Saturday, August 27, 2016

Time in a bottle: August 2016 favorites



The last days of summer dresses. 

Sheer tops and fitted or high waisted jeans.

                                         Makeup inspirations:


Patty Hansen, Roseanne Vela and Rene Russo in 

June 1978 Vogue. 

Tracy Lind



                                 Jo Malone Orange Blossom


                          SJP Stash (I'm testing it for fall). 

                    You can find Stash at Ulta on 8/28/16. 

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte



Maybelline Fit Me


Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer




MAC Tenderling


By Terry Ombre Blackstar in #15 Mercure and #4 

Bronze Moon


Max Factor Masterpiece Max High Volume + 

Definition Mascara in Velvet Black

Lip balm:

Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla and Macadamia Kiss

This one is the best of all their lip butters, and I use 

it over liquid lipsticks if they get too dry. It makes

 them creamy without causing a mess. 

Lip products: 

ELF Lip Scrub

Le Couvent Des Minimes Smile Lip Balm in Honey

NYX Lip Lingerie in Exotic, Honeymoon, Ruffle Trim,

 and Bedtime Flirt. 

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in Rouge Feu, Rouge

 Charnel, and Rouge Vie. 

  Nail Colour:

Chanel Le Vernis in #528 Rouge Puissant

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Vintage makeup I used in the late 90's.

I was recently visiting my parents and came across boxes of my old stuff, and there was a little part of the 90's in this one box. I managed to save many of my favorite cosmetics as a teen, and these were all lightly used for the most part. We never throw anything of sentimental value away in our family, and I consider vintage cosmetics a part of my history.  I thought I'd share the nostalgia just in case any of you used to use some of the same products.

Clockwise from top:

1. Maybelline Cool Effect Blush in 01 Pretty Cool Pink
This was when Maybelline had many "cooling" products from shadows to blush. 

2. Revlon Skinlights Loose Powder in 01 Natural Light
The entire Skinlights range took off and everyone was highlighted. 

3. Revlon Skinlights Color Lights for eyes/cheeks in 02 Rosy

4. Revlon Skinlights lotions in Pink Light, Bare Light, and Natural Light
I used to have all of them, but some did not make it. 

5. Bath and Body Works Solid Cologne in Vanilla
I kept this because I bought it when I was with my best friend. 

6. Bath and Body Works Luscious Lemon lip balm

7. Olay Eyeshadow Duo in Taupe/Twilight
Both turned to bricks as most pressed powders do. 

8. L'Oreal On the Loose Eyeshadows in Beauty Queen, Tart, Orb, Diva Down, and Night Fever. 

9. Revlon Street Wear Tan in a Can Bronzing Shimmer Powder

Also a brick. I did not wear this much since it's orange and not tan. 

10. Prescriptives Moonbeam Reflective Lip Gloss in Stellar

I loved these minty glosses!

11. Prestige Vinyl Lip Gloss in Cha Cha

I also liked the plastic shine these gave my lips. Very sticky, but sticky was in. 

12. Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Mocha Mousse

I had many of these, but Mocha was my favorite. 

13. Jane Cosmetics Shimmer Lipstick in Kiss of Caramel

My signature shade besides Wet n Wild Toasted Coconut. 

14. Maybelline Great Wear Budge Proof Lip Liner in Spice

I think Christy Turlington advertised these. 

15. Bobbi Brown Lip Lacquer in #3 Cherry 

What a color! Red opaque gloss. This was clearly for nights clubbing. 

16. Last, but not least. Bobbi Brown Sparkledust in #1 Platinum

I loved wearing a silver or white shadow with red lips. It was my look for dates or going out. 

Did you ever buy some of these products? Let me know in the comments, or any of your favorites from the decade. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The lipstick lover tag


1. Most underrated lipstick: Lipstick Queen is highly underrated and such good quality. Hot Rose Sinner is a favorite of mine. 

2. Favorite discontinued lipstick: MAC Queen's Sin or Chanel Dragon. 

3. Lipsticks that you have back ups of or have repurchased: The long ago discontinued Wet n Wild Toasted Coconut. It is the only lipstick I've bought at least 15 times. The color was a perfect pink brown nude and nothing has come close to it yet. 

4. Favorite lipstick packaging: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet

5. Favorite liquid lipstick brand: Sephora Cream Lip Stain

6. Favorite lip combo: I don't often use liner, lipstick, and gloss at the same time. They all cancel each other out. 

7. Lipstick that is always in your purse or that you HAVE to take on vacation: Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rich Nude or Rose Brown

8. A lipstick that you regret buying: Lime Crime Salem Velvetine. It's so drying and I don't really care for the brand anymore. 

9. Favorite color ranges: Reds, plums, mauves, and browns. I think they look best with my coloring. 

10. Favorite memory of lipstick: One time I was meddling  in my mom's makeup (which I did a lot) and I rubbed a lipstick all over the bathroom wall and my face. I went hog wild! I can remember the scent of the lipstick and how it was a fantastic color. 

My Kindergarten teachers would stand in front of this big mirror in class and reapply their lipstick after lunch. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Max Factor returns to the US with the Enticing Cat Eye Collection

By now some of you might have heard the good news that Max Factor was bought by Coty and they released a display on August 1st nationwide. It consists of Masterpiece Max Mascara in Velvet Black (which comes in regular and waterproof formulas), Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Velvet Black, and lipsticks in Maroon Dust and Simply Nude. You can find this collection online at Walgreens, or your local drugstore in a small display. Hopefully this means that Coty is ready to launch Max Factor back on the US market and we can all get our hands on Pan Stik or 2000 Calorie Mascara again!

If you buy anything from this collection tag your cat eye look on Instagram as #MaxFactorUS and Pat McGrath might repost it! You can find more information about these products here.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Time in a bottle: July 2016 favorites


Kate Moss for Equipment 'Jessa' little black dress. 

                                         Makeup inspirations:

Gold dust

Vogue Paris August 2016 with Luna Bijl. 

                                     L'Artisan Parfumeur 

                                     La Chasse aux Papillons




Skin care:

CeraVe SPF 50 with Invisible Zinc

Clarisonic Mia 2 with a Cashmere Brush Head

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Oil


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation, or no

 foundation at all (and no primer). 



NYX Gotcha Covered


Physician's Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer in

 'Bronzer', which is the darkest shade. 


Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Palette

Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer in #15

Golden Apricot


Cle de Peau #105 Blown Rose


Bare lids, or Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor 

Eyeshadow in Playa Del Pink and Rio De Rose Gold.

These colors never crease or 

fade,  and are so easy to use when it's hot outside. 

The effect is like glistening sand. 


One coat of Maybelline Full n Soft. If it's a very

 humid day I will opt for waterproof. 

L'Oreal Voluminous Base/Primer

Lipsticks in my bag: 

NYX Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken and Sandstorm

NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment 

Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Rich Nude

  Nail Colour:

Zoya Sooki 

Essie Topless and Barefoot 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time in a bottle: June 2016 favorites

                            Newly launched collection:

           Chanel Le Rouge Fall 2016 by Lucia Pica

       This collection centers around my favorite color. 

Clockwise: Lipsticks in Rouge Tentation, Rouge Feu, Rouge Vie, Rouge Audace, Rouge Engenue, and Rouge Charnel. 

Polishes: Le Vernis Gloss in Rouge Radical and Le Vernis in Rouge Puissant

Eye Pencils: Eros and Agape

Lip Liners: Desir and Seduction

Cream eyeshadows: Rouge Contraste and Rouge Brule

Eyeshadow quad: Candeur et Experience

Blush: Rouge Profond

Mascara: Subversif (also tinted rouge)


Rebecca De Mornay in Risky Business - 1983

Sylvie Vartan - 1974

                                         Makeup inspirations:

Metallic bronze

Glossy lids

Golden glow

Smokey metals


                                          Nest Citrine 

                                   Tom Ford Orchid Soleil

Skin care:

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters cleanser w/ white

 tea and vitamin e 

La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Eye Cream

SK II Facial Treatment Oil


L'Oreal Infallible Pro Glow 



Glossier Stretch 


MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in So Ceylon

Physician's Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer in



Glossier Haloscope in Quartz and Topaz

"They're minerals, Marie!"

NARS The Multiple in Copacobana 


Dior Mono Eyeshadow in Cosmopolite

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette


Maybelline Full n Soft

Lipsticks in my bag: 

Rimmel Kate Moss Nudes Collection in 42, 45, 47, 

and 48. 

Maybelline Color Sensational Buffs in Maple Kiss

L'Oreal Colour Riche in Sandstone 

Milani Amore Mattalics in Chromatic Addict and



  Nail Colour:

Smith and Cult in The Graduate