Monday, September 1st, 2008

You know what’s fun? When I started to create my autumn wishlist, I thought it would be neat to go back and see what I was drooling over during summer–and see how much actually made it into my stash.

From my first summer temptations set: Clinique Almost Powder and Ojon Tawaka “The Ball.” From my second set: MAC Electroflash products (still don’t love MES), MAC Dainty Mineral Blush, MAC Studio Tint SPF15, and Kiehl’s Brightening Mask. Finally, from my third set: most comfortable shoes ever aka Nike “Free Prima” Mary Janes, Philosophy Purity Made Simple, and MAC Colour Forms Powder in Suncentered.

Not bad, I would say. I snatched up a few items I longed for, but I resisted a fair amount, too! I gotta tell you, those Nikes are amazing. I keep meaning to get a second pair, actually. I want to stock up in case they get discontinued, as things I love often do.

There are twelve products that I’m just dying to try this fall! Have you tried any of these? Help me stay clear of poor products, and make it easier for me to succumb to the ones that are worth it. What are your fall cravings?

First Row

  • Laura Mercier Lip Velvet ($22.00) looks like a sexy liquid lipstick formula. Something about Cassis speaks to me! It’s supposed to be a moisturizing, long-wearing lip color. It also has plumping ingredients, which I don’t mind so long as they’re subtle and don’t sting!
  • Guerlain “Meteorites” Travel Touchicon ($50.00) is a smaller version of Guerlain’s coveted Meteorites. The only one available (from what I could tell) is Mythic, which is one I have in pressed form, and love. It’s very subtle, though, so it’s hard to spend another $50 on it.
  • Lancome ‘La Base Pro’ Perfecting Makeup Primericon ($42.00) makes me curious to see how Lancome’s face primer performs. I’m really trying to get into more primers lately, so I’d love to try this!
  • Kate Somerville ExfoliKateicon ($85.00) has always gotten rave reviews. I just started trying out my first Kate Somerville product (her Oil-Free Moisturizer), and obviously, I want to try out her much-coveted exfoliating treatment.

Second Row

  • Yves Saint Laurent “Rouge Volupte” Lipstickicon ($34.00) pretty much speaks for itself. Do you see that packaging? Something about it just draws my eye to it. Don’t know if I could bring myself to buy it just for the packaging, though.
  • NARS Body Glow Seticon ($98.00) is something I have been tempted by for ages. I’m not usually a bronzer/tanner kind of person, but I seriously want this so bad. I just imagine looking super hot on a night out. Sigh!
  • Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara ($27.00) is a seriously funky looking mascara, right? So of course, that means I’d love to try it out and see just how fabulous it can be.
  • Calvin Klein Runway Radiance Illuminating Cream ($25.00) is supposedly a light-diffusing and long-wearing cream. I loved MAC Strobe Cream and what it did for me, and I’m intrigued by the Golden Glow version of this.

Third Row

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Liquid Airbrush ($45.00) is always a temptation, because Kevyn Aucoin is such an industry legend. I’ve never tried any of his makeup line, but it’s definitely something I’m considering!
  • Nude Skincare Intense Moisture Mask ($60.00) is a brand I first was introduced to on my trip to Barneys in Las Vegas. I’m curious to see whether it outperforms less expensive skincare products. I’m always drawn in by masks, because you can never have enough of those!
  • Ojon Detox Recovery Cleansericon ($24.00) is a cleanser formulated to help deep clean hair, to rid it of hard-water minerals, chlorine, styling products, etc. I’m trying to get more into hair care, and if I do, I’ll definitely need a deeper cleanser from time to time.
  • Fekkai Coiff Defenseicon ($25.00) will help protect against any heated tools I use on my hair, should I ever learn how to use tools well enough to style my hair.

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16 thoughts on “Autumn Temptations for September

  1. Oh, but the packaging is totally worth it when it comes to YSL Rouge Volupte. Plus, the lipstick is really very nice as well. I am loving mine!

  2. Asta

    Now that I’ve found some great lip products (a month or so ago I complained that I didn’t know much about lipstick) I’m moving on to learning more about primers as well. If you had some primer reviews coming up that would be incredibly awesome and helpful.

  3. Erin/slipnslide

    I saw a smaller NARS Body Glow kit at Sephora for $35 for the two bottles. Maybe you could see if they still have them there, I was very tempted.
    Also: if you want a Strobe Cream with a golden glow, try Vanilla Pigment + a moisturizer, it works for me.

  4. Annie

    OMG you’re going to love the mascara!! On the other hand, I want to try the YSL lipstick soooo badly!!

  5. Kat

    the kevin aucoin foundations are beautiful, but tricky to work with – best to use fingers or a sponge, for some reason it doesn’t co-operate with my stippling brush! that being said, every time i wear it i get compliments on my skin :P

  6. Lil

    That YSL lipsick is in InStyle magazine this month with Katie Holmes on the page. The quote from an editor of the magazine says, “Treat yourself to a luxurious lipstick in a gorgeous tube tube. You’ll feel decadent every time you use it.”
    That all sounds nice, but I really think this lipstick is a little overrated. I mean, don’t get me wrong, YSL is a great brand, but I’m on the fence about this one. I would love a review on it! I think the packaging is the main attraction obviously, especially since there’s a mirror on the top of the tube!

  7. The Givenchy mascara looks very interesting!

  8. Sooperficial

    I have the Givenchy Mascara and I am IN LOVE with it! Talk about grabs every lash!