It’s funny, but for a slacker, MILG is actually pretty demanding.
MILG — My Inner Lazy Girl — hasn’t been sleeping well lately, and so she has me coveting cream eyeshadows like Golem covets the One Ring in LOTR!
And the lack of shuteye only serves to make MILG more demanding… Most mornings, I find it easier to just give in than fight, so when she tells me to pat shimmery golden bronze Apparence, a new $36 limited edition Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow shade from Chanel’s upcoming holiday collection, on my lids with a finger and then buff out the edges with a MAC 217, I do a Kanye shrug and go with the flow.
Sometimes, I will fight for MILG to let me add some black liner on my water lines, because I love how it contrasts with the golden bronze (I’m wearing it in these pics).
Any which way I wear it, Apparence always lights up my lids. It’s no substitute for eight hours of sleep, but it’s sure better than nothing.
Chanel loaded this sheer, feather-weight cream shadow with tiny flecks of gold and bronze shimmer that twinkle like stars on my skin. Nothing too bejeweled/disco/showgirl here… It’s more of an opalescent candlelit glow.
So elegant, so easy, and never, ever overdone. And it lasts pretty much all day long on my oily eyelids with very little creasing.
Apparence may not pack enough glitter or shine to make everyone say, “KAPOW!” but if you’re bone tired and want a beautiful way to brighten your lids, I think it’s well worth a swipe.
AVAILABILITY: Coming next month to Chanel counters and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Lunch, like life, is all about improv
I haven’t been able to do my grocery shopping this week, so I’m down to improv meals — you know, where you just throw a bunch of stuff together and pray that the result isn’t too disgusting, LOL!
Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s Hearty Vegetable Broth. Today a box of that stuff saved my butt.
It’s great for improv soups. I warm it up on the stove, throw in whatever fresh or frozen vegetables I have, along with rice or noodles, and frozen shrimp or egg for protein, and voilÃ ! Instant — well, sustenance.
What did you have for lunch today? Anything good?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,