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Olympics 2012: What to Buy this Week – The Gold/Silver/Bronze Edition
Mon, 30 July 2012 11:43AM
As you’ve probably guessed by now, we’re in the grips of Olympics mania here at PRIMPED. And while the theme might not extend to green and yellow eye shadow (don’t put it past us though – Hayley has, after all, painted the Aussie flag on her fingertips), right now we’re loving all medal-inspired metallic tones. Which just happen to be the colourway of our winning buys this week …
GOLD: Shu Uemura Gold Eyelash Curler, $40, from selected David Jones
It’s the cult of all beauty buys. In one fell swoop it delivers perfectly and evenly lifted lashes. So we probably don’t need to say too much to convince you to buy this A-list curler. Except to say it now comes in 24K gold. Oh and: hurry up! It’s set to be on sale for only another few weeks.
SILVER: Lipstick Queen Liptropolis, $69.95, Kit
These silver-encased bullets are the latest creation of Poppy King, who really is the lipstick queen. Seriously, does the girl ever get one wrong? Certainly not with this trio. Inspired by her hometown Manhattan, there’s Upper East (a pretty peachy nude), Central Park (a vibrant pinkish coral) and Soho (a cool, pink-toned red). If you haven’t tapped into the lipstick revival trend yet, this is the perfect way to do so – with these three shades, you’ll have a can’t-go-wrong colour for any occasion. Plus, the creamy (and comfy-to-wear) formulations have a subtle sheen that will appeal to even the gloss-lovers out there.
BRONZE: Dior Golden Jungle Palette in 002 Golden Browns, $115, from department stores
Dior’s Golden Jungle colour collection hits counters today and – in our humble opinion – this is the star buy. One, we’re a sucker for leopard print, so this had us at hello. But two, these three eyeshadow shades (golden-beige, bronze-brown, dark chocolate – in varying finishes of matt, pearl and iridescent) conjure up a sultry, bronzed take on the smoky eye. Oh and there’s a pretty, shimmering lip shine, too.
What do you think, Primpettes? Anything here on your lust list?
Or what else are you planning on buying at this very minute?
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence