I got my roots done the other day at the salon I go to in my old neighborhood, the West Village, and afterward made a pilgrimage to the place I most miss living in close proximity to: C.O. Bigelow Apothecary, a.k.a. my happy place. My reasons for loving Bigelow’s are many, and chief among them is the fact that the ladies behind the beauty counter are so helpful and un-pushy, and one of them assisted me in choosing this Lipstick Queen lip color in Berry Wine. It’s a nice, matte formulation that goes on a hair brighter than it looks like here.
I’m always on a quest to find the perfect formulation for my tragic under-eye circles, and this balm may just be it: it brightens almost immediately upon application, and does a nice job of moisturizing, and you can apply it over your makeup for a late-afternoon pick-me-up.
I usually apply two mascaras every morning: one that lengthens and one that volumizes, and I’ve been looking for that miracle product that can do both of these things at the same time. According to word on the street, this stuff is it. It’s on its way to me as I type, so I’ll let you know how it works out after I try it.
For the first time ever, Liberty of London is shipping their fantabulous beauty advent calendar to the U.S., and—while I wouldn’t ever buy it for myself—I sure do find it tempting.
We’re coming up on chapped lip season, so I’ve been looking for a good tinted lip balm, and this one from Tata Harper looks like it delivers the perfect wash of color.
I prefer a gel blush—it just blends so much easier—and am thinking I might give Glossier’s Cloud Paint in Storm a try.
This is a dry brush, and you are supposed to use it on your body before showering for softer skin, improved circulation, and a host of other purported benefits. People who use one swear by it, and I’m thinking it’s worth giving it a shot.
I’m also thinking about giving eyeshadow a try again, not for every day but for parties and other occasions when I’m looking to add a dose of drama to my look: I’m really bad at applying it, but this Eye Polish by RMS (the color is called Myth) looks pretty idiot-proof.