1. Wha? You're Wearing Foundation? Chantecaille Future Skin ($75) // 2. Stain My Lips Orange Orange Orange Peripera Peri's Tint Marker in Orange Stain ($16) // 3. Orange Obsession Continued, but in Matte IPKN MY Stealer Lips in #2 Gossip Girl ($21) // 4. Smells Like: Gorgeous, Warm Ski Cabin Aesop Fabulous Face Oil ($57) // 5. Texture Without Damage Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray 2.2 oz ($22) // 6. Brows On Fleek, Fast L'Oreal Brow Stylist Pumper Brow Gel Mascara ($8) // 7. Numero Uno in Cheapo Beauty Flower Beauty Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in Smoke & Mirrors ($10)
Korean Beauty products are infiltrating the US market and setting new trends. Are the products truly innovative and effective? Or are they just different, and therefore unique? I don't care, because I'm obsessed and am going to try all of it at some point in the near future. Combine Korean makeup products with the pursuit of perfect orange lips, and you get these two options here (IPKN & Peripera).
Some oldies are coming out with new formulas and delivery systems that are making my life easier: Chantecaille's Future Skin is great for busy moms prone to sloppy foundation application (oh, you see that line between my face and neck? Deal with it). You just can't go wrong with this formula that covers but doesn't look like you're wearing any foundation.
And sometimes you just want to look like you have eyebrows, but who has time to outline and fill - and make sure they MATCH each other?? Thank you L'Oreal! And I hear your beloved and more successful younger sister, Maybelline, has a new one too.
And finally, I can't get enough of Flower Beauty. My romance with the brand started with their BB Cream that covered my freckles better than most of my prestige products. Only drawback is that I have to schlep to a depressing Walmart to buy it.
Finally in skincare and hair - who knew Aesop wasn't a men's line? Well, my new friend James on Abbot Kinney did, and he spent some time educating me all about it. And then there's Oribe. I remember seeing his handsome face at industry events, and that's pretty much the only reason I bought this product. For nostalgia.
Here's to waiting half a year to update this blog...