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making faces :: the little red book roundup

here's a quick look at all the holiday-friendly reds included in my own "little red book". as i mentioned, there are lots of suggestions of great red lips available [check out my list of "beauty-filled people" on the right]. in particular, pink sith has been doing her own series on red lips [and has many. many red lip entries on her blog] and red lips, black hair is dedicated to exactly what you might think from the title. [she also has a preference for matte shades, so if you found my selections too glossy, she might have reds more to your liking.]

i've tried to include as much information as i can on the individual shades, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. and of course, if you've any favourite reds you'd like to recommend, i'm all ears. and lips.

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in order of appearance ::


too faced lip of luxury "drop dead red"
$20usd/ $24cad
available at sephora
perfect femme fatale activity :: being a gangster's moll and making off with his stash of money when he ends up in prison thanks to your tip-off
[originally reviewed here]





hourglass femme rouge velvet creme "raven"
$30usd/ $35cad
available at sephora
perfect femme fatale activity :: making off with the maltese falcon
[originally reviewed here]







yves st. laurent rouge pur couture "rouge vermillion" [shade 04]
$30usd/ $38cad [currency gougers!]
available in canada at the bay, holt renfrew and select murale stores, internationally at sephora and in the u.s. at majoy department stores and direct through yves st. laurent
perfect femme fatale activity :: strictly white collar, high finance stuff involving secret slush funds and accounts in turks & caicos





mac amplified "gesina"
$22usd/ $28cad originally
currently unavailable, but crops up on ebay and sites like www.allcosmeticswholesale.com
perfect femme fatale activity :: playing large scale pranks with a political or social message, inciting fury in the establishment






chanel rouge allure laque "dragon"
$32usd/ $38cad
available in canada at the bay, holt renfrew and murale and it's NOT BEING DISCONTINUED IN CANADA. contrary to my original information, i've confirmed with a couple of chanel employees that the rouge allure laques will remain in their program at least through 2012. in the united states, they are being discontinued. some are still available at major department stores. dragon is no longer available on the chanel web site.
perfect femme fatale activity :: convincing the hot, lunk-headed postman to kill your wealthy husband.


armani rouge d'armani "608"
$30usd/ $38cad [gougers!]
available in canada through holt renfrew and in the united states through major department stores, limited edition and sold out on the armani web site
perfect femme fatale activity :: espionage, the sort of work that doesn't get noticed until it's too late, but whose effect is never forgotten




chanel rouge allure "famous"
$32usd/ $39cad [gougers!]
see notes on "dragon" above. this shade is limited edition, but still available on chanel's web site.
perfect femme fatale activity :: running a high-end house of ill-repute and blackmailing the clientele






guerlain rouge g "grenade" [shade 65]
$47usd/ $50cad
available in canada at the bay, murale, select shoppers drug mart/ pharmaprix locations and holt renfrew, in the united states at all major department stores and internationally at sephora [this shade is listed as online only]. guerlain is one of the easiest to find luxury brands, it seems.
perfect femme fatale activity :: petty larceny, insurance fraud, grifting... anything where an innocent-looking face is an asset



nars semi-matte "transeurope express"
$24usd/ $30cad
available in many retail collections, but also direct to canada and the u.s. through the newly revamped nars web site. [which features a number of exclusive and hard-to-find products!]
perfect femme fatale activity :: something old-fashioned, like serial poisoning
[originally reviewed here]




mac amplified creme "so scarlet"
$14.50usd/ $18.50cad originally
discontinued shade- see notes for "gesina" above
perfect femme fatale activity :: leading a shadowy but powerful secret society

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jihadvertising?

i keep seeing this ad for tictac candies:



am i the only one who finds the suicide bomber clown at the end a little unnerving? all the nice natural things like the bunny and the [extinct] woolly mammoth and the fruit get devoured by a trying-to-appear-nonthreatening-but-obviously-psychotic clown who then blows himself up. congratulations, tictac, i think this ad has landed you on about a dozen watch lists.

oh and by the way, showing me that your product will somehow cause my stomach to explode in a rainbow of wtf makes me believe that doing consuming tictacs would be a worse dietary decision than the time i ate two raw eggs and a half a bottle of hot sauce on a dare.

making faces :: hot stuff, comin' through

i don't even know what to say about the weather. the end of september saw temperatures at a scalding 36c/ 97f outside. this is especially annoying because we've had a moderate summer. most days it rained a little in the morning, the temperatures didn't creep into the 30s too often and there wasn't the normal stretch of a few weeks when it felt like we were living on the sun. now, we've receded into more normal fall weather, although it's still on the warm side for mid-october. that climate change thing is a bitch.

trying to think of something positive in the situation, it does put me in a perfect frame of mind to write about urban decay's naked heat palette. it's the latest in what appears to be an endless series of warm neutral and red eyeshadow palettes that have followed in the footsteps of anastasia's modern renaissance. [which i ultimately decided i didn't need after doing a thorough search of my considerable stash.] i do think that it'…

i agree, smedley [or, smokers totally saved our planet in 1983]

so this conversation happened [via text, so i have evidence and possibly so does the canadian government and the nsa].

dom and i were trying to settle our mutual nerves about tomorrow night's conversion screening, remembering that we've made a fine little film that people should see. which is just about exactly what dom had said when i responded thusly:

me :: i agree smedley. [pauses for a moment] did you get that here?

dom :: no?

me :: the aliens who were looking at earth and then decided it wasn't worth bothering with because people smoked even though it was bad for them?
come to think of it, that might mean that smokers prevented an alien invasion in the seventies.

dom :: what ?!?!?

me :: i've had wine and very little food. [pause] but the alien thing was real. [pause.] well, real on tv.

dom :: please eat something.

of course, i was wrong. the ad in question ran in 1983. this is the part where i would triumphantly embed the ad from youtube, except that the governmen…