What have you been wearing since we last chatted about lips? Right now, I’m slightly obsessed with Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipstick in Icon (a sweet perfume pal sent me a mini tube in a goodie box), and when it’s used up, I may spring for a full size. It’s a great blue-red, not too matte and not too glossy – as Goldilocks would say, “It’s just right.” It also comes in a liquid lipstick but I’ve not tried that yet. (Other shades from Hourglass, Empress and Nocturnal, in the burgundy-plummy family, have also caught my fancy and are on my radar for sampling ASAP.)
I’m also wearing the dickens out of an earlier fave, Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Cruella (one of the two lip pencils in Sephora’s 2015 birthday gift – but still easily found on eBay). And joy of joys, I found my missing tube of Guerlain’s Liu –- oh, happy day! (Don’t you just love it when a beloved item reappears?) Liu, a prettier blue-red you’d be hard-pressed to find, also gets extra props for its case’s sliding lever that smoothly raises the color out of the case –- no more lipstick “oopsies” in the purse.
Anyhoo, back to New Year’s Eve. There’s nothing like a drop-dead gorgeous red lippie to make me feel like a million bucks (that, and a spritz of my Clive Christian C for Women). They have me feeling ultra-glam and ready to celebrate (even if I may not be going anywhere or doing anything). And truth be told, I’m not a big party-girl. Dinner out and low-key celebrating with friends is lovely, but I’m also happy to stay home with some favorite music, indulge in a few luxe little nibbles, have a glass of champagne at midnight and then drift off to Dreamland on a cloud of bubbles.
What about you? Do you have big (or little) plans for New Year’s Eve? What lipstick will you be wearing, or what shade do you reach for on a big night out? Or is there a new lipstick that you’re dying to try?
Thanks to all of you for another wonderful year on the Posse. Wishing each of you a great week, and a very happy, safe and blessed New Year, along with big perfumed hugs!