Damn, V-Becks! Why you gotta do me like that? Why you gotta make my makeup dreams come true? Just kidding. 🙂 Thank you!
VB is back with new makeup! Her Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder makeup collection is being re-released this month (you can sign up here to get alerted when it goes live) with the same products from her collection last fall, along with a new bronzer called Saffron Sun and a new nude lipstick called Nude Spice.
One of the items is available meow, the $95 Morning Aura Illuminating Cream, which is supposed to be an amazing change-yo’-life makeup primer.
Um…I may or may not have it in my cart right now. I’m contemplating whether I should pull the trigger.
Anywho, I tried a few things from the collection when it first launched last fall and lost my damn mind. I tried a few more of them this week, and, not surprisingly, they’re fab.
Oh, and before we get into it, can I just say that my hair is making me insane in these pics? I can’t take my bangs anymore.
At least they’re a good excuse to show you VB’s $45 Eye Metal in Bitter Clove on my lids.
Gorgeous, right? Bitter Clove is a warm, dark, densely pigmented, glittery golden brown that looks almost like a liquid metal/glossy hybrid when it’s applied wet, which is how I’m wearing it here.
I swirled a finger in the pan, then wet it with Make Up For Ever Mist + Fix, then pressed it on my lids.
Victoria is known for doing this kind of glossy lid, so it makes total sense to me.
FYI, when I’m applying Bitter Clove, it drops a little glitter on my cheeks and beneath my eyes, but it’s just a bit. I can deal with it.
AND, GIRL, if you’re going to put anything on your wish list, let it be this rose gold illuminator thing-a-ma-bob called Modern Mercury Highlighter ($65), which shouldn’t be allowed to be this beautiful.
The texture is totally interesting. It feels scandalously soft, like a gel/cream/powder hybrid, and the powder is so fine that I swear it whispers sweet nothings to me. “Karen…I’m such a sexy highlighter, and there’s nothing else out there like me.”
It’s dreamy… It has a pearly glow like the Hourglass Ambient Powder Highlighters but looks almost wet. I like to use it as a highlighter on my face and an eyeshadow on my lids.
VB’s Eye Foil in Blonde Gold ($36) is a cream glitter shadow with fine pieces of bright cool-toned yellow glitter in a clear base (it has a doe-foot applicator). What I love is how the glitter pieces come in different shapes and sizes that are all still pretty small, so it looks fun but not cheesy.
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it about this launch! Did you get into VB’s collection when it came out last fall?
Keeping up with (Karen and) the Kardashians
I had the weirdest dream last night!
I dreamed that I was hanging out with the Kardashians…and I was having absolutely no fun whatsoever because they didn’t have any sense of humor. To be fair, I don’t know the Kardashians, so I don’t know if they’re fun in real life.
Anyway, we were all staying at the same house, which looked kinda like my house, except that it was WAY more glamorous.
It was so random! In the dream, I was staying in the guest room (which I don’t have in my real house), and to make it more homey, I decorated it with cat lady decorations — some cat lady towels and a framed cross-stitch piece of wall art that said, “I’m a Crazy Cat Lady!”
Then, for some reason, the younger versions of Kylie and Kendal (not the makeup mogul and model versions) kicked me out of the room without telling me. I walked in there and saw that they had taken down my crazy cat lady decorations and hid them under the kitchen sink.
Later, Kim and I got into a huge fight, but I can’t remember what we were fighting about. It escalated into both of us threatening to destroy each other’s jewelry, of all things. Kim was threatening to throw my dangly gold costume earrings away, and I was ready to pop off because I took her wristwatch and said, “B*tch! You want to go toe-to-toe?! You want to go toe-to-toe?! I’m gonna f*ck you up!” and I took her wristwatch, walked out on the balcony and threw it on the hill in the dirt.
I don’t know where Mama Kris was in all this… Or Kanye! He was nowhere to be found.
Dreams, ya know? They’re weird.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you wearing green today?