Nothing like packing and unpacking constantly (thanks, holiday travel!) to make you want to reduce the number of items you take with you. Eye shadow singles are bulky in my bag and can shatter easily, which is precisely why I am obsessed with Le Métier de Beauté kaleidoscopes, which I discovered in the POPSUGAR Must Have Box with Neiman Marcus. And since our limited edition Pretty in Punk is all about bold pink tones, I needed a warmer, neutral counterpart for my everyday looks when I'm traveling. Enter the Carnaby Street eye kit ($95), with layerable shades that will easily take me from work to a holiday party and will help me get cleaned up to face a barrage of relatives on Christmas Day. All in one very chic, very compact little stack.
Big surprise, the black-lipped runway trend didn't exactly take off for Fall. Can't say I'm shocked, particularly because, really, everybody looks healthier with a little color. Still, it can't hurt to try a trend, right?
Judging by the way GiggleSugar shrieked and hid her eyes upon seeing my glossy coal lips, maybe it can. I had Le Métier de Beauté's Black Magic gloss on; it's rich, dense, pigmented and quite luxurious. But I don't think that vinyl-style lips are for me. What do you think?