So much metallic, glittery, shimmery goodness for just $2.99! I almost can’t believe it’s true, because sometimes, when you add glitter, metallics and discount together, the formula equals “something sketchy.”
But in this case the formula equals fun.
You know how I feel about sci-fi… LOVE IT! And that might be one of the reasons I like these new $2.99 Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadows. Pressed metallic shadows with a glittery overspray, their shiny, shimmery metallic finish looks kinda like Terminator-esque liquid metal/chrome.
You can wear them wet or dry, but I prefer wet because it turns up the intensity of the metallic effect (metallic-ness?). And I figure that if you’re going to wear metallics on your lids, you might as well go all out.
For me, they were a little tricky to apply at first, but once you get the hang of ‘em, I think you get a lot of bang for your buck.
I mean, shoot, they’re only $2.99.
The trick is figuring out how to keep the fallout under control. Use a fluffy brush like the MAC 217 or 224, and you could very well end up with sheer shimmer on your lids and glitter all over your cheeks.
Now, if that’s what you want, it’s all good.
But I like to just use a clean wet finger. It gets the job done and eliminates fallout. Plus, because the finger’s wet, it cranks up the intensity of the pigments and shine.
I’ll wet a finger with MAC Fix+, swipe it across the pan a few times to pick up some product, and apply on my lids.
BOOM! — dramatic metal.
Most of the time I use just one color — the teal shade, Jewel Up the Ocean, is a fave — on my lids, because 1) I like the impact from one bold shade, and 2) only using one means less blending, ha!
Then, I sweep bronzer, or a matte brown, into the crease, and pile on the mascara. Fini.
Bachelorette party and themed costume night approved. The Metal Glams are a good way to do “going out” makeup that doesn’t require a ton of blending (so you can knock out your look fast), and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
PRICE: $2.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
To wear ripped jeans, or not to wear ripped jeans? — that is the question
I keep seeing girls wearing purposefully ripped (aka “distressed”) jeans, and I’m kind of liking the look, but there’s something bugging me about buying a brand new pair of pants that are already destroyed.
It makes me grit my teeth a little, not gonna lie. Or maybe I’m just a grumpy goat, since I already have a few pairs of ripped jeans… They’re just not stylishly distressed like the ones I keep seeing in stores.
Booty/crotch holes in yo’ jeans = not so fashion-forward.
Anywho, what’s your stance? Do you do distressed jeans?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,