Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gimme Gimme

I want this. I had a Sephora employee try this on me, while my friend had to entertain her one year old who was throwing her first tantrum. The darker, accent shade is ok. But the dove gray/lavender one is STUNNING. I tried it dry since it was first thing in the morning, but think I may purchase and wear wet to a certain best friend's wedding in July. So beautiful.

Despite all of the hype, I really do like Bare Escentuals. The little pots bother me because they take up so much space and time. I also love Benefit, and their eye palette Big Beautiful Eyes is conveniently packaged in one compact. I use that thing all the time, and love the undereye concealer and brushes included.

As with all eye makeup, I rely completely on Urban Decay Primer Potion to keep it from creasing. It also makes the colors more vivid and lasting. I highly recommend it. For $16, it makes all your eye makeup MUCH better.

I really don't need any more makeup. I despise excess. I strive to only purchase what I actually need and use regularly. Hence, the obsession with buying the perfect products. But, if it's for a special occasion...

Foiled Eye


sarahfrostie said...

What is a 'foiled eye' look?

Kara said...

The foiled eye is very often seen on shows such as American Idol--not that you have that over there! It is that sort of glossy, glittering look. MAC creates a foiled eye with their pigments and Fix solution. BE says one can wet any of their glimmer eyeshadows to achieve it. Here is a tutorial I found:
*click on glossy eyes
*I would never have the patience for each of these pain-staking steps, but I love the look!

Anne-Marie said...

I LOVE smash box eye products. Their shadow stays ALL day long through sweat, smear, and sun! LOVE their strong colors. have you tried?