FOTD: Aloha

I used what is likely my favorite color from the Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigments: Lantern Light

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick (Praline)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Laura Mercier Blush in Fresh Peach
MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment in Lantern Light (lids)
Laura Mercier Eyeshadow in Rich Cocoa (outer crease)
Laura Mercier Eyeshadow in African Violet (above crease)
Armani Eye Pencil in Brown (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Sari d’Eau

FOTD: Metallic Orange

It began with the Beaute Liqui-Gel Stain in Neon (it was literally the first thing I put on), and I kind of built the face from there:

Guerlain Parure Gold (Beige 06)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Rock & Republic Blush in Call Me
NARS Cream Shadow in Nomad (lashline to above crease)
NARS Single Eyeshadow in Etrusque (lids)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (lashline and waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Beaute Liqui-Gel Stain in Neon
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Receive

Lashing Out: Guerlain Noir G Mascara

I finally got to put hands on the new Noir G Mascara from Guerlain…

It’s currently being offered in store at Saks, and online for pre-order at Saks and Norstrom. I pre-ordered from Saks, but couldn’t wait… so when Edwin called to tell me it was in, I just had to see for myself!

Inside, the tube reminds me a lot of those Series G Lipsticks from a collection past (great packaging, crappy lipstick). It’s got considerable weight to it. And in case you’re not familiar with how the case works, there are nifty little instructions on the tube that (thankfully) peel off.

You pop the top out (until it stops) and then unscrew it to reveal the mascara wand. It’s actually a pretty sturdy little package. The concept translated quite nicely in practical terms.

The wand pulled out clean. The bristles are small to medium, and the formula smells INCREDIBLE. Like rosewater with a little violet essence thrown in for good measure. Just really lovely. The formula is fairly dry, and applies clean. I like that it lengthens and volumizes with about two coats.

It’s a really good formula. I’m actually pretty impressed. Now, Edwin is convinced that this mascara will pull me from my beloved Armani Eyes to Kill… especially the Stretch formula. I’m not so sure about that. I’m going to need to use it a few times. I do like the idea of ‘refilling’ the mascara, and I like that it comes with a mirror, although I likely won’t be using it for that (as I do my makeup in a big mirror). But still, it’s a nice concept.

We’ll see how it performs in practical application in upcoming FOTD’s.