Let's face it. When one has over 125 entries under the color TAUPE on their blog, one has a serious TAUPE addiction. When I say "One" I mean ME! I don't need an intervention. I just need more Taupe shadows. More taupe shadows like....
The NARS 2012 Spring collection Eyeshadow Single in Lhasa!
Named after the Tibetan capital, Lhasa is a delicate grey taupe with hints of lavender and purple. It is a satin finish shadow that has a slight nod to pearl without losing the satin qualities for which it is formulated. This shadow is well pigmented. It applies well using a brush and looks even deeper in color when using a foam applicator.
Tonight I am going to a fondue restaurant for a "Girls Night Out" with a bunch of the moms to kids in Darthypie's Day Care class. I think I'm the ONLY mom in the entire group that actually wears makeup. I am wearing NARS Eyeshadow Single in Lhasa, black winged liner, light pink blush and a pink-y nude lipstick. By most standards I am not wearing too much makeup...but I have a feeling I will be wearing a lot compared to these women. My intent is not to make myself feel overly made up. It is to make all those moms look into my eyes and fall in LOVE with NARS Lhasa eyeshadow!
How could they not? It's an amazing shade. It's TAUPE! I imagine they will look at me from across the steaming pot of Fondue and think to themselves why they are suddenly so enchanted with me. They will then remember how incredibly charming I am. How I have a delightful sense of humor and how Darthypie is the most precious little boy in the world. Yep. I think that's exactly how it will go......
Mom # 1: "Have you tried the beef, Elvira?"
Me: "Not yet. Thank you it looks delicious!"
Mom #2: "Not as delicious as your eyeshadow!"
Mom #3: "I'm so glad you said something. I have been entranced by the luminous grey lavender color of your shadow since I sat down tonight!"
Mom #1: "I agree. If I may be so bold, your eyeshadow color is so spectacular I imagine that if you have the good sense to wear such a stunning color you must be very smart in so many other areas. Tell me. Do you have any parenting advice?"
Me: (with mouth full of fondue beef) "Ummm. Yes? I mean...no? I mean. So how about those football playoffs?"
Mom #2: "Your eyeshadow is just brilliant. I love the way that it looks satiny without looking too metallic. Tell me. What's your secret for looking so amazing ALL THE TIME!?"
Mom #4: "Yes. Please oh please tell us. You always look so "put together" and I promise we won't get mad when we read this on your blog tomorrow. In fact, I have no idea you even have a blog. It's a good thing I don't know you have a blog, because I would probably be really annoyed that you are portraying us as mindless fools with nothing to talk about other than your NARS eyeshadow."
Me: "Huh? I think you said the loud part, quiet and the quiet part, loud."
Mom #3: "I agree. I also love your eyeshadow but if I ever read this review on your blog, which I have no idea it actually exists, I would probably never speak to you again and I wouldn't be inviting Darthypie to my kid's birthday party."
Me: "I think this fantasy conversation is getting out of hand. I mean, this is MY fantasy! You all are supposed to ooh and ahh over me regaling tales of how pigmented the NARS shadow is. You are supposed to take notes when I mention that it lasts forever with hardly any creasing or fading when worn with an eye primer. You are supposed to beg me to tell you where to purchase this, and quickly start typing the web address for narscosmetics.com into your smart phones! You are supposed to delight in the fact that this shadow is only $23!
Waiter: "They would be doing all those things and more if you didn't feel so guilty for using them as a plot device in your story about NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow from the 2012 Spring Collection. Your overwhelming sense of guilt in making these lovely women look like vapid buffoons has not only caused your fantasy to derail, but now you have no solid ending for the post!"
Mom #1: "The Waiter is right. You really have no way to show that this specific NARS Lhasa eyeshadow is so very unique when you compare it to four other shadows."
Mom #2: Yes. Even when you mention that Armani Eyes To Kill Intense in Pulp Fiction is more silver and metallic, Inglot P420 is lighter, Shu Uemura ME Silver 945 is more brown and the lid color from Wet 'n Wild Silent Treatment lacks the lustre and purple qualities of NARS Lhasa. It will still seem forced and incongruous with the rest of the post."
Mom #2: "Yes. I'm a school teacher. I have a better vocabulary than you. Might I add that your grammar is appalling? However, not as appalling as the fact that if one does not buy NARS eyeshadow in Lhasa how empty their life will be."
Waiter: "It's not even like you can do the 'Do you NEED this?' question at the end of this post without it looking choppy. Mind you, I know that you would tell your readers that 'YES! You need this shadow in your life!' but it's too late now. You have gone off on a tangent and there is no reasonable way to get back."
Me: "Check Please!"
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