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Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Saturday, December 16, 2006 1:10 AM (Eastern)

Not much happening here, beauty-wise. I've almost used up my MAC Sophisto lipstick; it is now down to that final sliver. It will be the third lipstick I've used up since, erm, discovering Internet beauty forums. Back in my pre-Net days, I would use up a lip product (before said discovery, I did not use lipstick at all, since I could never find one that I liked) every three to four months. Or rather, the lip product would be mostly gone and start to look a tad shabby around then.

It's well to note that the other two lipsticks I've used up recently were also MAC Lustre formula lipsticks. sighs I'm not in a rush to replace Sophisto however. I still have MAC Strawberry Blonde and Spice It Up, not to mention Clinique Apple Brandy (Butter Shine). But when I need to buy a new lipstick, it will neither be MAC nor will it be sheer. I have my eye on Chanel Moiré. More expensive, but far more versatile.

During this thread, it crossed my mind there is one advantage to having oily skin. You don't need to do anything in wintertime; no special treatments. Of course that doesn't actually make up for having oily skin, I'm just saying.

I've been blending my Etro Heliotrope with Armani Code, or else GF Ferre Lei/Her. I don't know why, but those two combinations work...smell better than wearing any of the three solo. Normally I would be too lazy to layer, but I can now see the practicality of doing so. You get better results, it's less obvious what you're wearing, you get this wall of "yum," et cetera.

Mmmmm...that's about all for now. I suppose I've gotten much more into making jewelry's...absorbing, possibly because I'm learning it on my own. I started out not knowing what gauge or temper (or material, for that matter) of wire to use, where to buy it, what to do with I'm at the point where I know most of it, but now I want to make better pieces. The kind of pieces you can see yourself wearing ten years from now...classical, yet not predictable: not a copy of something else. "Future heirloom" even. It's harder than it looks. I've found it's as much about details as it is about "great beads" or suchlike. Your eye won't catch these details (unless you make jewelry or are particularly observant or artistic); it's more an overall effect.

Oh I suppose that could be makeup-related, since that is the cosmetic ideal after all--you don't want people to notice the fine details, only the overall effect--but I've found gathering the materials for beading to be almost as laborious as gleaning cosmetics for your stash. You have to be just as obsessive.


Colleen Shirazi continues to blog here: Life of Colleen
2 comment(s)
December 17, 2006 10:34 PM, Blogger Dain said...

We should get you a tube of YSL Rouge Pur Shine #12 Rose Aqua. Here, I found a picture of it:

It's so expensive, though. But perfect lipstick. YSL makes perfect lipsticks.

I mean, I'm not sure that it's actually that much more expensive than Chanel. Hmm... $4 more. Yikes. Everything is so expensive these days.

December 18, 2006 1:53 PM, Blogger Colleen Shirazi said...

lol! I have to approve my own comments now. I switched my Blogger account to beta, but haven't switched the LP account. I won't switch LP until the beta is no longer "buggier than a bait store," but it's weird.

Yeah...I think there is a whole new market toward which these seemingly extravagant products are being pitched. These are the people who cut their teeth on Internet beauty forums. coughLipstick Pagecough

Seriously, I think women's standards have gone up from reading Internet beauty resources. We're buying less (just a guess here, but I think the original beauty posters are buying less) and we're pickier...way pickier...hence we are willing to spend more on each piece, if it's good.

YSL eh? I'll have to give it some thought.


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