Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A MUFE Orange Lip - The Red Lip Alternative

Today at work was a bright-lip type of day, so in order to pull off the perfect punch of an orange lip I needed my trusty trio of Make Up For Ever: Aqua Cream, Aqua Lip 17C, and Rouge Artist Lipstick 40. I bought this group of products a long time ago and have since worn this look many a time, but today was finally the day to put it in writing!

Makeup For Ever Aqua Cream Waterproof for Lips and Cheeks
First, after foundation, I mixed in a touch of this bright orange/golden shimmer Aqua Cream with what product remained on my hand and blended with my fingers onto the apples of my cheeks; the touch of similar color makes the lip a little less "Holy Smokes," I think.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

$21.00 USD for approx. 0.4oz/11g

Totally fabulous. Simply, elegantly, totally fabulous. The formula of Sumptuous Bold is particularly awesome because it is smooth without being runny or too thin to give you definition. The thickness is just enough to gently coat and re-coat lashes sans clumping together, so it's about as good to me as a "tubing" mascara. Sumptuous bold can be layered throughout the day, but one application lasts me through a 12 hour day...layering would easily get you through the rest of the night. For me, one of the best parts about this mascara is how naturally it looks (and holds on) and how easily it comes off with remover; no raccoon eyes the next morning!
No under-eye black in the morning, Sparky, none!
Beauty Newb Rating:✪✪✪✪✪
Available online and at Estée Lauder counters in retail stores such as Saks, Macy's, and Nordstrom.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Blitz Blogging: October Birchbox 2012

theBalm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer-- a fabulously smooth powder highlighter/shadow that's richly pigmented and has some serious staying power

Sumita Brow Bright-- an under-brow highlighter pencil in a sheeny white that is a bit awkward to blend in considering its pencil design; still super portable and finger-makeup friendly

Luna Fiber Bar in Chocolate Raspberry-- made the best little snack at work, delicious, natural, and kept me full and satisfied until a light lunch; a total treat

Lucy B Cosmetics Rollerball Fragrance Duo-- sure wish I liked both scents because then it may be worth a purchase to finally have a perfume I like in a roller size; one is heavier, one is more floral and light