FOTD: Pink Frost

Someone tweeted on a new trend — something about frosty lipstick making a comeback… not sure how I feel about that. I’m not a fan of frosted lipsticks to begin with — not to be confused with shimmer or sparkle lippies, which are typically warm. But frost? Nah uh. Not so hot on full lips… or even thinner lips for that matter.

I say all that to say, that I tried the ‘frosted lip’ trend today, with one of my new Wet n’ Wild alleged lipbalms. Still not sure how I feel about it…

FACE
Guerlain Paurue Aqua (Dore 25)
Chanel Soho Story Blush/Highlighter
EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Fresco Rose (lashline to brow)
YSL Eyeshadow in Heavenly Beige (lid)
YSL Eyeshadow in Astral Brown (crease)
Stila Smudgestick in Stone (waterline)
Buxom Mascara
LIPS
Wet n’ Wild Natural Lip Shimmer in #107

Wet n’ Wild Says: SHUT YO MOUTH!

I can’t truly take credit for this. A post by Beauty and the Brown Girl sparked my interest in these alleged tinted balms.

Here’s her review:
http://beautyandthebrowngirl.blogspot.com/2010/12/wet-n-wild-natrual-blend-shimmer-review.html

They claim to be a natural balm with a hint of color. A HINT? I don’t think so. What they really are, are natural lipsticks. 

Hmph.
Look at this!

Harmless enough, right? Looks like a balm… so you’re thinking… it’s probably going to behave like a balm. And then you swatch them:
 Yeah, I don’t know ANY tinted lip balm that swatches like that. Fresh (Sugar), I’m lookin’ at you.
These little suckers might FEEL like balms on the lips (totally non sticky and moisturizing and even a little minty) but they wear like lipstick. Check it out:
#107

#101

#105

#102

#103

#106

I feel like Wet n’ Wild just flipped everybody off… AGAIN! They did it the first tme with those Iconic Eyeshadow Palettes. These lovelies are $1.99 a pop. They look good on and (more importantly) they FEEL good on. The colors I’ve shown you were all I could find. There are three or four more out in makeup land eluding my grasp at the moment. Not to worry… ya’ll know I am tenacious about this sort of thing…

Get ’em. Get one color, or all of them. At $1.99, how can you possibly go wrong?

FOTD: Black N’ Berries

You’ll just have to trust me on this… it was a LOT darker in person. I wanted something a little goth… not too over the top, but dark enough to make a statement. That’s why I colored my eyebrows in black. This was the result:

FACE
Estee Lauder Doublewear Light (5.0)
Chanel Soho Story Blush/Highlighter
EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Artifact
Wet n’ Wild Iconic Palette in Lust
(darkest shimmer berry on the lids)
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Bulletproof (brows)
MAC Eyeliner in Smolder
Clinique Gel Liner in Black
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
LIPS
Chanel Lip Pencil in Cognac
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga

FOTD: You Melt My Heart to Stone

I wanted to do a ‘stone colored’ look on my traditionally warm skintone. The biggest challenge about doing this look was keeping all of the colors ‘cool’ — but keeping them from going ashy. 

FACE
Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation
Koh Gen Do Translucent Face Powder
MAC Sculpting Powder
MAC in Lilyland Pearlmatte Powder
EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (under brows)
MAC Paint Pot in Underground
Wet n’ Wild Iconic Palette in Vanity
(the ochre and brown matte colors, blended together and swept over Underground)
Jemma Kidd Makeup School Dual Illuminator (inside corner) in Champagne
Stila Smudgestick in Stone (waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
LIPS
Make Up For Ever Lip Pencil in 1C
Rock & Republic Lipgloss in Alpha Blonde