On super busy days (ahem, like the first time you host Thanksgiving dinner at your house), getting an extra five minutes to put on some makeup in the morning can mean the difference between success and a nervous breakdown.
Those 300 critical seconds could end up saving someone from being shanked with a butter knife, and preventing me from spontaneously transforming into a brains-craving zombie.
To take absolute advantage of those vital minutes of life-saving meow time, there’s Laura Mercier’s $22 Metallic CrÃ¨me Eye Colour in Gold, a shimmery cream shadow capable of overcoming a number of makeup and beauty challenges like…
Problem: Totally tired eyes.
Solution: Let’s not even go there about my insomnia issues and the 50 shades of purple I’ve been waking up with under my eyes. This cream shadow’s softly golden finish glows like a tropical vacation in a tube. Wearing it I feel like I
Problem: No time for brushes.
Solution: Gold’s as quick and easy to use as pecan pie is to love (my favorite, BTW — much more than pumpkin). I pat and blend a small amount on my lids with a finger. Takes all but 60 seconds.
Problem: Getting the look of effortless eyes.
Solution: Easy like Sunday morning, Gold highlights eyes with a whisper, versus a SHOUT. But you still look like you’re wearing something, making it a great choice for busy mornings, brunches and first dates (among other events).
Best of all, it doesn’t lean too warm or cold; great news for a wide range of skin tones.
I’ll often wear Gold without a primer (it depends on how many of those precious 300 seconds I have left when I get to it), and when I do, it lasts between 7-8 hours on my combination dry/oily lids without creasing or fading.
If your lids are extremely oily, a primer should help extend Gold’s wear time. I really like NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
The Unsung Heroes series, a long-running series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog, features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of brands.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Shoot, I just realized that I forgot something I always do. I forgot to wish you a happy Friday this morning and say…