Sometime in the not-so-distant future…
“Smog! Of course I remember smog. It was one of my favorite things about the early twenty-first century.”
Years from now as you and I share a cheesecake in the middle of the night at our Miami home with the other Golden Girls — dibs on being the Sophia of the group! She’s short, cranky and carries her purse around everywhere, so I feel like I’d be a good fit — we’ll look back on this time as the era of Smog.
No, not the kind that hovers over the San Fernando Valley… I’m referring to Urban Decay’s $19 shimmery masterpiece of golden khaki bronze, the 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Smog.
“Gosh, we wore it with everything!” we’ll say. “We didn’t even touch black liners there for a while.”
It looked so good with summery golds, khakis, bronzes and browns. Even corals, purples and teals.
“Dang,” we’ll say, “that was one flexible liquid liner…”
You’ll roll your eyes as I retell the story (FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME) of how I was wearing waterproof Smog along my lash lines when I bumped into Ryan Gosling that time in Hawaii.
It was early in the morning just after dawn, hardly anyone else in the water, and I was sitting back on my surfboard waiting for the next wave. Smog’s shimmery, shiny finish caught the sunlight, which caught Ryan’s eye and prompted him to paddle over and say, “Hey girl.”
“We surfed, laughed and shared a shave ice that day,” I’ll say, “and Smog lasted from 10-12 hours.”
At some point you’ll remind me of my penchant for telling tall tales, and I’ll tap my plate with my fork, contemplating another slice of cheesecake.
What else can I say about Smog, babe? I just love it.
It’s waterproof and long-lasting enough to spend the day surfing and complements just about every eye color I’ve ever seen.
I love the way its golden khaki bronze color works with the kinds of colors I like to wear in summer.
And when it gets really hot — like so hot that you could fry an egg on the sidewalk — I’ll wear Smog with a waterproof mascara and a nice gloss.
If you’re looking to take a break from brown and brown liners, try Smog.
The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
I recommend Mother’s Day brunch on the Sacramento River at View 202
Did you have a good weekend? El Hub and I drove up to Redding to spend a couple days with his mom and dad. My folks were out of town, so we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with them next weekend.
It was nice. Very relaxing, but HOT! Sticky, icky hot in the mid 90s.
That’s Redding for ya.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,