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Smoke circles + current makeup loves

Black and gray, cold and dark like my heart.

Just kidding. Maybe.

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Top: Banana Republic (similar)
Skirt: American Eagle
Flats: Target
Necklace: Gift
Ring: Madewell

Since it’s still too warm to wear true fall clothes (but dropping down to 84 this Saturday, which is basically a cold front in Houston), I’m doing my “summer to fall transition” (lame) with darker makeup.

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Clockwise: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lust, Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane

This skinfinish requires a light hand because of the large flecks of red glitter, but is a perfect highlight and/or blush for evening looks. The Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry is a pretty, creamy, pigmented addition to any neutral eye, and looks great against warmer skin tones, such as my Hispanic-ass skin.

I received this sample version of the new Urban Decay Perversion mascara in a recent Ipsy bag, and though I prefer a wand with plastic bristles, this mascara is great at thickening the lash line. However, my stubborn straight lashes fall within minutes, and I’ve noticed it flaking off near the end of a work day. Not cool, UD.

Yaaayyy.

Gravity, hypocrisy and the perils of being in 3-D

If I can’t wear pants or leggings, I can wear dark colors. I’ve always liked wearing jewel tones because they compliment my skin color and are the next best thing to black. Fall means maroons and plums, and I am not hesitating to add them into my current summer wardrobe as a transition.

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Dress: Hollister (similar)
Jacket: American Eagle
Flats: Target
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: American Eagle
Lips: Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry
Nails: Nicka K in Red Hot

This dress is an old favorite. I was so excited when I bought it because I had recently lost 70 pounds and had always dreamed of fitting into a Hollister dress, as sad as that sounds. My teenage brain was convinced that only skinny pretty girls shopped at stores like Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch, but here I am.

Also, if there is a fan club for Revlon Matte Balms, sign me up. These things are heaven sent for lip-licking girls such as myself. “Sultry” is a muted deep rose and oh so creamy and pigmented. I need one in an eggplant shade. Get on it, Revlon.