Ooh, Tuesday morning cat drama! Guess who just sauntered across the front yard with a twitchy tail and her little kitty nose raised up in the air? — the Russian Blue from next door, exuding tons of cattitude.
It’s been a while since the last time she visited, and when Tabs caught a glimpse of her through the window in my office upstairs, he hissed like a fiery cobra!
Judging by Tabs’ reaction this morning, tensions are still running high. I actually think he might be a little jealous, too, which is understandable, since I’m always gushing about the other cat’s dreamy grayish blue coat.
It’s just so gorgeous… I’ve been trying to build a collection of eyeliners in the exact same shade, or as close to it as possible (sorry, Tabs).
For the longest time, Laura Mercier’s Stormy Grey was the closest I could find, but now there’s a new contender in town, Smashbox Be Discovered Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner & Brush in Intrigue ($22).
It’s a gel liner, one of two shades in the new Smashbox Be Discovered Collection for spring 2012, and in kitty terms, it’s great like a Costco-sized case of gravy.
If you go gaga for gray liners, or if you’re just looking for a softer alternative to good ol’ black, you might just fall in love.
When I introduce Intrigue to my lash lines, I see a pigmented matte dark gray with a hint of blue.
I have a feeling the Russian Blue would totally approve.
But color isn’t the only thing I find intriguing about Intrigue. I also like the crisp lines it draws, whether I’m using the included angled liner brush to draw precise, thin lines or something like the Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner brush for thicker cat eyes. Hook or crook, Intrigue delivers a smooth edge, unlike many sub-par gel liners.
Once it’s in place, Intrigue doesn’t budge, and yet it still slides off without protest when I go to remove it with my trusty MAC Cleanse Off Oil.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Smashbox counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Question for ya…
What does one wear with platforms like these? Inquiring minds wanna know!
Jeffrey Campbell Lita-Fab Cat Tapestry Lace-Up Platform Boots, $154; available now at Lulus
Talk about cat lady catnip, right?
There’s even a striped gray tabby on the pattern who looks an awful lot like someone we know…
Unfortunately, I don’t think I could handle the heel, and I have no idea what I’d wear ‘em with.
Maybe a black top and black pants (with some cat ears, of course)?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,