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Does She Have It? She Most Certainly Does When She’s Wearing It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder

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It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder (2)

So I picked up Hello Light Anti Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder by It Cosmetics ($24) at Ulta on a whim a few months ago, set it on a shelf here at home, and then promptly forgot about it.

Whoops!

I re-found it last weekend while cleaning my office (no, I didn’t finish the job; I’ll never finish).

Better late than never, I suppose.

I wish I hadn’t forgotten about it, though, because I’ve been missing out this whole time. It’s really kind of awesome. A subtle peachy beige highlighting powder — even subtler than the Hourglass Ambients — it adds a soft, non-frosty, hazy highlight that looks like natural skin, only dewier. I apply it on my upper cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, in the middle of my forehead, on my chin and on my Cupid’s bow.

It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder (3)

It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder (4)

It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder (5)

P.S. How was your Monday, boo? Sorry I’ve been kind of incommunicado today, but I just started a new project that I’m really excited about, and I’m still early in the process, so I don’t want to jinx anything by talking about it yet. Gotta get past the initial doubts and get a little further along, ya know?

In other news, Being Mary Jane. Have you seen it? Thoughts?

I marathon’d the first season on Netflix last week and got sucked right in.

September Update: My Current Skin Care Routine

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Unlike Tabs, who wakes up preternaturally gorgeous without any assistance whatsoever because of his superior kitty modeling genetics, the rest of us need a little help.

In my case, I need a sh*t-ton of help from skin care, LOL!

Here’s my current routine of products I’ve been using on my combination oily/dry/acne-prone mug all summer long…

In the morning…

In the evening…

Also, once or twice a week, I’ll use Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, depending on how dry my cheeks are feeling on any given day. :)

Lots of bare-faced action up in hurr!

Does Guerlain Eyebrow Pencil in 1 Brun Ideal Give Good Brow?

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Guerlain Eyebrow Pencil in 1 Brun Ideal

As far as high end/highfalutin eyebrow pencils are concerned, I think the ones by Tom Ford and Hourglass are the ones to beat.

Today I thought Guerlain’s Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Ideal ($31) might join those two, and it probably would have if I’d been able to find more colors.

So far, I’ve only found one — 1 Brun Ideal — a light grayish brown, which, yeah, looks a little funky-town in my dark brows.

I think my skin tone brings out the purple in Brun Ideal, which makes the inner part of my brows look dark and the outer tail end look sort of grayish purple.

Hmm…

Things I like: the hard pencil texture. It definitely clings to my skin and the brow hairs, which is good, and it stays put 9-10 hours without breaking up or fading, even when it’s hot outside.

It also comes with a sharpener, and you can never have too many of those.

But there’s that whole one color thing… There must be more of them out there. This can’t be the only one. Right?

I just wish there were more shades… For now, I think I’ll stick to Tom Ford’s Brow Sculptor, which comes in Blonde, Chestnut, Espresso and Taupe.

Guerlain Eyebrow Pencil in 1 Brun Ideal

Guerlain Eyebrow Pencil in 1 Brun Ideal

Guerlain Eyebrow Pencil in 1 Brun Ideal

Saving Pretty Purses From Filthy Floors: The Pink Champagne Purse Holder

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Pink Champagne Purse Holder

Purse holders are pretty neat, especially if you’re kind of, like, OCD about where your purse goes when you’re out and about.

I hate when my purse touches the floor in a restaurant (or, god forbid, a bathroom), and I always make sure that wherever it is, it’s within my line of sight. I’m not about to get my purse stolen (knocks on wood) while eating fro-yo, ya know? That would ruin an otherwise awesome thing.

So why did I wait so long to get a purse holder?

Maybe I was waiting for the right one to come along…

Cheers! This pink champagne one definitely suits my style. :)

It’s by Chris’s Stuff, $9.95, and it’s also available in red, gold and white.

It comes with a black velvet carrying pouch, too.

Pink Champagne Purse Holder

Pink Champagne Purse Holder

The LORAC Pro Matte Lip Colors: When a Flat Matte Finish Won’t Do

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LORAC Pro Matte Lip Colors from the left: Coral, Violet and Magenta

From the left: Coral, Violet and Magenta

If you’re matte as hell, and you’re not gonna take it anymore! — and by “it,” I mean lipsticks with a flat matte finish, then check out LORAC’s line of long-wearing Pro Matte Lip Colors ($16 each).

Available in 12 shades that range from nude to vibrant, they’re super fancy-schmancy. They have a lovely, finessed matte finish that looks like a plush piece of expensive velvet, and a twist-up pencil tip that makes them easy to use for lining and filling in your lips.

The three I’ve tried — Coral, Violet and Magenta — easily last through drinks and snacks. Wear time is excellent.

Look for the Pro Matte Lip Colors now at LORAC counters and online.

LORAC Pro Matte Lip Colors from the left: Coral, Violet and Magenta

From the left: Coral, Violet and Magenta

LORAC Pro Matte Lip Colors in Coral, Violet and Magenta

LORAC Pro Matte Lip Color Swatches clockwise from the bottom: Magenta, Coral and Violet

Swatches clockwise from the bottom: Magenta, Coral and Violet

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