When I tell sales associates what I do, they sometimes ask, “how do you avoid buying EVERYTHING?” It’s a hilarious and very fair question, and I usually answer (honestly), “I DO fall in love with something new every week.”
Last weekend I had the idea of formalizing these impulses into a weekly wishlist, a roundup of the things I liked best from the previous week. Since this is my first one, I hope you’ll forgive me for stretching back a little further than just one week. Each link will take you back to the original post.
Le Metier de Beaute’s Rock ‘n’ Romance Set
I got really excited about this set of four polishes (an exclusive for Nordstrom’s anniversary event). All four colors are beautiful, but the inclusion of the holographic grey polish pushed me over the edge.
Laura Mercier’s Classic Chic Collection
Another Nordstrom anniversary exclusive. What a sensible, lovely, useful set of products! I think I would use every single thing in this set (and I’m sure you’re with me, readers, when I say that’s not usually the case).
NARS Gilda blush
Also, I’d like to hire a full-time makeup artist. And probably acquire a copy of Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself. I got a fantastic makeover from local artist Winnie Pham, and while I’m not sure I’m ready for silver shadow and nude lips on a daily basis, I really loved guava-peach Gilda.
Chanel Prelude quad
I know the Illusion d’Ombres shadows are the star of Chanel’s fall collection, but my favorite piece is elegant, neutral Prelude eyeshadow quad. I also love silver-green Khaki Platine liner (for the lower lashline), but I know that not everyone will share my enthusiasm for this light-colored liner.
YSL Waterproof Eyeliners
These swatched like a dream and the colors are incredible. I’m still thinking about them, and telling people about them… so I’m ashamed to say I haven’t yet bought one for a proper, on-eye test drive. My excuse is that I can’t decide between Ultramarine and Amazon Green. (And Absinthe green!)