Let’s have some fun with eyeliner and tell stories about our high school geometry teachers from a hotel room in Portland, Oregon!
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I don’t often buy drugstore brands because they’re not cruelty-free, and I’m afraid neither of these makes the grade on that count, either.
But if you’re looking for a very good mascara for not a lot of coin, this is GOOD. I love the brush and the product is gel-like and easy to apply.
A lot of eye shadows make my eyelids itch but this one doesn’t. It’s beautifully pigmented, yay! I HATE when I buy make-up and get it home and what looked so pretty in the package turns out to be so sheer or light you can’t see it on my skin. And who needs that? Maybe if you’re 14 with a perfect complexion and the slightest hint of any product on your face is super glamorous and thrilling, that works for you. I wouldn’t know. By the time I was 14 I was into heavy pancake base and tons of sooty black eyeliner and red lipstick. I wore much heavier make-up as a teenager than I do now.
Intense i-color shimmer trio by Almay.
Have fun. MWAH!
Guess what, noodles?
I read this little tip somewhere and it really works!
Before applying your mascara, warm it by rolling it between your hands for a bit. The warmth makes the product spread much more easily over your lashes.
So I just stick my mascara in my bra before applying it. That does the job nicely and my lashes are lush.
Yep, Urban Decay is my favorite line for eye make-up. Cruelty free, great colors, they’re beautifully pigmented (none of this getting the package home and realizing that what looks like a dark brown pencil is really a sheer taupe one on your skin), and they last.
24/7 glide-on eye pencil in Corrupt.
Shadow in Bust.
Easy peasey and nice results:
Eyebrows are important! They really are! They frame your face, open your expression, and give you LIFE. If they’re growing all crazy and fuzzy, your brows can make you look old and tired and scowly. Get them shaped! Get them shaped by a professional just once in a while and keep them groomed in between visits.
PeaceBang has very skimpy brows at this point in her life, so she doesn’t so much need to get her brows waxed or threaded as to make sure she takes the two seconds each morning to fill them in a bit. I use either Anastasia powder and a little angled brush or a Benefit soft pencil, which gives less beautiful results but takes literally three seconds to do (the powder takes about 15 seconds).
My new discovery is this lovely highlighting pencil, High Brow by Benefit, (and I found a much less expensive version by Nyx) that you swoop just under your nicely shaped brow, blend, and go forth with a much more open eye than you had seconds before.
Any girl who loves make-up knows about the trick of highlighting the brow with light eyeshadow, but that can take precious seconds that we don’t always have. I LOVE this pencil’s consistency and matte pinkish hue. I use it just below and just above the brow bone and convince myself that maybe that I can put off that eyelid lift for another few years.
I can’t vouch for this Nyx version, but it’s ten bucks and ladies on the interwebs seem to like it fine.