Happy Monday, you guys! How was your weekend? Are any of you recovering from post-Chinese New Year food comas?
As I’m still in the process of testing out various things (keep your eyes peeled for some pretties from Illamasqua and Urban Decay this week), I thought I’d offer a glimpse of what’s been sitting in my inbox lately. Because it was the first day of the new year when I undertook this endeavor, I decided to try something totally crazy. Product spread time!
Laugh behind your computer screens if you must.
Clearly, it’s my first time doing this. And may I also add that I was watching a video of fainting goats while attempting to assemble this in Photoshop? (Thanks for putting those on my radar, Liz-Buddha). So please, try to be gentle.
Ellis Faas Mascara | $34 from ellisfaas.com and Sephora
Regular readers will know that Ellis Faas is one of my favorite brands (I mean, it’s up there in my banner = true love), which is why I’m excited to report that throughout the month of February, they’ll be selling their mascaras at all Sephora locations in the US. And as a special online promotion, they’re offering hassle-free returns if you purchase a tube via ellisfaas.com but don’t like it. I haven’t tried their mascara yet, but there’s one sitting on my desk right now, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that it’s as good as the rest of their line.
L.A Christine No3 Berry Face Oil | $58 from LAChristine.com
I’ve been hooked on multipurpose oils ever since I started using Lierac Sensorielle (the contents of that bottle are getting dangerously low). I know the idea of putting oil anywhere near your face sounds like a bad one, but in my experience, face oils do amazing things for your skin whether it’s prone to dry patches or oiliness (or if you’re really lucky like me, both). This new one from LA Christine caught my attention because it contains a mix of berries, while most oils I’ve encountered use flower or nut oils. Plus, how fun is the phrase ‘Scandinavian Lingonberry?’ No? Just me?
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Singles | $18 each from urbandecay.com and Sephora (inside JCP)
Although my heart currently belongs to Guerlain, I find myself reaching for my Urban Decay palettes and singles whenever I’m in the mood for makeup that’s a little more fun. The brand has just launched 7 singles, 4 previously exclusive to palettes and 3 brand new shades. I’ve currently got my eye on Uncut, a “smoky purple with reddish shimmer.” Also pictured above is Snare, “a smoky olive green shimmer.” Actually, you know what? I want ‘em
What’s on your beauty radar this week?
Images courtesy of Ellis Faas, L.A. Christine, and Urban Decay.