Luxe List – Makeup

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This installment of the Luxe List is about makeup products I’m coveting.  I have been like a squirrel with a nut, collecting up bits and bobs of makeup that interests me as I surf around the internet.  While the Luxe List is more about clothes and shoes, I have been trying to keep a lid on my makeup purchases to a better degree than I did last year.  Plus, the idea of investing in quality is about a life-changing mentality so it would be odd to take that approach with my clothes and leave the rest of my purchases to whimsy.  (Although everything in moderation, and moderation in moderation, right?)

Here are the products:

Lancome Shine Lover Lipstick in 212 Twisted Beige.  I saw this lipstick on my favorite YouTuber of all time, Lisa Eldridge.  She wore it in a video that is oddly consistent with the Luxe List, called “The Buy Nothing EveryDay MakeUp Look.”  Her video was about how there are so many new launches of makeup (which she cannot escape given that she’s the artistic director of Lancome), and she just wanted to do a makeup look with good old products from her makeup bag – nothing new.  I loved the idea of it because that’s what I’m trying to do too.

Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Palette.  I have wanted to try a Tom Ford eyeshadow palette for AGES.  I have a few Tom Ford products, including their stick foundation (LOVE; see it on me here), platinum cream eyeshadow (LOVE), and this highlighter and bronzer palette (so-so).  I’d give them a 75% success rate in my makeup bag.  The nude dip palette is filled with my favorite thing – neutrals!  My sister says I have too many neutrals, but none from Tom Ford!  (And every neutral is slightly different, come on.)

Charlotte Tillbury Hollywood Light Wand.  This was launched by CT last year, and it’s a cream product dispensed through a tube with a sponge at the top.  I don’t love the sponge application (thought I have enjoyed it on the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, available at Ulta).  The Hollywood Light Wand is described as a “rose-golden highlight hue that flatters all skin tones, while treated pearls blur imperfections. The pearls bounce out light for a supercharged yet natural glow.”  I love a supercharged yet natural glow (is that even possible?)!

I have the CT Hollywood Contour Wand, and I really like it, so I thought I’d give the Light Wand a try to see if CT is 2 for 2 in my makeup bag.  The Contour Wand blends like a dream, so I’m assuming the Light Wand is the same.  My favorite way to use the Contour Wand isn’t even as a contour product.  I like to use it as an eyeshadow!  I learned this from Fleur de Force’s YouTube channel.  She had on the prettiest brown shadow, and when asked what it was, she replied that it was the Contour Wand blended on her lids.  If you’d like, I can do a look with this and post it.  Let me know.

Glossier Products!  (Specifically, highlighter, concealer, and lipstick.)  For my birthday my sister got me the Glossier balmdotcom lip balm and I love it. I have the mint flavor and I keep it in my every day makeup bag.  One of my favorite things to do is use my Gigi Hadid lipliner all over my lips and then apply the balmdotcom over it.

My love for the balm made me wonder what other products I might like.  The stretch concealer caught my eye because The Anna Edit has sung its praises for a long time.  I have seen videos of the highlighter, which Glossier calls the Haloscope.  I’m thinking quartz or moonstone.  Anna and Lily Pebbles both seem to really like the Generation G lipstick in Cake, so that is also on my list!

Finally, a lipstick by Chanel.  Specifically, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Boy.  I remember this lipstick from an issue of InStyle magazine, back when they used to publish thick volumes of the magazine because there were no blogs and magazines were still the way we received our fashion advice.  Those days!  (I remember moving apartments in my twenties and actually moving a stack of InStyle magazines from apartment to apartment because they were such prized possessions.)


1. Glossier – Haloscope | 2. Tom Ford – Skin Illuminating Powder Duo | 3. Tom Ford – Traceless Foundation Stick | 4. Charlotte Tilbury – Hollywood Beauty Light Wand | 5. Tom Ford – Creme Color for Eyes | 6. Chanel – Rouge Coco Shine | 7. Glossier – Generation G | 8. Lancome – Vibrant Shine Lipstick | 9. Tom Ford – Eyeshadow Quad in Nude Dip

On the back page of InStyle, they used to have a contributor wax nostalgic about a product or several products.  (Don’t know if they still do this?)  Anyone, I remember this one issue very clearly:  the back page was all about Chanel Boy.  They didn’t have the Rouge Coco Shine line back then (or maybe they did and they’ve improved it).  I remember the magazine said this is everyone’s color.  “Boy,” by Chanel, “works for everyone,” they said.  It’s the perfect your-lips-but-better color, they wrote.  I wanted to try it back then, but I didn’t have the money to buy it.  Since then there have been so many products in my face I’d all but forgotten about this alleged gem.  But the other day I was testing Chanel products at Bloomingdale’s (despite my no-buy program, I can still look, can’t I?), and I came back across this shade.  I’m not sure why it’s at the end of this post because it may be my very top entry of all makeup products that are on my Luxe List.

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