Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FIFTY SHADES OF FUCHSIA



I have a lasting affection for Modica's Bar Fucsia [pronounced "fook-see-ah"] as it is the place where Simi the dog and I arrived to be met by friends when we moved to the city all those years ago. I can never pass the bar without thinking of that evening. They also make extremely good ice cream.

The colour fuchsia, too, is one of my favourites but when it comes to lipstick I cannot find a true fuchsia shade that looks "fucsia fucsia" ["really fuchsia"] on my lips, though it may seem so when dabbed on my hand from the tester. I should add that there are some makes I just cannot use because of allergies and the brands of make-up available here in Sicily are broadly the same as those to be found in perfumeries all over the world.  



The nearest I have got to a true fuchsia shade that doesn't look as pale as death once on my lips is the YSL lippie at the front on the right but they don't make it any more. [Isn't it annoying when cosmetic companies withdraw our favourite shades, ladies?]  The Italian brand Karaja lippie at front left is not too bad on me but it doesn't come out a deep fuchsia colour as it does on Italian lips. So are you listening, cosmetic houses? I want a "fucsia fucsia" lippie the colour of that car on Bar Fucsia's roof and I want it to stay that colour!

When it comes to clothes, the most difficult colour to obtain here is emerald green and I've become convinced that this must be because for some reason it does not suit Italian skins.  Come on, all you designers up in Milan - get some emerald clothes out there for Christmas!

OK, that's my rant done and if you're wondering why it matters, gentlemen, here's the reason:

Peggy Lee - I Enjoy Being a Girl

8 comments:

CherryPie said...

A girl has to have her lippy just so and it is always frustrating when the discontinue that perfect colour!

Lee said...

My ex, when he was living in New York saw Peggy Lee in concert...he said she had to be helped out to the stage and steadied at the microphone...but once she began singing all else faded away...she was brilliant!

Here are a few ideas for you, Pat...you've probably already done a search via our friend, Mr. Google...but if not, you might find what you're looking for....

Calvin Klein Delicious Fusion Moisturizing Lip Color - #320 Fuchsia

YSL Rouge Pur Couture 07, Le Fuschia (this is probably the one you used that is now discontinued...but just in case it's not...)

Makeup For Ever #36, Satin Fuschia
($19)

http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?brand=11&action=Sort&type=156

http://shop.target.com.au/p/np-set-lipstick-gold-coast-dark-fuschia/P52306471

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?itemid=138482

José María Souza Costa said...

Invito - Italy
Io sono brasiliano.
Dedicato alla lettura di qui, e da visitare.
Ho un blog molto semplice. Ti invito a farmi visita, e, se possibile seguire insieme per loro e con loro. Mi è sempre piaciuto scrivere, esporre e condividere le mie idee con le persone, a prescindere dalla classe sociale, credo religioso, l'orientamento sessuale, o, di Razza.
Per me, ciò che il nostro interesse è lo scambio di idee, e, pensieri.
'm non nello spazio Grullo mio, ti aspettano.
Confessare, che sto seguendo il tuo blog.
Forza, pace, gioia e amicizia
Auguri Brasileiras.
www.josemariacosta.com


Invitation - Inglês
I'm Brazilian.
Spent reading here, and visit.
I have a very simple blog. I'm inviting you to visit me, and if possible follow together for them and with them. I always liked to write, expose and share my ideas with people, regardless of class Social, Religious Creed, the Sexual Orientation, or, of Ethnicity.
To me, what will interest is our exchange of ideas, and, thoughts.
'm there in my space Simpleton, waiting for you.
Confess, that I am following your blog.
Strength, Peace, Joy and Friendship
Greetings Brasileiras.
www.josemariacosta.com

Winchester whisperer said...

You haven't read That Book have you?

Gledwood said...

My friend Binky lent me a fushcia (however you spell it) pink teeshirt the other day. Nobody at her house agreed with my estimation of the colour (but they are all schizophrenic). Anyway later that day I googled it and posted the colour on my blog and OF COURSE i was right it was the colour of fyooshas.

http://gledwood4.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/do-i-really-need-help-and-if-so-what.html

I hope Simi is having a very merry festive tide and BLOODY HELL AREN'T YOU LUCKY RESIDING ABOUT A THOUSAND MILES FROM OUR ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUSLY COLD ICEBOX OF AN ISLAND (BRITAIN). SERIOUSLY IT'S THAT CHILLY, LIQUID NITROGEN IS POOLING ON THE STREETS. IT'S THAT COLD. ABSOLUTELY PERFECTLY RIDICULOUS!!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Definitely,Cherie. Hi, Lee. Thanks for the ideas. Hi, Jose. I will visit your blog as soon as I can. Hi, WW. Yes, and I enjoyed it! Hi, Gleds. Sorry it's so cold over there! Simi sends wags. xwoof!

jams o donnell said...

Ah fuchsia's a good colour.I love the fuchsias in our garden

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, jams. Have you posted any pics of them?

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