Product Review and Swatch: Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Fall in Rose (#366)

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You might have noticed that I’ve been looking forward to Guerlain’s launch of its new-and-improved KissKiss lipsticks, officially known as KissKiss Shaping Lip Cream Colour. Maybe it’s just because I have extra time on my hands right now, but I’m fascinated by all things Guerlain (even more than usual) and I’ve been stalking photos of these lipsticks on foreign beauty blogs. They arrived at American department stores about two weeks ago, with new shades and new (black!) packaging.

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August 2014 Guerlain Makeover

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Last Friday I went to Bergdorf Goodman and had my makeup applied by one of Guerlain’s regional makeup artists. Her name was Jessica Mayo. She was friendly and sweet, and she expertly selected shades that really worked for my coloring and then taught me some skincare and application tips. When we were finished, she filled out the above face-chart for me. Obviously, I can’t buy everything on that list, but I did make a small purchase or two. Reviews of these products to follow soon!

Quick Reads: Whit Stillman, Chloe Sevigny, and “The Cosmopolitans”

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It would be an understatement to say that I’m an avid follower of Whit Stillman’s work. I saw “Metropolitan” in the theater when it was released in 1990, and I’m still somewhat obsessed with it. (I even used to have a Tumblr-homage to this film.) I’m also a fan of “Barcelona” and “The Last Days of Disco.”

So, I was happy to note, while leafing through an issue of New York magazine in a doctor’s waiting-room, that Stillman will be collaborating with “Disco” star Chloe Sevigny on a new series called “The Cosmopolitans.” Well, according to the article, it’s “an Amazon Studios pilot debuting August 28 that might become a series.” I’m sure I’ll be tuning in and hoping for more.

You can read the New York interview with Stillman and Sevigny here.

I also just found this article, with a preview video clip, from Vanity Fair.

Image: Chloe Sevigny in “The Last Days of Disco,” via IMDB.

Product Review: Tony Moly Crystal Lovely Eyes Shadow-Liner Duo (05)

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Last week I made my first visit to the first Tony Moly store in the United States. I was lured to Tony Moly by the rumors of hand creams in containers shaped like apples and lipsticks in cases shaped like cats and all sorts of glitter and twinkle and cuteness. I was not disappointed. (Well, they don’t have the cat lipsticks, yet… but I live in hope.)

Being me, I managed to seek out a more practical item or two amidst all the fun. I picked up a pencil called Crystal Lovely Eyes (or, as the product itself reads, Crystal Lovley Eyes) for $8.

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