Friday, February 21, 2014
I might have selected only a few if I could have seen the shades in person in advance. By the time I ordered, all shades were sold out at Sephora, so I ordered from Hourglass. They arrived this week, but I haven't had a moment of daytime/sunshine to take photos. Hopefully, I'll be able to do that this weekend. The weather forecast is hopeful.
This "groundbreaking hybrid" combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues. The result is a natural radiant finish with seamless, soft-focus and buildable color - in other words, my kind of blush.
We are expecting a cold front to bring thunderstorms at lunchtime today - the same storms that have already ripped their way through the Midwest and some southern states. Let's all hope for the big trees. The ground is totally saturated, and it won't take much wind to rip them right out of the ground by their root balls.
I have not been able to make my way to either Saks Fifth Avenue or Neiman Marcus yet to check out the beauty specials. The bags aren't much of a draw. The Neiman Marcus bags look cheap to me. The Saks bags have potential, although they are very large - large enough to serve as small suitcases.
I've found that the brand gift with purchase qualifying amounts have become ludicrous. I'm not willing to spend $350 to get four small samples in an ugly makeup case worth nothing - perhaps with a mini mascara thrown in. Most makeup companies have matched the GWP price to value decline of their competitors, making beauty events much less exciting than their used to be. Michael Reinhardt has a great Le Métier de Beauté offer at Neiman Marcus Mazza Galleria, so that's where I'll be tomorrow.
It's time for the Friday Forum - our first in weeks. I love this part of our week. What new products did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? What's new in your life? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers will have moved on.
Because I am at work, I'd better skedaddle for now. I hope to check in frequently over the weekend.
Photos courtesy of Hourglass Cosmetics