It’s been a while since the last time I wore the same makeup for a full 24 hours.
I seem to recall something about a nightclub and having to run a race early the next morning. But, as these things sometimes go, one thing led to another, and pretty soon eating French fries at the witching hour seemed like a really good idea (“I’m carbo loading!”).
Then you’re doing the robot at the End Up (the club where you “end up” when all the other clubs in San Francisco close) while the sun is rising outside…
If you’re all about that 24-hour, French-fry-eating, robot-dancing life, or you just like wearing eyeshadow all day, errr-day, the new 24 Hour Photo Finish Eye Primer by Smashbox says, “Hey, girl, haaay!”
That’s a name with a bold claim right there. It’s supposed to lock your shadow down for 24 hours, even under extreme conditions — perspiration, high humidity, thunder showers, you name it. It also promises to amplify the vibrancy of any shadows worn with it and prevent creasing and smudging.
Just give it a squeeze (the tube, not the tabby’s tum), and apply a thin layer of the colorless primer to your lids. Wait 30 seconds for it to dry, then go at it with your brushes and shadows.
I’ve been using it for about a week now with powder shadows, creams and various eye combos, because girlfriend likes to play.
The smooth formula feels wonderful — like a silky eye cream — and doesn’t change the color of the shadows I layer on top.
Everything stays true.
That said, I don’t think I’ll be giving up NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof anytime soon (still my number one!), mostly because 24 Hour gives up on my combination dry/oily lids after about 8-9 hours.
We’re great until about hour 7, at which point the creasing begins, and my eye makeup and I start to break up, especially around my fine lines.
I think 24 Hour Photo Finish might be better suited to gals and guys in their teens and early 20s — basically, someone with very, very minor fine lines, if any.
Yup, you may want to brace yourself for some creasing while you’re chomping on those heavenly 3 a.m. fries.
You can find Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish now at Smashbox counters, Sephora and also online for $20.
Gah! So many movies, so little time, babe! There are a couple of big ones coming out this weekend.
I’m pretty stoked about The Fault in Our Stars, which is based on a really wonderful young adult book of the same name by John Green.
I love it so much that I’ve read it a few times, and now I fear that if I don’t like the movie, I may end up tearing my shirt like the Hulk and rampaging through downtown Novato.
Just kidding, haha… Sort of.
El Hub wants us to see a new sci-fi flick instead, Edge of Tomorrow, with Tom Cruise.
I’ll do it for him (El Hub, not Tom. Sorry, Tom.), but only if there are movie snacks involved. I’m still kind of sore from all of the eye rolling I did during Godzilla, El Hub’s last movie pick.
Have you seen any good movies lately? If you haven’t caught Maleficent yet, you gotta get on that! I really enjoyed it — more than I expected to — and of course, Angie’s makeup is killer.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,