FOTD: Blue, Pink & Purple Stuff

I was in a ‘cool’ mood today… blame the weather. It’s been damp and rainy here, and I really don’t feel like doing anything but laying about. LOL But alas, there is work to be done… so I put on a ‘colorful face.’

Amore Pacific Skin Renewal Foundation (206)
Dolce & Gabanna Powder Foundation (Soft Tan)
Chanel Horizon Blush
Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow in Tusk (browbone)
Alima Pure Eye Liner in Soiree (crease)
Nvey Eco Color Eyeshadow in 166 (lids)
Stila Smudge Stick in Onyx (lashline and waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt

FOTD: YSL Bronze Black

I dipped back into the YSL Shocking Gel Liners. This time I used Bronze Black:

Chanel Le Blanc Shimmering Base
Le Metier de Beaute Classic Foundation in #11
Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in It Girl Purple
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #9 (lashline to brow)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Bronze Black (lashline and under waterline)
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Bronze Generation
MAC Extreme Black False Lashes Mascara
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt

Lip Service: Brown and Rose and Red all over

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!

FOTD: Soho Story


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