Welcome! Come on in, everyone! I’m so happy to see your lovely faces this evening. Don’t be shy; we’re all friends here. Just go ahead and grab a spot on the floor — you know, stake your claim — and roll out your yoga mat. We’ll get going in a minute.
For those of you new to the Makeup Meditation series here at Tabs the Cat Yoga Center (tagline: “You won’t find any downward dogs here”), don’t be nervous. This class is for all skill levels. I promise, you’ll do fine.
OK, let’s get started…
First, I want you to quiet your mind…
Now let’s get into a cross-legged position, and place today’s Makeup Meditation totem, the new Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection Palette, in front of you on the floor.
Take a deeeeeeeep breath in, now exhale slowly. OMMMMMMMM…
Extend your arms out to your sides — hold it, hold it, hold it. Now slowly reach forward, taking your Natural Eyes Palette up in your hands, and open it. Fix your gaze upon the nine pans of powder eyeshadow inside.
Let a sense of calm wash over you, and focus your every thought on its mix of matte and shimmery finishes.
Notice the beige, brown, taupe, gold and peach shades. See how they’re laid out horizontally for day, classic and fashion looks?
Take another deep breath, and as you exhale slowly, open your makeup-loving third eye, and visualize the limitless number of neutral looks you’ll be able to do. Allow your mind to transcend to a higher makeup mental plane. Consider that all nine of these shadows pack potent pigments while exhibiting an infinitesimal amount of fallout.
Picture yourself contouring and lining your eyes with the matte shades (beige Heaven, grayish brown Cashmere Bunny, dark brown Sexpresso and golden brown Nudie).
Now, see the shimmery shades (peachy beige Silk Teddy, golden tan Push-Up, dark brown Erotica, golden Honey Pot and reddish brown Chocolate Martini) glimmering on your lids…
Can you see the glitter?
That’s good. There’s just enough to make a statement, but not so much that you couldn’t wear the palette to the office.
Let’s pause here for a moment. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale…
Further meditations on the new Too Faced Natural Eye Palette
- An update on the original Natural Eye Collection Palette, this one trades the cardboard packaging for a sturdier travel-friendly tin.
Too Faced also swapped out three of the old shades (matte light grayish brown Velvet Revolver, shimmery peach Nude Beach and shimmery golden brown Cocoa Puff) for three new ones (dark matte gray brown Cashmere Bunny, matte golden brown Nude and shimmery golden reddish brown Chocolate Martini), which I feel are more practical for daily wear.
- Although the O.G. kit was already wearable, I think this new one’s even more so. The shadows cling to lids like Cat Woman’s costume clings to her curves, meow! Plus, the addition of Nude, the extra matte shade, opens up the palette to a wider audience of neutral lovers, ’cause let’s face it — not everyone’s gonna want to wear shimmers 24/7.
- If you find Urban Decay’s Naked Palette intriguing, yet intimidating, this could be a great alternative. Having the shadows pre-arranged by look takes the guesswork (and thought) out of choosing complementary shades that work well together.
Alright! That just about does it for today’s class. Thank you so much for attending. You did a great job. I hope you were able to relax for a while and unwind.
If you can stick around for a minute, grab one of the freshly juiced catnip grass shots in the lobby!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,