Not gonna lie, after feasting my eyes on the delicious nail polishes and blushes from the Becca Halcyon Days collection, I didn’t have much of an appetite left for the Automatic Eye Pencils in Goa and Majorca ($23 each). The two twist-up makeup tools were way down at the bottom of my “I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it!” list.
But then I noticed the value-added extras Becca thought to include, like the sponge-tip applicator, hidden pencil sharpener (sweet!), and effortless texture — so smooth that it would give any silk worm a complex. In this case, it was the extras that made me stop and take notice, and I figured, heck, with summer right around the corner, I can always use a couple of new long-wearing, waterproof eyeliner staples.
Becca kept both of these colors conservative, opting for basics to complement the coral, peach and pink shades from Halcyon Days. Goa, a shimmery golden brown, reminds me of a mellower MAC Teddy, and it sits in stark contrast to starless Majorca, a pitch black devoid of green or blue undertones.
I wore both of them a few times last week, and while I like them well enough, I’m not convinced they should be called long-wearing or waterproof.
Of the two, Majorca’s my fave. It kicks it all day long on lash and water lines, but unlike Urban Decay’s long-wearing 24/7s, it never fully sets after it dries, so it stays creamy and, I guess you could say, a little too light on its feet (it tends to move around). The consistency makes it fabulous for soft and smudgy eyeliner looks, but I think it also holds it back from being completely waterproof. I suspect it wouldn’t handle 30 minutes on the treadmill or a day at the pool, but it’s a brilliantly black liner for running errands, even considering that it costs some coin. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
Wearing Goa on eyes
Goa, the second of the two, is like the girlfriend who ditches you at the club when she meets a cute guy. She’s there at the beginning of the night, watching your back while you both have fun, but three beers later she’s nowhere to be found. I wish it lasted longer on my lash and water lines, but the color (shimmery golden brown) makes me want to keep it around. Although I think you can find something similar for less ($), it’s great for when you want a little flava without going full-on dark. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Game of Thrones!
OOH! Did you watch last night’s episode yet?
(STOP HERE IF YOU HAVEN’T. SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Measuring how much I liked the episode by the number of times I yelled “HOLY CRAP!” I thought it was mostly okay. I was glad to see Ned Stark still alive and kicking, even if it is with one good leg, but that scene with the Khaleesi eating the raw horse heart almost made me barf!
Oh, and what’s up with Ned’s daughter, Sansa? Hello, irritate much? The whole thing with evil Prince Joffrey kinda gets on my nerves.
I haven’t read the books yet (I plan to), so I don’t know what happens next, but I have a feeling that once the kids get older, Arya Stark is going to kick arse.
Gotta love a plucky gal who’s not afraid to speak her mind…and also wields a sword.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,