1. There’s something very Hunger Games about blue lipstick
I wonder what Katniss’s prep team would say about Illamasqua’s Lipstick in Apocalips ($24.60, and part of the new Human Fundamentalism collection). Something tells me it would appeal to their Capitol sensibilities.
(Yes, I have a bad case of Hunger Games fever…)
2. I like to call it “Illamasqua’s Eye Shadow in Kermit the Frog”
But that’s its unofficial name. Officially, this matte yellowish green Powder Eye Shadow is called Pivot ($24.50, and also part of the Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism collection), and it only looks like my favorite amphibian.
I think it’s a neat spin (or pivot, one could say) on a bright-eyed look. To wear it, I like to pat Pivot on my lids (no fallout, yay!), sweep a small amount of MAC Bamboo into the crease (for an easy color transition, and to give the look some depth), and then add two layers of Diorshow New Look Mascara (see below).
Springy *ribbit!* and fun.
3. Could the Diorshow New Look Mascara wand actually be any smaller?
Because I don’t know… It’s just so tiny!
The wand attached to Diorshow’s New Look Mascara ($28.50, a volumizing formula) is the polar opposite of the XXL wand that comes with the original Diorshow.
But small or not, this little wizard works. I’ve been using two coats for wispy, feathery lashes.
4. For the record, it’s not easy to look cute while you’re spritzing…
But who cares, right? More importantly, I think I might be addicted to this Hydrating Floral Essence spray by Tata Harper Skincare ($65).
I spritz this 100% natural moisturizing miracle on my face throughout the day (even when I’m wearing makeup) — basically, whenever my skin feels thirsty.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Rosa damascena flower water, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) distillate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower water, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) distillate, Leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), Sodium hyaluronate (naturally produced fermentation), Salix alba (Willow) bark extract, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract, Oryza sativa (Rice) extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Soy peroxidase (derived from soy), Superoxide dismutase (derived from horseradish root)
Hella pricey, yes, but I really think my skin looks fresher and plumper when I use this (and doesn’t feel as tight).
5. In a word, Laura Mercier’s new Oil Free Supreme Foundation rocks
I just started wearing it this week and love, love, LOVE the stuff.
Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Supreme Foundation ($42) has a lightweight, oil- and fragrance-free formula offering full coverage with a matte finish. I wear it in Suntan Beige, one of 12 available shades.
As a side, I think it photographs exceptionally well (I’m wearing it in the pics above).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Oh, yeah. Happy hump day!