I like my kitty supermodels chunky…
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…and my eyeshadows smooove, like Ryan Gosling.
Last weekend I gave Milani’s three new spring 2012 Runway Eyes eyeshadows a try, but instead of marveling at their sparkly abundance and bodacious $6.99 price tag, I kept getting distracted by something in the mirror…
Chunks, and not the kind I like.
When I apply these dry, I can see the grains chillin’ on top of my eyelids. No, they aren’t the smoothest shadows at the rodeo, if you catch my drift.
Applied wet, using a brush moistened with MAC Fix+, seems to smooth out the texture. It also intensifies the shimmery colors of these shadows, in particular Golden Touch (the golden beige) and Peaches & Cream (the silvery peach), but I still see stray grains on my lids that I feel the urge to buff.
Golden khaki Antigua, on the other hand, gets closer to great. I think it looks and feels smoother than the other two shades, and at least for me, with its hint of gray, has the most star power among these three.
From the left, Antigua, Golden Touch and Peaches & Cream applied dry (the three shades on the left) and wet (the three shades on the right)
Moderate fallout is another crutch these have to bear. I notice it both while I’m applying them and throughout the day, so you may want to do your eye makeup first when using these, and keep some makeup wipes on standby.
Too bad about the texture, but with colors as pretty as these and prices this right, I think I’m going to keep trying to make them work.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
Unsung Hero: Enzo the Baker
“If there is trouble, I stay here to help you. For your father. For your father.”
Did you happen to watch any of the The Godfather on AMC last weekend? They had a movie-fest all weekend long to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first one, so of course I was in heaven because I love, LOVE the first two movies. All 6.25 hours of ’em. They’re both in my list of top 10 movies of all time.
While I was watching the first one for what must have been the billionth time, I realized something…
Enzo the baker, who goes to pay his respects to the godfather at the hospital after he’s been shot — that dude is an unsung hero.
Despite Michael telling Enzo to leave for his own safety, the baker offers to stay, and if it hadn’t been for him standing out there on the stoop in front of the hospital with Michael, the other families would have finished off the don.
Dude, if the sh*z ever hits the fan, I’ll be your Enzo, if you’ll be mine…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,