There are few things I love as much as beauty and fashion, color and texture, art and expression. But my love for wine is prettttty high up there.
Pretty, pretty high.
What else I love? A style challenge.
So after taking the Palate Profile Quiz from Club W, a monthly wine club that personalizes its shipments based on your tastes and preferences, I waited for the 3 bottles to arrive and when they did, I assessed which one would inspire a full beauty/fashion look.
PS, I was asked in the profile things like how I take my coffee, my feelings on salt, if I am culinarily adventurous and so on. This is what showed up on my (metaphoric) doorstep…
Based on looks alone — what can I say?? I’m vain! — I chose the rosé.
What a beautiful label and a perfect complement to the coloring of the wine itself. Plus, its color story was not typical for the fall season and that inspired me creatively to figure out a way to “make it work.”
Off to pull a palette fit for a palate-pleaser… with blues and creams and roses.
I headed into my studio to pick product and gather garments.
Now, playing favorites with makeup is always hard for me. But with this bottle as my inspiration, I knew immediately which I’d be selecting.
- Physician’s Formula Extreme Shimmer Shadow Nude Palette, $12. This gel-to-powder formula has 6 beautiful and super luxe-looking shades from rosegold to peach to taupe to gunmetal, all with enough sparkle to bounce light and command attention. Just tap them on with your fingertips.
- Vincent Longo Dew Drop Radiant Blush in Sandalwood, $30. This blush is GORGEOUS. You can sweep on a sheer flush or layer it for intensity. This particular shade is flattering on everyone. (Note: That includes YOU.)
- Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Gloss in Just a Glimmer, $4.49. Not sticky. Not opaque. Not silver-y. Just the perfect iridescent. At the perfect price.
Wardrobe was even easier. I had just the thing. I recently scooped up this faux fur vest from Target and I knew it would be the hero piece of the look. I would typically wear it with all black or monochromatic hues. But the bottle required otherwise.
Even in the colder weather (and sometimes even in a snowstorm), we like to enjoy our rooftop sunsets – so up to the roof we went to capture both the beautiful NYC night and the final look, which I’m calling Rosé All Day – And Head to Toe.
The wind wasn’t exactly cooperating (hello hair everywhere and fur flying) but the Club W Sauvetage wine certainly was ;)
Needless to say, we enjoyed it in style.
OH… and some of the other Club W featured wine labels are kickass too. I mean… hey, what’s up, hello…
As for the other bottles I received, don’t be surprised if another DIVAlicious team member takes a crack at it…
Because inspiration is everywhere. And sometimes it leaves you with a fresh face, out-of-the-ordinary outfit — and a nice buzz.
NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. Samples were provided for editorial consideration and/or my use as a professional makeup artist. All photos are property of DIVAlicious.
Lauren Cosenza is the creator and editor-in-chief of DIVAlicious, a trusted beauty/fashion expert, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a leading NYC-based professional makeup artist, a published contributor and writer, a brand consultant, a product junkie and an insatiable style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan and Shape magazines.
Serving up style with a side of attitude, her site DIVAlicious gives women (and men) the confidence and permission to be fabulous. The site is filled with must-have products, pro tips and tricks, how-to DIY tutorials, makeovers, style inspiration and insider access. Topics range from beauty, fashion, culture, career, fitness, wellbeing, men’s and unisex offerings.