Archive for the ‘Makeup’ Category

LIPSTICK QUEEN

September 23, 2009

LIPSTICKQUEENSHADES

I mentioned on Monday that I hit the makeup counter at Barneys while in Las Vegas. It was Wednesday night (they close at 11p) and I wanted a new shade for our night on the town. Boy did we have a night on the town but that is too x-rated to mention right now. Back to the lipstick. I cozied up to the Lipstick Queen counter and the girls encouraged me to have at it. I tried on many different shades and I was immediately drawn to the wines and purples.

I’ve been wanting to incorporate a more severe lip color – I’ve only worn a pinkish nude – and since I’ll never go near red it was clear in which direction I was heading. I first tried the Saint Wine and was quite pleased, but then I added a top coat of the Chinatown Glossy Pencil in the “Mystery” color and I knew I found the perfect combination. I was such an exciting moment for a girl who was always weary of lipstick.

P.S. Lipstick Queen lipsticks are not tested on animals, are gluten-free and do not use any harsh ingredients.

Shown here: Wine Saint ($18.00), Chinatown Glossy Pencil “Mystery” ($20.00)

Wakeup to FREE Makeup

August 27, 2008

I’ve been dying to write this post since I read the great news about getting free beauty products! This fabulous news comes through to Fashion Intel via The Cut, my favorite fashion blog ever. Over there they have explained that:

“Department stores like Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Filene’s, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue cheated consumers by making a pact that they’d only sell cosmetic products at the suggested retail price.”

Apparently this is against the law -calling all fashionable lawyers – and we will soon be reaping the benefits of these price fixers. Come 2009, you and I will be hitting the counter for our much deserved free goods. AND I’ll take some samples while I am at it, so don’t be stingy!

Just go to http://www.cosmeticssettlement.com/ and sign up to be one of the chosen people who receive $25 worth of free makeup.

Organics to Go

May 27, 2008

Stella

This Memorial Day weekend gave me some time to clean out my closet, but most importantly time to relax. Of course I had the opportunity to watch the flat screen, and I managed to catch a movie on HBO entitled I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. No doubt this movie left me in an awful depression, but the next day I had some more time to reflect and came up with even more options to make my life more animal and Earth friendly.

Eco-Chic is not merely a trend to the fashion intelligentsia, but a necessity in living the most sustainable life possible.  I had a fabulous course at U.C.L.A. called “Gender and the Environment” and it absolutely blew my mind on how to live.  Since then, our home has become a chic recycling center, our food is always organic/local free of GMOS, our designer duds are given to local thrift shops, and don’t even get me started on my magazine carousel!  BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ANIMALS?  This film tapped into information I had already gathered as a member of Amnesty International and a former vegetarian, but it left me feeling like I had to do more.  Watch, and you’ll undoubtedly feel the same.

Of course when I am sustainable, I ensure that I remain fashionable.  With this in mind, I have vowed to forever support the glorious luxury goods given to us by Stella McCartney.  Even if my $500 Raffia sandals from Spring 07 have fallen apart under minimal wear, I trudge forward because the truth is Stella is unbelievably cool.  I can forget my tattered soles because I still love Stella the fragrance, her line for Adidas, and am a recent convert to her skin care line (thanks for the samples Barneys!)  Up next, the yoga mat, which I’ll be carrying all around downtown.

What will you do to make a difference?

From Top L to R: Adidas by Stella McCartney Yoga Mat $85, Stella McCartney Days-of-the-Week Panties $195.00, Stella Parfum Spray $86, Stella McCartney Hannah Flat $495.00, Stella Care 5 Benefits Moisturizing Cream $76

Blue Friday

April 11, 2008

Blue

A few days ago, I saw two electric blue eyelids and had to know what kind of makeup this fashionista was wearing. Luckily, I work with this girl and she was not shy to tell me her secret and allow me to share it with you. Forget all of DIOR’s blue hues this spring and head over to your local art store for some watercolors!

Alyssa (eye model) has been a fashion student for a couple of years now, but has been a fashion innovator her entire life (22 years). She was asked to get a Royal Langnickel watercolor set for a design class but failed to use it that quarter – certainly she wasn’t going to let all these tubes go to waste! Not usually dawning makeup, it was great to see what she could do with a little paint. Shock your friends, and go blue. Here are her tips.

  1. Buy Royal Langnickel Cirulean Blue
  2. Squeeze paint onto artist palette
  3. Add to eye/paint brush (use the thinnest brush you can find)
  4. Line eye
  5. Wash out brush really well – will stick if you don’t