Lush came to Beirut in May 2012, with its first store in Beirut Souks. They quickly opened another one in ABC Dbayeh and today they are finally in ABC Achrafieh. I am so excited (although my wallet is not...) they opened another shop. The opening was on Sunday October 26, and of course I was among the very first customers. As always, the staff was adorable and welcoming, something that I highly appreciate :)
Lush shops are very noticeable: they are full of colors and spread a divine scent all around. Entering a Lush shop is like going to the Chocolate Factory...except it is all about cosmetics. They are a one-of-a-kind brand and their handmade products are unique as they use mostly fresh and natural ingredients. They also have an amazing ethic policy.
In a few words, Lush is:
Red lipstick is more than makeup, it is a statement of confidence, seduction and sophistication. The glamourous and iconic actresses of Hollywood were completely addicted to hot lips.
Classic red lips have the power to upgrade your outfit instantly, which is why I think every girl should have a red lipstick in her makeup bag! Red can be particularly intimidating. Don't feel rushed to wear red but try to transition slowly. You can start with a sheer lipstick or a lip pencil to create a soft effect. You can also dab your red lipstick to stain your lips, and slowly transtion to a more opaque application.
I got my very first red lipstick at 20. Like most of girls my age, I was more into glosses. It was actually a big step for me to pick it, because it was also my very first lipstick... I finally decided to pick Rouge Dior by Dior in Zinnia Red #743, which is a beautiful blue-based red. At this very moment, I fell in love with red lips!
With fall, it is time to change your nail polish wardrobe and drop your neon blues and pinks for more sophisticated colors. I have selected five of my favorites nail polish for the autumn season.
Bonus: all this shades are work appropriate!
Chanel #601 Mysterious
Chanel is always the trendiest brand for nail polish. They always come up with new and unusual colors.
I litteraly fell in love with this dark green/khaki shade. It is very dark, sophisticated and almost edgy. If you have yellow or olive skin tone, this will look even more flattering.
YSL #14 Violine Surréaliste
This purple-pink color is simply gorgeous! It is elegant yet sexy and feminine.
I usually like to change my nail polish every four days but when I bought this one I got addicted for two weeks! The shade is a good "transition" color from summer to fall because it is vibrant without being too bright. Beside, the applicator makes it so easy to apply that even the clumsier can do it!
Essie Merino Cool
Oh this color... It is like nothing I have ever seen!
I remember spotting it on a friend two years ago and I got hooked. How to describe the color...purple/grey? Yes you read that. It not completely gray but not purple. Just a unique blend of both. Essie creates not only amazing color but the quality of their nail polish is great and very long-lasting.
China Glaze Seduce Me
Such a name is very attractive, but it actually suits the color perfectly.
Everytime I wear this nail polish I get compliments. The color is a dark fuschia/purple red shade, very elegant and femme fatale.
Dior #108 Muguet
You want natural yet beautiful nails? This nail polish is for you.
This is actually an all-year long color. I love this shade because it is a very natural pink/beige that give the illusion of fresh, healthy and classy nails. It goes on with every outfit or makeup or events and suits every skin colors. Just like the YSL, the Dior applicator is also amazing and easy to use.
Since pink is the color of this month, I wanted to gather some pink products to add to your pink ribbon :)
Concealer is life savior product, which is why I am always looking for the holy grail. I am a big fan of Nars Radiant Creamy concealer (I have used 4 or 5 of them since it was launched). Unfortunately, NARS does not exist in Lebanon (yet? *hoping*) so I had to find a new savior.
When it comes to complexion, I prefer high-end brands but I wanted for once to try a drugstore product. I decided to give Maybelline a chance since I usually love their eye products. I got the color #3 - Medium.
The Superstay 24H concealer promises a full and ultra long-wearing coverage.