Hello, lovelies, and a very happy Easter weekend to you all!
As I mentioned, I spent last week in Barcelona. The weather was a bit rubbish, and I am occasionally intolerant of the big city life (I like my cities more medium-sized for anything longer than a few days!), but we still managed to have lots of fun, not least because there is a GIANT Sephora at the top of the Ramblas (right underneath my other weakness, FNAC, and across the street from everyone's favorite place to spend money in Spain, El Corte Inglés... let's just say my wallet was screaming in pain as I mercilessly gutted it...).
I managed to sneak a photo before some woman came up and was all "está prohibido tomar fotos!" And I wanted to be like, lady, it's "sacar fotos, and I'm here to spend lots of money, just let me take a damn picture!" But no. Anyway. I decided that, since I've been a good girl all term and bought no makeup, I would treat myself to two products that I've been seriously drooling over for months now...
Meet Guerlain Rouge G Le Brillant in Bridget, and Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dynastie!
(My failed attempt at being artsy - I managed to get my vintage romance novel covers in the mirror shot, but also the fire alarm. Whoops!)
I haven't done a look with Dynastie yet, but I do have some thoughts on Rouge G - this has to be the most luxurious-feeling lipstick I've ever held, or worn! The weight of the case, and the utter smoothness the formula, the weightless feeling and moisture... plus the shade is my new holy grail MLBB lipstick! It's very sheer, and slightly shimmery, but I didn't want to spend 40 euros on a lipstick that I'd only wear a few times, you know? I feel like I'll wear this on a regular basis, and it looks very natural and professional. And have I mentioned that it FEELS like a million bucks? The mirror and the case just... ohhhh, it is a complete makeupgasm.
I whacked together a quick look yesterday to go out - stopped by MAC to try and get Viva Glam Gaga & Cyndi, but they were sold out! Already! I'll be staking out the local counter next week, because they're supposed to be getting more in, and hopefully I can get my hands on them, because I want!
I used the Bobbi Brown Chocolates palette on my eyes, BuxomLash mascara, Sugarbomb on my cheeks, MUFE High-Def foundation and Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain; all set with MAC Select Sheer loose powder in NC5.
Paired with basic black and a pair of heels - ironic that, in a town full of cobblestones, I put on heels when it's raining just to keep my feet dry!
That's all for now, but I shall try to do a look with Dynastie sometime soon. Now that I've broken the barrier of what I consider to be "super high-end" brands - more pricey than MAC or NARS or other brands sold at Sephora, brands that also tend to be associated with a fashion house (although, strangely, my brain doesn't put Dior in this category), I have a few more conquests in mind - Chanel Rouge Coco in Perle, a few more Rouge Allure Laques (Santal and Dragon), and maybe another Rouge G or two... hmmm... Ahem. Right. I'll stop mentally spending money I haven't got. Thanks for reading!