The sun’s out, I’m not wearing socks (FOOT FREEDOM!), I am wearing coral lipstick, and the eye look I tried this morning did not result in a complete disaster…
Yeah, it’s been a terrific Tuesday so far.
Today I felt springy and, I dunno, kinda smokey, so this purply brown smokey eye with soft cat eye liner happened.
Note to self: do this liner more often! It’s fairly easy — just black eye pencil with a dark shimmery purple shadow blended on top with a pencil brush — and it takes about half the time as a super crisp black cat liner, otherwise known as “the time-suck of my makeup existence.”
As a side, am I the only person who regularly attempts black cat liner when there’s, like, absolutely no time to get ready, and then inevitably ends up with their two tiny kitten flicks morphing into huge, unsymmetrical bat wings that don’t match?
Siri, remind me to wear soft cat eyeliner like this the next time I need to be saved from myself.
Oh! — this look was also an excuse to try a few new products from Benefit, Dior and Smashbox.
Some quick notes…
- Benefit’s new Roller Lash curling mascara — This stuff is black, and glossy, and it lifts and curls lashes, but you absolutely, positively must comb out your lashes while they’re wet; otherwise, they’ll stick together like mean girls in the cafeteria.
- Dior’s Nude Air Serum Foundation — This lightweight, medium-coverage hybrid skin care serum/foundation looks amazing on the skin. My homegirl at Sephora hooked me up (‘sup Nini!) with a fatty-bo-batty sample in shade 040, and when I finish it…I’m probably gonna throw down 53 large ($53) for a full-size replacement.
Yeah, that good.
- Smashbox Double Exposure Palette — Yep, these gorgeous, mostly cool-toned shades are a dream to blend.
Key products I used for this look