Scent of a Woman
So Fine Lines co-blogger Cake has been scent-obsessed since I’ve known her, lo these last (ahem) 14 years. I always enjoyed perfume, and liked what I liked, but hadn’t ever spent much time thinking about individual notes. At most, I’d figured out that I like different scents for different seasons and moods, and left it at that. Yes, there was the Great Tuberose Hunt of 2002,...
The Fine Lines Wishlist #1
It occurred to me that a really great invention would be eyeglass lenses tinted with custom color to neutralize undereye circles. —Gateau
Well I may have licked (so to speak) the problem — it’s not perfect, but I got through most of the day without egregious feathering when I wore the rich and gorgeous OCC Lip Tar in Strutter and laid down a foundation of e.l.f. Lip Lock Pencil first. Seems to do a terrific job, and at $3 you really can’t beat the price. So, fingers crossed, I can continue to wear dark and red...
Thought of the day
This new illuminating foundation I got (MAC Mineralize Satin Finish SPF 15 Foundation): flatteringly illuminating, or too damn illuminating? —Gateau
In case you can’t tell, there are two of us at Fine Lines. You can call me Gateau. Here is my version of the complaint letter to NYX. I really have never seen anything like this. Count me among the many disappointed and angry NYX customers whose best efforts to participate in your 12th anniversary sale were thwarted by a piss-poor customer experience. It’s hard to comprehend that a...
Ix-nay on the NYX
As you may know, NYX Cosmetics had a giant fiasco of a sale on Sunday. To make a long story short, they were offering most of their products for $1.20, but the servers crashed completely and very few, if any, customers were able buy anything. To make matters worse, they mishandled the situation on social networking sites, continually posting that they were “working on it” and that...
Thought of the day
Nobody over the age of about 14 should ever refer to lip color as “lippie.” This is possibly my greatest pet peeve with respect to makeup discussions on the interwebs.
Thought of the Day
There is not enough concealer in the world to handle the undereye circles of a 42 year old mother of three with a full time job who was up two times last night with her infant.
Anti-wrinkle cream there may be … but anti-fat-bastard cream there is...– The Full Monty, 1997