Eileen Fisher harem pants
James Perse skinny ruched baseball tee | size 2, on sale for $62.98 at Nordstrom
Vince Blair haircalf sneakers | size down 1/2 size. Most comfortable shoes EVER.
Alexander Wang Rockie bag | gift from Azalea, get 25% off yours with code GRECHEN25
How was your weekend? Mine was good, fairly un-eventful, but quite enjoyable 😉
Today I’m wearing “raspberry rhapsody” by Maybelline Color elixir – the same as in my birthday picture. I’m finding that I really like all of these colors a lot, but tend to wear the fuchsia more with gray, the red with a white or cream top, and the raspberry with black. I’m really pleased with how the color goes on, and STAYS on, as well as how it feels on my lips. I’m not even tempted to purchase any other lip colors at Sephora with the 20% off going on now!! (which says a lot, actually…)
Lisa left a comment over the weekend that she figured me for a matte lip girl, and I replied that in general I am (I really don’t like glosses much because the tend to be sticky and way too shiny), on others, but I’ve never found a matte color I was happy with actually ON my lips. I probably haven’t tried all I could have (I know I’ve tried the NARS matte pencils, and a Tarte one once), but I really hated how dry and crackly they made my lips feel. And there is NOTHING I can stand less than dry lips. I mean…the only thing it would take to torture me is to keep away my lip balms – I’d be talking in seconds 😉
In light of that, I’ve stayed away from most lip products that aren’t super-hydrating balms (my favorite is by Caudalie – and it’s 20% off through midnight tonight with their F&F deal!). Even lipsticks don’t do much for me, because the darker matte ones I tend to like, I hate how they feel. So, at this point, I’m super-happy with the Color Elixir by Maybelline and would love to try some more colors on my own dime. (as soon as I can find them for sale in stores…I tried Target, but they didn’t have them..)
Maybelline sent me samples and I am being compensated by Refinery29 for my review of the the Color Elixir samples I received. Again, I would never recommend these, or even talk about them if I didn’t want to wear them myself. My opinion is 1,000,000,000% my own 😉
Here’s a pic of my manicure I put up on Instagram just now (follow me!!!) because I love it! It’s a little messy, but I love the black tips…
Have a great week! and happy veteran’s day – if you are one, thank you for your service.
Monica P says
Love the base ball top and comfy sneakers! The pants .. ooo, not so much .. lol. Harem pants aren’t my thing, but they do look comfortable.
I’d be curious to hear what you think about something like Medieval Queen, or, in a different vein, the hyper-pigmented Armani line. I tend to put a lip plumper underneath, and then refresh with colored lip balm during the day. And thanks for answering me. It’s such a nice conversation here.
Lisa, I love Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen line! I have Medieval and it’s supposed to be similar to the “blood they used to decorate their lips with” to give them color. YUCK. But the color is really a sheer easy to wear red for anyone.
I’m an “all colors” lip color person. I don’t discriminate! 😉 It’s the former MUA in me. All colors are good colors (in makeup, not clothes! ha ha) I’m feeling exhausted (sinus infection and headache since Friday…UGH), so not much to say other than you look great, cute, and terrific in that oufit!
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I like the Medieval Queen lipstick too, but just yesterday I purchased another semi-sheer matte lipstick that may be my favorite yet. Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Color in “Sin”. It’s a wax free lip color which seems to make it look like a stain, but without being drying. So far I love it. Might be worth a try for those days that you don’t want a gloss.
Eileen F has some new silk ankle cuff/zip sort of sport pants I think you’ll like (sim to the James P pair you posted).