Thursday, August 12, 2004

Fierce Auburn

I went to Sephora today. They had new fall collections out. Need I say more....So I found myself over by the Stila zone, and they have these cute little 3 in one eyeshadow pallettes called fierce femme. They come in these little notebook/wallet looking compacts! I so love little gimmicky things I can't believe it...Anyway, after the first viewing of them all, I first fell in lust with fierce plum as it is very purple/plum....Your typical Goth looking colors, however after playing with them on my hand, I realized, I can't do those color anymore, they don't make me look youthful and timeless as they used to 10-15 years ago, they just make me look old and haggard now...So I was depressed for about 15 seconds....

I then found fierce auburn, it still has that gothesque color to it, it just has more mahogany in it to be ok on an older Goth face.....So now my happiness is back as I have found the little stilla "femme" booklet that has all the colors of the fall season in it, with tips on how to achieve the different looks!.. My coworker bud decided she would have the fierce taupe which looked ab fab on her....Unfortunately I wasn't as excited with Stilla's new lipsticks. They only had three to choose from, and none of them excited me..The only one I was leaning toward was the amber color. However, again when applied to me, I looked old and haggard, too dark......Again, bummed as I used to pull this color off. Again, going back 10-15 years ago....

They do also have these interesting "smudge" pots that are shadow eye liners, however, most any eyeshadow would work, so I didn't fall into that gimmick at least.

The only other thing I purchased was L'Occitane's lavender liquid soap, as it is the best lavender soap I have found in a while as it is not so overpowering in the lavender fragrance, but is just nice enough while you are washing your hands...

So as you can see from my down day yesterday, a little makeup therapy and I am happy once again!!!!

21 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yay! For make up therpy for your... "depression for about 15 seconds....".

I must check out this store. Though the other colors I dare wear are in the natural browns. heh.

vampyregirl said...

you would probably be a fierce taupe then too, as it is more espresso brown and chocolate brown colors, my coworker buddy likes those tones too!

nongirlfriend said...

You bitch! I get paid tomorrow, and now I must check out the new Stila eyeshadows!

Ok, you aren't a bitch. I'm just jealous I don't know of Fierce Femmes yet. You CAN wear purple. I do, and I'm 36. I just don't wear it after a binge. Oh, wait, that would be every day. Never mind.

I wore browns for so long, I am into any other color for a while. But browns look better on me than just about anything else.

nongirlfriend said...

By the way, Smashbox's creme eyeliners I would kill for. I'm going to buy some "colors" as all I have is "Smashing Caviar" (black) now.

bunny said...

My sister swears by the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliners. I use a Vincent Longo bronze eyeliner more often than not; otherwise I do shadows doubling for liners.

vampyregirl said...

bobbi brown does have some good stuff, I haven't tried the gels though...hmmmmmm the sephora I was at didn't have bobbi brown, the one in SF on Chestnut does, that is also the home of the boy that looks like a cherub with his glittery face..the one we went to yesterday was just full of chicks...

Special K said...

Ah, nothin' like a little retail therapy to cure what ails you!
I've only recently begun my foray into the land of the makeup. I was a frightening tomboy as a child, and still haven't really fully grown out of that. But every once in awhile I feel all glamorous and decide to paint the old face. Results vary ;-)
It didn't help that my mom abandoned me (ahem... sorry, took a motherhood-hiatus for a variety of personal reasons... HA!) during my formative makeup-wearing years. But pshaw! I've cried that river, and am now over it. And on my way to cosmetic fabulousness! Baby steps... baby steps!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, forgot to tell you - Hil is going to check her calendar to see about the SF Ghost tour on the 27th.

Then when you are down here that weekend we can check out the Sephora in Burlingame. OH, and maybe the low-carb store too!

vampyregirl said...

that would be most excellent if the ghost tour thing is happenin and yes we need to hit that low carb store...where is the sephora down there?? what is it by?

Special K said...

Ooh! Ghost tour sounds fun! They give those in Colonial Williamsburg, and I've actually been a couple of times (I go to school there). I'm such a fraidy-cat, I get SO freaked out! It's great as long as you have someone to cling to when it gets scary. Or just be like me and put a deathgrip on the closest PERFECT STRANGER. (whoa! remember that show?? with what's his name, balky? something like that.)

vampyregirl said...

yes ghost tours rock! Liz and I went on two when we were in Salem, Mass, last year, and one story and the photo of the evil entity totally creeped us out, but it was still good times had by all!

Smiley said...

One more post about make up and your going to have to change the name of your blog to Vampy's Boutique. I think I got dose of estrogin from reading this.

vampyregirl said...

good idea smiley! hey and a little bit of estrogen is good for a man, I have made up Satan in makeup before, and he seemed to enjoy it, well he did come from the glam era anyway, and he did pretty well on his own in those days pre-me!

Special K said...

Satan looks like the kind of guy who could pull off wearing makeup. Like Johnny Depp. Mmm...

Elizabeth said...

Satan is SO going to have to be present at our next drunken make-up photo shoot party.

Maybe we can get him to wear that school girl outfit again.

The Sephora is on Burlingame Ave.

Was bad today - had latte & BAGEL for breakfast and Taco Bell for lunch. And bad carbs last night too!

Must. Stick. To. Diet.

miss macy said...

I suck.....I live in the Bay Area too, but I don't know where to find Sephora....I love retail therapy...when I am down, shopping is the best, okay....maybe there is something better, but shopping is pretty good.

vampyregirl said...

miss macy, there is a sephora in Novato, the ones in SF are on Union St over by Fillmore, and then on Powell st by the cable cars

Pisser said...

My ex-girlfriend is from Novato...why
don't they have any vatos there?! ;)

Ugh. Haven't had the budget for makeup
since 1999. Not that it's stopped me...
but no major purchases. I loved the pink
chocolates from Clinique and my Jane lipstick
from Stila. All gone now!

Wish I could hire a makeup artist and go
around like Anna Nicole Smith with false
eyelashes all the time...I'd probably forget
and rub then off and end up with eyelash
strips stuck to my nose like a Hitler 'stache!

Schoolgirl Satan in makeup would be HOT!
Post pictures, please ;)

TIMMY! said...

all this make-up talk is over my head. I do get the whole therapy thing though. I feel the same way when I watch ESPN, but I only have one channel now so no ESPN which means, no therapy for me which means, Look out, I CAN SNAP ANY MINUTE.

Christopher said...

Stila is a really interesting brand, for I wouldn't consider it a line that I am most fond of. Though there is always something fun that you have to look for. Their foundations are HORRIBLE, and the eyeshadows aren't fabulous...pretty much all of their makeup is shitty. If you like purples, M.A.C has a beautiful light lavender satin/velvet eyeshadow in Digit, which looks beautiful on ANY eye, especially if applied over Benefit's Lemon Aid. It gives a beautifully bright eye. Foundation wise, I guess I was and am still very spoiled!

mangey cur said...

YAWN...STRETCH...Are we still talking make-up? It's tough being naturally beautiful and not needing any.Harharhar...now I've got a bridge (haha to nowhere) to sell ya....My god, I'm talking like this and I'm still sober. What the hell's wrong with me? Oh and thanks for bringing up the Steve thing. The nitemares and day horrors have returned.