Bling-a-ling-a-ling! Pick up your the iPhones, my Blanche Deverauxs. The holidays are calling (bonjour!), and they look smokin’ in this glossy, tomato-red lip from NARS.
Oh, did I mention that it’s totally easy to use?
I would have never thought to layer NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Forbidden Red ($24, a warm red with a touch of orange) beneath NARS Lip Gloss in Greek Holiday ($24, a sheer, shimmery golden pink), but a friend insisted I give it a go.
SO glad I did, because not only is it sexy as hell, but it wasn’t hard at all to do.
I used to be totally scurred of red lips. Lining and then filling them with with lipstick and lip brush, blotting and layering — it was all too much!
I wish I’d known about NARS Forbidden Red (or products like it) way back when… Velvety smooth and packed with pigment, this fatty-bo-batty lip crayon is like a lipstick and liner rolled into one. The no-tug formula glides across my lips, applying with ease.
No need for separate lip products or brushes, the red lip becomes streamlined and simple — just line the lips, fill them in and you’re done. It’s perfect for makeup enthusiasts wanting to spread their wings.
I dig Forbidden Red by itself, but topping her off with Greek Holiday gloss adds a little something extra without taking the look over the top.
Party-hopping girls could wear this lip to holiday cocktail parties later this year. Or, if you’re like me, you could rock it in your living room while watching The Golden Girls on Lifetime while you down frozen yogurt with your cat.
This is the face you make when your cat unexpectedly jumps on your back
This is the face your cat makes when he hates you. Coincidentally, it’s the same one he makes when he loves you.
My tart will go on…
Let’s tawk for a second about my second favorite thing in the world (besides makeup): DESSERT! Last night I tried this new Tart Natural flavor from Haagen-Dazs. Have you tried it yet? It’s SO frickin’ good. I went to bed thinking about it, and even now I’m still drooling.
It tastes like the top half of a container of fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt — tart, with just a hint of fruity sweetness. I sprinkled some chopped strawberries on top, and I heard angels singing somewhere in the distance (*tummy rumbles*). If you like tart, you gotta give it a try!
All fro-yo talk aside, how’s your Wednesday coming along? How do you feel about 9/9/09? I’m not really into numerology, but nine is still my favorite number.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Bay Area makeup lovahs, if you’ve got some free time on Saturday, September 19, consider hitting up the Nordstrom Cosmetics Trend Show at the Valley Fair Store in Santa Clara. The show features the latest products and seasonal makeup trends, and national artists like Janice Daoud will be on hand to deliver insider tips and tricks. I attended one earlier this summer and had a lot of fun.
It’s $15 to attend (redeemable towards makeup purchases), and you even get snacks, drinks and a goody bag. Several lines, including NARS, will have special gifts with purchase. Doors open at 8 a.m., but get there early for good seats. Fun! For more information, call (408) 248-2180.