When I initially started seeing little sneak peeks of spring collections last fall (yes, that early) I started my list of what I thought looked amazing. Slowly but surely several of the items on my initial list have dropped off after seeing the actual product or swatches. But a few things stayed on. Here is a little face of the day showing two of those items.

But first, the star of the this show:

Lancome Color Design Palette in Vert Tendresse

Full swatches and review coming soon!

Product Breakdown:

Face- Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Roller, MAC MSFN in Medium Plus, Lancome La Roseraie powder, Stila Custom Color Blush

Eyes- Urban Decay Primer Potion, Lancome Vert Tendresse palette, Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

Lips- MAC Flamingo lipstick

This is everything I look for in a spring look: lightly pinked lips and cheeks and pastel eyes. Here’s hoping we get an early spring from Mother Nature, too! What spring collection are you looking forward to?

It’s been awhile since I posted just a FOTD so I thought I would share with you the easy-peasy look I created today, along with a little hair flair. I also wanted to share with you a recent (think Friday) purchase I made because the Sephora VIB sale is coming up and I thought you might like to see a FOTD with the product.

Simple! I wanted something with definition, but not too much. I also threw in some braids because it seemed appropriate for today. It keeps all the little pieces of hair out of my face for sure. ;)

Product Rundown:

Face-

Eyes-

Lips-

Now, what I wanted to show you in case you plan on participating in the Sephora VIB sale or if you are just looking for a great new highlighter….

Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous

I spotted this baby on Sephora several weeks ago while plotting my Friends & Family shopping cart. I was already planning to get Benefit Watt’s Up and had not seen this in person or in pictures yet so I kind of tucked it away and forgot about it. Then a supreme twitter enabler and fellow beauty blogger, Star from Eye Adore Pretty, tweeted a picture of hers and then I saw her blog post and I couldn’t resist. I was planning to wait until the VIB sale started but when I went in to Sephora on Friday they only had one left and I was told it wasn’t being restocked (it’s limited edition) so of course after swatching it I knew the sole one my store had was going home with me. *sigh* I have a special themed post coming in the next week or so with full swatches, but here’s a close up of how it looks on my skin…

This highlighter is not subtle, it can be sheered out but if you prefer something that isn’t shimmery this probably isn’t for you. I fell in love with the formula and color when I first touched the tested palette in Sephora. I was worried it would be too dark but it’s actually just right.

What’s your favorite Sunday look? This is a bit more glam than I normally do, but since we had that extra hour today (thanks daylight savings!) I put a bit more time into then usual.

*items with a ‘*’ were provided by PR for review purposes only*

You know, I seem to get the oddball Birchbox lately. The one from August was like that too. I see a preview of the box and then mine is practically 100% different. I’m not sure how that happens, but it’s left me feeling pretty grateful because I end up with a box I like better than what I thought I was going to get.

Birchbox October 2011

What I got:

Based on the sizes I received I am really pleased as punch about this month’s box. Yeah, I am a little disappointed that we still haven’t received another full size item in awhile and that they didn’t tie in a Halloween theme. Though, Halloween isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so I can imagine it would have frustrated people who dislike the holiday. Plus, no perfume samples :) ! It’s not that I mind trying new perfume because that’s usually how I end up finding one I like (by pure accident from a sample) …it’s just I have a whole bag of samples and really *really* don’t need more right now. So every month I don’t get one is a good month for me :)

Also, I threw on the gloss yesterday and did a quick FOTD picture:

Anastasia Gloss in Bellini

Product Breakdown-

Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

Are you subscribed to Birchbox or something like it? Do you feel like a sample program is worth the monthly fee? So far I have been a little let down some months but mostly I like the service…though it could use some tweaking.

Yes. Lipstick Bandits, unite! I was invited to the Lipstick Bandits by lovelies Rae from theNotice and Arianne from Glitter Geek and haven’t looked back since.

Sultry, mysterious and futuristic describes this Lipstick Bandit. I am a shape-shifter and shadow dweller and I loathe the boring lips of yesterday….

You Don't Know Me.

 

You Can't Catch Me.

 

Am I Here?

 

Or There?

 

I Am Everywhere. And Nowhere.

*Note: My lipstick in this picture looks more purple than it is. The close up of my lipstick and next picture are much more accurate representations of the color. ;)

Look Out.

Are You Ready?

Product Breakdown:

Face:

(yes, I did not use blush or concealer for this look. I used extra foundation for concealer for a better, more flawless match)

Eyes:

Lips:

I definitely suggest checking out the other Lipstick Bandit posts here:

…if you dare! ;)

*Items marked with a ‘*’ were provided for review purposes only*

I realized the other day after going through all of my un-cropped/un-resized photos that I had a lot of FOTDs I had taken and never posted. I thought I would share with you the results of some of those and if you take a liking to one look or another, I can do a full post sharing all of the products I used.  Otherwise, I will note the main product that sticks out to me that I used for the look at hand.  :)

FOTD Archives #1

This FOTD was created to show how I used Bare Escentuals Prime Time primer in Urban Nature and MAC’s Vex eyeshadow. Trying to capture the color was difficult!

 

FOTD Archives #2

I wanted to do a look showing how blue mascara looks on. It’s very eye-brightening! This mascara is Hard Candy Ginormous Lash in Electric Blue. In the crease in MAC Parisian Skies.

FOTD Archives #3

This is a more natural FOTD. I used Evolution Revolution lipglass. I also wanted to show how using a gold liner brightens on the lower lashline. Here I used MUFA aqua liner in 9L.

FOTD Archives #4

Sometimes I capture an image that isn’t quite…posed…so you get a half smile ;) I was going out shopping and to dinner and wanted something more fierce. I was inspired by the second look Nicki Minaj wore in her Super Bass video. I used MAC Platinum Pigment with Fix+ for the inner corner, very inner part of upper lid. I also mixed together MAC Pink Friday lipstick with MAC Chatterbox lipstick. It made a great bright, medium-warm pink

FOTD Archives #5

I snapped this FOTD after receiving my swap with the ever-so-lovely  DelytefulSpeaks. That’s Illamasqua Furore Pigment with Fix+ on my lids, Burberry Russet Blush on my cheeks, and Inglot #104 lipstick on my lips.

FOTD Archives #6

I don’t often use black on my waterline, but when I go out sometimes I like to be a bit more dramatic. That’s TopShop lipstick in Infared on my lips, many thanks to fabulous  J. from Lil Lady’s Life for sending this my way!

FOTD Archives #7

Not everyone may have seen this when I twitpic’d it weeks ago, but this is Illamasqua Ore pigment. I used it wet, dry and dry over wet to create a multidimensional look with only one shadow on my lids…of course, the great lighting at the time really helped ;)

FOTD Archives #8

I was testing out some Mally products here. The Just Heaven blush and highlighting duo is what I used on my cheeks and Blossom lipgloss on my lips (incidentally one of my favorite lipgloss shades ever).

FOTD Archives #9

I remember when I wore this look! This was what I wore when I went to CCO sometime in late June or early July. This was Urban Decay’s 24-7 glide on pencil in Deviant on the lower lashline.

That’s all I have for now. Some FOTD’s are meant to never see the light of day…and others just need to be shared. The rest I keep under lock and key (and SSL encrypted Fort Knox like passwords) ;) I need to get better about posting  FOTDs right away…instead of letting them collect dust on my hard drive!

Happy Sunday! :D