Friday, January 15, 2010

Ten Things I'm Loving Right Now

It was really hard for me to narrow my list down to only 10 things this month! Since I've already featured quite a bit of the new spring 2010 items, I decided to feature 10 non-new/non-spring releases that I'm loving right now.


1. MAC Sunny By Nature Mineralized Skin Finish - I'm a sucker for bronzers and MAC MSFs and fell in love with this one when it was released last July with the Color Craft Collection. Looks dark and almost muddy in the container, but on the skin it's a nice natural satiny bronze. I love that it's not too shimmery (which most MSFs are). I hope MAC makes more MSFs in this kind of finish! If you missed out, check your local CCOs, I saw this along with Cheeky Bronze at my local CCO a week ago.


2. Bobbi Brown Nude Beach Metallic Eyeshadow - This was released as an exclusive with the Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusives but is also in the (X Palette). You all know I'm obsessed with neutrals, Nude Beach is a pretty shimmery, but not overly frosty, nude shimmer with great pigment and lasting power.


3. MAC Eyeshadow Brush #239 - This is hands down the best MAC eyeshadow brush I own. I think it's a must-have for everyone. It's so versatile and soft which makes blending a no-brainer. I have a soft spot for all of MAC's white-haired brushes, I wish they would make more shapes and sizes.

4. Nars Ondine Eyeshadow - This is one of the few eyeshadows I have ever hit pan on (the one pictured is my second one). I wouldn't say it's for everyone - those who can't pull off plummy browns will probably find this looks bruisey on their skin. I really like this though because it has a complex combination of brown, plum and gold all mixed into one shadow. Those who wanted to love MAC Starviolet but found it too purpley will like Nars Ondine. The Nars is a more wearable, more brown, more grown-up and less trendy version of the MAC.


5. Edward Bess Bare Rose Lip Gloss - Not your typical milky pink, but still light enough to give a pretty natural pink lip. If you're a fan of Nars Chihuahua, you will definitely like the EB Bare Rose which has a fig-scent, slightly sticky texture, long lasting, and high shine.


6. Dolce & Gabbana Sparkling Lipstick - I got this from the D&G Holiday Collection from Saks NY and it's the most unique sparkling copper/nude/gold lipstick I've ever seen. It's very pigmented and frosty, so those who don't like metallic lips, you may not like it. The frosty-factor can be toned down with a cream colored gloss though.


7. Shu Uemura P Gold 94 Glow On - This is a blush I like to use as a highlighter for cheeks and eyes. It's a light-medium shimmery flesh-toned gold with gold flecks. I like that it's not completely gold or yellowy. It seems more pigmented than most of Shu Uemura's Glow On Blushes, perhaps it's the metallic aspect that gives it more pigment.


8. Paul & Joe Caramel 04 Lipliner - This is the creamiest lipliner I've ever tried. It glides on more smoothly than MAC Cremestick Liners (which I love) and the Caramel is the perfect YLBB nude-pink-brown. I bought this thanks to the recommendation of Hettie from Bergdorf Goodman. Lipliners were one of the few P&J items I hadn't tried yet, so I asked her to pick out 2 colors for me, #04 Caramel was one of them and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it.


9. Chanel Glow Glossimer - Pretty soft glowiness that's hard to describe. It has peach and pink and bronze in it, makes my lips look full and glowing. The lasting power isn't the best on this one, but I don't mind reapplying it.


10. Paul & Joe Canyon 16 Face Color - Soft light pink and cool-toned shimmery highlighter. I like this for a natural angelic-pink blush. It goes on very soft and natural. It might not show up on MAC NC40s or darker though because it's on the lighter side.


What's on your list this month?

16 comments:

  1. I love Ondine too; I do have to be a little careful to avoid the bruise-y look, but it's a gorgeous shade.

    I love the look of that Paul & Joe Face Colour - I need to check these out.

    Lovely picks, as ever :)

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  2. Love the look of Ondine and the Shu Uemura blush!! Will have to give these a try... Here are some of the things I'm loving:
    1. I'm all about the blush these days: can't get enough of MAC Warm Soul, Chanel Tempting Beige and Mocha!! :)
    2. Boscia smoothing facial polish- its a foaming exfoliator so I use it after my cream cleanser for a clean feeling!!
    3. MAC Technakohl eyeliner in Graphblack smudged on the top lash line as a smoky eyeliner
    4. Paul and Joe pearl powder #3-- just the best goldy, smoky taupe!
    5. Nude nailpolish!! Loving Essie nail polish in Jazz (a pinkish-purplish nude) and OPI Samoan Sand (a beige nude-- its sorta like the nail polish you have on in this post! What is it btw?)
    Enjoy your weekend!!

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  3. Candlelight Msf
    Mac lip conditioner in the tube.. gives lips a milky wash
    And my Laura Mercier lipgloss in opal. Its almost empty :(

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  4. OOh I do love NARS' Chihuahua - is this a pretty close dupe in your opinion?

    (mainly from Mac's latest collection..."all ages..."
    1. All Races shadow
    2. Showstopper Shadow
    3. All's Good Blush
    4. 5N lipstick
    5. Edward Bess Dusk Shadow
    6. OPI - Over the Taupe (just got a polish change @ the salon and refreshed this color!)
    7. Fresh's citron de vigne perfume - this is how I know Spring is around the corner.
    8. The chicken mole taco I ate yesterday for lunch.
    9. cafe au laits w/whole milk
    10. P&J lip lacquer in #10.

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  5. Hi Lina!
    I love posts like this;)
    10 (more actualy) things that I'm loving right now are:
    1. Mac 217 and 239 brushes
    2. High Beam by Benefit
    3. Sun Bunny and Pink Leopard bronzers by Too Faced
    4. Cream Blusher in Rude by Illamasqua
    5. Satin Primer by Illamasqua
    6.Juicy Tubes by Lancome, lots of shades
    7.Nivea Lip care balm
    8.Max Factor Second Dkin Foundation
    9.Creasless Cream Shadow/ Liner by Benefit in Busy Signal
    10.Michael Kors Very Hollywood perfumes

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  6. I love your picture of Nars Ondine, the eyeshadow really looks great.

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  7. Gorgeous products there, I wore Ondine the other day and it's gorgeous! I really love the look of that Shu blush/highlighter too

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  8. Glow is one of those forgotten colors in my collection. Thanks for reminding me about it again! I remember I loved it over MAC creme cup.

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  9. The Chanel Gloss looks beautiful!

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  10. Oh more this I have to check out!

    1. Paul & Joe - Nail Enamel - Manhattan (20)
    2. Chanel polish in Particuliere (I bought 3 bottles!)
    3. La Mer Treatment Powder Foundation
    4. CeRaVe moisturizer
    5. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation
    6. Bobbi Brown listick in Hot Cocoa
    7. Bobbi Brown gloss in Gold Spun
    8. MAC blush in Buff
    9. Edward Bess Daydream bronzer
    10. Le Metier de Beaute Apricot Creme gloss

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  11. Hi girls, I really liked reading your lists!!!

    Lexi - the EB is warmer than Nars Chihuahua. I'll try to do a comparison swatch for you in the next couple days.

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  12. I love the look of the Shu Glow On highlighter and Paul & Joe face colour! They're now definitely on list of things to check out the next time I go shopping.

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  13. Wow... this is a gorgeous list!!

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  14. Hi,
    Love your nailpolish, looks great on you.
    Could you tell me what color it is?
    Thanks,
    Maria

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  15. Maria - the NP on my fingers is RBL Plie. I just wrote an article featuring it :) HTH some!

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  16. I really took forever to comment on this! Like I said to you before, I'm not in the best spot mentally right now. Also, I've been trying to think of what I'm loving this month.

    1) Paul and Joe Face Color #16 - I'm NC40 and it shows up, but only as a hint of color. I love it though =)
    2) Paul and Joe #18 Eyeshadow - the taupe I keep raving to you about!
    3) L'Oreal Lash Serum mascara - NEW HG!!!
    4) MAC Naked Frost lipglass - I got it when it was released the first time! Perfect trashy taupe nude.

    That's all I can think of right now =( I'm so tired! I'm so glad I rediscovered my Chanel Glow glossimer because of this post, and I love my MAC 239 too. Now I'm lemming that Bobbi Brown shadow, NARS Ondine (which I surprisingly don't own!), and that Shu blush!

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