Should You Say Eye Do to Eyeko Makeup?

Published in: Eyeko, Makeup, Product Reviews

Wearing Eyeko Brow liner, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner and Eye Do Mascara; Lips are MAC Matte Lipstick in Damn Glamorous

Bangs and a British accent are partly responsible for attracting me to Eyeko makeup.

I desperately wanted to believe that lining my eyes, coating my lashes and filling in my brows with Eyeko products would summon the powers of makeup magic, so that suddenly, one misty morning, I’d awaken with fab fringe and a bangin’ British accent like Alexa Chun, the stylish model/TV presenter/writer and face of the Eyeko brand.

Hey, man, you never know… Stranger things have happened. :)

If, one day, I’m pimpin’ Lloyd Christmas hair in my pictures and start a post with, “I fancy a pasty this morning and a spot of tea!” you’ll know the deal.

Eyeko products from the left: Brow liner, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner, Me & My Shadow in Charcoal and Eye Do Mascara

I’ve been using some of Eyeko’s permanent collection products lately — a couple of their liquid liners, a mascara and a brow filler — and here are a few thoughts…

Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner ($19)

This waterproof liquid liner’s thin, flexible felt tip says “meow!” to the part of me that loves kitten flicks and skinny lines (it’s a BIG part). It’s preternaturally precise, but I have to make quite a few passes with it to get the color fully opaque, and that’s a bit of a bummer.

I’ve been using Mocha, the brown shade, but it’s also available in Ebony and Marine.

Eyeko products from the left: Brow liner, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner, Me & My Shadow in Charcoal and Eye Do Mascara

From the left: Brow liner, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner, Me & My Shadow in Charcoal and Eye Do Mascara

Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner ($19)

Now here’s a liner Cleopatra would have liked. It’s long-wearing, waterproof and darker than the depths of the Nile at midnight. The short, firm felt tip feels like a marker and makes drawing dots between my lashes a breeze… That’s mostly what I use it for, in fact — to thicken my lash line, although it would also work for drawing thin lines and cat flicks, but I rarely use it for that, as crisp edges aren’t among one of this liner’s strengths. Available in black.

Eyeko products from the left: Brow liner, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner, Me & My Shadow in Charcoal and Eye Do Mascara

From the left: Brow liner, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner, Me & My Shadow in Charcoal and Eye Do Mascara

Brow Liner ($19)

Weirdly wimpy and sheer in swatches, Eyeko’s Brow Liner makes more sense once you get it in brows, where it’s great for creating a full, softly structured natural look. If, however, you’re going for hyper-defined brows with tails capable of cutting glass…you might not be into it.

Lasts all day, and it’s available in one shade, a sheer brownish taupe, that Eyeko refers to as universal.

Wearing Eyeko Brow liner, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner and Eye Do Mascara; Lips are MAC Matte Lipstick in Damn Glamorous

Wearing Eyeko Brow liner, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner and Eye Do Mascara; Lips are MAC Matte Lipstick in Damn Glamorous

Me & My Shadow Shadow Liner ($19)

Gotta say, not really feelin’ this cream eyeshadow…

Every time I open it, the shadow stick falls out.

No, literally, it falls out of the tube and lands on my desk. Then, when I do get it on my lids, it creases within minutes.

Grr.

The shade I’ve been using is called Charcoal, a sparkly gray, but it’s also available in Chocolate and Taupe.

Eyeko Eye Do Mascara ($26)

This water-resistant mascara probably could have been called Drill Sergeant, because it really orders lashes around, gathering them into groups of three or four, so you get a spiked, anime-like lash look.

Very cool and different. I also like the lift and curl and how it doesn’t flake or smudge (although it’s not a volumizing champ).

It comes with a small plastic guitar pick-looking doohickey that you’re supposed to use to shield your lashes from your skin so you don’t get excess product on your lash lines…but I rarely use it. It’s cute though.

Available in one shade called Carbon Black.

So, overall, do I like what I’ve tried from Eyeko makeup? Ya know…Eye Do. :)

Eyeko products are available now at Eyeko counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Thanksgiving Spread

Published in: Daily Photo

Your nephew did a wonderful job assisting me with Thanksgiving today. He kept close watch as I prepped the food in the kitchen, and then supervised the actual eating at the table.

Such a dedicated kitty. :)

The crab was a success by the way. In case you were wondering, yes — crab tastes pretty darned good dipped in gravy (who knew?).

Now I’m off to swan dive into my third (!) slice of pecan pie.

Can I get you a slice? Would you like it with, or without whipped cream (or one of each)?

A Pair of Kinky Boots That Should Fit Most Everyone: The MAC Kinky Boots Collection

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup

MAC Kinky Boots Lipstick and Lipglass

Wearing both the Kinky Boots Lipstick and Lipglass

We interrupt your Thanksgiving food coma to bring you this important shoe-related announcement…

One does not need to own a pair of kinky boots to appreciate the MAC Kinky Boots collection.

But please don’t let that stop you from shoe shopping. :)

Kick up your heels and dance to the tune of this limited edition lipstick and gloss, which were inspired by Kinky Boots, the Broadway musical (fun fact: MAC Viva Glam alumna Cyndi Lauper wrote the music and lyrics for the show!).

MAC Kinky Boots Lipglass and Lipstick

MAC Kinky Boots Lipglass and Lipstick


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Happy Thanksgiving, My Friend!

Published in: Just For Fun

Happy Thanksgiving
“Gobble gobble!”

It’s Thanksgiving here today in the U.S., and Tabs, El Hub and I will be celebrating with a small festive Thanksgiving feast featuring large quantities of turkey! crab!

Yes, crab (we’re trying something different).

But we’ve got some of the traditional fixin’s too, like we’ve got stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, pecan pie, mashed potatoes (and gravy, of course, purr Tabs)…

I can’t take credit for everything. I did make the potatoes, some corn and prepped the crab (like that’s hard), but some of our local eateries also helped, which is code for, “Some of it came from Whole Foods and Costco.” The plan for the day is to stay in my jammies as long as humanly possible, watch football (go Niners!), relax and start eating at noon, hopefully wrapping up the eating portion of the activities around 5:30, at which point I will most likely pass out. :)

Thank you, as always, for keeping me company and for putting up with my product review bizarreness (WOW! Bizarreness is actually a word?). Stay warm and have a wonderful day. Talk to you soon.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Cool-Toned Grays Signal a Smoky Black Friday at MAC: Available for One Day Only, the $25 MAC Smoky Black Friday Veluxe Pearl Fusion Shadow Trio

Published in: Eyes, MAC Makeup

MAC Smoky Black Friday

The new $25 MAC Smoky Black Friday Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio, available one day only on November 28, 2014, exclusively online at maccosmetics.com

Ya know…we should really figure out some sort of long-range communication system that doesn’t involve technology, just in case the sh*t ever hits the fan, and the Internet goes dark, and we need a way to ask each other important questions like, “Girl, are you doing any Black Friday shopping?” or, “What do you think of the new MAC Smoky Black Friday Velux Pearlfusion Shadow Trio?”

My first thought was carrier pigeons, but then many of us have cats…

So now I’m thinking smoke signals, but I haven’t figured out the vocabulary yet.

Like, how would you say, “I think the three Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadows in this online exclusive are just OK,” with a small fire and smoke?

I don’t know…

I’d also want to say, “I probably wouldn’t take off my hoop earrings and throw down if there was a shortage of these trios and I was forced to fight for the last one, but I might reach for one on a Friday night if I wanted to do a fast and shimmery smokey eye that didn’t require a ton of work.”

But that seems like a lot to say with puffs of smoke…

MAC Smoky Black Friday swatches

Wearing Smoky Black Friday on my lids and MAC Matte Lipstick in Nouvelle Vogue on my lips


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