FOTD: Magenta Lips

Okay, so I just need you guys to bear with me through this ‘no eye makeup’ thing that I have to go through post surgery. The rules for caring for these new eyes is what prompted me to go ‘lipstick shopping’ with Ben Nye. For my first real go… I used the ‘magenta’ color.


NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger)

YSL Radiant Blush in #1


MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow in #25

MAC Eyeshadow in Brun


Ben Nye Lipstick in Magenta

*Gah, my eyes are still wonky. That redness/discoloration is supposed to hang around for a few weeks. I guess  I can’t complain… it’s only been a few days. I just found out that I might be able to wear eye makeup after another week or so (I go in for another post-op and could get the all clear). Here’s hoping!



  1. V says:

    No eye makeup? I would find that difficult. But you are pulling it off nicely 🙂

    • Thank you! Yep… no eye makeup. It was difficult for me at first (I’ve almost always played up my eyes), but I’m getting used to it. Plus, it’s temporary… so I can be good until I’m out of the danger zone! 🙂

  2. Meka says:

    Shahada! Glad to hear that you’re on the mend! My sister had great results with eye surgery but I can’t even contemplate it. I have thing about eyes. Lol.

    Which high end foundation would you recommend d for oily-combination skin? I’ve fallen in love with a sample of Chanel perfection lumiere in 104. Unfortunately, that shade is now only available from the Chanel website. I’m unsure if Chanel has sales to make that $57 more palpable. But I wonder if there is alternative foundation that I could pick up from Sephora or even Nordstrom. TIA!

  3. Hi Meka! I LOVE my results. I can see so far… it’s so awesome. Hmmm… I love Guerlain Lingerie de Peau but it’s a beast to find my shade (Dore 24). I had luck on Modnique (plus it was on sale). It’s actually better than Perfection Lumiere in my opinion. I LOVE Armani Maestro, but again with the shading. I’m #10 with is a bit to dark… but there’s no #9 (at least not the last time I checked). If you can match your skin tone, that formulation is absolutely amazing. You can get Maestro through Nordstrom, and Lingerie de Peau at Bloomingdales or through

    • Meka says:

      Thanks Shahada! I’m going to stick with these glasses though. Lol. My eyes tear up when someone else’s eyes are red or teary.

      Thanks for the recs. I think linger de peau doesn’t have a shade match for me. I’m a little darker than you (I wear the KGD maifanishi foundation in 302). But I’ll definitely check out the Armani foundation.

      • If you wear KGD 302, then you can wear Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in Dore 25. It’s a full shade darker than 24. I can wear KGD 301 if I correct it ‘up’ a bit. Dore 25 should work just fine for you. 🙂

  4. Reese says:

    I love the magenta shade on you! I never would’ve looked twice at Ben Nye lipsticks, but now I feel a haul coming on, lol!

    @Meka I have to 2nd the rec for Lingerie de Peau. I was a long time fan of Perfection Lumiere, I thought the coverage/formula/finish was literally perfection…until I tried Lingerie de Peau! Its everything I loved about the Chanel x100!

  5. Thank you! Now you’re going to make Meka go on the hunt for Lingerie de Peau… 🙂

  6. Meka says:

    I’m way late. I actually had to google to find this post again because I wanted to pick up one of the foundations that you recommended. Since Reese co-signed the recommendation, I’m hunting down lingerie de peau! Thanks for the recommendation ladies!

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