Guess who needs some makeup first aid? Yup, the weather here in Nor Cal is hot again, and EVERYTHING’s blooming. Not only have my eyes been a watery mess thanks to all the allergens in the air (ah-CHOO!), but I’m also sweating like a medieval beast.
My eye makeup hasn’t stood a chance for days. I’ve either been crying from allergies or melting from the heat.
Alas, must I sacrifice everything to the warm weather gods?
To survive the past few steamy, pollen-fueled days, I’ve graced my lids with Lockdown, a new line of cream shadows by Too Faced ($18.50).
The simple wash of shadow adds a little punch without going for the knockout. I think it’s a fab look for lazy days or hot days when the thought of heavy makeup is the last thing on my mind.
To create the Lockdown line, Too Faced injected their famous long-wearing eye makeup primer, Shadow Insurance (LOVE!), with colorful shimmer.
What’s the result? How ’bout six long-lasting shades that pack plenty of shimmer and pigment to spare.
- Prisoner of Love: A soft, shimmery pink
- Bedroom Eyes: A shimmery taupe
- Bondage: A shimmery champagne
- Dramarama: A shimmery milk chocolate
- I’m Guilty: A shimmery teal
- Jail Bait: A cool and shimmery pink
From left to right: Jailbait, I’m Guilty and Dramarama
So far I’ve tried Jail Bait, Dramarama and I’m Guilty…
Isn’t that shimmer crazy good?
Once the stuff’s on my lids, it doesn’t move for nothing.
I use my fingers to apply it, patting a shade onto my eyelid. It delivers a sheer, shimmery wash of color.
I’ve mostly worn it by itself, but I bet it’d work well layered beneath powder shadows, too.
Lockdown would rate a perfect grade in my book if it weren’t for one thing: more than one layer starts looking streaky and uneven.
Its inability to layer well limits Lockdown’s flexibility, but it’s still a winner in my book.
The colors I’ve tried have been easy to apply, and I like its resilience in the face of obnoxious bodily fluid issues. That, and the lightweight tube travels well. I think it bring it with me on my next trip out of town.
Too Faced Lockdown
Use: As a shimmery cream shadow or a base for powder shadows
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like Too Faced Lockdown if…
- … you wear single washes of color over the entire eye,
- … you’re looking for a cream shadow able to double as a base,
- … you like lightweight packaging built for travel,
- … you’re already a fan of Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer.
Is it Friday yet?
What started out a good day has devolved into an allergy-fueled sneeze-fest, and I feel miserable! I’m breathing in fits and starts, alternating coughing and sneezing — LOVELY!
Blast you, spring weather! BLAST YOU!
I’m turning into a grumpy goat…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,