Here’s what I’ve been eyeing lately.
Too Faced Magic Wand Liquid Foundation. Tried this in ULTA and was fortunate that out of the limited color selection (only 7 shades), the lightest works really well with my skin. It went on like butter but might be too drying for long wear. Trying to tell myself I don’t need to be disappointed by another liquid foundation.
Status of lemming: Still at large.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. Cult favorite. Somehow I missed the arrival of Mario Badescu at ULTA, but lo! there it was. A strange two-tone product containing calamine, camphor, sulfur, and salicylic acid. The calamine settles to the bottom, so it’s an odd-looking bottle. You are specifically instructed NOT to shake it up before application; instead, you dip a Q-tip down through the top yellow portion into the pink calamine portion, withdraw it, and dab it on the pimple. Hmm.
Status of lemming: Shot and bagged.
Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick. Argan oil is apparently one of the best things to hit the skin care market since, well, ever. I am dying to get my hands on some. I’m lemming this because you can get a travel size version of this product at sephora.com for $6 and I really want to try it.
Status of lemming: Still at large; on Most Wanted list.
Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Primer. Maybe this time is the time Lucy won’t yank the football away I’ll find a makeup primer to fall in love with. I’m only trying this because Too Faced Shadow Insurance already won my heart, so I admit I have high hopes. Maybe I should ask for a pre-nup in case it doesn’t work out.
Status of lemming: Shot, trussed, and tied to the front of my car.
Givenchy Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect lip gloss in Rose Taboo (rosy mauve). Remember the little “My First Makeup Kit” I bought from Sephora in October? There was a sample of this in there and the color is fantastic — truly a “my lips but better” product. I’m almost through the sample and am sniffing around the full-size product.
Status of lemming: Still at large… for now.
What have you been lusting after lately? Tell all in the comments!
(No actual lemmings were harmed in the writing of this post.)