collecting colours

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I don’t know how many of you have heard about MAC’s upcoming collection. Apparently it’s called Colour Rocker and it’ll include other things than just these lipsticks. I first saw the collection on Instagram.

But the lipsticks have definitely caught my eye and I will be purchasing a particular blue shade that I liked the look of. I read somewhere that the collection will be available from 26/01/17 until March, online and in store.

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L’Oreal Collection Star G101 Le Gold

Hello, Goldie!

L’Oreal’s launched special edition Spring 2017 Collection Star lipsticks endorsed by various celebrities. 

In Singapore, there are four new shades shot through with gold pearl, and the pure gold one G101 Le Gold, is a shade endorsed by the drop-dead gorgeous Sonam Kapoor. At this time I’m not certain if L’Oreal will release this shade in the US and Europe under another celebrity’s name, or simply as a shade extension of the whole Colour Riche line, but that’s always a possibility.

It’s a glossy texture, which makes it go on very easily compared to old-school metallic lipsticks which used to be quite a bit drier. 

I just had to focus on it cos it’s such a fun, bling shade if you’re looking for an inexpensive lip topper (it does go on nicely over liquid to matte lipsticks but the creaminess and stick format will cause it will rub off creamier formulas slightly, so use a brush if you want to pair it with a regular lipstick).

For the quick demo above, I didn’t apply it over a red lipstick. (If you do, you get a subtler gold pearl.) I simply applied gold to my bare bottom lip and then added red at the sides and blended them for an ombre. Then I patted a tiny amount around the insides of the top lip just so there was a tiny bit of gradient, but the focus remained on the bottom. 

This is if you want the biggest contrast.

We are now accepting submissions for our January issue!

Deadline: January 15th

We are especially looking for VISUAL arts and prose/essays/long-form pieces! Regular contributor applications are also being accepted (though it takes a bit for us to respond to them!) <3

It’s funny how people often define art as something a person makes with the intent to stir feeling in others, but sometimes that feeling is so unspoken and unexplainable, or sometimes a visual is almost a feeling itself. And I don’t know, I don’t set out to make people feel things, I’m just collecting colours and shapes and my own feelings. Art is like travelling somewhere. Or whatever. I don’t even like calling it art. It’s just some things.

NTB Scanpix

Ok, because we can’t have a nice thing that isn’t a little shady, let’s talk about the source of this footage.

NTB Scanpix is not an American photo agency. 

We enhance your message – whatever the platform

NTB Scanpix is a provider of visual content. In addition to stills, one of our main areas of expertise is producing video content for web and television.

Our photo archives contain more than 20 million pictures spanning from the early 20th century through to today’s news photos – if you want moving images our stock archive holds more than 104 years of screentime. We represent ITN Source, Corbis Motion and the historical Norwegian newsreel Filmavisen, to name but a few.

We represent more than 50 picture agencies worldwide, the majority of them on an exclusive basis.

Our 12 staff photographers cover all major events in Norway, and we have 25 of Norway’s best photographers delivering Scandinavian illustrative images to our Scanpix Creative collection featuring the Scandinavian Colour Palette. Popular themes in our images include people, lifestyle, industry, office, home & family, design and sports.

We also do commissioned work. Editorial and commercial customers expect to find what they need in the Scanpix database. In order to exceed our customers expectations Scanpix is always looking for ways to improve ourselves and to create new relationships.

So, basically, I don’t think Scanpix was one of the paps at the club that night. I think this is just a dumping ground for the video that someone released/leaked. The question is, as always, WHY.