Whoa! Time to go get my hair cut, but I still haven’t decided what to do!
When I asked style icon and world-renowned kitty supermodel Tabs what he thought, he twitched his tail twice and plopped his husky body beside the new Laura Mercier Eye & Cheek Palette ($60, available now) sitting on my desk.
Tabs believes that if you’re going to be looking at yourself in the mirror for 2-3 hours at the salon (haha, I accidentally typed “saloon”), you want to look cute. Normally, I’d apply some mascara and gloss and head out the door, but today Tabs insisted that I “break my cycle of lameness” (his words via text) by incorporating Laura’s new palette of six eyeshadows and two blushes from her Lingerie Collection for spring 2012.
I asked Tabs how much the packaging factored into his suggestion, as it does appear to match his fur, but he licked his tum and pawed at the purple, beige, taupe, gray, pink and peach shades as if to say, “It’s because the colors are so fresh and fun.”
He never did make a suggestion about my hair…but he did purr his approval when he saw this look featuring purple smokey eyes, bright pink cheeks and rosy lips.
Eyeshadows, top row from he left: Buff Pearl, Tawny Apricot and Rich Cocoa; Eyeshadows, bottom row from the left: Pale Pink, African Violet and Black Plum; Blushes on right: Rose Desire (pink shade) and Fresh Peach (peach shade on far right)
Eyes and cheeks: Laura Mercier Eye & Cheek Palette; Lips: Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Blush from Holiday 2011
Some thoughts on the palette…
- Okay, it’s official! African Violet Eyeshadow is my new favorite purple. It sparkles with fine flecks of golden shimmer, and I think it looks downright gorgeous all by its lonesome on lids.
- The Rose Desire and Fresh Peach Blushes, despite how bright they appear in their pans, actually look moderately pigmented on my skin, and I love the natural flush they give to cheeks.
- The dark matte shades, Rich Cocoa and Black Plum, don’t hold anything back! They go all out when it comes to pigment. To dilute them a little, I start by brushing one on the back of a hand, and then use a different brush to pick up the color from there before applying it to my lids.
Note to self
Five days into the new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’d like to accomplish in 2012, like furnishing the dining room, fixing up the house, taking a yoga class (or a martial art) and being a great wife to El Hub and cat mom to Tabs.
One of my wishes for all of us is that we’re able to do our thing this year, that thing that makes us happy, whatever it might be. If you’ve always wanted to take up needlepoint, take up needlepoint! — even if your friends or family think it’s silly (I love needlepoint designs with cats in them).
If there’s anything you’ve been wanting to do or try, go for it! This month is a great time to start. One tiny step at a time, and before you know it, you’ll be there.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,