Hello lovely readers! I just had a lovely two days off - no matter the rain or... female struggles... (ahem). Tuesday I made the rounds at my favorite shops in the mall. I had a Sephora gift card burning a hole in my wallet, so I used that as an excuse! ;)
I've been wearing MAC's Face and Body foundation pretty much every day this past week and I loooove it. Only one problem, though - I think, like Studio Fix Fluid, it might be breaking me out a little. However, I love it so much that I'm trying to combat it by taking excellent care of my skin and using Mario Badescu Drying Lotion to kill spots when I see 'em. So far, so good.
Speaking of foundations, anyone try YSL's new one, Teint Radiance, yet? I'm dying to! They had it at Sephora but I didn't dare tempt myself. I must be patient...
Anyhow, onto the good stuff!
FACE: MAC Face and Body foundation, MUFE HD microfinish powder, MAC Dollymix blush, Dior Amber Diamond (highlight)
EYES: MAC Star Violet (lid, lower lashline), Urban Decay Hustle (crease, V) & Sin (brow highlight), Smashbox Heartbreaker liner pen, MUFE Aqua Eyes 18L, Stila Topaz eye kajal, MAC Lingering brow pencil, Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara
LIPS: Tom Ford Blush Nude
(I wasn't trying those tops on - they were left in there!)
DRESS, VEST, & SANDALS: Target
NECKLACE: ? (old!)
WATCH: Betsey Johnson
Like I said, Sephora was the main destination...
WHAT I HAULED: I picked up the Clinique Airbrush Concealer pen in #4 neutral/fair after BelleDuJour raved about it and my YSL Touche Eclat ran out earlier that day (travesty!). The Clinique one is half the price, so I'm excited to give it a go. Just ran out of my Neutrogena Visibly Even moisturizer, too, so I picked up a small jar of Philosophy's Hope in a Jar w/SPF 25. I wish it weren't so expensive - I love this stuff! Also in the Philosophy section was (YAY!) new 3-in-1s for Fall! I was shocked that Red Apple was my favorite, but it's such a true, crisp fresh apple scent. It makes me thirsty for apple juice like you wouldn't believe! These last forever, too! Next is a Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in #22, a really nice nude along the lines of MAC's Creme d'Nude. It's very lightly-scented (NOTHING like Lancome, which I've heard it compared to!) and super-moisturizing -- so far, so good! Last but not least, a Sephora by OPI nail polish in Dating the Drummer, a rich chocolate brown with sparkle. Can't wait to try it out!
I tried to do a swatch of the MUFE lipstick, but I was totally unsuccessful -- the lighting was awful everywhere!
The Body Shop was having a BOGO 50% off sale on their new Rainforest haircare line, which is silicone-free, sulfate-free, colorant-free, and paraben-free. I decided to try the Moisture ones, mostly because they smell like honey and play-doh! :) I also impulsively grabbed an eyeshadow in shade #41, just because it swatched pretty. Oops!
The Body Shop Eye Colour #41 on lid and lower lashline
My assistant also wanted to say hello...
"Ready for my close-up!"
I'll be back before you know it!