6.14.2012

MAC Costa Chic.


Costa Chic is one of the best purchases I've made from MAC in a long time. I'll be the first to admit that I have quite a few lipsticks I've only worn once or twice, and I was afraid that Costa Chic was going to suffer the same fate. However, since adding it to my collection, I've been wearing it non-stop!





Costa Chic is a bright coral that despite it's frost finish, is only slightly frosty, in my opinion. It's a more refined frost finish, if you will ;)


I find that MAC's frost finish lasts longer on me than lustres and cremesheens, but it also doesn't dry out my lips like the matte finish does. It also doesn't settle into my lip lines like the cremesheens. I'm not usually a fan of frosty lipsticks, but Costa Chic really isn't all that frosty, to be honest.


The interesting thing I've found with it is that it's just bright and colorful enough to be an almost statement lip, if you want it to be by pairing it with a simple eye look, but it's also muted enough that it can be paired with a slightly smokier eye just as easily. I think it looks great on fairer skin tones, as demonstrated below with my ghostly pale complexion, but I know it would also look amazing on more tanned complexions. For summer, I think Costa Chic is a definite must-have!


Face:
MUFE F&B Foundation in #20
Maybelline DreamLumi Concealer in Ivory
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC-3
Bare Minerals Well Rested
Physician's Formula Happy Booster Translucent Powder
NYX Blush in Taupe (for contour)
NARS Blush in Desire


Eyes:
TFSI
Smashbox cream e/s in Topaz
Burberry e/s in Pale Barley
MAC e/s in Antiqued
Burberry e/s in Midnight Brown
MAC e/s in Brule
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara




What's your favorite coral lipstick for summer?



6.12.2012

Revlon Coastal Surf: The Perfect Summery Blue.


I'm not usually much into blue nail polish, but when I saw Coastal Surf from Revlon's Colorstay line, I couldn't resist. 




It's a bit deeper than a sky blue, has no shimmer, and is nothing if not bright and cheerful. To be quite honest, it reminds me of a Smurf :D 

I've only worn it for a day, so I can't comment on its wear time yet, but I have high hopes based on reviews I've read on the range. It was nearly opaque and streak-free in 1 coat and exceeded perfection in 2. I think it'd make the perfect summer pedicure color, too!

What's your favorite blue polish?


6.11.2012

A Nude Lip and a Bright Lip.



Friday's nude lip FOTD, featuring Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Incognito.

Face:
MUFE F&B Foundation in #20
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC-3
Maybelline DreamLumi Concealer in Ivory
Bare Minerals Well Rested
Physician's Formula Happy Booster Translucent Powder
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed


Eyes:
TFSI
MAC e/s in All That Glitters 
MAC e/s in Quarry
Burberry e/s in Midnight Brown
UD 24/7 pencil in Perversion
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara


And Saturday's bright lip FOTD, featuring MAC Lipstick and Lipglass in Impassioned.

Face:
Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer in Bliss
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC-3
Maybelline DreamLumi Concealer in Ivory
Bare Minerals Well Rested
Physician's Formula Happy Booster Translucent Powder
Dior Matte Bronzer in 002 Honey Matte
Benefit Coralista



Eyes:
TFSI
Bare Escentuals e/s in Nude Beach
MAC e/s in Quarry
MAC e/s in Brule
UD 24/7 liner in Perversion
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara


Hope you all had a great weekend!


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