Archive for October, 2015

Random, Non-Makeup Related, 1970s Fiction Reboot In My Brain

Okay but what if–what if, people–Miss Havisham was a supermodel back in the 70s who fell deeply in love with a scam artist who talked her into replacing her agent with him? He was shady–most of her modeling money went up his nose–and he left her in Studio 54 one night to run off with someone else more rich and more famous. She never heard from him again.

Now Miss Havisham lives in a dated, poorly maintained loft in the East Village, wandering her rooms in her old, faded Halston and occasionally wrenching her ankle on the lone platform shoe she still wears. All her clocks are stopped at the ungodly hour of the morning when Liza Minnelli told her she saw him leave with Cher on his arm.


Hooray for LASplash!

My friend, Carrie Meyer of Insomniac Studios, turned me on to the most amazing long-wearing liquid lipsticks from LASplash Cosmetics. Most of you know that when I’m not painting faces, I sing with a cover band. That means I do 40+ songs a show and require my lipstick to withstand a minimum 4 hours of singing/talking/drinking water/occasionally brushing my lips on my microphone–all without much of a chance to touch-up. After seeing Carrie’s review, I bought two of these for myself and have been putting them through my rigorous rockstar paces. Both colors have come out at the end of long performance nights–some 6+ hours in from application to finish–fully intact and vibrant.

Though I personally adore them, I’ve not decided if I’m going to be stocking my pro makeup kit with a wide range of these yet. While comfortable, they do not have the supple, slippery feel of a traditional lipstick that many of my clients expect and/or demand. However, you can bet I’ll be buying more colors for my rockstar kit as soon as possible!