She arrived dressed to thrill in a sleek black compact — four sophisticated shadows born to seduce and built to weaken knees. Crafted to create the ultimate smoky eye, she prepared to do her dance of makeup seduction.
Even before I opened the Chanel Smoky Eye Quad ($56), I could hear her siren song…
“Play with me, Karen,” she sung, “You know you want to play with my matte black, shimmery gray and white shadow shades.”
“Don’t you want to try my dark, shimmery gray shade above a layer of MAC Smolder eyeliner?” she probed.
It’s hard enough to resist Chanel on a normal day, but after weeks of self-imposed Chanel makeup lockdown, I was helpless against her.
“You know I’ll look effortless and classic,” she purred in my ear. “Use an angled brush and line your bottom lash line with my matte black… You won’t regret it.”
“Yes…” I replied, defeated, my willpower gone, “and to complete the look, I’ll add a nude cheek and lip.”
“Heavenly,” she demurred.
I curled my lashes and added two coats of Exceptionnel mascara.
In the end, I couldn’t resist her charms.
I took a step back from the mirror and saw a sophisticated young woman staring back at me.
“Who the hell is that?” LOL!
I don’t know if any of the pretty promises that lil’ black compact whispered into my ear will come true today, but I don’t care. I slipped into my favorite black dress, spritzed on some Coco Mademoiselle and took one last look at myself in the mirror before heading to work.
I felt ready to conquer the world… or at least ready to conquer the filing at the office.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,