Why, yes, I am carrying eight tubes of gloss on my person at the moment. How ever did you know?
Oh, you say that my bulging makeup bag gave it away?
Well that explains it.
Part of me wants to believe that one day I’ll transform from a chronic makeup over-packing caterpillar into a streamlined beauty butterfly with a tiny makeup bag.
I mean, if a street cat like Tabs can rise to the top of the plus-size kitty modeling game, why can’t I get by with my makeup essentials in a tiny makeup bag? Crazier things have happened.
Should my transformation ever transpire, I’ll probably rely on multipurpose products, like Aerin Beauty’s new Sweet Pea Lip & Cheek Color, a satiny, cool-toned pink cream blush that also doubles as a lipstick.
Aerin Beauty, a pretty pricey high-end makeup line that only launched a few months back, carries products that appeal to my fussy-free side — products like Sweet Pea, designed for elegant, natural makeup looks that are also easy.
Blend in one layer with your fingers for cheeks that look like you just finished a brisk walk. Add a second layer, like I’m wearing in these pics, for a brighter flush.
Sweet Pea sure is easy to use, and I love the effortless look, but I think there are similar shades out there that cost considerably less, and some of them even last longer (on my cheeks, Sweet Pea lasts from 4-5 hours; on my lips, about two).
I also wish that it handled the dry spots on my face a little better. The formula tends to catch on flakes, sometimes emphasizing dry areas.
For a multipurpose product, it’s a pretty Sweet Pea, but I don’t feel a ravenous hunger to stockpile.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Happy Valentine’s Day
I woke up this morning to find roses in the living room (and now I feel extra guilty for leaving El Hub’s present to the last minute).
Here, let’s put them on my desk so we can all enjoy them. I don’t think El Hub or Tabs will mind.
Ooh… I love how the petals go from pale pink to hot pink at the tips.
Hey — that make might make for a cute ombre manicure.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,