sorry, no black friday roundups over here! let’s get back to regular scheduled programming, shall we?
part two: the eyes. bring on the taupes!
when i want something shimmery: it’s all about these two creamy shadows. the wander beauty exquisite eye liquid shadow in bronze is a super cooling, shimmery liquid shadow that gives you a little time to blend but then sets and won’t budge all day. it’s in between a bronze and a taupe and it sheers out nicely (it’s not as bronzey as it looks in the photos). to be honest, at first i thought this was burning my eyelids, but i realized that it’s just super cooling and that feeling goes away quite quickly. the sephora colorful shadow&liner in taupe is my ideal cream shadow stick. it’s a light, cool-toned taupe that again doesn’t budge. i absolutely love these sephora shadow sticks and highly recommend! i think they’re a great alternative to the high-end ones on the market and this shade is my perfect taupe.
when i want something glossy: rms eye polish in myth. in the pot, this looks a lot like the sephora shadow stick, but on the eyes the color is extremely sheer. the finish is super glossy but doesn’t crease and remains throughout the day. i love how sheer this is, giving the slightest wash of taupe color without being obvious that you have it on. the glossiness is editorial perfection.
when i want something matte: mac paint pots in painterly and groundwork are second to none. i use painterly if i’m tired and want a little brightening on the lid, and groundwork when i’m feeling grungy and want something that’s there but also barely there. i love running groundwork on the lower lash line as well. and these are great eye shadow bases/primers as well, so kind of a 2-in-1! when i want to run something through the crease, all over the lid, and/or my lower lash line, it’s always the jane iredale shadow in cappucino. it’s my perfect neutral-toned light brown shadow and i love it for some subtle, every day definition. it also works beautifully with other shimmery shadows. i think it’s similar to urban decay’s naked, but a little cooler toned and more subtle on my skin.
you might be wondering, where is mascara? truth be told, i hate mascara. i have a few that i like as much as i can like it, but day to day i don’t wear it. at night, i like it to perk my eyes up and look a little more spruced up, but otherwise i can’t be bothered. i have been liking curling my lashes though, so i usually do that during the day and to open the eyes. i have only ever tried the tarte eyelash curlers and while they are definitely good, i really don’t like the handles (you don’t put your fingers inside, if that makes sense at all). so i placed a cheeky order for the shu uemura ones since they are supposedly the best. i’ll let you know when they arrive!
stay tuned for part 3! my images, please credit if taking.