Can love for lace be hereditary? A trait passed down from generation to generation? I ask because of my granny, who, bless her heart, has every square inch of surface area in her apartment covered with lace doilies. The tables, chairs and even the top of the TV. If it’ll fit a lace doily, granny’s got it covered (literally).
I, too, love lace, but I prefer mine with a darker, sexier edge, like the products in the new LORAC Naked Lace Collection ($28) kit have.
LORAC regularly releases cute sets at great prices, but this new one is probably one of my favorites ever.
It was the purse that sucked me in…
Along with the purse, the kit comes with two eyeshadows, a blush and three mini lipglosses in easy-to-wear beige, taupe, pink, peach and nude.
Clockwise from the blush on the bottom, that’s Blush in Rendezvous, Mini Couture Shine in Trend Setter, Mini Couture Shine in Vintage, Mini Couture Shine in Muse, Eye Shadow in Negligee and Eye Shadow in Boudoir
A few thoughts on the products…
- The eyeshadows might be a tad frosty for some, but that frost seems to light up my eyes, and I like how easily they blend. The shimmery beige one, Negligee, reminds me of MAC Ricepaper, and Boudoir looks a lot like MAC Satin Taupe.
- I love Rendezvous, the pink blush. If it were warmer and not quite as pink, it could be a dupe for NARS Orgasm. One layer (I use the bounce technique) gives cheeks a natural flush.
- If you like nude lip glosses, then brace yourself for this: the three Mini Couture Shines, which have a light vanilla flavor and scent, are a lot like non-sticky versions of MAC Lipglasses. Pretty? Most definitely. They are.
Swatches from the left, that’s the Eye Shadow in Negligee, Eye Shadow in Boudoir, Blush in Rendezvous, Mini Couture Shine in Vintage, MIni Couture Shine in Trend Setter and Mini Couture Shine in Muse
Eye Shadows in Negligee and Boudoir on eyes; Blush in Rendezvous on cheeks
Couture Shine in Vintage on lips
Couture Shine in Trend Setter on lips
Couture Shine in Muse on lips
I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this kit! I think it’s a fantastic deal for $28 and comes with high quality products, wearable colors and a cool factor well beyond its price.
If you could use a pick-me-up or just want to freshen your look for fall (and snag an adorable bag in the process), the LORAC Naked Lace Collection kit might be a reason to visit Ulta soon.
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively at Ulta stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (the eyeshadows might be a little too frosty for some gals)
Got some new tunes…
I listen to a lot of hip-hop, dance and pop music now, but I grew up on everything from folk to classic rock and country. My mom and dad loved Crystal Gayle and John Denver, among others, and I vividly remember dancing around the living room while watching Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.
Speaking of country, this song really moves me. It’s called If I Die Young, by The Band Perry. They’ve been around for a while, but they’re pretty new to me.
I downloaded their album this morning, and I’m really enjoying it. I love the lead singer’s gorgeous wavy hair.
How do you feel about country music? Are you a fan?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,