makeup

A Top 10 Deep Purple Lipstick Guide

Peter Lindbergh Vogue Italia

 

To celebrate fall, I’ve put together a guide of deep, dark purple lip colors. These sort of purples aren’t for everyone. I wear them because I love the drama. This has been my go-to since I had my first Vogue Italia subscription in the late 90’s¹. I love a dark lippie and its contrast against my (pale/ghostly) complexion. These sort of purples look equally amazing on those with complexions deeper than mine. I feel like a dark purple lipstick makes anyone an instant badass… Continue reading | 10 Comments

fragrance

Mancera Black Prestigium EDP Perfume Review

Mancera Black Prestigium

Until recently, I’ve never tried a Mancera perfume. I just thought they were rehashed Montale. They’re not. I’ve been really pleased with the few that I’ve tried so far. They actually smell *expensive* but don’t have a crazy price tag (for niche).

Black Prestigium is an iris leather with lots of patchouli. So, that means I love it. It opens with radiant aldehydes (think like Chanel No. 5).  This is quickly followed by an iris-rose. This gives the impression of a proper “lady” perfume, even a bit “old-fashioned”. But, don’t… Continue reading