I hate going to work completely tow’ up, but it seems like I’m always running late. What I need are makeup tools and tips to help me save time when I’m getting ready for work, and I think I found one: Stila Convertible Eye Color ($20).
Part Transformer, part James Bond gadget, it delivers three great tools in one — a twist-up eye pencil, a smudging sponge, and, when you twist the middle of the pen, a coordinating eye shadow.
Stila Convertible Eye Color in Violet made quick work of this smokey purple eye.
The Violet shade’s pencil is a shimmery, dark plum; the coordinating shadow is a shimmery lavender.
Isn’t she cute?
For the eye look pictured up top, I started by applying a thin layer of primer on my lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
I used the eye pencil end of the Stila Convertible pen to draw a thick line on each lid, starting at the outer side of the lash line and working my way inward. I took care to apply as close to the base of the lashes as possible, right along the roots.
To diffuse the color into the crease, I gently rubbed the smudging sponge along the top of the liner, taking care to make the liner darkest near the lash line.
Next, I patted the violet eye shadow shade on top of the liner, onto the lid and into the crease.
The goal was to have the darkest shades of purple closest to the lash line, and then have the color fade as it moved into the crease. With my fingers, I softened away any edges from the eye shadow.
Here’s what I had so far…
To make the eyes pop a little bit more, I ran the pencil liner along the top lash line one more time, starting from the outer side and moving in. Then, I lined the upper water line.
I also ran the liner along the lower lash line, stopping at about a fingernail’s width from the inside corner of the eye.
To emphasize the smokiness of the look, I patted the violet shade onto the lower lash line, directly on top of the liner.
With the smudging sponge, I softened away any harsh lines on the lower lash line one more time.
Et voila! One quick and easy purple smokey eye.
At the time I took these pics a few days ago I was wearing a raggedy UC Davis workout t-shirt (complete with lots of holes), and my hair was uncombed and sticking out at weird angles, so I skipped the full face shot (it was frightening!).
Stila pushed the envelope with their Convertible Eye pen. I love the idea of getting multiple products in one. It kinda reminds me of those four-color ball-point pens (you know the ones).
What do you think? Is Stila on the right track?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,