Ladies, I had a minor incident this morning on the beauty home front.
I was plucking my brows and found my very first white eyebrow hair.
While this stone cold reminder of my trek through my 30s was a bit traumatic, I tried to look on the bright side: at least the hair was dainty and kinda cute.
If it had been super long and wiry like the hair on a Jack Russel Terrier, I would be singing another tune. That, and I’d have to start getting REALLY creative with all the close-up eye photos on this blog, LOL!
Speaking of close-up eye photos, here’s one of my new favorite cream eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown’s Heather ($22). And no, you won’t be able to find that white hair in this pic. It has been vanquished!
Heather’s a matte mauve confection from Bobbi’s recent Platinum Collection, and to steal a tune from J-Timberlake in those McDonald’s commercials, “Bah-dah-dah-dah-daaah… I’m lovin’ it!”
I found Heather super easy to apply and blend. The purple has enough pigmentation in it to be noticeable on my eyes, but it’s not so obnoxiously bright that I look like I’m heading to a Barney convention.
Once I get Heather on my lids, she doesn’t budge for nothin’. A few days ago I swatched it on the back of my hand and left it there to see how long it would last. It made it through at least three vigorous hand washings. It’s an unusual but revealing test.
Lately, I’ve been wearing Heather on the weekends. What I like to do is use my fingers to apply and blend her onto my lids and just into the crease. Then, I line my top lash line with something like Cargo Plant Love Eyeliner in Black and run a makeup wedge sponge lightly along the liner to soften the color. To complete the full eye look, I’ll just curl my lashes with a Shu Uemura curler and add two coats of Stila Lash Visor Mascara.
Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Heather
Use: A long-lasting, easy-to-apply purple cream eyeshadow
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Purple lovers, you gotta check it out!
Green beer… kinda
Well, El Hub and I didn’t get our green beers on last night. We ended up going to a bar across the street and had pizza and pale ale. The closest I got to green beer was this oversized green beer balloon hovering over the produce aisle at the Safeway by our house. They had it flying over a table of grapes… strange.
Anyhoo, I’m off to get my learnings on. Be back in a few!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. How’s your hump day going?