Jul 30, 2015
Shiny Little Things
Though I've been on a self-imposed makeup-buying ban, a girl just can't help herself sometimes. It's the easiest pick-me-up I know of, and the superficial aesthete in me loves trying new brands if even just for their beautiful packaging. I'm also heading to SF tomorrow (on a 6am flight, why?!) and I have a bad habit of picking up a few new things each time I travel somewhere (which has been quite a bit this year...).
Whenever I see a bright red lipstick with slight tinges of orange or coral, I know it'll probably be a winner. A lot of pinks and berries just don't look good on my skin tone. And it's a bigger bonus if the lipstick is matte, like this one that I just picked up by Charlotte Tilbury. I find that matte finishes tend to last longer for me, even through drink and food.
A makeup artist I worked with recently introduced me to Kjaer Weis, an organic and natural makeup brand that still feels luxurious and sleek. The packaging is amazing. The compact feels like a solid piece of metal and it's refillable so now I can just buy refills when I'm done. I'm starting my collection with this cream blush, which I tried immediately after photographing and love how easily it glides on and blends.
And if you're curious, this tiny bag is the YSL Camera Bag. I picked it up a few months ago as a cute evening bag option, but it juuuust barely fits my iPhone 6+, so I haven't used it quite as much as I should have. These shiny sunglasses are from Anne et Valentin. The wee little perfume is from a Tom Ford mini collection pack, which seems to have been only available over the holidays.
Now I'm looking forward to escaping these near 100-degree days for a nice cool SF!