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You bitches know I love a good stick foundation. Usually, I’m loyal to Bobbi Brown without deviation, but an online coupon deal lured me to try Kevyn Aucoin’s The Radiant Reflection Solid Foundation. I’m a fan of Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer for its intense coverage, so I looked forward to seeing what this brand could do in a convenient stick format.
It pains me to report The Radiant Reflection is a serious disappointment. First, the colors are all named after six different supermodels:
Shalom Amber, Linda, Christy, Yasmeen, Beverly. The limited range makes finding the right shade challenging.
Some reviews complained of an odor; there are always some folks bitching about fragrance within the sensitive crowd. I am not among them. I have preferences, but am not wholeheartedly fragrance-resistant. I mention this because I’m about to concur that this product does have a funky smell. If otherwise the foundation performed beautifully, maybe the artificial smell would be less noticeable, but alas that is not the case. Ultimately, the formula fails for lack of creaminess and blendability. It applies with a cooling sensation, but then hovers on the skin without ever really sinking in to vanishing perfection. This product takes work to look natural, and life is filled with enough work. Back to Bobbi Brown, $4 savings per stick and foundation that melts into the skin providing flawless unspookable coverage.
Today begins Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week where designers will present their spring 2011 collections. Get in the mood by viewing arguably the best fashion movie ever made: Unzipped. This movie is old; it documents Isaac Mizrahi’s 1994 fall ready-to-wear collection. Doesn’t matter, it holds up. Filmed during the apex of the supermodel era, Unzipped is jam packed with cameos: Sandra Bernard, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Shalom Harlow, Amber Valletta, Eartha Kitt, and a tantrum-throwing Linda Evangelista (among many others). Mizrahi charms as his chubby nervous-nelly self, and his team of sycophants carve their own unique roles in this (pre-reality TV boom) documentary. Endlessly quotable, this is an unmissable fashion cult classic.
Pick a side.
Prepare to ramp it up.
SAGITTARIUSLet it be easy breezy.
The frivolity of summer is over.
Go out of your way to be friendly.
You are a valued friend.
One word: edit.
Don’t confuse selfishness for martyrdom.
Make a list.
Clean and organize.
Moodiness makes you seem self-important.
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