I bought NARS Madly blush years ago, purely based on a review by Laura. While I admit I’ve been distracted by other blushes lately, Madly is by far one of my favourite blushes ever.
Whatever happened to the days when a lipstick was a lipstick,and a lipgloss was simply that, a lipgloss? These days, the hybrid lip gloss/lip balm/lip stain products are all the rage, and every brand under the sun is coming out with products that promise to do so much more than just add a little colour to our lips. But I’m into it. Bring it on. The latest to catch my fancy is Lancome Lip Lover in Rose Ballet #313, a gorgeous pale pink with a hint of shimmer.
When it comes to eyeshadows, I’m all about neutrals. So when I got a chance to give these All About Shadow palettes from Clinique a whirl, I was all over it.
Have you seen these? If not, get thee to a Clinique counter. ASAP.
I tested out a duo, a quad and an 8-pan palette the last few months, and guys, I am in love. I have been reaching for these more than any other eyeshadows lately, including the Urban Decay 1, 2 or 3. Yes, indeedy.
These are not the eyeshadows that I remember “borrowing” from my mother when I was a teenager. Clinique has stepped up its game and given us something great. Really great. These shadows are pigmented, smooth, and apply and blend beautifully. I can’t get enough.
I tried to shake things up and move away from my fascination with monochromatic, understated makeup. I did this by showing some love to two often neglected lipsticks in my collection. I’m not sure why I don’t give these two lipsticks more love — especially considering how much of a splurge they both were when I got them a year or two ago. The two lipsticks are: Chanel’s Romantic and Dior’s Diablotine Extreme.
Chanel’s Rouge Allure in Romantic lipstick is a beauty. The colour is a berry red that is totally wearable. Read my original review here. The day I wore this, I got many a compliment. It’s a colour that instantly brightens the face.
Same deal with Dior’s Dior Addict lipstick in Diablotine Extreme. This is a beautiful,bright and extremely wearable coral/orangey red, previously reviewed here. This also feels super comfortable on, and perfect for spring.
I’m hoping that by sporting brighter lip colours and more ‘springy’ outfits, the warmer weather will soon follow. A girl can wish right? What will the rest of the week bring?
I think I’m going through a phase when it comes to my makeup selections of late. I’ve been keeping everything very monochromatic and neutral, from my eye makeup to my lip colour.
Typically, I keep my eyes neutral and select a pop of colour for my lips. But there’s something to be said about understated makeup — it’s almost a no-makeup makeup really. That seems to be what I have been gravitating towards the last week or so.
On the eyes, I’ve keep it simple with a wash of a bronze or taupe shade and mascara. Lipstick choices have been ultra neutral in the past week. This includes Clinique Chubby Stick in Bountiful Blush (previously swatched and reviewed here); shu uemura lipstick in Dream Orange (bottom right, and previously reviewed here); and finally Bobbi Brown’s Brownie Pink lipstick, a “my lips but better” colour that I’m currently testing out.
Looking at these pictures, I can see that I do look a little washed out and if I could do a re-do I would add more blush and define my eyes ever so slightly with a liner.
There’s always tomorrow, right?
Happy Monday to you all.