Despite a valiant effort to channel my inner Tim Gunn, I just couldn’t MAKE IT WORK with Bobbi Brown’s Starry Purple ($22) cream eyeshadow.
Maybe my recent luck with Bobbi’s products (Ivy League, yo!) led me to expect too much.
Blah-chaay — that’s all I can say.
Starry Purple’s one of eight new Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows.
I’m bummed because the shimmery purple, with all of its multi-colored glitter, really got me pumped! I had visions of turning out serious Purple Rain worthy looks.
Oh, well. Problem is I just can’t get the color to translate well on my lids.
It’s not a highly pigmented shadow and applies with just a whisper of color. Layering seems to punch up the purple, but not in a uniform way. The resulting application looks blotchy and uneven.
On top of that, I had to struggle to diffuse the edges. It just didn’t blend well on me.
I tried a handful of different brushes and techniques, but nothing seemed to work. I guess Starry Purple and I just weren’t meant to be.
On the other hand, if you like sheer, light washes of color over your entire eyelid, Starry Purple might be worth a try. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
Latest True Blood … thoughts?
Last night I belatedly watched the latest episode of True Blood, I guess if you could call dozing on and off “watching.” It wasn’t my favorite episode so far. If it hadn’t been for Evan Rachel Wood’s fierce makeup (matte red lips and black cat liner — so classically hot!) and hair and Jason’s musings on shape shifting, I might’ve passed out.
The whole maenad business seems to be dragging on a little too long, doesn’t it? I wish I could email the writers: “Let’s get the storyline resolved, folks. You’re killin’ me over here.”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,