Optimistic Blush and Lipstick

I can get inspiration for the posts pretty much from everything, and often it is music.

The other day I have been listening to this song (The Echo Friendly “Panic” here)  with the  following lyrics: “Put on my blush and lipstick and try to look optimistic”.I was having a rough time, so it made me think…

Makeup can be seen [and often is] as something shallow, and vain, but it is not necessarily so. If it makes you feel better, and lifts up your spirits, why not using it?

Optimistic Makeup Pink Daniel Sandler Blusher and Lipstick Givenchy

Of course, it won’t change the situation, but it can be a great distraction, and even “help”, during the worst times.

I think it is easy to get all apathetic when it’s hard to see the reasons to keep going. But, when you make an effort and put on makeup, do your hair and nails, and spritz your favourite perfume – it makes a difference. Trust me, I know what I am talking about. After all, how can looking bad when you feel bad can help?

And… what are my “optimistic” shades of blush and lipstick. Definitely

What Was Your Lastest Beauty Purchase?

As you probably know I don’t have a camera right now. But I will try to get a new one as soon as possible. The thing is that it is very hard for me to choose one as I am not interested in cameras and am not sure what I want so far…

Luckily, I still  have some photos which I’ve taken in the past which will be enough for several days.  But here is a horrible photo taken with my phone in a horrible light (it was raining on that day).

Just though I would show you my the result of my latest shopping. And as you can see, I’ve been really good! I’ve got only two products.

So here is what I’ve got:

ArtDeco Soft Lip Liner Waterproof in 80 Review and Swatches

I am a big fan of ArtDeco’s Soft Lip Liner Waterproof so decided to pick up a berry/plum shade from the line. Unfortunately, the shade I wanted was sold out so I’ve got a cool toned pink one.

It is called 80 Precious Plum but for me it is a perfect “my-lips-but-better-and-brighter”  colour, my  everyday shade. It is  darker and deeper than my natural lip colour but the tone is very similar, so it works great.

This pencil is soft and  long-lasting, as the name suggests. I love using it with lipsticks, all over the lips for a matte effect of with a gloss on top.

I think it is a fantastic lip pencil for an affordable price.  I am definitely coming back for a

Summer 2014: Cream and Liquid Blushers

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ cream product in a stick? It’s a perfect formula for summer, it melts into the skin, and gives that natural beautiful glow.

And there are new products coming out our way, besides the NARS Matte Multiples and Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Face Sticks that were launched earlier this year.

Charlotte Tilbury Beachsticks summer 2014First of all, Charlotte Tilbury is brining out a brand new product for her line – Beach Sticks which will be available in five shades: Moon Beach, Es Vedra, Ibiza, Formentera and Las Salinas.

The price is £30 for each and they are avilable from Selfridges.

Charlotte Tilbury beach sticks promo summer 2014

As for other release –

NARS Makeup Collection for Fall 2010

So here are the details of the new Fall 2010 mekaup collection by NARS with  Daphne Guinness! Collection will be availeble at the 15th  of July at NARS cosmetics.

Collection Includes:

Eyes

Single Eyeshadows($23) in

  • Daphne, purple
  • Mangrove, yellow
  • Coconut Grove, brown

Duo Eyeshadow ($32) in

  • Rajasthan(top on the photo)
  • Tzarine(bottom on the photo)

Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24)in

  • Palladium

Lips

Lipstick($24)in

  • Rouge Basque

Lipgloss($24) in