Shopping My Stash: A little love for Dior and Chanel

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?

In Neutral Territory

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.

What’s Up?

It’s now officially spring but it sure doesn’t feel or look like it. There’s snow still on the ground, and the temperature is just too dang cold still for my liking. It’s putting a serious crimp in my blogging abilities as a result. This mama has had enough with the Polar Vortex.

I’ve been distracting myself with a lot of shopping (clothes shopping), blog reading, and makeup organizing. I am on a mission to pare down my collection to just the items that I love — I need to stop feeling the need to hoard  collect so much. I reach for certain products most of the time so I really don’t need to have thirty different lipsticks or blushes of the same colour.

Things that are exciting me lately: orange lipsticks, my lips but better lipsticks paired with gloss, Hourglass Ambient Blushes and NARS Narcissist palette (so glad I caved in and got it!).

That’s it. Hope you have the most excellent week!