Product Review: Face Stockholm Veil Lipstick in Wineberry


This is the third of three reviews covering products from an unexpected splurge at Face Stockholm in New York. Today’s pick is Veil Lipstick in a shade called Wineberry—you can see its silvertone case and its pink box  in the group shot above.

Face Stockholm’s Lip Veil formula offers “a sheer wash of moisturizing color,” which makes it idea for spring and summer, or whenever a slightly less-made-up-than-usual look is in order.

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Product Review: Face Stockholm Cream Eye Shadow in Cashmere


This month, I’ve been reviewing the products that I picked up during a small binge at Face Stockholm—last week I did a show-and-tell with an eyeliner pencil called Kiki, and today’s subject is a cream eyeshadow.

The proper name of this product is Krämögonskugga. I don’t know why Face Stockholm left this name in Swedish…but I haven’t worn a cream shadow in ages, and this one looked interesting, so I gave it a closer look.

The friendly sales associate suggested a shade called Cashmere, which the Face Stockhom describes as a “cream chocolate.” It’s a medium brown with a cool tinge. Here’s a swatch…

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Product Review: Face Stockholm Eyeliner Pencil in Kiki


I recently wrote about my visit to Face Stockholm and posted a photo of the items I’d purchased. Here is the first of three reviews resulting from that visit, a look at Face Stockholm’s Eyeliner Pencil in Kiki.

Kiki is a milk-chocolate brown shade that leans cool. I like its name, which reminds me of 1920s bohemian “it girl” Kiki de Montparnasse, and I’m down to the last inch of my two usual eyeliners, Urban Decay 24/7 Bourbon and Laura Mercier Brown Copper, so I decided to take Kiki home with me.

Face Stockholm’s eye pencils are made in Germany (always a good sign) and can be sharpened in a standard sharpener. (I like to include this fact because I refuse to buy any more pencils that require the purchase of  a special custom sharpener—like Sephora’s house color line.)

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Retail Therapy: Face Stockholm


It’s been a difficult month or so, for reasons that I won’t go into here. (I’m not one of those so-called millennials who are comfortable sharing everything on the internet—it’s just not in my nature nor my background!) Last Friday I needed some kind of little pick-me-up, so I made a brief detour to The Shops at Columbus Circle Time Warner Center (its full, official name), that towering upscale urban mall that I happen to enjoy more than I should.

Typically, when I venture into Time Warner’s cavernous lobby, I turn towards one of my usual stops: Sephora, Whole Foods (for the Whole Body department), or Aveda. On Friday night, I stepped into the Face Stockholm boutique. I used to visit Face Stockholm’s SoHo shop once in a while, but I haven’t been there in years, and now it’s closed, so this glossy little capsule shop at Columbus Circle is the brand’s sole outpost in NYC right now.

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