Wearing Estèe 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 I’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 Estèe 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
Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil Duo in Onyx/Coffee (bottom) and Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil Duo in Onyx/Garnet (top)
From left to right: Pure Color Gloss Sequins Finish in Cosmic Pink, Pure Color Gloss Sequins Finish in Fuchsia Vibes, Pure Color Gloss Sequins Finish in Violet Rain, Pure Color Gloss Sequins Finish in Purple Passion, ouble Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil Duo in Onyx/Coffee, Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil Duo in Onyx/Garnet and Sumptuous Two Tone Eye-Opening Mascara in Bold Black and Rich Plum
What do ya think? This is certainly not my granny’s Estèe Lauder, that’s for sure. Although I bet she’d rock Fuschia Vibes pretty hard, LOL!
Granny touching up her gloss after Christmas dinner
In hair news…
So. The new hair.
I didn’t go too crazy because I’ve decided to grow it out, so I asked my buddy Alis to clean up my layers and do a nice side-swept bang (I’m totally over Lloyd Christmas).
I started the day yesterday thinking I was gonna drop the pink streaks, but then Alis showed me her new bubblegum pink dye.
She used a little bit at the tips for an effect that’s not quite as bold as last time.
I think I like it.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,