Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fab Fuchsia Fun with L'Oreal Color Riche Caresse 173

I think that I've successfully found the THE lip product consistency that I have been looking for for like.. EVER! While hitting up my Target this week, I discovered an almost bare  L'Oreal Color Riche (or Caresse) lipstick. The new colors may be an extension to the Color Riche Balm, but the wider range of colors ( vibrant orange and cherry tones)  has this ahhmazing consistency, its like buttah. Seriously!
 I have had high hopes for other lipcolors when it came to consistency but these take the cake. I picked up #173 Velvety Fuchsia and it wore for at least 2 hours and a cheese burger when I applied 2 swipes with no problem! I really hope that the Rouge Caresse line is a permanent fixture, the display that these lippies were in was demolished! As if there was a memorial day haul in the L'Oreal section and I didn't get the memo!

Anyway, snap these up if you can, I got mine for $7.99 and its going to serve me well for this punchy lip summer.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My date with Revlon at NYC Internet Week

Revlon at Internet Week New York 2012


Revlon Kiss Me Coral Colorburst Lipstick and Brown Sugar Lipbutter

Ok, so its not an actual date per se, but I made a date with Revlon yesterday in SoHo at Internet Week New York 2012. My conference intent was to learn but when there is a makeup booth in the building, I'm in line! Revlon just so happened to be a sponsor of the conference and I got in the seat. I requested a "fresh, coral-ly look" and I got more than that. Needless to say, I am sat-is-fied!
I haven't used Revlon in a looong while, I think the last time I used the brand was for their Vixen nail color over 10 years ago. Now knowing that the colors are pigmented without the chalkiness, I think I'll spend a bit more time at their displays.
The MUA used Revlon's PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse in Caramel in the middle of my face and PhotoReady Makeup in Mocha on the exterior. Then I got a rubdown on my cheeks with PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef on the lips Colorburst Lipbutter in Brown Sugar and Colorburst Lipcolor in Kiss Me Coral.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thakoon for NARS 2012- Lal Mirchi Nail polish

Thakoon for Nars- Lal Mirchi

I'm wearing Lal Mirchi for brunch at Juliette in Williamsburg.
Last week, I headed over to the west village to check out NARS' Summer collection but ran into some playful friends named the Thakoon for NARS Nail polish collection!  Initially, I didn't think I would like the colors as I thought the blue's were more like the Chanel Denim color palette but I was wrong. These colors are really bold and the polish requires no more than 2 coats.  I was tossed up between one of three colors that I really loved but decided on Lal Mirchi, the "mandarin red" colored polish. The color is true to form and errs slightly on the orange side but not your orange-coral seen all around NYC. As far as wear goes, I've had this on for a week and no chipping as of yet. I just used a clear base and two coats and I was done.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Vamping it up for Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations

Photos: Getty Images and Wire Image
Earlier this evening the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute 2012 Gala kicked off celebrating the new spring exhibition, " Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" with fashion houses, their designers and celebrities. While looking at the live feed of photos from twitter and Instagram got me excited ( LOVED ChloƩ Sevigny's look!), I couldn't help but notice that the Schiaparelli pink was dismal on the red carpet. The bright pink shade that is sure to fill up the exhibit hall wasn't on lips of our favorite actresses or models, instead vampy shades of deep berries, blackened plum seeped through as a pleasant surprise!
Maybe it was the off-again, on-again cloudy, foggy NYC rainy gloom that prompted the bold statement lips or maybe it was the juxtaposition of the exhibit itself. In any case, I can't wait 'til Thursday to check out the exhibit at the Met and will breakout my MAC Media or Chanel Maniac lipsticks for the occasion.