Apocalips by Illamasqua!
OMG. I was obsessed with this lipstick from the first time I saw it, because it totally blew my mind. TEAL LIPSTICK!? Sounds crazy, I know, but there's an idea behind it. The inverse of this color is a reddish orange, which is widely accepted as a beautiful and attractive color. So the idea is that your brain will accept this color as beautiful also :)
I actually HAD to have this lipstick for one reason: Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Tour!!!! I had an entire teal outfit going on, and I was dead set on having this lipstick on my face, while singing every word to this album (they played it front to back!) and long story short...I DID! :) The cover of the album is what made me realize my true love for everything TEAL!
NEXT UP...girl's best friend...
Benefit's Fine One One!
Beauty Emergency Anyone!?!? NO PROBLEM, just dial Fine-One-One to dispatch assistance!
Benefit describes this as:
What it is:
A sheer, brightening cheek-and-lip color for instant lift, shape, and pop.
What it does:
Having a beauty emergency? Call Fine-One-One! This lip-and-cheek illuminator glides on sheer in three different shades for a coral pink flush that builds from soft and natural to bright and cheery. Glide from the apple of your cheek to your temple…then blend with fingertips in an upward circular motion.
And there you have it, it's really just that easy. You can also use this on your lips too. It's a little drying on lips, but I do think that in a pinch it would work well, as long as your lips are moisturized and exfoliated.
Here are some swatches!
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And there you have it! I really do think it would be a great quick-fix to take around in your purse, it's a nice pop of color, and adds a nice flush. This costs $30 at Sephora, Ulta, etc - a little pricey in my opinion, but it's a nice fun thing to have.
On a closing note...
My sister Kelsey sent me a text yesterday bragging about her new gold compact from Besame, which is reusable (like my guerlain) and holds an awesome powder...I looked it up today, and now I'm jealous and I WANT MY OWN!
Silky soft powder foundation that offers smooth, flawless coverage are available. Choose from porcelain, light, medium dark and new translucent violet.
• Gives skin a luminous radiance with natural mica, without adding shimmer
• Enriched with anti-aging vitamin C
• Goes on matte and adheres beautifully to your skin
• Protects from the sun with natural zinc and titanium dioxide
• Long-lasting velvety finish with medium coverage
Holy crap, looks like someone might be owning a new powder compact soon!
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