She’s alive! ALIVE!
What I anticipated would be a quick trip into the city today to renew my passport turned into an all-day affair. There I was, stuck in San Francisco without a laptop or a good camera (the horror!). That’s why I’ve been MIA, but I’m back now, holding my brand-spankin’ new passport above my head triumphantly.
Victory is mine!
While the gubment worked on my passport, I killed a couple hours at the mall.
Trish McEvoy The Power of Beauty Fall Collection
Do you know Trish (McEvoy)? I’m pretty new to her line, but I hear the vibe’s a lot like Bobbi Brown.
I stopped by a counter that had the new Power of Beauty Collection fall collection out, a small five-piece release with products described as “universally flattering.”
I love that phrase, even though I’m not entirely sure what it means. The universe is a big place, after all. Are these shades the Borg could pull off? I mean seriously.
Check out the slim silhouette of the Beauty Emergency Card Eyeshadow Palette ($38). I could see myself throwing it in my makeup bag for last-minute weekend trips. The shadows look and feel soft (a powderpuff lens effect) and kinda remind me of pearls.
Beauty Emergency Card Eyeshadow Palette ($38)
Another thing that caught my eye: Liquid Face Color ($32). I actually blurted out, “Ooh!” in the store when I saw the swatch on my hand. It’s a peachy golden cheek/lip tint, like a liquidy NARS Orgasm blush.
Eye Base Essentials ($25), Instant Eye Lift ($38), Liquid Face Color ($32), Instant Pick-Me-Up ($29)
Liquid Face Color
Swatches from left: (first row) top row of eyeshadows from Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes; (second row) bottom row of eyeshadows from Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes; (third row) Eye Base Essentials, Instant Eye Lift, Liquid Face Color, Instant Pick-Me-Up Lips
Clarins Rouge Prodige
After spending a few minutes with Trish, I swung by Clarins to get a look at their new line of long-wearing lipsticks, Rouge Prodige ($24 each), designed for long-lasting color, shine and hydration.
And how cute is this palette (below)? It’s called Palette Prodige Face Blush & Tint ($35). I guess it would have been too easy to just call it “The Prodige Face Blush & Tint Palette.” Yeah, putting the word Palette at the front just makes it seem cooler.
Rouge Prodige Lipstick swatches from left: (first row) Nude, Fusion Red, Pretty Plum, Blackberry, Rosewood; (second row) Raspberry Sorbet, Coral Tulip, Dark Chocolate, Redwood, Lilac Pink, (third row) Copper Brown, Red Rouge, Litchi, Sunset, Mystic Plum; (fourth row) Clemintine; (fifth row) Palette Prodige Face & Blush Tint, Crayon Khol Eye Pencil in Extreme Black
See anything you like?
That short trip to the mall was the highlight of my very long day. What was yours? Any chills or thrills to report?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,