The Week in Instagram @ViviannaMakeup: A peek into Lauren’s makeup bag // Putting primers to the test for Monday’s post // Now that’s what I call dinner // Riffling through Mel’s beauty lot // Leather-look trousers and pointy shoes // CHANEL Christmas – be still my beating heart // My current skincare line-up // The results of a peruse at the CHANEL counter // Over and pout

The Week in VDM Posts: The Weekend Post #98: The Sleepover Serving // Winter Style Staples // New-In and Loving // Eye Pads // Revisited: 10 Signs You’re a Beauty Addict // Clinique Black Honey: for Red Scaredy Cats // Mel’s Makeup Bag // Lauren’s Makeup Bag // Over and Pout 

Product Pick of the Week: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruelladoes this really come as a surprise? Over recent weeks I’ve found this has become my go-to lip colour. With a formula that’s so hardy you don’t have to worry about half of it smearing all over your chops (deeming it daytime appropriate) I colour my lips in with it and be done. Easy peasy. The colours a stunner too – a burgundy red that adds a bit of colour to my monochrome ensembles.

Blog Post of the Week: A how-to grey ombré nail tutorial from those cool cats at Into The Gloss. I’m struggling to get myself out of the CHANEL Le Vernis in Rouge Noir rut at the moment, but a black pinkie graduating into a dove-grey on the other hand? Yes, that I could get in to.

Must-Watch of the Week: I’ve been having a trawl through the Lisa Eldridge video archives and I just keep on coming back to her ‘Nicole Richie Cover Look’ film. A winged-out, pink lidded look; it’s completely out of my comfort zone but the results are just stunning and I’ve filed it as a possible makeup recipe to whip out at New Years.

Added to the Wishlist this Week: In relation to my first point – more Velvet Matte Lip Pencils! I feel a new thang coming on. Colour recommendations below please. Enable me… 

  • Ariel

    Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Damned!!!!

  • Anna Blush

    I love Lisa Eldridge’s videos, the perfect place to turn when you need some make up inspiration x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • Kate R

    Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Dragon Girl is stunning, a favorite of mine. I think I will have to try Cruella, as it looked so beautiful on you, very festive and chic. x

  • Maria Inês Ribeiro

    SO much beautiful make-up!

    My blog – http://guesswhatfashion.blogspot.pt/

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty

    Love the Nars lip pencils. So good.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

  • Angharad

    Try Velvet Matte lip pencil in Dragon girl! The most stunning and flattering red ever..and suitable for all seasons and skin colours. You’ll love it!

  • Laura

    I love Dragon girl :)

  • Isabelle McWilliam

    Thanks for sharing the Ombre nail post, can’t wait to try!

    http://www.notanotherbeautyblog.co.uk

  • Maddy Cane

    Love the sound of that ombre nail post, I really need to try it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • http://www.jenniferannlove.blogspot.co.uk/ Jen Hately

    Love the ombre nail post! so helpful :) x

    http://www.jenniferannlove.blogspot.co.uk

  • Becky Alyssa

    I can’t get enough of NARS Velvet Matte pencils either! My favourite shade is Sex Machine (naughty!) and I want a Satin one after swatching them today.

    http://beckyalyssasbeautybox.wordpress.com

  • Rachel

    Nars velvet matte pencils are amazing! my favourite is cruella!

    beautyfanatic18.wordpress.com

  • Steph

    Red square, damned and cruella

  • rab

    love the post about the lips, there are so many launches every other day its good to know whats worth the hype and what is not!
    rara from RepeatPiece

  • Sylvia

    I love the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils as well, I have currently been wearing the heck out of Dragon Girl, the perfect pinky red.

    sylvialoveslipstick

  • Marleen

    Lucky me, I have the Chanel eye palette, the blush and the highlighting powder. Definitely purchase both if they are still available! And I want the Rouge Armani red lipsticks and the Nars pencils!

    onadailybeautybasis.blogspot.com

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Nice roundup! The Chanel Holiday collection is amazing :)

  • Krista

    I need to try out some of those Nars lip pencils!! great post :) xo