When I’m feeling great, I think of myself as a strong and tough girl, but my inner warrior’s been MIA for weeks. I’ve felt kinda beaten down. This morning I wanted — correction — I needed a pick-me-up, and I turned to Clinique Party Red. Every time I looked at myself in the mirror today, this red lip reminded me of the fighter I know I can be.
To get the look, a classic red lip and neutral eye, I used a few items from the Clinique Party Red holiday makeup collection (available soon).
Butter Shine Lipstick in Parisian Red, $14 (limited edition)
A warm and creamy brick red, Parisian Red belongs to Clinique’s line of Butter Shine Lipsticks. Its soft, buttery texture feels moisturizing, and it’s easy to apply (even straight from the tube).
With a glossy finish, this shade of red has visible pizazz but isn’t “too sexy” for work (although it might be too sexy for church, LOL!). Makeup and Beauty Blot Rating: A
Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in Sparkling Nude and Lucky Penny, $14.50 each
From top to bottom: Sparkling Nude, Lucky Penny
For my look today I wore Lucky Penny (a shimmery light tan) on the lid and Sparkling Nude (a shimmery beige) on the brow bone.
Both shades applied without a hitch, blended easily and lasting all day long without noticeable creasing or fading. If you haven’t tried any of the Quick Eyes Cream Shadows, try to find one of these neutral shades, stat, because not only are they cute and long lasting, but they even work well as a base for powder eyeshadows. Makeup and Beauty Blot Rating: A+
Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black, $14.50
A deep and creamy shimmerless black, True Black looks great worn as a thick line on the upper lash line. It’s really dark and highly pigmented, and even though it isn’t a shimmer shade, the black packs some gloss when it dries. If you like MAC Fluidlines, then I think you’ll love this! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
From left to right: Parisian Red, Lucky Penny, Sparkling Nude, True Black
I’m a PC, and I’ll Eat Your ATM Card!
Late yesterday I was in the middle of doing my bank deposit at an ATM machine when all of a sudden a Microsoft Windows error popped up: “Runtime error!!!” with all these exclamation marks and evil-looking X’s. Seconds later the ATM screen went totally black … and then a very naughty looking giant red triangle with a red exclamation mark appeared in the middle of the screen.
Note to file: if this ever happens to you at the ATM, the prognosis is NOT GOOD.
The machine swallowed my card, the checks I was depositing and drove me a little insane. To make matters worse, there wasn’t an emergency telephone number anywhere. Yup, totally SOL.
Yesterday this wasn’t funny to me at all, but it is today. I guess that’s the Party Red lipstick working her magic!
Hope your Thursday didn’t involve any ATM card swallowing incidents!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,