Narcotic Rouge is matte, and limited edition. It is a stunning blue-toned red with a hint of raspberry. Not for the faint of heart. It is a sister shade to Cherry Lush, which would be the non-matte, slightly brighter sister. Extremely tough call which sister I would rather be. I kind of want Cherry Lush, too.
Learned that Tom Ford reps all over the globe have to wear Tom Ford apparel and a side part in their hair. Like a strange, disparate beauty army.
Wild Ginger was a close second after a marathon swatch session at Nieman Marcus. I reason that it will be the perfect summer indulgence. Going to have to do a whole post devoted to orange lipsticks, which are a weakness of mine.
I really like the way cream products blend naturally into the skin, and have been wanting a cream contour for a while. It’s great to hold off acquiring, so when you do finally go for it you get just what you want, and haven’t wasted your funds on stuff it turns out you don’t like. This also helps [me] to justify selecting an expensive option, as this certainly is.
If I’m only going to have one contour cream, I’m glad this is the one. I like to mess around with creating/enhancing/transforming the architecture of my face. I have the palette in Intensity One, the lighter shade, and find it wonderfully natural and subtle. It’s quite transparent, and–great for makeup amateurs–hard to mess up, in a way. The highlight cream is similarly subtle. I do have other highlighters, cream and powder, and none are so finely milled and undetectable as this. When it comes to face products, undetectability is my main priority.