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,