Sunday, October 7, 2012

Face Routine: NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Deauville

Hi lovelies! I have been sick on and off this week which of course blows. However last week, I filmed an updated foundation routine using NARS Sheer Matte foundation which I reviewed recently. I finished the look using Bobbi Brown's lipstick in Hollywood Red, another beau I've been loving. Enjoy! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bobbi Brown Hollywood Red

I've always had mad respect for Bobbi Brown. One of her books, Bobbi Brown: Teenage Beauty, really helped me appreciate understated makeup when I was an angst teenager who was all about the brightest and boldest with glitter and glam. 

There is a lot from her makeup line on my wishlist from her foundation stick to her concealers. So when a good ol' friend gave me a couple of gift cards to Dillards I thought this would be a great way to try their lipsticks.

Retailing at $24, this lipstick is a tad bit more than I usually spend on lipsticks with the majority I own being drugstore or Mac. I decided if I were to to spend that much I would want something a little bold but still something I could wear everyday. I decided to go with Hollywood Red, a bright red with the slightest of blue undertones. To all those who speak in mac lipstick lingo, I would classify this as a Cremesheen.

The formula is long lasting (I know, how vagues does that sound?) and only needed to be re-applied after drinking/eating. And when it did fade after eating, it still left a lovely stain. You can apply the color lightly and blot it to have a sheer color or you can pack it on to have a more opaque color.