Random zombie-related transition…
I don’t know if you watch The Walking Dead, but oh, boy! — I hope you do, because it’s one of the best shows on television.
I think so. I mean…yeah, there’s zombies. But depending on how you feel about that. 🙂
It’s not just about the zombies, though. It’s also about people trying to survive after an apocalypse…but yeah, it’s definitely not a bright and polite British cooking show.
But it is great sci-fi/horror, and I like that. As well as British cooking shows. And Instagram cat videos.
The characters in The Walking Dead are faced with much more than zombies (like desperate, and very bad people). The zombies are just the backdrop to the struggle to survive after we’ve lost our modern conveniences. We watch them struggle with questions of morality and humanity, and I think it’s fascinating and frightening at the same time.
Anywho! The new season just started, along with a new season of The Talking Dead, which is the after show. They bring on actors who star in the show, people who work behind the scenes and celebrity super-fans who all just chat and wax philosophic about the last episode.
It’s a lot of fun! The last The Talking Dead episode starred TWD newcomer Katelyn Nacon, who plays Enid, a young teenage survivor, and Katelyn’s makeup on the after show was on friggin’ point!
She looked absolutely beautiful and very fall. I couldn’t stop staring at her eyes and lips the whole time! She was wearing a gorgeous warm brown matte color in her crease with golds and khakis on her lids and a glossy burgundy lip.
I couldn’t find a good picture of it online, but I still felt inspired to wear something similar today.
I turned to a few old-school faves like MAC Soft Brown and MAC Texture, which I used in the crease, then used MAC Shroom to highlight my brow bone and the inner corners, along with the ever-reliable MAC Powersurge along my lower lash line.
I also incorporated a couple of newer products, like the naughty-sounding BECCA Afterglow holiday palette ($39.50), which has three powder highlighters and Wild Honey and Flowerchild, two of my favorite BECCA blushes.
So I’m wearing Afterglow products on my cheeks and to highlight my skin.
I’m also wearing this new thing I’m kind of freaking out over by PUR called PUR Eye Polish in Caviar.
You can find PUR products at Ulta. Their makeup has been around a while, but it’s relatively new to me, and I haven’t used a lot of their stuff.
The Eye Polishes are their new line of six creamy $26 eyeshadows in earthy metallic golds, rose golds and deep browns. They’re almost like potted liquid eyeshadows, and they have a thin, runny consistency. They set very quickly, too, so you have to work incredibly fast.
Caviar, the one I’m wearing today, is a gorgeous smoky olive with flecks of golden glitter. First time I saw it I was like, “Can I just slather this from my lash line to my brown bone?!” LOL! I contemplated doing that today, but I had errands to run, so I kept it relatively tame on my lids.
One of these days, I’ll go for it, because it yearns to go big, ya know?
If you like khakis and golds, I think you’ll really like it. By the way, you can use it as an eyeshadow by itself or as a base for powder shadows.
Or use it both ways like I did here. I put it on my lids as a base, then smudged a little MAC Reflects Antique Gold on top, and then I packed Caviar in the outer corner.
I swear to gawd, one of these days, I’ll figure this out, but for some reason the glitter didn’t really pick up on camera when I took these pics. It should look much, MUCH sparklier than it looks here.
Actually, now that I think about it, I’m wearing a lot of glitter today — more than I usually do on an average Tuesday, but hey, when you’re feelin’ it, you’re feelin’ it.
Getting back to The Walking Dead now, because it always goes back to TWD. 🙂 In the opening scene of last Sunday’s episode (**SPOILER ALERT**), Katelyn’s character Enid gets some backstory.
In a flashback, we see her with her parents on the road before Alexandria. A group of zombies stumble (literally) upon their stalled minivan, and her parents, in an effort to protect her, are killed.
After witnessing her parents die, she’s forced to leave the minivan, alone, and flee. She wanders aimlessly through the backwoods and empty roads of Virginia, just trying to survive. That includes, at one point, eating a small tortoise…RAW!
I mean, you gotta do what you gotta do, man.
Several times throughout her journey we see Enid write the letters “JSS” with her fingers in the dirt (or with some of the tortoise’s bones!), or on a greasy windshield, and we don’t know what the letters stand for until the end of the episode, when we find out. “Just Survive Somehow.”
It’s real deal!
For some reason, that resonated with me. Obviously, without the zombies, but there have been times in my life when I had to just put the blinders on and be like, “Well, this kind of sucks, but I have to get through it.”
The characters are just so well developed. Give the show a try some time (maybe around Halloween??).
I also hope you give this look a try, too! 🙂
Makeup I’m wearing in this look
- EYES: MAC Shroom Eye Shadow (brow bone), MAC Soft Brown Eye Shadow (crease), MAC Texture (lower crease), MAC Ground Brown (outer corner), PUR Caviar Eye Polish (lids as a base and outer corners as an eyeshadow), MAC Reflects Antique Gold (lids), Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Ebony (tight line), MAC Powersurge Kohl (lower lash line), Eye Lure Naturals No 015 (false lashes)
- CHEEKS: BECCA Afterglow Palette, with Rose Gold and Moonstone mixed and worn as highlighter, and Wild Honey and Flowerchild mixed and worn as blush; Guerlain 4 Seasons Brunettes Bronzer
- LIPS: MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Ms. Diva and MAC Vamplify Gloss in Peer Pressure
- COMPLEXION: Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer (cheeks, nose and forehead), Make Up For Ever Radiant Primer (underneath eyes), Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum (foundation), Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift 2 (under eyes as a color corrector), Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer (under eyes), MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Tan (powder)
** I’m also wearing the Kristin Perry Marquise Ear Climbers ($38).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,