Looking Back at 2009 with 5 of My Eye Makeup Faves

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Tabs does MAC Style Black

I’ve been feeling kinda nostalgic lately with 2009 winding to a close…


Today I took a little break from oh-so-strenuous, almost nonstop Hulu watching to stroll down blogville memory lane. Do you remember any of these five eye makeup products? They were some of my faves of the year.

  • MAC Style Black Greasepaint Stick in Black: Rocking head-to-toe Style Black makeup ensembles might have made for a fun night out (Halloween, perhaps?), but I see myself probably sticking to just one or two of the hyper-edgy items at a time. For instance, I might try a bold eye with the Greasepaint Stick in Black (lovin’ the blue and purple shimmer!) layered beneath one of the Mineralize Eyeshadows on the lid but toned down with a nude lip.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon: Bourbon’s golden flecks lighten my lids in a subtle way, but not so subtle that I can’t appreciate the difference. It’s glitter, after all, and what’s the point of wearing glitter if you can’t enjoy the bling?
  • LORAC Front of the Line Pro Liner: Drawing crisp, dark, dramatic lines is easy-peasy with this liquid pen liner. The genius lies in Lorac’s firm felt tip pen. It glides smoothly against skin, depositing sharp lines with precision — fantastic for cat eyeliner looks.
  • Lancome Declaring Indigo Ink Artliner in Indigo Charm: Ink Artliner in Indigo Charm ($24) is captivating in her shimmery, intensely pigmented indigo blue. A gel liner that doesn’t budge for nuthin’, she stays on my lids all day long without smudging, and I think she totes makes brown eyes *pop*. The thick, semi-wet formula — easy to apply and control — should also be great for gel liner neophytes and lazy girls (like moi).
  • Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Heather: Heather’s a matte mauve confection from Bobbi’s recent Platinum Collection, and to steal a tune from J-Timberlake in those McDonald’s commercials, “Bah-dah-dah-dah-daaah… I’m lovin’ it!”

I found Heather super easy to apply and blend. The purple has enough pigmentation in it to be noticeable on my eyes, but it’s not so obnoxiously bright that I look like I’m heading to a Barney convention.

I can’t believe the weekend’s almost over, le sigh… I hope you had a nice one. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I definitely remember the LORAC liner 🙂 That made winged liner look so easy. I still can’t do wing my liner to save my life, but I’m thinking about getting it anyways
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… EOTD: Lavender and Gold =-.

  2. amy says:

    My favourite beauty items of 2009 are the following:
    1) MAC Greasepaint Stick in Black and V
    2) MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and Mask
    3)Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner Super Stash
    4)MAC Hello Kitty launch
    5)Clinque Even Better Skin Tone Corrector Serum and Moisturizer
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD Holiday Look: Classic Silvery Smokey Eye with MAC Platinum Pigment, Medusa’s Makeup Mineral Eye Dust Silverado and The Balm Shady Lady Sexy Stacey =-.

  3. Yay! We both picked MAC Greasepaint as one of our products of the year! Great minds 😉

    This year I also loved:
    – essie’s chinchilly
    – silverthorn, style snob, and smoke and diamonds
    – sephora winged eye brush
    – philosophy miracle worker set
    – benefit posietint
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Favorite Products of the Year =-.

  4. I too liked the black greasepaint stick! I was really impressed with the hidden sharpener at the end of the stick…very handy! I actually really liked the Style Black collection, with the volcanic ash products being my fave!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Lush-ious Skin for the Wintertime =-.

  5. Steph B says:

    BB powder shadow in Heather is my go-to easy wash of color. The cream looks a little more pigmented. I’ll have to check it out – the powder has fading problems but I love the color so much I can’t stay away. Rather than a black liner, try it with a charcoal one for a slightly softer look. I’m loving Maybelline’s new gel liner in shimmery charcoal.

  6. Rose says:

    Lol, isn’t Hulu addicting?!
    I loved your Lancome Declaring Indigo Ink Artliner post! I recently bought the Stila Smudge Pot Collection set from Sephora. It comes with a blue color called “Starry Night,” so I am excited to recreate your look!
    I can’t believe the weekend is over already 🙁 I have to start studying for finals!

  7. Vonvon says:

    The BB Heather is really pretty…….and I am so dying to try out LORAC and UD stuff! 🙂

    P.s. My weekend was mostly baby-sitting…..not too much fun eh? 😉
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Review: REN Multi-Mineral Pore Minimising Detox Mask – By The Intrepid Beauty =-.

  8. Frances says:

    Great list! The Get Baked set is on special this week at Sephora. I bought one yesterday. 🙂 can’t wait to try the Bourbon.

  9. ashufta says:

    Hey i want to leave a post for the The Clarasonic Plus:

    I would like to nominate my mom, she is a divorcee and has worked really hard all through out her life and now when she has got the time to relax she feels she is lost on time so i want this beautiful gift for her…just to say its still not late …:) thnks.

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