Confessions of a Makeup Shopaholic
In the soon-to-be-released motion picture, “Confessions
of a Shopaholic,” Isla Fisher depicts the fashionable,
yet fiscally irresponsible, editor, Rebecca Bloomwood. And
what makes Ms. Bloomwood tick (or palpitate might be more
like it)? Two things: the heavy hitters in fashion including
Chanel, YSL, Dior, Stella McCartney and Betsey Johnson; and
the ever-elusive Sample Sale.
Basically, Rebecca Bloomwood is the fictional sister we never
had. To her couture-chasing, trend-owning antics we can relate…
Rebecca may pine for couture gowns, fashionable satchels
and sky-high heels from fashion’s elite, but our eyes
are fixated elsewhere. From matte lipstick to creamy foundation
all the way to shiny nail polish, our buyer’s lust is
directed towards the haute-couture makeup counter.
To us, nothing says sexy more than a perfectly applied smoky
shadow and a bold pout to match. Well, nothing says it more
than Chanel’s Ombre
Essentielle Soft Touch Shadow in “Midnight”
applied to perfection along with Yves St. Laurent’s
Fard a Levres Rouge Pur in the complementary “Le
Rouge” shade ($28 and $29 respectively at bloomingdales.com).
More than anything we yearn for the perfect complexion proffered
by Kate Sommerville’s Glow Kit
and the flawless coverage from Dior’s
DiorSkin Icone Crème-to-Powder Makeup ($269
and $42 respectively at Nordstrom.com).
With a simple spritz of Stella McCartney’s
Stella perfume and it’s gentle rose
and amber scent, we can move confidently from workday to first
date without skipping a beat ($110 at Nordstrom.com).
And, we carry it all with pride in the Femme Fatale cosmetic
bag from Betsey Johnson ($44 for three-piece
set on betseyjohnson.com).
But when it comes right down to it, heavy hitters aren’t
the only lines that keep us waiting in line. We wanna know,
wanna have and wanna love it all. We’re crazy about
nail polish from Carolyn NYC. We flaunt our perfect glow from
Jane Iredale, the skin care makeup’s Brush-Me-Bronze
bronzer (find locations at janeiredale.com).