Heavy traffic makes my inner crazy come out. I know it’s not helpful to get worked up over traffic jams, but it happens just the same.
Like last week, I had a mini-nervous breakdown in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Lombard Street in San Francisco. It had taken me 45 minutes to drive four blocks in the city, and all I wanted to do was get home. At one point I looked outside my window at a boy walking past my car on the sidewalk, and I just lost it. Tears, sobbing — the whole shebang.
It wasn’t just the traffic, though. I was also wearing uncomfortably tight skinny jeans and having a really, really rough writing day.
While driving over the Golden Gate Bridge on my way out of the city, I caught a glimpse of myself in the rear view mirror. The purple liner I’d applied earlier in the day, NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Bourbon Street ($23; also available in eight other shades), still looked great, despite my outburst and tears.
I figured, heck, if this creamy pencil liner can tough it out, so can I, so I wiped away my tears, put on my metaphorical big girl pants and focused on the road.
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
- Available in nine colors
- A twist-up pencil with a hidden sharpener at one end. NOTE: The sharpener can be tricky to use when it’s warm outside because the temp may soften the pencil. I like to place the liner in the fridge for a few minutes before attempting to use the sharpener.
- Lasts for about eight hours on my lash line and around five on my water line
- It’s easy to smudge and doesn’t crease or fade
- Has rich, saturated color
PRICE: $23 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at NARS counters, the NARS store, Sephora and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (I do wish it lasted longer on the water line)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Would it be blasphemous to say that I like the Style Network’s How Do I Look more with Jeannie Mai than I did with Finola Hughes (whom I also really liked)?