one palette for her birthday this year. She wanted to not have to carry a lot of stuff in her handbag, so I went out to search for one. Ironically, I have seen plenty of these type of palettes in the stores, but suddenly I couldn’t find a single one. I went into Ulta, and luckily they had just gotten one in. They said they get the majority of this type of item around the holidays. So, of course, being the makeup obsessed person that I am…I “borrowed” this from my BFF so that I can take pictures and swatches for this blog. The shadows are pretty buttery and swatched well. The lighter colors may not work for me, but she’s a little lighter than me so I think she can pull it off. The blush and highlighter are pretty good as well. This palette also comes with mascara and gloss. Pretty nice, if I do say so myself. Has anyone else tried this one out?
Today is National Lipstick day. Last year, I posted the lipstick that I was wearing that day, and decided to do the same this year. This is Flirty Fuchsia by Milani. I love this color. A bold lip color can make quite a statement and be a reminder of how great rocking one can be. What lip color are you wearing today?
Today was a wonderful day. The sun was shining and the air was warm. This was a gigantic welcome after the ice, snow, and cold the last few weeks. I had a few errands to run and wanted to look my best while doing so, so here was my makeup for the day.
Bobbi Brown illuminating finishing powder compact foundation in Warm Walnut 7.5. This is a new buy for me and I have been loving it.
Missy Lynn’s eyeshadow pallet – I just received this three days ago and I have worn it everyday.I used the the light and dark purples along with the bronze highlight color. This pallet is gorgeous and the shadows are very pigmented. I am not sure if I was expecting it to be soooo good, but it is worth more than the price (although I am happy it wasn’t to expensive.) There was really no fall out, and the colors show up as they are in the pallet. Sometimes I have had other purple shadows and they just look dirty or black. I can barely see the purple, but this shows up on my skin perfectly. Has anyone else tried this yet? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Mac’s Raizin blush – a long time favorite.
Too Faced Soul Mates blushing bronzer in Carrie & Big – Now, I admit that I am a sucker for a gimmick and if it has anything to do with my favorite television couples, it’s even better! So this bronzer joins my Gidget and Moondoggie nail polishes in my prized gimmick possessions. Oh, the product is not to bad either. 🙂
Clump Crusher mascara – this has become a favorite as well.
Milani’s Sangria lipstick – I can’t believe I have not worn this all winter. Milani lipsticks are my favorite from the drugstore and this color if beautiful.
Miss Dior’s Blooming Bouquet – I will be doing a post of my favorite fragrances right now. This is one of them. So soft and no at all overpowering.
Since it has been getting colder here in Georgia, I have been in need of a few more long sleeved shirts. I purchased a shirt from Torrid that is a long sleeve v-neck with hearts all over it. I also purchased a long sleeved shirt that is a similar material to a thin sweatshirt from Lane Bryant. This one has shiny snowflake-like designs all over it. I raced around to 4 stores to find this one in my size as it went on clearance very quickly. Ironically, I found a similar one as I was dashing around town at Dress Barn that was made of a thinner material and a darker gray color. I already wore that one, so forgot to take a picture but I will put a link below if I can find one.
Of course, no month would be complete without a few beauty buys so I did get a few new lip colors at the Sephora VIB event. I purchased another Matte creme lip crayon from Bite Beauty in the color Aubergine. This was actually the color that I wanted when I purchased the color cognac which was mentioned in one of my previous posts, however the Sephora that I was at was out of that color at the time. A Kat Von D lipstick also made its way into my shopping basket. I got Studded Kiss lipstick rouge a levres in the color prayer. This color is beautiful and since matte’s are my favorite formula for lipsticks, so I know I will love it. I also came across a new item from Josie Maran called the Coconut watercolor lip stain. I got the color Coral Oasis. I really love it! It has a lip stain on one side, and gloss on the other. This is probably a color more suited for spring/summer but I think it’s beautiful and wore it most of the day yesterday. I also purchased my favorite from Fresh which is the Sugar tinted lip treatment in the color rose. I have been addicted to these for a couple of years. They are so moisturizing, and I like to wear it not only during the day, but at night to keep my lips from getting chapped.
Finally, I have become somewhat addicted to perfume roller balls. I have bought practically every scent by Marc Jacobs. Roller balls seem to be perfect for me since I find that the sprays last forever and I will rarely finish them before getting tired of the scent. I have a few favorites that I will wear forever and never get sick of such as Dior’s Ja’dore, but for the most part…roller balls are the way to go.
Well there you go! A new post that helps me sort out my shopping obsession. I will talk to you all soon!
With the fall season finally here, I have purchased two fall lip colors. Normally in the fall, I have always stuck to reds, but I have been loving two new colors. Mac’s Lingering Kiss (top photo) which is from their A Novel Romance collection and also a new find from Bite Beauty’s new Matte Creme lip crayon in Cognac(bottom photo). I have taken a picture with both colors on and swatched them next to each other. Enjoy!
I had been looking at this product all summer long, but would not purchase it since I already had a shimmer brick which seemed similar and the NYX Radiant Finishing Powder. Well, the later broke into pieces in my purse so that gave me the perfect excuse to purchase this sweet item, so I bit the bullet and headed to the Bobbi Brown counter in Macy’s at Town Center Mall. I was not disappointed!
I had been swatching this on my hand, but never would put it on my face because honestly I think I would have purchased it long ago if I had. This product looks beautiful on. It’s not as shimmery as the shimmer book, but rather just makes you look like a bronzed goddess. A co-worker commented that I was glowing, and that made me very happy. Since the color that I purchased for this is Bronze Glow, I achieved the look that I was going for.
I picked up this eye shadow pallete a couple days ago. The color of the shadows were really pretty. The metallic finish is not to shimmery and just looked so creamy. I’ve only worn them once so far, and I still need a more time to evaluate whether I like it. I do like the colors, but they are not as pigmented as I thought they would be. They also have a little bit of fallout. I may try them out wet as I think that may have much better results than wearing them dry. I think I will try that and report back.