Here’s a question I wish I could answer: why are some days easier makeup days than others? Seriously, some mornings I wake up with agile fingers and a mind filled with makeup inspiration; on those days I can bang out a blended look with six different eyeshadows and barely bat an eye. Other days, however, even the simplest look using a single color will feel like a Sisyphean task.
Whether or not the universe is conspiring against me, I know one thing for sure: whenever I feel like I’m making a fist with five thumbs, these Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadows ($6 each) are going to come in handy.
I started wearing Khaki (a sheer greenish gold powder) last weekend, and now I can’t wait to see the other colors in this permanent collection of shadow singles. There are 22 to choose from, and unlike the uninspiring Boots Breeze trio I tried last week, Khaki looks and feels smooth on my lids (the powder doesn’t look like it’s sitting on top of my skin).
Gals who natural eye looks might like its subtle shimmer (it’s not as bold as a high shine frost). The effect reminds me of the light outside in the summer at dusk.
Swatch of Boots Khaki on NC35 skin
Wearing Boots Khaki
For what it’s worth, you may want to pair Khaki with a primer. I didn’t when I wore it to dinner and a movie on Saturday, and by the time I got home it had all but disappeared. Starting with a layer of a sturdy eyeshadow primer like Urban Decay Eden with it on Sunday extended wear time from about four to six hours (between touchups).
And I gotta say again — I sure do love the price (I found some of the colors at drugstore.com for $4.49!). Boots appears to have made an affordable line of eyeshadow singles that shouldn’t be missed. Available now at Target stores and online. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
If I had a werewolf boyfriend…
I’d want him to be like Alcide from True Blood, and not like Jacob from Twilight, because I think he’s cuter in wolf form.
Don’t you wish your werewolf boyfriend was hot like Alcide? Don’t you?
I didn’t think I’d be down with the red eyes, but somehow Alcide makes ’em work, Tim Gunn-style.
What are ya doing tonight? I finally got around to working on my fitness (had to make up for lunch), and now I’m about to watch the season premiere of Mad Men, WOOT! Alcide’s a wolf, but Don Draper’s nothing but a dog.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,