Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Early Spring...

The weather here in SF flip flops - sunny skies in the 60's one day and back to clouds and cold temperatures. Sometimes that just in one day. I won't go into much details since I know the weather thermometer drops severely low over in the East and beyond - that would just be cruel of me. But I'm wondering if we are all over Winter and are eager to bust out our lighter colors out of the closet and bottom of our makeup pouches.

I was in a particular pink lip mood this morning and decided to pull out one of the few MAC lipsticks I do own and love, Radicchio from last Spring's season collection - Spring Colour Forecast. Remember that Ripe Peach Ombre blush frenzy? I just got over the fact that I never was able to purchase one even though I went to every MAC counter I could. That's when I really started to hate the phrase, limited edition. I also discovered that even though you do a pre-buy with a MAC S.A. you are still not guaranteed to have it. I think that's just poor store demand planning, don't you?

Don't mind that last sentence, that's just work pouring into my real life.

Radicchio is a cool, pink-plum shade that I never thought I would wear. Plus, my given history with MAC lipsticks I really didn't give it much thought. This particular shade is a lustre finish so it has a lot of slip and not a whole lot of pigment unless you really get in there and lay it on your lips. This however, didn't require much effort to get pigment to show up on my lips. I paired it with Soar lip pencil, a mid-tone pink brown.

I like the results. Soar warms this up a bit giving me a work friendly pink lip. 

I finish by pairing this with a brown lined eyes (D&G #10) and rose with gold shimmer blush (NARS Oasis) and a touch of white beige highlighter (MAC Chez Chez Lame).

I also chose to wear my favorite white Zara dress that I picked up in Barcelona. I should probably avoid drinking coffee and tomato bisque soup.

But because I'm that much of a klutz I probably shouldn't eat the rest of the day! 


  1. you looks lovely here! And Oasis looks amazing on your skin

  2. Thanks Jen!

    I can't decide if Oasis or if Gilda is my favorite NARS blush. I will say it is my favorite blush...then again I don't own any of the Chanel blushes.