One day, back when Vampire Edward and I used to kick it (just friends, nothing more!), I asked him why humans find vampires so attractive.
I had a theory — something about predators — but I wanted to hear what the undead guy had to say.
We were at a Starbucks in Seattle, chatting over soy chai lattes and blood orange teas, and I remember telling him about this National Geographic special I saw on the hunting habits of big jungle cats.
The show described how cats are natural born killers, and when the conversation turned from the mechanics of a lion’s retractable claws and how their teeth are built for shearing to why vampires are able to glamour humans, Edward explained…
“It makes perfect sense,” he said, staring deeply into my eyes.
I felt lightheaded for a second, and then he continued. “When you’re turned, you become a more attractive version of yourself. And you need that, because it helps you feed. It makes humans easier prey.”
That’s it then. The shiny hair, soothing voice, porcelain skin and sparkling, seductive eyes that whisper, “I want you, Karen…for lunch.”
Long story short — hot looks help vamps reel in their next meal.
How unfair is that? Vamps get this natural, enchanting glamour and ageless beauty, while the rest of us have to work at it.
Ah, well… Maybe the new NP Set: Glam Set can help.
The subdued brown, peach and red shades aren’t the kind of full-tilt, red-carpet colors that jump to my mind when I think “glam,” but who knows? Maybe that’s by design.
Now, I don’t expect to wear these eye, lip and cheek colors to stalk man prey, but I do like looking polished and put together when I’m hanging out with the boys (El Hub and Tabs) or gallivanting with my gal pals.
Eyeshadows on the left, blushes in the center, lipglosses on the right
From the left: eyeshadows (the four swatches on the left), blushes (two swatches in center) and lipglosses (four swatches on the right)
A few thoughts on the NP Set: Glam Set…
- The eyeshadows — These four fluffy powder shadows have large powder grains that are easy to blend, and they exhibit very little fallout when I use them.
- Blushes — Kudos to NP Set for going full-tilt with these pigments, but I find it difficult to pick up a single color from the thin, narrow pans with my blush brush.
- Lipglosses — Sheer, and hard as a rock! I ended up aiming a hairdryer at the pans for 30 seconds to soften them enough to where I was able to comfortably apply them to my lips. And yes, the creams sit next to the powders in the palettes, which is a popular pet peeve.
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MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Totally random, but have you seen The Artist yet? I finally went to see it last night, and I thought it was great! I think Tabs would like a Jack Russell little brother.