Glitter & Pearls

Iris Apfel for Mac Cosmetics

I’m practically giddy over MAC’s latest celebrity-driven pairing with Iris Apfel.  Don’t get me wrong, pop stars like Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj dreamed up a few fabulous shades of hot pink that I barged into department stores for, but this collaboration has my head spinning … because I.WANT.IT.ALL.

I have long been fascinated by New York and Palm Beach based designer, Iris Apfel – her ability to mash together fashion and design never ceases to amaze me.  The eccentric feather-loving designer is now 90 years old and still collaborating.

Apfel was famously quoted – on buying inexpensive clothes – “What the hell, if they don’t fit, I’ll turn them into pillows”.  My kind of lady.


Apfel’s makeup collaboration is undoubtedly fabulous – the 20-piece line, which is mostly named after birds that were featured in a museum exhibit curated by Iris, is full of bright jewel tone hues and deep neutrals.

Stuck on Pink Pigeon and Pretty Parrot … help!

Iris Apfel for MAC // Image found here



Bobbi Brown: Neons & Nudes
January 4, 2012, 3:30 pm
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I’m a pale face.  And not in the pretty alabaster-skin kind of way.  Just plain old pale.  So pops of color paired with soft nudes really appeals to me and my pasty, pasty skin.  Plus, Bobbi Brown’s latest Neons & Nudes advertisements are totally sweet.

From Bobbi Brown:

“The most modern way to wear bright color is as an accent on an otherwise neutral face.” — Bobbi Brown

The Neons & Nudes Collection features a unique pairing of bright, neon colors that are balanced by soft nudes and neutrals. Pair a soft, nude eye with a neon lip or a bright eye with a nude lip depending on your mood.

Images Via Temptalia // Bobbi Brown Neons Lip Glosses (Cosmic Pink, Citrus, Ultra Violet) // Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow // Bobbi Brown Lip Color (Neon Pink, Atomic Orange, Uber Beige) // Bobbi Brown Blush (Nude Peach, Nude Pink) // Bobbi Brown Neons & Nudes Cosmetics Bag


Wine Stained Lips
November 9, 2011, 12:06 pm
Filed under: Good Face

Totally vampish and perfect for Fall, I am swooning over the wine-stained lips turning up in magazine ads, trendy blogs, and on runways.  The only hitch, not sure I have the guts to wear such a deep berry red.

The wine-stained lip effect works in both a gloss or matte finish.

Or you can try Sugar “Plum” Lip Treatment (tinted chapstick that smells grrreat), if you miss your high-school goth days, but can’t commit to the deep-hued lip just yet.

Would you rock the wine-stained lip trend or this one better off on the girls from The Craft?

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Lime Crime
April 20, 2011, 9:59 am
Filed under: Good Face

I am currently obsessing over Lime Crime‘s Candyfuture lipsticks!  The candy colors are bright and the finish is opaque, almost matte – perfect for those chalky Spring color brights.

My personal favorites:  Coquette opaque nude lipstick (the best matte nude ever) and Countessa Flourescent opaque lipstick (the perfect Barbie pink).  I also secretly want to try Mint To Be (an opaque lime green) – but survey says, I’ll look nuts.

Swooning yet?

Also, DO check out Lime Crime‘s Blogazine:  Doe Deere Blogazine for make-up tips, fashion musts, and all things Unicorn.

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Matte Coral Lips
April 13, 2011, 12:17 am
Filed under: FASHION, Good Face

{image a la because i’m addicted; via ilovewildfox}

My grandma has rocked coral lipstick at daytime events (mauve or any color with the word “berry” in the title are her go-to night colors) for as long as I can remember.  And history … particularly fashion history … always repeats itself.  And 2 + 2 = 4.  Is it time I try the coral lip?

Go for it:  MAC Vegas Volt

Fuchsia Lips
April 8, 2011, 7:54 am
Filed under: Good Face, love.want.need

New pink crave:  Make Up For Ever lipstick in satin fuchsia #36 (worn with Make Up For Ever lip liner in fuchsia #16C)

{image a la Keiko Lynn}

Purple Lips
March 24, 2011, 4:22 pm
Filed under: Good Face

{image a la Citizen Couture; found via The Glitter Guide}

How glam does model, Frida Gustavsson, look in this purple hued lipstick? (And paired with the camel-colored leather jacket = perfection.)  Of course I googled purple lipstick and found a whole slew of purple shades from plum to violet and every color in between.  But I’m thinking if you’re going to go purple, a trip to the beauty counter is much advised.

Purple lipstick:  Love it or Hate it?