My obsession with pink lipstick kicked into high gear again. Today I’m wearing beigey pink-gold Chanel Formentera Aqualumiere Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15 ($27).
Part of the Chanel Fall 2008 makeup collection, Formentera shines like mad yet feels whisper light on my lips. It’s a pretty option when you want the staying power of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss. I’ve been pairing it with subtle smokey eyes, like this khaki-grey eye with Benefit Cream Shadows or this black-champagne eye with Clinique’s Midnight matte.
ALERT: Coco Chanel Heads to Lifetime Television!
Confession time: I loves me some Lifetime (“Television for Women!”) movies, especially ones starring B-list celebs like Tori Spelling. I can’t resist dramatic woman-in-peril story lines.
While watching a rerun of The Golden Girls this morning, I almost choked on my coffee when I saw a commercial for this upcoming Lifetime mini-series on Coco Chanel. Shirley MacLaine stars as Coco, and the story covers the post-World War II period when she returned to France.
“Coco Chanel begins in 1954, as Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel (MacLaine) suffers a professional and personal crisis. After a 15-year absence, she has reopened her famed couture house with a comeback collection. Unfortunately, she and her business partner Marc Bouchier (McDowell) are shocked when the critics and customers reject it. In reflection, Coco recounts her humble beginnings and how similar feelings of abandonment by her father inspired her lifelong series of doomed love relationships that fueled her fiery ambition to succeed.
As the years pass after WWII, Coco faces turbulence in her business and vows to redeem herself after the failed comeback collection. Within three seasons, Coco updates her classic designs, including the Chanel suit and enjoys a newfound respect. The Chanel suit becomes a status symbol for a new generation, proving that Coco and Chanel will never go out of style.”
OH, SNNNNNAP! I am so there! *Marking my calendar* for 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 13.
How’s your day coming along? Except for discovering that mini-series, mine has been uneventful in a good way. I hope time flies at work.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,