LOL, yeah, so that term’s been out of style since the mid-90s, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to be cheesy!
Out-of-date slang abuse aside, The Balm Holiday in Balm Springs’ three-piece eye makeup kit ($18) deserves mad props (ha!). The two eyeshadows have great texture and color, and the eyeliner won’t budge for nuthin’.
Three Flexible Eye Products
Overshadow — a shimmery, lemon-gold loose eyeshadow — looks great as a wash over the entire lid thanks to its high pigmentation and finely milled texture.
Shady Lady eyeshadow is a shimmery, warm bronze with a sheer but buildable payoff that totes reminds me of Clinique eyeshadows. I think it’s gorgeous when paired with plum or purple liner.
Pick-Up Liner, a matte, cool-toned brown eyeliner, stays put all day long. It’s long-wearing, and at first touch doesn’t feel soft or malleable, but after prepping the tip by warming it up between my fingers for 30 seconds, it really comes into its own, softening and becoming much easier to apply.
The Balm Holiday in Balm Springs Kit
Use: Three great products to accent and color the eyes
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Stuff That Stocking, Yo!
I like that there isn’t a red herring in this kit. All three of the products are useful and none of them go OTT.
What’s on Whitney’s Head?
Did you catch The Hills season finale last night? How about the after show on MTV? Cast member Whitney, soon to be starring in her own show (lucky girl!), The City, showed up with a most interesting hair accessory.
What was on homegirl’s head? Was that a pantyhose wreath? WARNING: Craft store project takes tragic turn, LOL!
I love Whit to pieces (how could you not love someone who falls down a flight of stairs wearing Hillary Swank’s Oscar dress on live TV yet who maintains her composure the entire time?), but I couldn’t decide if the pantyhose wreath was workin’ for or against her.
Note to self: If I ever fall down a flight of stairs on live TV, get right back up and smile.
What did you think of the Heidi-Spencer drama at the end of the show?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,