There’s a Monster in the Beauty Closet | Inspired by Lucky Magazine From the Beauty Closet | September 2011

There's a Monster in the Beauty Closet

The Monster Looks into Lucky Magazine’s Beauty Closet…

September 2011
On the Cover: Jessica Alba

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COSMETIC MONSTER - WICKED COSMETIC CONFESSIONS WITH A WHIMSICAL TWIST

ELLIS FAAS MILKY LIPS L202MY FALL LIPSTICK:

Ellis Faas Milky Lips L202

This deep blood red fascinates me and almost wants me to watch a ‘Twilight’ movie. Almost. Its sheer, creamy texture deposits just the right amount of color and weight without making me feel lacquered. I never thought I would lean away from my nude lip obsession – but Ellis Faas Milky Lips L202 is the first red that actually looks “natural”.

Lucky Magazine Sept. 2011 Beauty Spy pg.220

COSMETIC MONSTER - WICKED COSMETIC CONFESSIONS WITH A WHIMSICAL TWIST

LOOK WE LOVE: METALLIC GREEN

METALLIC GREEN EYE - LOOKLet me start by saying – No, I will not be wearing my new favorite red lip with this eye color! I know the Holidays are coming – but lets try not to take the color scheme literally! I do love a metallic green eye – whether its a foliage inspired palette (like the look shown) or one that leans more toward herbal greens like sage, or dried basil. My Monster favorites: Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Epatant ($36) a greyed olive shimmer and the sparkling emerald green Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Clinic ($20). Paler greens look best when slightly smudged around the eye, deeper more dramatic green can be used as a pop eye liner or closer to the lash line to accent.

Lucky Magazine Sept. 2011 Beauty Spy pg.213

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There’s a Monster in the Beauty Closet

INCREDIBLE BY VICTORIA'S SECRETJean Godfrey-June describes her experience post-Jane Eyre (I must note that I loved Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland – she is dreamy) at Gilly Hicks, the Abercrombie & Fitch lingerie shop. If I wasn’t fascinated by Jean Godfrey-June’s (I can’t just call her Jean…it seems disrespectful) opinion on things, my interest may have come to a screeching halt. I-HATE-BRA-SHOPPING. In fact, truth be known, I don’t think I’ve ever “shopped” for one. I just buy a couple at VictoriasSecret.com twice a year and call it a day.

Still, with her Hemmingway-esque way of describing things, I actually want to shop at “a rabbit warren of darkened-but-spotlit rooms stocked with endless rows of brightly colored bras.” I’ll be honest and say that as lovely as a bright turquoise bra may be, I would likely opt for a sensible plain black or nude one.

I do have an Abercrombie and Fitch tee that I purchased about 10 years ago. My two year old now uses it as a night shirt…which is a woeful reminded that I used to fit a tee that a two year old can use as a night shirt.

NOTE: The bra pictured is the Incredible by Victoria’s Secret Push-Up Bra – it does wonders and is very comfortable. Maybe I’ll even order one in turquoise.

JENN & JENNALike Jean Godfrey-June, I do not like to fool with my hair. Here’s a rare profile photo (I think that tee would fit my 2 year old too) of how I wore it when it was briefly long. SAMY DRY ICINGA strangely messy ponytail. Thus, the Samy Professional Dry Icing Instant Re-Styler ($9.99) sounded right up my alley, even if my hair is about a foot shorter now. Unfortunately, SamySalon.com does not ship to Hawaii. It hasn’t popped up at any of the Walmart, Longs or Safeway stores I’ve been to here, so I’m hoping they carry it at Target.

Lucky Magazine (Sept. 2011): From the Beauty Closet (pg. 226)

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