Makeup of the Week Eighth Edition.

Makeup of the Week Eighth Edition.

Makeup of the Week Eighth Edition.

This has been a very busy week.  My children started school and that in it of itself is always stressful.  The silver lining in this scenario is, I have gained some much needed time to myself.  I had time to carefully apply my makeup without any interruptions, it’s the little things in life that make me happy.  Admittedly, I do miss my eldest son’s commentaries and photographic assistance.

This week’s look was centered around my lashes.  Truthfully, I never gave them much thought, until Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara came into my life.  The delivery of zero flaking, no clumps, no stiffness all wrapped-up in a lightweight formula was enough for me to declare, love at first application!  I hope you find this post helpful.

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Eye Makeup of the Week:

  1. Laura Mercier Eye Canvas in EC-3 (reviewed here).
  2. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus as an all over lid color (purchase here).
  3. MAC Uninterrupted used in the crease (reviewed here).
  4. MAC Sweet As Cocoa used on top of Uninterrupted to add dimension (reviewed here).
  5. Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in 57 Black Stream used at the base of the upper lash line and smudge outwardly (reviewed here).
  6. L’oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil to line the upper lash line (purchase here).
  7. Shu Uemura Tokyo Lights Palette W2 mixed w/W4 on the lower lash line (reviewed here).
  8. MAC Copper Strip Powerchrome pencil for the lower waterline (reviewed here).
  9. Inglot #90 for tight-lining (purchase here).
  10. Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in I ♥ black (reviewed here).
Makeup of the Week Eighth Edition.

Makeup of the Week Eighth Edition.

Face Makeup of the Week:

  1. Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (purchase here).
  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in EN1 (seen here).
  3. Estee lauder Maximum Coverage Foundation used as a concealer in 03 (purchase here).
  4. Chanel 61 Destiny Le Blush Creme de Chanel used as a bronzer/blush (reviewed here).
  5. Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (reviewed here).
  6. Skindinavia Setting Spray (purchase here).
Lip Combination of the Week.

Lip Combination of the Week.

Lip Combination of the Week:

  1. Daliia Runway Fashion Fuchsia Herbal Lip Stain (reviewed here).
  2. Tom Ford Aphrodisiac Lipstick (reviewed here).
Brush of the Week.

Brushes of the Week.

Brushes of the Week:

  1. Philosophy supernatural airbrush brush (purchase here).
  2. Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush for highlighter application (purchase here).
  3. Sonia Kashuck concealer brush to add second color to the crease (purchase here).
  4. Smashbox #7 brush (purchase here).
  5. Burberry #10 blending brush (discontinued online/check your Saks counters).
  6. Billy B brushes (reviewed here).

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you if you have some time to yourself, do what brings you the most joy.  Just think in a year from now, events/people/things which gave us the most stress presently, will be a fleeting memory.  A lesson I remind myself of everyday.  Don’t sweat the small stuff and try to appreciate all the positive fortune surrounding you. It’s there I promise.  Be well and stay safe.

-M-

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Makeup of the Week: Seventh Edition Golden Eyes.

Makeup of the Week: Golden Eyes.

Makeup of the Week: Seventh Edition Golden Eyes.

This Makeup of the Week: Seventh Edition Golden Eyes will feature a brightening, quick and low maintenance look.  My gel liners worked as the ideal multi-purpose product, giving me a long-lasting and smudge-free eye look.  People will think you spent hours on your eye makeup, when only ten minutes were employed.  There is something about pairing gold with navy blue, which I find so attractive and universally flattering.  I hope you enjoy.  *click on each photo to enlarge.

Makeup of the Week:  Seventh Edition Golden Eyes.

Eye Makeup of the Week: Seventh Edition Golden Eyes.

Eye Makeup of the Week:

  1. Laura Mercier Eye Canvas in EC-3 (reviewed here).
  2. YSL cream liner in #07 Gold Star all over the mobile lid (purchase here) 2-3 layers best applied with fingers.
  3. Bobbi Brown gel liner in Cobalt Ink for liner (reviewed here).
  4. Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer in the crease (purchase here).
  5. Inglot # 90 in for the upper waterline (purchase here).
  6. MAC Powerchrome pencil in Life’s Luxury for the waterline (reviewed here).
  7. MAC Powerchrome pencil in Copper Strip on the lower lash line (reviewed here).
  8. Prestige My Blackest Lashes 2 coats (purchase here).
  9. Shu Uemura Brow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown (purchase here).
Makeup of the Week:  Seventh Edition Golden Eyes.

Makeup of the Week: Seventh Edition Golden Eyes.

Face Makeup of the Week:

  1. Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (purchase here).
  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 3N1 (purchase here).
  3. Edward Bess Concealer in Soft Beige (purchase here).
  4. Chanel Le Creme Blush de Chanel in Destiny 61 (reviewed here).
  5. Laura Mercier Spellbound Illuminator (reviewed here).
  6. Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer applied to the forehead and jaw bone only (purchase here).
  7. Skindinavia Finishing Spray (purchase here).
Lip Combination of the Week:

Lip Combination of the Week:

Lip Combination of the Week:

  1. MAC Enriched Red lip pencil to line and fill-in the lips (purchase here).
  2. Tom Ford Aphrodisiac Lipstick (reviewed here).
Brushes of the Week.

Brushes of the Week.

Brushes of the Week:

  1. Tom Ford Bronzer Brush (reviewed here).
  2. Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush for my highlighter (purchase here).
  3. Philosophy supernatural airbrush brush (purchase here).
  4. Burberry #09 brush (purchase here).
  5. Billy B #8, 11 (reviewed here).
  6. Laura Mercier Angled Eyeliner brush (purchase here).

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would reveal this makeup look took no time to put together.  Try to utilize multi-purpose products if time is of the essence in the morning.  Gel liners work beautifully as cream eyeshadows, bronzer can be used for crease color/eyeshadow, and lipstick could also take on the role of blusher.   Learn to be creative with the use of your cosmetics to suit your life style.  You may come up with unique one-of-a-kind colors, and save money to boot.  Of course in my case, this only leads me to spend more money to see if I can duplicate my success.  Oh well…every theory has it’s flaws 🙂  Be well and stay safe.

-M-

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Tom Ford Lipsticks: The Bad, The Good and the Ugly.

Tom Ford Lipsticks: Black Orchid, Pink Adobe, Casablanca, Aphrodisiac.

Tom Ford Lipsticks:
Black Orchid, Pink Adobe, Casablanca, Aphrodisiac.

Tom Ford Lipstick:

WHAT IS A LIPSTICK IF NOT AN ATTENTION GETTER, A STYLE INDICATOR,  and AN UNDENIABLE BEACON OF SEXUALITY AND SENSUOUSNESS.   Choosing the correct hue can attract attention from a variety of sources (George Clooney vs. Flavor Fav…Yeahhhhh Boyyyyy….you decide).  The tackiest of colors can indicate one is stuck in an alternate reality or decade; darker lipliner combined with frosted pink lipstick anyone.   The perfect RED can showcase your confidence and tell the world, “I am woman hear me ROAR!!!”  OH YES…I like this one!!!

Tom Ford Lipsticks: Black Orchid, Pink Adobe, Casablanca, Aphrodisiac.

Tom Ford Lipsticks:
Black Orchid, Pink Adobe, Casablanca, Aphrodisiac.

The Bad:

What is the point to all this ramble M?  Be patient…I’ll tell you.  Women need to invest in a formula and color that will  suit their skin tone, has a modern texture and is comfortable to wear.  Is Tom Ford Beauty the answer?  Yes and No!!!  “WTF (what the fudge..keeping it clean ladies) Maria,  how can you blaspheme the great TF?”  you ask.  Allow me to explain, TF lipsticks are like the Spiderman of the cosmetics industry. Someone should have told Tommy, “With great [lipstick] comes great responsibility.”  The formula feels heavenly on initial application, then something happens, two hours later my lips start to tighten and feel dry. I resolve this issue by applying another layer of lipstick or a gloss very sparingly.   The wear time is average; I am able to wear these lipsticks for four hours without eating, drinking or much speaking.  The marketing for TF lipstick claims to give the wearer comfortable long-lasting color.  Not in my case.   So why do I own 4 tubes?  That brings me to……

Tom Ford Lipstick Black Orchid.

Tom Ford Lipstick Black Orchid.

Tom Ford Lipstick Pink Adobe.

Tom Ford Lipstick Pink Adobe.

Tom Ford Lipstick Casablanca.

Tom Ford Lipstick Casablanca.

Tom Ford Lipstick Aphrodisiac.

Tom Ford Lipstick Aphrodisiac.

The Good:   

Were you aware I am a label snob…No?  Well consider yourself informed 🙂   More importantly, TF lipsticks do not bleed/ feather on into my fine lines around my lips.  Very crucial if you are ahead in the age category.   Yes,  ladies and gentlemen my name is Maria and I have a feathering problem.  Feathering is when lipstick travels or bleeds into the fine lines around your lips.  Not a cute look!!!  This inevitably happens to me with all colors not just the reds.  Emollient lipsticks tend to be the biggest culprits of feathering.  TF is not too matte and not too emollient, it’s just right.  This lipstick has a saturated base with a sophisticated glossy finish.  They also wear off evenly.  Another huge plus (my biggest attraction), is the lack of heavily scented fragrance and no discernible flavoring, unlike  Chanel, Dior, and Guerlain lipsticks.  There is a delicate vanilla scent which is imperceptible after five minutes!  The packaging is sleek and simple with 18 shades to choose from.  Will I purchase any more TF lipsticks?  That brings me to…

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LIPSTICK: Tom Ford lipstick Pink Adobe.
LIPLINER: MAC prolong wear in Nice n’ Spicy.
Added Shiseido RD203 Lacquer Rouge to combat dryness.

The Ugly:   

I would not repurchase any time soon.  Why?  These lipsticks retail for $49 US/3g.  Are they worth the price?   It all depends on your budget, needs, and wants.  I am very content with my little collection, which has taken awhile to amass.  There are other brands and newer formulations that are always coming out. Some people enjoy the process of makeup application; owning and using a designer cosmetic product adds to the experience and enhances their enjoyment.  However, you can buy three MAC lipsticks for the price of one TF.  Comparatively, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, some Guerlain and Dior lipstick are priced in the low to mid-thirties.  Those houses have been around A LOT longer, just saying!!  The formula of these lipsticks are very nice, but not perfect.  In fact, TF boasts the longest ingredient list for a lipstick I have ever seen.

TF is owned by the Estee Lauder Company;  they also own  MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Smashbox, Origins, DKNY, Jo Malone, Bumble and Bumble, etc..  You can purchase TF in person only at  Saks in NYC, Bergdorf, select Neiman Marcus locations and Nordstrom.com, Saks.com, etc.

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Tom Ford lipstick ingredient list.  Yes…the two boxes combined is the full list.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you it has a secret to reveal.  Come a little closer……closer……closer…ok, close enough…. get a breath mint 🙂   You can get Tom Ford lipsticks for $33.75 at your local CCO (Cosmetic Company Outlets to the novices).  Google, Tangers Outlet and most likely there will be a CCO at that location.  Bottom line, for the retail price of $49, these lipsticks should magically open on their own, apply themselves on my lips and give me the ability to hypnotize George Clooney into submission!!! One can dream….. However, if you prefer Flavor Flav…..Houston we have a problem……Choose wisely grasshopper!!!   Be well and stay safe!!

-Maria

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It’s as if he’s speaking to me.  “MARIA…YOUR LIPS ARE SO ENCHANTING!!”

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THERE ARE NO WORDS!!!!

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me.  Compensation is not given for any reviews.  **Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. **George Clooney photo courtesy of movieback.com.  Flavor Flav photo courtesy of famenetworth.com.  *All other photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com.