Smokey eyes? Check. Vampy lips? Check. Along with the return of boots, sweaters and new episodes of some of my favorite TV shows (counting down the days ’til The Mentalist premiere, holla!), fall also heralds the return of bold makeup colors for lips and eyes.
I’ll gladly climb aboard the drama-for-yo’-mama makeup train, but it’s not hard to overdose on bold color statements that take a look from chic to cheap.
So when I’m wearing a smokey eye or a dark lip, I’ll tend to go with sheer colors on my cheeks (for balance), colors like Philosophy’s new You Make Me Blush Duos ($25) powder blushes.
There are four available — Hugs/Kisses, Happy/Healthy, Honest/True and Happy/Healthy. I have the Happy/Healthy duo, which comes with two matte blushes, one a warm orangey brown and the other a blue-based pink.
I know, I know! The colors look *crazy* bright in the pan, but both apply surprisingly sheer on my skin. Worn separately or together they add just a whisper of sun-kissed color.
I like using Happy/Healthy on my cheeks to offset bolder makeup elsewhere on my face, but it works well by itself with simple dressed-down makeup looks, too.
Behold: the headband that always feels like it’s squeezing my brain!
The You Make Me Blush Duos are part of Philosophy’s new Supernatural makeup line. The folks at Philosophy filled the products with skin-tastic ingredients like vitamins, minerals and specialized antioxidants but left out potentially irritating chemicals like parabens, phthalates and sulfates. Yea, Philosophy! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
All I gotta say is WOOT
After spending this afternoon broiling in The Beast (slang for the East Bay Area), where I was running errands, I returned home to this random act of awesomeness.
Someone left a life-size cut out of Muhammad Ali in our apartment complex laundry room!
See, this was why I liked living here … despite the killer heat and small size of our apartment. Where else could I have gotten a legendary athlete standing guard over my Old Navy tank tops?
But that wasn’t the extent of this afternoon’s awesomeness. I also met these new Chanel Jade polishes, YES!
Hawt, damn! I hope I dream about this green tonight…
T-minus two hours until the official start of the weekend (at least on this coast). It’s on like Donkey Kong!
What are you up to? I just finished my shower, and now I’m sitting down to watch Sin Nombre on DVD.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,