YSL Rosewood 66 pure lip color.
I dont know why I haven't bought this before. It's far superior to the dusty rose I have been wearing from Shisedo for ten years. I am slowly trading out all my old Shisedo and MAC for YSL. I really love their make-up.
And Givenchy Matte Must-Have Beige eye shadow. A really non cakey matte with great opacity.
I bought the new la Laque Fever lipgloss from Lancome in Plum Wave. I wanted to wear it a few days before posting about to see if it is as long lasting as they say. Six hours may be pushing it a bit, especially if drinking or eating anything, but it IS pretty long lasting (about 4 hours!). It did not dry my lips out at all either. All in all I'm very happy with it.
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Last year, I was looking for some Jicky at our local mall. The Guerlain counter was completely out of Jicky, but I got suckered into trying their lipsticks. Well, last month, for the second time in my life, I actually used a whole tube till it was empty! (Often times I'll lose my lipstick, or it'll start to cake before I'm finished with the tube. The only other tube I've managed to hold onto till it was gone was Physician's Formula something or another that my roomie had given me because it didn't work on her.) So, I went back there and bought all of their remaining tubes of Rose Entetant. (All three of them.) I hate it when colors that I like are discontinued.
I ended up sampling Jicky thru a generous Basenotes member instead.
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"Embrace those things which give you pleasure, after all, there is so much mediocrity to endure elsewhere." -- Inselaffe
Benefit Boi-ing. For me, the best concealer ever. Their fair shade is just perfect for my skin tone.
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I had Monday off work and my fiance and I went out for lunch and then we walked around the mall for an hour or so. We ventured into Ulta and I started looking at their brand name cosmetics. I picked up the lightest shade of their Illuminating foundation for 12.50 and I love it! Nice coverage, but it makes my face look slightly glowy. Two thumbs up from me.
OOH. I just got some Hourglass, liquid eyeliner in a pen. It is crazy good. This whole line is very good.
I went into a little independently owned boutique that sells Clinique and bought the purple bottle of eye makeup remover and inquired about that discontinued pink/brown duo that I like alot, Be Mine. They had three left, and I bought two. I'm pretty stoked about that, and that I could support a local business instead of going to the local dept. store. I'd never seen that boutique before, I'll have to go back!
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Now to just find an independently owned boutique that carries vintage and niche fragrances!
That's cool that you found your favorite shadow combo, though, SF. You should be stocked up for awhile now? I used to love this online boutique called Who's The Fairest? and ordered from them quite regularly until they closed shop in 2004. Still really miss this blush stick they had called a 'jelly stick'. I forget which shade I was enamoured with, but it was a berryish shade and I loved that stuff on my lips. Now I try all kinds of lip stains, etc... but still sometimes lament the loss of my jelly stick.
Yep, I am stocked up! Shiseido has this lipstick they keep threatening to discontinue and I have to be in the right store at the right time if I'm to get one at all...There is actually an apparently famous vintage/niche shop in Oregon's very own Portland called The Perfume House. I haven't been up there yet, but have perused the website and they appear to sell Tabac Blond edt. Is it true??? Can it be so????? The website also claimed to stock No. 22 edt and I was STOKED, but alas, they do not (as I suspected) but Chanel in San Francisco will ship it for $15.
The little boutique I went to stocked Chanel No. 5, Chance, and Coco Mlle. and all manner of Estee Lauder. They did not do decants, in fact the SA didn't know what a decant was, bless her heart. I just don't like asking for 'samples,' do I need to get over myself or what! "Could you make me a decant" sounds so much prettier, heh heh. All the gals in there were so nice and friendly.
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Kevyn Aucoin The Rouge Hommage lipstick in Control. The case is shiny red & black (my favorite), the top is magnetic (it'll stay capped in my purse), and Control is described as a deep chocolate brown shimmer. It's sheer & not overpowering, which is just how I like it.
Saw yesterday Lancôme Focus Palette 4 Ombres on 50% discount, so splurged on two: Supernature (nude shades) and Escapade Champêtre (green shades).
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Ordered bunch of MAC hello kitty items, I got a lipstick, lip conditioner, beauty powder, eye shadow pallet and pigment. But I hadn´t bought any make up for a few months leading up to this collection so I don´t feel too bad
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
Yesterday I bought some stuff from The Body Shop, an eye liner, a lip conditioner and body butter that smells like strawberries, it smells so good that I'd rather eat it.
Reading this thread makes me want to visit a Sephora, at the very least! My makeup wardrobe is pretty slim right now - mostly drugstore stuff.
Lancome is having a GWP at my Dillards ... I picked up a Dual Finish powder in Almande III. It's not my usual color (I've worn Matte Buff II forever) and now I'm a little worried that I should have just stuck to my old faithful.
It's not makeup, but I also bought a new Mousse Radiance self-foaming cleanser. I love that stuff!
I've trademarked the color bleu
Last Saturday I got Sue Devitt Microaquatic Blue Anti-Aging SPF 30 Protection Primer with soothing blue algae extract and natural crystals. If you have rosacea this stuff is a must-try.
I also picked up By Terry Rose de Rose Sheer Liquid Blush. A little of this stuff goes a long long way so the pump bottle should last at least a year.
I'm on the lookout for a new mascara that goes on easily and doesn't smudge.
I'm trying out the whole mineral makeup thing. As a natural born sceptic, it's so hard to go with that hype.. but hey, here I am. After trying some samples from About Face/The She Space, I got full sizes of a blush, two eyeshadows and "Cashmere Stockings" finishing powder. The verdict: some are great, some not so much.
The finishing powder thing is not for me. It does nothing that I can see, and adds another complicated and unnecessary step to my routine.
Eyeshadows seem good quality, but I'm having trouble with the texture in practice. It seems to fall off in an instant. Some shades are better at sticking around than others, though, and the range of colour selection is am-ah-zing. Also, the owner is an absolute doll, and she threw in a free full sized eyedshadow for me. Generous!
The blush is my favourite; subtle, perfect for my colouring, sticks around, buildable - love.
I'm not a fan of the packaging, though. No sifter top, so do not drop. Also, shipping (granted, international) took almost two months. Now that's not the company's fault, obviously, but it does mean I'll think twice about ordering regularly from them.
I'd like to explore more of their line, but I'm not sure if I have the patience what with the slow shipping. Pity, as they might have some real nice stuff at a good price.
It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.
I picked up some Joey eyeshadows that are really nice at Marshalls for 2.00 each. I also got 2 Lip Fusion lip gloss tubes for 7.99 each, a really good price! If anyone knows of good makeup or shampoo or shower gel at Marshalls let me know, I am always up for a good deal!
Yesterday I got OPI Clubbing Til Sunrise nail polish.
In the 80's I had a Leichner nail polish in Tango, which was a flaming orange pearl shade that looked gold in certain kind of electric light. I have been looking for a look-a-like shade for years. Clubbing Til Sunrise is the closest I have found so far.
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
The other day I got MAC's Hello Kitty finishing powder in Thitian Sand, 2 Nars eyeshadows (Cairo and Ondine - they make a perfect natural, daytime look) and a Nars bronzer (it doesn't make me orange!!).
I just bought Prescriptives Photochrome Light Adjusting Compact Makeup SPF 15. It comes with a little sponge and seems to go on sheerly and with good coverage. Hopefully, this will work well for the summer months when I just like a dab of coverage and a little bit of slightly shimmery powder or bronzer. This is my first makeup purchase from Prescriptives.
[I tried to sniff Calyx while I was at the Prescriptives counter because it had been years, but the extremely young SA kept insisting that Sheer Calyx is what I wanted to sniff and that it was the same thing anyway. She seemed like she was afraid she'd get into trouble if she let me sample the original Calyx, which made me wonder how strongly the SA's are pushed to sell the new stuff when customers ask for the old. If they don't want to actually sell the old stuff, why not just retire it? Ok, rant over.]
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Back to the Prescriptives counter...I bought this wonderful transluscent loose powder called Magic, and it really is. It hits your face like a cold mist before it turns to the lightest veil of powder. I'm in love with it. And incidentally, it really is an effective, sheer face powder. The other thing they had that I didn't buy but I keep thinking about, is a motorized mascara. The wand turns by tiny battery power to curl and darken your lashes simultaneously. I think the battery runs down about the same time the product runs out. I can't justify such a thing as a throwaway. But it did a great job, and the idea of it amuses me no end.
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On clearance at CVS, I found an Almay all natural light foundation makeup (in a smaller one ounce size) for under $4! Pretty good stuff too. Very pleased with that find. I don't know why, but I have a hard time buying just one thing at a time. I always want to get something to go with it. Probably some mild form of greed. Can't afford to be too greedy. So I got a Covergirl mascara which was also on sale under $4. Fantastic lash maybe? In a pretty and curvy red tube. Works well. Goes on smooth, and I like the brush. Can't remember the exact name of either item. What a great sale! I should have gotten some eye shadow while I was at it.
I send thee this sweet perfume a fragrance to the fragrant, as one would offer wine to the god of wine.
Stopped by Mac yesterday and picked up Hand Crafted Mineralized blush and Smooth Merge Mineralized Skin Finish - glowy cheeks here I come!!
My perfume blog: Girl With the Curious Nose
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door -Coco Chanel
Currently lusting after:
- Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere
- Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose
- Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille
Urban Decay Primer, the tinted one. My daughter told me about it.
On a recent excursion to Nordstrom (curses, they claimed to be out of glass vials for scent samples!) I picked up a new container of my favorite red lipstick: Raisin by Bobbi Brown. Perfect for my Dark hair, eyebrows and eyes and pasty, pasty skin!
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