March Favorites

Hey Guys! Here’s what’s making the top of my list in the month of March:

Dr. Perricone Blue Plasma
This stuff is amazing! I’ve been using it religiously as part of my nighttime skin care routine. It’s a non-irritating exfoliating serum… that ONLY targets dead skin cells. That means zero irritation for all you sensitive beauties out there. It works overnight, and plays very well with other skin care products.

Ellis Faas Skin Veil
I’ve been using this every day since I got it from The Makeup Show. It’s like a lighter version of Illamasqua Skin Base (which I love). It adheres to the skin, and imitates the look at feel of skin, so that you don’t look ‘made up.’

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger)
I’ve also been using this every day. One teeny dot under each eye does the trick. It sets beautifully and doesn’t crease or get ‘crepey’ throughout the day.

NARS Light Reflecting Powder
This is the lightest translucent powder I’ve used to date, that doesn’t give me that ‘white’ flashback that is typical of such finely milled white powders. The teeniest bit sets my foundation, and I’m good to go. I’ve found that I prefer the loose powder to the pressed version… there’s no shimmer and the finish is much more natural.

Armani Blushing Fabric
This formula works so well with the Ellis Faas foundation… it seems like they were made in the same place. It merges right in with the formula and imitates a natural ‘flush’ on my skin. I love it. Been using this religiously… I’m having a hard time choosing something else on a daily basis!

Tom Ford Lip Color Shine (Nubile)
This is such an easy color to wear, and the formula is excellent. It holds like a sheer lipstick, but feels like a soothing lip balm. Nubile has taken up permanent residence in my purse these days… I pull it out anytime I need to ‘freshen’ my face… and I don’t even need a mirror to do it. the color is very flattering and works well on my skin tone.

Sisley ‘So Intense’ Mascara
So far, so good with this one. It’s a great performing mascara, with the added benefit of ‘boosting’ lashes over time. I’ve been using it for about a week… but I want to wait a full 30 days before I absolutely swear by it. I love that it leaves my lashes soft (not crunchy) after wearing it all day. They do feel ‘softer’ — but the jury is still out on whether they’ve gotten any fuller.

CK One Nail Color (Romper Room)
I’ve been pressing a lot of palms lately (corporate madness), and I can’t be stressing about chipped nails and dark colors that are all wrong (and a bit off putting) for the average mucky  muck. So this nail polish is also bouncing around in my purse at the moment (just in case I need a touch up). The color is ‘so’ neutral that you  have to really look at my hands to see if I’m wearing any color. They just make my nails look polished and ‘presentable.’ It works.

That’s it! Those are my March Favorites… ciao for now!

Blushed: Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric (HD Orange)

Armani released a colorful collection of shadows, blushes and lipsticks for Spring 2013. But I only had eyes for one thing: The Blushing Fabric in HD Orange.

 The shimmering orange color just screams Fresh Squeezed Springtime. I wasted no time testing it out on myself.

It applies best (and you use a lot less) with fingers. The formula is non greasy and sets beautifully on bare skin or over foundation. This is my favorite piece of the collection.

You can find out more about Armani Blushing Fabric in HD Orange HERE.

FOTD: Neutral Shine

I dug back into the goodies from Rouge Bunny Rouge for this look. These pigments are absolutely lovely!

FACE
Chanel Perfection Lumiere (Beige Ambre 64)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Armani Blush Fabric in Sienna
Chantecaille Aqua Blush in Brilliance (highlight)
EYES
Rouge Bunny Rouge Pigment in Embrace of Cashmere (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Deep Black (lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
LIPS
By Terry Lipstick in Fashion Beige
LORAC 3d Liquid Lustre

FOTD: Autumnal Orange & Green

This FOTD is a little… well, a LOT less intense than the other one…

FACE
Chanel Perfection Lumiere (Beige-Ambre 64)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphonous Powder
Armani Blushing Fabric in Sienna
EYES
Louse Young Eyeshadow in  Pom Pom (brows/under waterline)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (browbone)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Sislet (lids)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Maowi (crease)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Bronze Black (lashline)
Stila Smudgestick in Stone (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
LIPS
Shiseido Automatic Lip Crayon in LC5
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Receive

FOTD: Pop Art Pink

Okay, this is was admittedly slap-dash. I was moving fast with no plan and worried about daily crap… like everything but concentrating on doing my makeup. SMH. Anyways… here it is:

FACE
Chanel Perfection Lumiere (Beige-Ambre 64)
Armani Blushing Fabric in #1
Armani Gold Shimmer Powder (highlight)

EYES
Suqqu Eyebrow Pen in Moss Green
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #9
Kat Von D Eyeliner (lashline)
Stila Smudge Stick in Stone (waterline)
MAC False Lashes Mascara

LIPS
Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick in Pop Art Pink

FOTD: Autumn Inspired

The day began really cool and very Autumn like… so I pulled out a little sage, a little orange, and a pair of falsies for the occasion:

FACE
Illamasqua Skin Base (#14 and #15)
Guerlain Meteorites (Dore)
Armani Blushing Fabric (Sienna)
EYES
MAC Eyeshadow in Studied Brown (brows)
Armani Eyshadow Palette in Jacquard:
Lightest Green on Browbone
Medium Green in Crease
Darkest Green on lid and under waterline
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
Smoke & Mirrors Beauty Lashes in Miami
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
LIPS
Ellis Faas Milky Lips (L204)