I’ve been trying to get myself out there more in the beauty biz lately, going to more work lunches and work coffees, partly to get out of the house/baby jail, and when I do venture out, Connor usually chills with my mom, but also to network and get some different perspectives and career ideas.
I don’t really think about not blogging on MBB, but it’s been 10 years, and I do feel the urge to spread my wings and also try other things. I don’t know, really.
So when I’ve gone to these lunch meetings this summer, I’ve worn Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes in Spice to quite a few of them. In my opinion, it says, “Yes, I’m responsible…but I also know makeup, and I can blend the living crap of the outer third if need be.”
Ironically, or at least interestingly to me, lately when I’ve meet people who work in the makeup industry, most of them aren’t wearing a lot of makeup. I used to expect that people in the biz would, because, you know, they’re in the trenches, but most of them don’t do a glam full-face beat to go to coffee on a Tuesday.
Then I tight line with some black liner and add a couple coats of mascara.
I think it’s an elegant, timeless, professional eye look.
Spice is $46 and, therefore, crazy expensive, but I recommend it to anybody with a 30-plus or 40-plus lid situation who’s looking for one brown cream shadow to rule them all.
Most shimmery brown shadows are frosty and almost metallic, but if you have fine lines or hooded lids like I do, those frosty metallics, while super cool on the pages of a glossy magazine, draw more attention than the bat-signal.
Tom Ford Spice isn’t blindingly frosty. It’s glossy and has fine pearl, but it isn’t like stepping in front of a 40,000-watt Hollywood searchlight.
Actually, when I wear it on my lids, I think I may even look a little younger and less tired. That could be wishful thinking, though, HA! I didn’t sleep well for a few days last weekend when it was 100+ degrees here like Death Valley, and when I looked in the mirror this morning I thought I saw Uncle Fester.
I don’t think you’ll find easier cream shadows to use than Tom Ford’s, either. They feel wet and airy, almost like Cool Whip, and they’re easy to scoot around on your lids (you have about a minute to play with them). They don’t tug, and I’ve never had a pot dry out on me. These babies stay creamy for years.
On that note, #makeuphoarders. LOL!
They’re also long-lasting and easy to build up in layers, so if you DO want to do a glam full-face beat, you can. This one also works well with most of my neutral palettes.
I would PANIC if this were ever discontinued, y’all. Like full-scale orange alert.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,