Ten Things I’m Loving Right Now

April 23, 2010
I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of the month, where did the time go? This is April’s Edition of what I’m loving right now. As always, I’ve love to hear what you are loving right now too!

1. MAC Goldenaire Pigment – From MAC Lingerie 2006, a lovely pink with pearly shimmers. Goes well with almost everything for a neutral all-over wash.

2. Bobbi Brown Bronze Gel Liner – A nice soft but defined bronze shimmer. One of the few gel liners I’ve actually used up.

3. Diorshow Mascara – A mini one, but this is one of my holy grails. Love that the minis are just as good as the full sized ones. Can’t say that it really holds the curl, but it does give full lush lashes without clumping, smudging or flaking.

4. Dior Iridescent Leather Quint – Limited from Fall 2008. A gorgeous palette of neutrals and warm beigey taupes. The closest alternative is Earth Reflection which is cooler-toned. I read from Rouge Deluxe that this was re-released in Asia. If they brought this back in the US, I wouldn’t have to use this so sparingly.

5. Bobbi Brown Maui Illuminating Bronzer – A lovely natural pink glow. You can see it here compared to Antigua. Maui is the darker version with a bit more pigment.

6. Dolce & Gabbana Desert Bronzer – Lovely soft warm bronze with subtle shimmer. Those who find NARS Casino/Laguna too shimmery, this one is a nice option that is softer but not completely matte.

7. Chanel Pink Crystal Glossimer – Came out Holiday 2007, not the most unique pink shimmer. Chanel has released quite a few similar shades including the new Spring Futile. But I love this one over other lipsticks.

8. Chanel Bondi Beach Aqualumiere Gloss – New for Summer 2010. A soft peachy gold shimmer. I love the way this looks on the lips even though it’s medium-sheer. You can see an additional swatch here.

9. Chanel Stresa Aqualumiere – I’m not sure if they still make this shade, but it’s a sheer hot strawberry iridescent cool pink. I love this with Chanel’s Nude Lipliner and Bon-Bon Aqualumiere gloss on top for a healthy pink lip. Bright as it looks in the tube, on the lips it’s very wearable. See a makeover breakdown I had with it here.

10. NARS Mojave – I’ve been a longtime fan of NARS Viva Las Vegas. Mojave is it’s darker more pigmented sister which is like what I wanted MAC Plastique to be (still lovely, but too frosty for my taste without gloss on top).

Check back soon for my list of what I’m loving right now – the non-beauty edition!

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  • Dior Iridescent Leather was my first 'big' makeup purchase and cemented my obsession for the iridescent quints… I own all the LE releases since then! It's also only one of tw quints I have backups of, thankfully, so I can use it to my heart's content! Well at least until I start the second one. XD;

  • Beautiful list! Chanel Stresa looks so perfect for Spring!

  • I love BB Bronze too. It is my most loved gel liner. It actually pulls taupe on me, so that's why I think it's so special. As for that Dior palette, how I pine for it. I would love it if they re-released it here, because I can't stand to pay the ridiculous ebay prices. I look forward to the non-beauty faves post!

  • Snaps for the Iridescent leather quint – it's fabulous!!

  • AhCapp

    I was lucky enough to score Iridescent leather quint when Iris (Rougedeluxed) helped me buy it. It's simply fabulous and I have been using it daily ever since. It's a huge quad, so I doubt I will hit pan so soon…. or maybe not. =P

  • Pretty things! Your collection is amazing! <3

  • I will post my favourite products of April in May. And as for yours , I want to get Chanel's Bondi Beach and I also like DiorShow mascara.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  • I always love reading about your picks of the month! Here are my favorites:
    1. Boscia tinted moisturizer: pore minimizing, beautiful effect
    2. Paul and Joe face color #12: a pretty apricot/beige duo
    3. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle– almost at the end of the bottle πŸ™
    4. Paul and Joe mesmerize palette (holiday 2009) especially the black color as an eyeliner
    5. MAC pearlglide eyeliners, in particular: Blackline, Black Russian
    6. Benefit Fawn over me– beautiful color, uber soft and creamy texture
    7. Chanel Santa Barbara aqualumiere
    8. MAC tinted lip conditioner in petting pink: great spring color
    9. Smashbox Fusion softlights in Baked Starburst: highlighter/blush thingy: the first product I've hit pan on!!! yay!
    10. Hitting pan on something: makes me feel like I'm using up stuff = room for more new stuff! πŸ˜›
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  • Eileen

    Maui is a beautiful warm pink with a hint of golden shimmer. It's quintessentially summertime and looks great on it's own for a soft healthy glow. Used in combination with a bronzer like Guerlain's Terracotta, it makes you look like you've been logging some quality time out by the pool πŸ™‚

  • The Dior palette is soooo pretty. I am a Dior fan, haha! Please come and visit my blog also!

  • Dior Iridescent Leather Quint is soo pretty! the colours look amazing <3 you have such a lovely collection. it makes me want to try everything haha! xx

  • I gave you an award on my blog πŸ™‚ "The sweet blogger award" x


  • Goldebaire is Gorgeosu I am so into that color at the moment I buy anuthing from Gold to Coral =)

  • Hi ladies, thanks for sharing your current favorites with me!