First thing this morning I told myself, “Karen, take note of the little things today,” and I’ve taken note of some wonderful little tidbits throughout the course of my day (a hot cup tea, seeing a rainbow, catching Tabs looking extra cute), but I have to say…
Even though I didn’t really plan to go anywhere fancy today, I thought it might be fun to glam it up a little — ya know, for Tabs, and because it’s Thursday.
It all started with the Lancôme Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette in Dancing Rose ($50) from the French Ballerine spring collection. One glance at that deep, plummy reddish purple in the middle, and I just had to get it on my lids, ASAP!
I used the sparkly light purple as a base all over my eyes, patted the pink shade on my lids, swept the plummy shade in my crease (creases?), and then highlighted underneath my brow bones with the light opalescent pinkish beige.
Then, I added a fatty-bo-batty wing on my upper lash line with the deep blackish plum, woo hoo!
Glam eyeshadow deserves glam lashes, so I brought out the big guns, Katy Perry Lashes in Banging Beauty ($6.99). These falsies are cray, yo! I could barely lift my eyes because they were so big and so over the top. Definitely not for the faint o’ heart.
Since the eyes were so shimmery, so purple, so BAM! — I tried to keep my cheeks and lips soft to balance things out.
On my cheeks, I swept soft matte peach blush on the apples, Dolce & Gabbana’s Luminous Cheek Color in Apricot ($45). I planned to do pink lips, so I figured that a peach shade on my cheeks would keep it from looking too matchy-matchy. Oh, by the way, this shade is a lovely everyday blush if you like sun-kissed cheeks without any shimmer.
For the lips, I went back to Lancôme spring and did a single layer of a pinkish nude with Gloss in Love in 302 Rose Oscar ($27).
Tell me all about the makeup you wore today! Did you go glam? Please say yes!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,