I FINALLY got around to doing an FOTD… I know it’s been a while. I used the new Chanel Vanities Quad. Once again, that golden purple color is DIVINE. It has officially pulled me away from MAC Trax:
Illamasqua Skin Base (#14 and #15)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Chanel Soho Story Blush
Chanel Vanities Quad:
Shimmer Purple on lids
Dark Purple on outer crease
Shimmer pink on inner corner
Pale Pink on browbone
Clinique Gel Liner on lashline
Chanel Eye Pencil in Taupe on waterline
Chanel Intimitable Intense Mascara (Purple)
Shiseido Shimmering Rouge Lipstick in Iron Maiden
Here are a few new additions to my lip collection. I thought they were worth mention for the best and worst of reasons; One is not what it seems, one is exactly what it seems and the last exceeds all expectations.
Bobbi Brown Black Garnet:
Likely the most interesting addition to the Bobbi Brown Black Velvet collection, Black Garnet Lipstick is neither black nor garnet. Its actually a shimmer brown, both in the tube:
…and on the lips.
I don’t even mind that it’s a shimmer brown. But heaven forbid someone think they were getting anything remotely close to black or garnet… let alone Black Garnet. It’s a pretty pedestrian color, perfect for anyone who wants a functional lipstick (very creamy and long wearing) with a little shimmer to boot.
My next addition is from Nouba in color #54. It’s a metallic red, that would look good to anyone really looking to play dress up:
It is VERY opaque and metallic, not shimmery. On my lips it translates to a brown based red with a metallic sheen:
One coat does the trick. This lipstick can be drying, so a healthy dose of lip balm before application is recommended. But it wears well and is quite the conversation starter. Like… who besides Katy Perry walks around with metallic red lips on the regular? Really?
My final addition (and my favorite) comes courtesy of Chanel, as part of the Soho Story collection. Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt:
It looks really pink in the tube, but translates a brown based rose on the lips. I found this a little dark on fairer skin tones, but it turned into the perfect nude rose on me:
I dare say it’s my perfect rose. And there’s NOTHING like the Rouge Allure Laque formula. Nothing. This is my sixth color in this formula (Dragon being my first and ever favorite) and it never fails to disappoint. It’s a stain and a lipstick and a gloss (note the sheen) all in one. It goes on opaque and wears for a very long time.
There ya go. A little lip service on a Sunday. Ciao!
Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Foundation in Golden
YSL Concealer in #4
Rock & Republic Blush in Tease
Becca Eye Tint in Gilt
MAC eyeshadow in Prepped for Glamour
Stila Smudge Stick in Stone
YSL Faux Cils Mascara in #1
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt