Hey, man, if you’re going to hobble around your condo at or near the speed of molasses, you may as well do it in style, and by style, I mean wearing a brown cat eye with a berry lip. 🙂
A funny thing happened in the half marathon the other day. Going up and down those San Francisco hills, my quads went completely ham.
Now I can’t go down the stairs!
Well, I can…but it takes me forever, and I almost fall every time. I can go up the stairs just fine, which is weird, but going down is a struggle.
So when the FedEx guy, who on an unrelated note is a dead-ringer for Paul Giamatti, rang the doorbell earlier today and I tried to make it downstairs, I almost didn’t.
All I could think as I desperately clung to the railing was, “Please! If I fall right now, let Paul Giamatti hear my cries and come to my aid, and if he does, please don’t have him judge me because I have chocolate in my teeth and I’m not wearing any makeup.”
Thankfully, I didn’t tumble (knocks on wood!), and I’ve figured out that if I slowly descend the stairs going backwards, I can make it to the bottom in one piece.
So, yeah. If you need me, I’ll probably be on the stairs walking backwards hella slowly. 🙂
After Paul left I actually did finish my makeup for the day… I’m wearing products from the new Shupette (SHU-PETTE!) collection in a brown cat eye liner look with gold and pink eyeshadow on my lids, pink cheeks and berry lips.
Now, I know that pink eyeshadow can be a little scary if you’re not used to it, because it can make you look like you’ve been crying and/or have just been bitten by something supernatural (vampire, werewolf, zombie, take your pick), but it can be very flattering and almost function like a neutral if you pick a middle-of-the-road pink that isn’t too pastel or bright, like the shimmery, mid-toned pink I’m wearing here, and you “frame it” (a term I just made up in my head) with neutrals.
Here I’m wearing pink eyeshadow in the center of my lid, surrounded by a light neutral gold in the inner corners, a medium gold just above the pink in the crease, a purplish brown in the outer corners and a dark golden brown on my lash line. I don’t know why, but framing the pink eyeshadow like this seems to make it much easier to wear.
Try it sometime, and let me know how it turns out. If you’re inspired, send me a selfie! (Perhaps with your cat, as Tabs and I always like to see yo’ kittehs.)
The full makeup breakdown (many of the products are from the Shupette for Shu Uemura holiday collection)…
- Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Gold — base
- Shu Uemura Dark Gold Eyeshadow from the Shupette Has-It-All Palette — all over lid
- Shu Uemura Pink Eyeshadow from the Eye-Need-Shu Trio 02 — center of the lid
- Shu Uemura Brown Eyeshadow in Eye-Need-Shu Trio 02 — outer corner and lower lash line
- Shu Uemura Light Gold Eyeshadow from the Eye-Need-Shu Trio 02 — brow bone
- Shu Uemura Eye-Need-Shu Liner in Gala Brown — upper lash line
- MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy — upper and lower water line
- Shu Uemura Pampearl-Me Face Powder — inner corner
- Marc Jacobs O! Mega Lash Mascara — upper and lower lashes
- Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
- Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
- MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer
- Smashbox Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Foundation Primer
- Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide Foundation in Chai
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit
- YSL Touche Eclat in 4.5
- Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Cheek in Pink — blush
- Shu Uemura Pampearl-Me Face Powder — highlight
- Shu Uemura Dark Plum Lipstick from the Shupette-Has-It-All Palette
Your friendly neighborhood (temporarily hobbled) beauty addict,