Posts Tagged 'eye makeup'

An Arnold Palmer

It has been many many weeks since last I posted. I started to lose my mojo. My golden gal LL reminded me to post this weekend so I had to get back in the saddle.  For your viewing pleasure – a new product review!

You know that I am the first person to rave about Benefit. I do it quite frequently. I happened upon the Bad Gal Lash in Plum a few weeks back and I have to say – it falls into the Arnold Palmer category – half and half, comme ci comme ca, metza metz. Here’s why –

Pros:

  • It makes my green/blue eyes pop
  • Its really fun and different
  • I couldn’t find any other highish-end cosmetic brands that carried a similar color

Cons:

  • It isn’t very dramatic
  • It doesn’t last very long
  • It smudges all over the place and I look like I have two black eyes in the morning if I forgot to take it off

I tried to find a comparison to do for all y’all but couldn’t find one. I’ve used the blue Dior before and loved it so I guess I am holding it to that bar of colored mascaras. Would I buy it again? Probably not. Will I wear it till its gone? You betcha. Shout if you have any other fun color ideas for me! Anxious to try!

The benefits of Benefit

Ok, I am Benefit happy lately. I am facing my issues. I had to post, because I finally put my finger on why I love it so much. Almost all of the products I own from Benefit are aimed at creating a naturally gorgeous & flawless look – they are subtle, tricky and in most cases,  it’s not obvious that there is any makeup at all. Its magic, to put it simply. It’s all about discreetly covering your flaws and emphasizing your strong points. I love love love love this brand for this reason. And I am a lunatic but I think in a good way.  Below, all the Benefit products in my cosmetic tool kit :

 

(I told you, I am coo coo for cosmetics!)  When you find something good, you stick with it. And if you are like me, you scream it from the rooftop. I am not one to hold back my good finds from my good ladies – everyone deserves to know!

You’re never too old for a lil’ sparkle

Just a random musing today. I couldn’t help myself and had to indulge in this cheapie eyeshadow from Sephora. Its shimmery with subtle glitter. I felt a bit too old and a bit tweenish buying it but FECK IT,  its fun. I thought I’d just layer it with a neutral brown/beige shadow look at night but I’ve actually been wearing it to work this week because it makes me happy. I do work in advertising so I think its fine. There are stranger things going on in that building than me wearing sparkles!

Shadowlust

While trolling the interwebs for new things to post about I came across InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys of 2009. One of the items they feature is on my lust list – Dior 5 Colour Palette. It won best shadow. I also saw it featured in one of my rag mags recently as a fave of the celebs

Click here to get it at Sephora ~ $56

The coolest part about the InStyle feature is that you can actually try it on yourself ! They just launched a new hollywood makeover tool where you can upload a photo of yourself and play around with different celeb hair-dos and all sorts of fun makeup. I found that I look best with Jessica Biel hair. Who knew?

Try it out for yourself – its a nifty distraction! I think I may GaGa myself today. I will share the results if its not too scary! Or maybe I should only show it if its scary. I will take one for the team!