Every morning lately I’ve been waking up with two things: 1) a 16-pound tabby on my chest (complete with janky tuna breath) and 2) dark circles.
One is cute; the other is not. 🙂
I’ve come to terms with the tabby, but I sought out Sonia Kashuk’s Straight From Nature Foundation Brush ($17, part of the Straight From Nature Brush line for spring) to help with the circles.
How’d it work?
Well, I haven’t been mistaken for one of the undead lately, and I’m back to being called “Miss” instead of “Ma’am.”
In other words, it’s glorious!
Of course, a brush is just a tool that takes a little secret sauce to work miracles. In this case that secret’s a technique I came across a few months ago. It’s called “the triangle.” It involves using a foundation brush to cover dark circles with concealer.
I had been doing the triangle with a MAC 190 Foundation Brush until Sonia’s little wonder came along… As much as I like the 190, the big brush head’s slightly unwieldy, leading me to spread my beloved Time Balm Concealer around while I have to blend, blend, blend.
With its slightly smaller head, Sonia’s more precise Straight From Nature Brush has produced the same natural, light look I want with the triangle technique. It fits perfectly into the triangle beneath my eyes, which means not having to spend as much time blending. 🙂
It also means not having to spend as much moolah, too, because for $17 it’s about half the cost of the $32 MAC 190. A big *YAY* for Sonia, once again. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+.
Strike a pose
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it; strike a pose, there’s nothing to it — VOGUE!
Fellow Gleeks, what did you think of last night’s episode? I don’t want to spill any spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet, but I gotta say — I expected a little more. Didn’t it feel kinda rushed? Like they were trying to do too much? I don’t know… And none of the songs really blew me away.
I’m looking forward to next week’s Madonna-palooza though. As a lifelong worshiper at the altar of Madge, I expect nothing short of genius!
I did think the preview for Sue’s Vogue bit was awfully clever, ha! Could Kurt and Mercedes have been any cuter?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,