Wearing EstÃ¨e Lauder Pure Color Gloss Sequins Finish in Fuchsia Vibes on my lips
It looks like I got home just in time because a storm’s a brewin’! I had to make a quick trip into the city, which is why Iâ€™ve been MIA, but I’m back in Novato now, much to Tabs’ chagrin.
The air is thick and humid … like it’s about to downpour.
First thing I did when I got home — well, the second thing I did, after giving Tabs some treats (he was all, “Woman! Where were you?! I’ve been STARVING!”) — was check out two new collections coming to EstÃ¨e Lauder counters next month, the limited edition Pure Color Gloss Sequins Finish Collection and Two Tone Collection for eyes.
One can never have too many sequins, I always say (well…). Incidentally, that’s the release I’m looking forward to the most. It features six powerfully pigmented, shimmery glosses in berry, coral, red, plum and nude ($22.50 each).
Oh, fig! — which is how the glosses taste and smell. They also have the thin, smooth consistency of a lip cream yet the shine of a gloss. They remind me of MAC Kissable Lipcolours with a side order of shimmer.
As for the 10-piece Two Tone Collection for eyes, it includes the basics for creating a wide-eyed look — not necessarily flashy, but pretty and practical nevertheless.
It features three new Sumptuous Two Tone Eye-Opening Mascaras ($28 each) — each one has a black shade on one side for top lashes and a colorful shade on the other for bottoms — three Double Wear Stay-in-Place Dual-Ended Eye Pencil Duos ($25 each), and four Pure Colour Eyeshadow singles ($20 each).
Here’s a close look at four of the glosses, two of the pencils and one of the mascaras…
From bottom to top: Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil Duo in Onyx/Coffee, Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil Duo in Onyx/Garnet, Sumptuous Two Tone Eye-Opening Mascara in Bold Black and Rich Plum, Pure Color Gloss Sequins Finish in Purple Passion, Fuchsia Vibes, Cosmic Pink and Violet Rain
From bottom to top: Violet Rain, Cosmic Pink, Fuchsia Vibes and Purple Passion
Wands from left to right: Violet Rain, Purple Passion, Fuchsia Vibes and Cosmic Pink