The Lipstick League – week of 2.24.14
Question of the Week: What’s your current favorite cream eyeshadow?
EauMG’s Answer: My favorite is Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Gel Eyseshadow. This stuff holds up in the Seattle mist /rain without budging. And it lasts from morning bus stop to evening bus stop. I really wish they’d expand the line with less shimmery colors but there are a few that work for me. I wear Tough as Taupe by itself on the lids. Pair with black
Naiad Soap Arts is an indie soap company located in San Diego. I made a Soap Box Company order and thought I’d try a few things from this line.
Naiad Soap Arts says that this soap “has the consistency of whipped frosting” and it does. And I was a little weary of this…until I added water. The lather is awesome. The sugar gently exfoliates and leaves the skin feeling so soft. And it rinses off easily. It’s a scrub and a soap all in… Continue reading
Naomi Goodsir is an Australian fashion designer best known for her leather goods. The house’s aesthetic is sort of couture Mad Max/haute punk. Extending the brand, the house added Cuir Velours, a boozy suede fragrance.
Cuir Velours opens with boozy rum and baby aspirin – and for some reason I love this. It then settles into this red wine and suede. And there’s French cosmetics – face powder and waxy burgundy-hued lipstick. It’s a mix of powder, violets and roses. The dry-down is a powdery incense… Continue reading | 5 Comments
In By Kilian’s Arabian Nights Collection, Oud is merely a cognomen and not a hint to actually containing oud. I think Incense Oud is an excellent fragrance despite its slightly misleading surname.
Incense Oud opens with spices, a minty rose geranium and astringent cedar. The scent is dry, spicy and woody all at once. It softens with incense resins, “fruity” spices (like pink peppercorn and cardamom) and a “fruity” rose. It’s one of those incenses that I enjoy. Soft and powdery instead of sharp and… Continue reading
I talked my husband into wearing CREED Bois du Portugal and he hated it. He seriously whined like a little baby for hours over this one. He kept saying that it smelled of “stomach churning embalming fluid” and even used my most despised phrase in perfume speak: “old lady”. Sniffing it on him, it smelled wonderful. I really do not know what all the fuss was about. He later scrubbed it off the skin because it made him “nauseous”. Sometimes husbands just don’t understand… Continue reading | 2 Comments