Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lyrics and Lipgloss: Alicia Keys

I found my new video challenge -- Alicia Keys in "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart." Particularly the purple look she sports about mid-way through the video.

Check out those cat eyes!

Paired perfectly with those purply-pink muted lips!

I die! She's filled with fierce-ness! Time to find my purple eyeliner and get crackin!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Work Hard, Party Harder

Last night was my office holiday party and as planned, I went for the red (the red, red). Also used my Blinking Cool lashes from MAC (my second faves after the #7's) and Stila shadow in Twig. I swear by creme shadows, but when I HAVE to use powders, I consistently reach for Stila or Too Faced. Stila's formula is silkier, but there are more color options from Too Faced. The two of them should get married and have kids.

ANYWAYS, our party was at the MatrixFillmore -- a cool space in SF.  Except for the glance or two towards the Tyson Beckford look-a-like bartender (who was gay) I was very well-behaved. I did, however, muster up enough liquid courage to hug a few folks that normally scare the sh*t out of me. That has to count for something.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Red-ER, as promised

Here is a product shot of the Tomato-red shade that is also part of Tarte's Crown Jewels collection.

I just glossed it on, and was immediately complimented by two of my co-workers. So even though my decision is pretty much made (it doesn't take much to inflate my ego), I'd still love to know what you think of this, compared to the pink-red shade I was sporting last week.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Office Red

I've been experimenting with red lips lately and I want to sport a killer red gloss at my Holiday office party. Something that gets at the fact that I'm ooooooodles of fun outside of the office, but at the same time maintains my privacy & mystique (!!!) I've been inspired/counseled by the illustrious Karen (of makeupandbeautyblog fame). She says for a look with brown smokey eyes, a red gloss can provide a fun pop of color.

This is going to sound like a tangent, but I promise it's all related -- I forgot to tell you that my Tarte Crown Jewels came in, and I am in LOVE with one of the colors. I actually haven't been able to get past it, and I have 14 more colors (15 glosses in all) to try!!! Unfortunately, none of the colors are named, so I can't tell you exactly which color it is, but it's part of the "Dazzling Divas" box and it's a gorgeous red-pink. Here's a snapshot:

Here's me with it on:

And here's a closer look at the on-lip color:

Does it hint at my fun side enough? or do I need to go more red? There IS a red-der gloss in the Tarte set ... expect a new post soon!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Where did all my comments go?!

Big fat bummer. It's not like I had a lot of blogger comments to begin with, and now they're all gone! I guess it's true what they say - you don't know what you have until it's gone. Or something like that. -- Anyways -- I'm sad & perturbed that this happened. To my commentors, please don't think I did this on purpose! Feel free to replace your comments!