On the one hand, I love wearing Urban Decay’s new $18 Easy Baked Eyeshadow. The slight semblance of cantaloupe that peeks through when the light hits it just right keeps it from ending up in the run-of-the-mill bronze eye shadow pile.
And when I wear it, thanks to the soft shimmer, which works like DOPE-@ss mood lighting, I swear I don’t look half as tired as I usually feel.
But on the other hand, I hate it.
No, not because it two-timed or double crossed me, Don Draper-style. I actually think it’s a great little eye shadow. Worn with a primer, this bronzed peach lasts all day long on my lids (although without one, I start to see creases after two), blends like it was born for gradients, and I just know it’ll rock the Casbah with the corals, browns and teals I plan to wear on my eyes this summer.
It’s just that every time I wear Easy Baked…I think of the Easy Bake Oven I always wanted as a kid but never got.
Wasn’t the Easy Bake Oven the coolest??
I was so jealous of those girls in the commercial baking brownies in their bedroom (I mean, baking brownies in your bedroom? How cool is that!?). My mom never baked because cooking wasn’t really her thing. It wasn’t until I left for college that I realized that cooked meat didn’t have to have the texture of an old leathery shoe (sorry, Mom!).
Heck, I’m considering getting an Easy Bake Oven now and keeping it by my bed (beside the emergency jar of Nutella).
But I don’t know… Urban Decay Easy Baked is probably safer.
If you get a chance, give it a try with something like Urban Decay Smog or Bourbon on your lash lines and your favorite bronzer swept in the crease. It’s so summery and effortless…
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Speaking of baked goods
Holy crap! I had a life-changing loaf of bread from Trader Joe’s yesterday, their Whole Clove Garlic Artisan Bread.
El Hub wanted to make us spaghetti with garlic bread last night, and he only grabbed a loaf because TJ’s was out of their regular French bread.
It has whole cloves of buttery, mild garlic baked into it.
It’s still very garlic-y, but not like you’re eating raw garlic or anything.
OMG, so good! — especially with loads of butter smothered on top…
Just don’t make out with your vampire boyfriend right after eating it.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. On a more serious note, what’s the world coming to, babe? I was taking a break this afternoon and pulled up cnn.com, and there it was: 3 dead in Boston Terror Attack.
It just makes me so sad… There’s no way to explain something like this. I like to think of myself as an optimist, but sometimes it’s hard.
If you were affected in any way today, directly or indirectly, please know that I’m thinking of you.