It’s been so hot that the idea of wearing makeup is less than appealing. But I broke my ‘bare faced’ streak and applied a little color for this FOTD:
These are really nice. So nice, in fact, that I feel they can give the NARS Multiples are real run for the money.
I went to cash in some points at ULTA, and left with the new Cargo ColorStick in St Tropez…
I chose St Tropez because for me, its the most unique of the bunch. It has a distinct peach (not orange) color with a shot of gold. Really summery. I think that it’ll work on both warm and cool skin tones because the peach shade is so neutral. I swatched it, and was instantly sold.
One of the things I love about this product is that it’ll work fine on oily skin. It’s got a creamy texture, but the color sets in about 60 seconds and it doesn’t move. I’ve used it on my bare skin (with just a little mascara and lip gloss) and it has held up beautifully. I think this will be a definite Summer staple.
You can find out more about Cargo ColorSticks HERE.
I wanted to love this.
After falling all over myself over the original Skin Base formula, I was only too eager to try the new ‘illuminating’ version of the fantastic makeup base. So I plunked down a few $$ and asked Illamasqua to ship it to me right away.
Like the original Skin Base, AU comes in a standing tube. Same size: 1oz
Because I’ve experienced that ‘less is more’ with Skin Base, I used just a tiny bit to swatch…
See how it kind of rubs out like foundation… with no shimmer? When I first saw this I was worried. But somehow, the glitter (it’s really not shimmer… it seems more like glitter), sort of rises to the surface as you blend it out:
See how it looks kind of ‘glittery’… especially around the edges of the picture? I feel like this is a product that might need one more pass before it can claim perfection. I don’t mind it on the body, but I can see this being an issue for ‘highlighting’ the face. I was honestly expecting the fabulousness of Skin Base, with maybe the lighting qualities of the Rock & Republic Illuminizer (which I’d pay good money to get my hands on again).
So for me, the jury is still out… WAY out. I know I’m going to have to do some mixing to keep it from going glitterbomb on the planes of the face.
It’s time for a new giveaway! I thought I’d pay forward three of the most basic items in my regular maintenance. Meaning, if I only had 5 minutes to get ready, I’d most likely reach for these things. I’ll always want my brows done properly, I’ll always reach for a highly effective mascara, and I’ll always reach for a lip color that I know I can throw on in a dash… and be confident that it’ll be flattering.
So here’s what I came up with:
I wanted to do something ‘lighter’ with the new Chanel duo for Summer 2012… so for this look I concentrated on the ‘gold’ portion of the duo. The result was sheer and wearable… and appropriate for all of this Summer-like weather we’ve been having.
We gave it more than enough time… so it’s time to pick a new winner…
Remember, winners for this particular contest were chosen from FACEBOOK LIKES only.
The new winner is: