I once dated a dude with a mullet.
In my defense, it was the ’80s, but I bring it up because these Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow Duos ($17) are like little mullets of the makeup world — business in the front and a party in the back. Each of the four new duos pairs a matte on one side (the bidness!) with a shimmery shadow on the other (the party!).
The duo’s are new additions to the company’s permanent collection, but if you recognize some of the names…
…that’s because some of the individual colors were liberated from last year’s Too Faced Natural Eye Kit and reassigned here to work alongside new colors.
I’ve fallen for the Sexpresso & Peach Fuzz duo. It’s the one with the dark matte brown and shimmery peach with golden glitter.
The brown has TONS of pigment, and both colors blend smoother than a good vanilla shake. For quick, no-brainer eye looks for day or night, this duo really hits the spot.
So far I’ve come up with a few different ways to wear Sexpresso & Peachfuzz…
- A subtle day look: The duo makes this one easy. Sweep the shimmery shade all over the eyelid, and blend the matte shade onto the lid and into crease. Emphasize the eye by lining the lower lash line with the matte using an angled brush (shown above).
- A sassy day look: Sweep the shimmery shadow over the entire eyelid. Then, wet an angled brush, and swipe it across pan of the matte shadow. Use the brush to draw a thick line along the upper lash line for a simple cat eye.
- A dramatic smokey look: First, line the eye with either a black or brown pencil. Then, load a pencil brush with the matte shade, and smudge it on top of the liner. Finish by blending the shimmery shadow on top and feathering out in a gradient as you move away from the lash line.
Did I mention this stuff stays put all day long? Neutral-loving ladies, you need to ride this pony! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Do you have any? I’ve got LOADS of cleaning/laundry to do… That’ll be fun. I’m going to try to get it all done tomorrow because on Sunday I’m going to my brother’s girlfriend’s grad school graduation.
I also can’t wait to start the book I picked up today:
Erma Bomback worked as a newspaper humorist for over 30 years, writing about suburban life back before it was cool to do so (she passed away in 1996). I love her writing. I think it’s funny, feels real, and at times it’s very touching.
Here’s one of my favorite passages from her column, March 10, 1987:
I always had a dream that when I am asked to give an accounting of my life to a higher court, it will go like this: “So, empty your pockets. What have you got left of your life? Any dream that went unfulfilled? Any unused talent that we gave you when you were born that you still have left? Any unsaid compliments or bits of love that you haven’t spread around?”
And I will answer, “I’ve got nothing to return. I spent everything you gave me. I’m as naked the day I was born.”
Ahh…if I could, I’d wear her words like a warm sweater.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Have a lovely Friday night, okay? If you’re heading out on the town with your friends or boo, may the makeup force be with you! See you bright and early tomorrow!