|A Pre-Halloween explosion atop my vanity: The kid(s) probably already have costumes, but how about you, why not dress up too? It doesn't have to be complicated. I'm doing a pink painted half-mask I found at my local 99 cent store (above left) with the addition of some lashes and make-up I'll write about next week.|
I got sick, my daughter got sick, and then it was a snowball effect of other life-frustrations getting entirely out of control. You know ... one of those weeks were you look in the mirror and it takes you a second to, um, unearth your eyes behind the pillows of puffiness and sofa cushions of swelling.
So I did two things to cheer myself and my daughter up. For me, and me only, when I did have to leave the house, I put on a dark, wine-hued lipstick and mascara to offset my swollen eyes (the dramatic lipstick averting attention from the tired eyes). For the both of us I did a mini Halloween shopping spree to prepare for the holiday itself -- evidenced in the opening photo -- as well as to ready us for a costume party we've been invited to next week. Because, dressing up? Well, that's just the best mood lifter ever!
|I got a mask for the little one too. It helped cheer us up during our not-so-great days. We pretended to be jungle cats and growled.|
A couple of brooding, deep and purple-reds for you.
1) Revlon Matte Lipstick in Wine Not, $8.
2) Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Gilded Wine, $25.
3) Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Fatale, $30.
|My mix of the day: Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited in BR785M and M.A.C. Cosmetics Lipstick in Up the Amp|
Don't feel like buying anything new? No need! Mix any red or brownish-red lip color with a violet or fuchsia one.
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