Sunday, 27 July 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014
- Thou shalt always, always, always take off one's makeup before bed, even if it is 5 o'clock in the morning and one can't see straight... pour Bioderma on one's face!!
- Thou shalt never, under any circumstances, use a product before photos of said product have been procured from all angles, positions, with varying backgrounds and focal points.
- Thou shalt own a minimum of 5 MAC lipsticks, and at least a draw full of identical brown eye shadows, which look oh so different on one's eyelids... so therefore yes, yes they are all necessary!
- Thou shalt always remember that google reader is now the enemy.
- Thou shalt use Twitter, Facebook and *shudder* even Google+ to shamelessly promote one's new post on £500 wrinkle cream... tested, of course, on 20 year old skin. #sciencebaby
- Thou shalt love thy's makeup like they are one's babies, protecting them from danger and mending them if they break and/or shatter.
- Thou shalt wear at least 10 products on one's face. At. All. Times.
- Thou shalt spend one's monthly wage on that month's 'most hyped' product even if one thinks it is overpriced, unoriginal and ineffective. It is a necessity that one owns it.
- Thou shalt own at least one item of Chanel, or one is damned to hell.
- Thou shalt worship Lisa Eldridge with one's life.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Black liner is something I consistently shy away from. I have dark eyes and brows with pale skin so black always seems a little harsh, and I veer on the side of gothic if I stray from my trusty brown shadows and liners.
But today I tried something different. Black kohl liner in the form of Urban Decay Zero Pencil paired with Maybelline Gel Liner in... (you guessed it!) black, topped off with a smudge of an old Laura Mercier black shadow left me feeling very dark and very dangerous. Dangerous in the sense that smudges are pretty much inevitable. Brows and lips of any kind of substance with this dark of an eye can easily push your makeup onto the verge of drag. In the picture I'm wearing MAC Creme Cup, but even the soft pinky nude seems almost too much for me.
Maybe I'm just a minimal makeup addict, but I don't think black is really for me. When used minimally - a quick sweep of liner on top here, a soft smudge in the outer corners there - I am all for embracing the black, but all round the eye makeup makes my eyes appear even smaller than they are. How do you make black work for you?