Because of my darn cold that I had recently, I hadn’t put on any makeup all week, and I looked generally awful. 😥 But I finally felt a little better, and it’s sunny (though still chilly) outside. In spite of needing to wash my hair, I decided to put on some makeup to cheer myself up.
There are still no leaves on the trees, and the early azaleas that would normally be in bloom are not. But there are crocus and daffodils up in some of the yards (not mine where it’s still Arctic temperatures!), so I am thinking Spring. And I am obsessed with pink. So I decided to do an everyday pink makeup face of the day (dirty hair, no eyebrows and all). Pink and grey eye makeup from Almay Softies, pink blush and pink lips. Think pink!
With all that pink, I should be wearing Shocking, the ground-breaking scent by Elsa Schiaparelli introduced in 1937 to accompany her shocking pink fashions. But I’m wearing more muted pink. I was in the kind of spring mood that had me reaching for a contemporary feminine, somewhat sweet, soft spring perfume: Alien by Thierry Mugler.
The scent is described as:
“…Alien, radiant and mysterious, the elixir of absolute femininity. Be seduced by the soothing solar energy of this extraordinary fragrance from elsewhere. Luminous like a brilliant solar flower, the fragrance exudes a positive energy, charged with mystery. Evoking the scent of wood warmed by intense sunlight, Alien is sensual and intriguing, yet as soft and rich as the caress of cashmere.”
Notes: Solar Accord, Jasmine Sambac, Green Notes, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Transparent Amber.
Style: Mysterious. Soothing. Magnetic.
Wow, that’s my idea of Spring!
In fact, I like this scent so much, I signed up for Scentbird (reviewed here) (the Netflix of fragrance subscriptions) so that I could get a nice big purse-size spray of Alien. If you are thinking about a new scent and don’t want to have to buy an entire bottle if you’re not yet sure you’re in love with it, consider a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription by clicking here (you can cancel at any time).
Face of the Day
This is a quick look that took about 5-10 minutes, the kind of makeup that I’d wear to do errands or go out during the day.
- NARS Weightless Foundation in Light Montblanc
- Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur: filler, primer
- Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil (concealer)
- Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick, Baby Doll
- Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils: Zero/tightline and Voodoo/lower lashline
- Almay Softies Eye Shadow: Petal/lid and Smoke/crease & outer V
- Shiseido Lash Curler
- L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara
What is your spring makeup look? Which colors are you favoring this spring?