Just a quick reminder that Second Saturday is this weekend, so make a pit stop at the ATM and head to midtown - and downtown - to get in on some funky fashion finds. (Olipom on 21st street, between L and K, is always a good destination.)
On a completely unrelated topic - has the local Beauty Patrol noticed that every year, the fall makeup lines hit the counters while we're all still wearing flip-flops and tank tops?
I was checking out some of the new collections and, while they're really, really pretty, I'm just not ready to start wearing red lipstick or heavy eyeliner!
That said, check out a couple of what I'll call "transitional" lines to get us through until the official start of fall:
* M.A.C: The Flashtronic and Rushmetal (shown left) collections are on counters through Aug. 31.
Flashtronic is super-unique because both the face powders and the eyeshadows have three to four shades swirled together in sort of a marble-like fashion. (The products can be complemented by new shades of M.A.C. lip gloss in neutral and pink shades.)
The Rushmetal collection is one that definitely will take you into the dog days of summer. Lots of rich, metallic pigments for eyes and lips in shades of gold.
* BeneFit: And, speaking of gold, check out BeneFit's 24K lipstick collection. The gold lipsticks and lip glosses ($20 each) give you a golden sheen that's summery and warm. I like them because we have a choice of either a stick or something more shiny.
Finally, note to you: If you plan on heading to the California State Fair, which opens a week from today, let me know here at 21Q if you spot any fun fashion finds. You never know what you'll see on the Midway!