You had me at first swipe!

All day wear, are you kidding me? That's what I thought before I tried this lip stain recommended by a client. Fabulicious it is! One coat provides ample color and lasts forever. Two coats lasts all day. Yes, all day long.

I bought two shades of Stiff Upper Lip, as I wasn't sure which one would suit me best. I am happy to report I love them both! I put lip balm overtop to add moisture. It even lasts through all my napkin wipes throughtout the day.

Smudge-proof. Smooch-proof. Worry-free.

lip stain

cosmeticspongesNo need to admit I am a makeup junkie. You already know that.

So when I stumbled upon this set of soft sponges for foundation application, I was in at first glance! So, right, I don't wear foundation. However, why wouldn't it work with a tinted moisturizer? 

These sponges are designed to gently buff on foundation (or tinted moisturizer) for a smooth, airbrushed look. The ergonomic shape touches hard-to-reach places around the nose and eyes with remarkable precision. Use it with any liquid, cream or powder for a flawless finish. And they are latex-free and hypoallergenic.

Available at Net-a-Porter

Oh, if only.

If only today's temps would stay and dip even cooler. Glorious. It brings much anticipation of fall colors and new makeup collections. Like this one from Aveda. With seductively delicious color, Aveda makeup goes beyond minerals to combine its energy with the power of plants. Fruit-derived emollients boost moisture and plant-derived anti-oxidants help fight free radicals. And it's formulated without parabens, talc or mineral oil.

I'd say it's the perfect time to stop in your local Aveda boutique to play. And if you live in Charlotte, be sure to swing by Aveda's fall makeup event this Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 for a complimentary skin and makeup consultation. Call ahead to reserve your spot, 704-362-3023.