Neat and New to Me
Unlike my Unsung Heroes series, which features permanent collection products I’ve known and loved a long time, the Neat and New to Me series showcases permanent collection products that slipped under my radar for a while, but then I discovered them! — and now I think they’re neat and new to me.
The answer, my friend, would be yes. A thousand times yes!
If a roving band of performance artists stopped me one day on the sidewalk in downtown Novato and asked, “Excuse us, miss [yes, they’d say ‘miss’]? Would you mind if we poured this bucket of melted Tom Ford Metallic Mink eyeliner on you to cover your entire body from head to toe like a fabulous coat of golden purply bronze?” I’d say yes, even though it would be hard to clean up, ’cause it would look fabulous.
All I have to say about this eyeliner is “Get outta my dreams; get into my car! — and grab me a backup while you’re at it, yo!” Metallic Mink looks SO lovely smudged along lower lash lines, especially with reddish browns or purply brown eyeshadows on your lids.
It’s a shimmery golden bronzed brown eye pencil with a slight essence of purple that comes through every once in a while, and it’s the closest thing I’ve found to BECCA’s fabled Cabrera liner. Although it’s not an exact dupe, it’s close enough to warrant a ticker-tape parade and a pair of naked baby angels playing harps. 🙂
Too bad this luscious stick of lusciousness is $36, but it’s from Tom, so that’s not unusual. Thankfully, at least, it does come with a pencil sharpener, if that’s any consolation.
The color kicks @ss, the formula feels silky soft, and it’s easy to smudge. Plus, it doesn’t irritate my eyes, which is nothing short of a miracle right now, because this is the time of year when EVERYTHING triggers my allergies.
To quote Jerrica from Jem and the Holograms, “Showtime, synergy!” Metallic Mink on my lower lash lines instantly makes looks more luxe. It looks expensive, but I guess it should for $36.
To find out more or to see Metallic Mink up close, head over to one of Tom Ford’s counters or tomford.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Wow, Halloween is next week?? I usually have my costume all figured out by now, but I’ve been dragging my feet this year.
It’s not that I’m in bah-humbug Halloween grinch mode or anything, because I’ve been digging the Halloween decorations around my neighborhood and keeping an eye out for black cats on my walks (it’s their time to shine, after all). Plus, hello — candy.
But I’m not fully feeling the Halloween spirit. I don’t know if it’s because I can’t figure out my costume, or if it’s because I’ve had other things on my mind (pregnancy much?), but I’m trying… I’m sure I’ll figure something out.
Have you? Are you dressing up this year?
I’m thinking about a tooth fairy, so I might check out the dollar store to look for bulk toothbrushes. Or I might dress up as Tracy Flick from Election, seeing as how Reese Witherspoon is my alleged doppleganger, LOL!