internet home: the preppy leopard
number of products: 5
she says: my lip bomb is nowhere near as fancy as yours (*oh please!), but here’s the pic!
mac matte lipstick in diva, $15
a dark dark wine color that seems intimidating in the tube, but is really pretty on.
i love wearing it with smoky eyes–instead of being 1980′s overwhelming,
it’s actually very sultry and vampy.
tierney and i have been blog friends for the longest. i wish we got to hang out in person more often as our love for beauty products (lips, in particular) always sparks insightful convo. her lip bomb says a lot about her and i could not be more appreciative of her thoughts on each product – plus, most of these are new names for the #lipbomb project, which is fun to see.
if you want to see your #lipbomb in the glossarie, send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org – the more the merrier!
there is no shortage of crazy good new lip products on the market and six of them make up my january rotation. here’s the latest rundown of what’s on my lips, top to bottom:
clinique chubby stick intense in roomiest rose, $16
bite beauty lush lip tint in orchard, $24
covergirl lip perfection jumbo gloss balm in rose twist, $6.64
maybelline baby lips in melon mania (new limited edition shade), $3
tarte lipsurgence skintuitive lip tint, $24
jouer spf15 lip sheer in positano, $22
what’s new and exciting in your lip wardrobe?
she says: love this project! here’s what I carry – so many!! if you haven’t tried the c.o. bigelow, i highly recommend it!!
number of products: 7
c.o. bigelow my favorite lip balm, $7.50
aquaphor healing ointment, 2 for $5.99
jouer lip enhancer, $14
fresh sugar mini
pangea organics pyrenees lavendar with cardamom lip balm, $12
stila lip glaze in lights (from this trio)
tarte lipsurgence natural lip tint in joy, $24
reader #lipbombs are my favorite! don’t get me wrong, blogger bombs are great, but there’s something about seeing how an average jane spends her hard earned money on beauty. sharona is a great example of how to invest in some quality staples – plus i’m totally falling victim to her c.o. bigelow endorsement!
bag: hobo alex cosmetic, $88 – $98
balm: jouer spf 15 lip sheer in st. barths, $22
what can i say, i’m going a little luxe with this month’s bag and balm. my beloved leather bag brand (and favorite employer, full disclosure here) has added the most darling cosmetic clutch to the line this holiday season. hobo’s alex is a slim silhouette with a side kiss-lock closure for extra quirk and tucked inside is the teeniest of mirrors, ideal for lipstick checks. the bag is skinny but sizable with plenty of room for your best lip products and whatever else your touch up kit requires. alex comes in two vintage leathers and two spunky holiday prints (shown in mosaic). it’s the ultimate little luxury.
in balm land, i’m seriously digging jouer’s spf 15 lip sheer in st. barths. it may be slightly summer-esque, but the orange coral is super sheer and brings the perfect juicy pop to my no makeup look. the slim stick is surprisingly moisturizing and really brings a lot of hydration game to the table, without sacrificing a bit of color impact. the combination is light and results in a nice sheen that enhances your natural lip. if coral’s not your thing, you can scoop these up in three other colors. (fun fact: jouer’s website shows swatches on models of different skin tones so you can really get a feel for what will flatter you.)
ps – happy election day! i can’t get this song out of my head…
jouer moisturizing lip gloss in hamptons, $20
a perfect gloss for daytime, this peachy shimmer has been my daily go-to gloss either on its own or layered on top of lipstick for extra shine. the shade is a sheer tangerine, not as orange in real life as it looks!
ellis faas milky lips in l204, $35
don’t be alarmed by the slightly sci-fi look of this liquid lipstick discovered from glossybox. the super-pigmented gloss glides on incredibly smoothly and feels amazing on lips. application is with a brush, giving you tons of control over how much or how little you want on your pout. i love to add a swipe of it over a moisturizing balm or aquaphor ointment as a finishing touch to wake up my look a bit.
mary kay nourishine plus lip gloss in inspiring, $14
a conditioning and soothing gloss that transforms your lips with a pearlescent shimmer. perfect to layer over dark lipsticks and matte shades while ingredients help to soften and calm skin. best of all, your luxurious new lips come with a benefit to a great cause as mary kay will donate $1 from every sale to their ‘beauty that counts’ initiative which raises awareness to help end domestic violence.
smashbox reflection high shine lip gloss in firecracker, $19
high impact shine with the feel of a moisturizing balm (thanks to supercharged hyaluronic acid), this shade is a bright strawberry red with pink pearl and gold glitter for reflective shine. the thick, non-sticky formula leaves a sheer finish that’s gorgeous on its own or great over your favorite under layer for deeper color payoff.
revlon colorburst lip butter in cotton candy, $6.49
these are still a big hit with me and i’m loving this shimmery medium pink shade. recently, it’s always with me and i’m constantly putting it on. the softness in color is such a nice contrast to fall’s dark tones and i really like the way it lightens the mood.
nars velvet gloss lip pencil in new lover, $24
silky shine, universally flattering golden rose color, all in the most convenient package ever. what’s not to love, here? i have been wearing this day and night to the tune of many compliments, so don’t mind me while i stockpile this little lady.
what’s on your lips?
jouer is one of the very first beauty brands to fuel the makeup obsession that drives the glossarie. what used to be a little-known brand available only at the henri bendel counter in nyc has grown into a makeup phenomenon with a serious following. i was originally drawn to jouer because of their intelligent packaging. they were the first to create the custom palette in a click-together format that is impossible to resist. jouer offers ladies the opportunity to get exactly what they want in terms of color in a makeup palatte, and, well, i totally dig that.
beyond the cool design are quality formulas in wearable colors that are just plain pretty. the result of whatever combination you put together is an effortless beauty that jouer refers to as the truly essential beauty wardrobe. just like the lbd, they offer up the perfect fit for everyone, for every occasion.
after investing in your favorites, you’ll find that jouer’s products click together side to side and back to back, meaning that you can break things up any which way you like, taking as much or as little of your beauty routine with you as you travel.
moisturizing lip gloss in hamptons, $20
powder eyeshadow in meringue, $20
oil-free mineral powder bronzer in sunshine, $28
lip and cheek tint in petal, $20
the products are timeless and have quickly become key pieces in my otherwise overwhelming collection of beauty. i get instant chic whether i’m at home or on the go making jouer a true glossarie mvp.
to start customizing your own essential palette, shop the full jouer cosmetics color range ($14 – $38) online.
it’s not feeling so september-y in virginia these days, and until the temps dip below 80 degrees, i’m going to be prone to shiny face. while me and the gland gods duke it out over that one, at least i’ve found a simple solution in jouer’s essential matte touch.
my most contentious areas are the creases on the sides of my nose, the dip between my bottom lip and my chin, and the pesky upside down triangle between my brows. the glow is apparent immediately after applying moisturizer and doesn’t disappear with the application of makeup. to combat this little problem, i’ve taken to dabbing matte touch on my trouble spots and shine is zapped completely without the need for powder or blotting papers. my makeup glides smoothly over the places where i apply and the result is a flawless face. this is a weapon of shiny mass destruction, a new and all-too valuable asset in my beauty arsenal.
if you need to keep your oil in control, jouer’s essential matte touch is a must. grab your own here for $26.
i can’t get my mind off of michelle’s pretty pixie and classically chic makeup from sunday’s golden globes red carpet. she was all done up in chanel from lashes to lips, but i’ve recreated her look for you with some of my favorite products.
start off with an ultra light and luminous makeup base like jouer’s luminizing moisture tint. it evens out skintone and light-reflecting pigments give off a gorgeous glow.
on the eyes, use a silver gray shadow like revlon diamond lust in night sky (don’t forget to smudge some underneath the bottom lash line) and at least two coats of cover girl lash blast 24 hour mascara for lots of long, almost spidery lash. if you’ll look up, you’ll notice that michelle’s brows are subtly perfect without being too pronounced. dash a little too faced brownies in blonde-y (even if you’re dark haired) throughout the arch in upward strokes, finishing with the spoolie brush to blend.
for cheeks, dust on some maybelline dream bouncy blush in orchid hush and swipe chanel perle rouge coco lipstick (this is the actual shade she wore – sometimes there is just no duplicate for perfection) on lips to polish everything off.
oh, and that vintage fred leighton headband? dying. when i find replacement for that beautiful bauble, i’ll let ya know.
this super chic wristlet-meets-carrying-case is the jouer cosmetics holiday 2011 pochette. now, pochette might be the most adorable word for “beautiful wallet on an ivory bangle that also holds your makeup and your phone and contains a mirror” ever, but i think it’s selling this gifty a little short.
for starters, it’s the most beautiful (likely faux?) chocolate suede i have ever laid eyes on, dressed up with champagne gold hardware and a detachable bangle for the ultimate dangly addition to your arm party. tug on the jouer logo zipper pull to reveal its full potential and inside you will see a built in mirror and lip gloss holder – which for a limited time contains jouer’s moisturizing lip gloss in glisten, my favorite! there’s plenty of room within to stuff your cards and cash as well as a slip pocket for your smart phone. the outside boasts a little zip pocket for coins or what have you and…need i go on? it’s the best makeup wallet ever, on a bracelet.
the jouer cosmetics holiday 2011 pochette is available online for $75.
jouer, one of the most innovative brands on the market, proves their incredible genius once again with the creation of replenish & protect hydrating powder spf39. i mean, could you possibly pack any more benefits into one sleek compact? this tinted powder sunscreen has it all:
beach bag friendly? check!
easy to reapply? check!
sets your makeup and keeps you shine free? check and check!
to continue on with spf 39 powder’s fabulosity it’s lightweight and made from natural botanicals. it’s very easy to apply sans mirror and even lets you stick to what your mama told you to and reapply mid day without smearing your beach beauty. if you buy one beauty product this summer, let it be this one. now grab your gladiators, tunic, and oversized shades and be the beach bunny you were born to be!