Monday, June 10, 2013

Makeup Wars - My Favorite Summer Eye Look

Makeup Wars Summer Eye Look



Me:
Let's face it. I'm a taupe girl. I love me some taupe shadows, but in the summer I don't really wear all that much eyeshadow.

Imaginary Friend*/Ghost of Ned Stark SOIAF**/Lady Galadriel LOTR*** 
What?
 
Me:
Yes. It's true.
Imaginary Friend*/Ghost of Ned Stark SOIAF**/Lady Galadriel LOTR***
Why?

Me:
Because I am wearing my sunglasses most of the time.  Why bother applying all that beautiful eyeshadow if no one is going to be able to see it.

Imaginary Friend*/Ghost of Ned Stark SOIAF**/Lady Galadriel LOTR*** 
Well someone is going to see it when you take off your sunglasses.

Me:
I suppose so. But if I'm going to do that then I don't want some makeup meltdown. After being in the sun and heat for who knows how long, I don't want to remove my shades and end up looking like Alice Cooper on a bad day....or a good day.
 
Alice M*TH*RF*CK*NG Cooper

Imaginary Friend*/Ghost of Ned Stark SOIAF**/Lady Galadriel LOTR*** 
So what do you do? Go makeup-less?

Me:
Is makeup-less a word?

Imaginary Friend*/Ghost of Ned Stark SOIAF**/Lady Galadriel LOTR*** 
That's not the point. Answer the question!

Me:
In fact,  I do NOT go SANS Makeup! I do however, go very minimal.

Imaginary Friend*/Ghost of Ned Stark SOIAF**/Lady Galadriel LOTR*** 
Well what do you use?

Me:
I use.....

Eye Primer (currently using LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer) - Purchase

 
MAC Brule Eyeshadow (or similar matte skin tone matching shadow) - Purchase


Mascara (Whatever I have at the moment. I think I'm using LORAC Multiplex 3D Lashes Volumizing & Thickening Mascara right now) - Purchase


And liner...but not just any old black liner. No, if I'm going to do, what I call a "nude eye" I'm going to chose a liner with color. Panache, but also something waterproof.  As much as I love me some liquid liners I d occasionally fall in love with a pencil liner if it's the right color and consistency.  This time I have fallen in love with the Lise Watier Dramatique Intense Extra Smooth Liner. - Press sample


I really fell in love with the color firstly. This metallic cobalt blue is my favorite color of the season. I know it's not listed as a Pantone Color of Summer. Spring, whatever, but mark my words. Cobalt blue or some such variation of it will be the IT color one of these seasons coming up.


This waterproof liner is highly pigmented and exceptionally easy to use.  It feels soft, but the liner won't melt under your own body heat. It won't crumble because it's too rigid. It's in the Goldylox zone of mechanical pencil liners. It's juuuuuuuuuust right.


Let us not forget that if I did so wish to have a more smokey effect I can use the sponge on the other end, I would need to work fast as this pencil liner sets up quickly.

This liner laughs at water and only is removed after swimming the English channel, Performing a full Alice Cooper Concert on a 90 degree day in Humid Town USA or by using a waterproof makeup remover. It's your choice.

The result:


Simple, elegant and it makes a statement.
My only regret is that it is not as easy to keep a fine point as a sharpening pencil liner, but I have found that by twirling it on it's side against a tissue I can re- build the point for greater precision.

Sure It's not a coppery/golden eye typical of so many summer looks, but I wanted to give you something different and easy this summer.  If blue doesn't suit you, try green (with brown eyes that would look loverly) or plum or purple or ORANGE!  (I tried to find my Illamasqua orange liner, but I couldn't locate it.) The color is up to you. Just have fun with it.. Summer is fun and makeup for summer should be fun too.  Don't you think?

Let's look at what 16 other bloggers believe to be their favorite summer eye, with a special guest post from model & fashion jewelry designer, Mina Slater from minaslater.com!  Enjoy and go click happy!

*Imaginary Friend = The voices in my head

**SOIAF = Song of Ice and Fire series by Geroge R.R. Martin, Ned Stark the patriarch of the Stark Family, Lord of the North, Trusted Advisor the King of all the realms Robert Baratheon, beheaded at the request of Jeoffery Baratheon by Sir Ilyn Payne. Ned Stark was portrayed by Sean Bean in the TV series Game Of Thrones on HBO created in part by D. B. Weiss.

***LOTR = Lord Of The Rings book by J.R.R. Tolkien, Galadriel was a royal Elf both of Noldor and the Teleri. She is also known as the mightiest and fairest of all the Elves that remained in Middle-earth, Sometime mistakenly referred to as the White Witch. Galadriel was portrayed by Cate Blanchette in the movies directed by Peter Jackson



 



20 comments:

  1. Now why would the ghost of Ned Stark have this kind of conversation with you...? ;-) I love your writing! And I am loving that eye pencil, too.

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  2. LOL! I loved your convo up and there and I love he blue more!

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  3. I wants that liner and best believe the next time I'm in town it might just disappear from your stash.

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  4. Wow - I love that eyeliner. It looks so pretty with a nude eye.

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  5. Love it! I so wish I could get in on these posts, they always look so fun!

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  6. I like the color too >:) Cobalt blue will always be in.

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  7. Gorgeous Color! Would look pretty against a copper shadow, too!

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  8. Oh no!!!! OMG! Ned Stark gets beheaded??? I just started watching Game of Thrones. Teaches me to be 3 seasons behind on a show. ;) With that said, your eye look is beautiful! That liner is such a lovely shade!

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  9. I am having lustful thoughts about that eyeliner! I'm with you - summer was made for bright eyeliner colors.

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  10. LOVE THIS. I'm going to wear something similar out tonight. Thanks for the inspo!

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  11. I think that cobalt blue is in the minds of Pantone. It's coming! The liner is stunning and I can see why you love it so. I just hope your mascara doesn't run like Kiss' does.

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  12. <3 your blog posts never fail to make my day. Also, 100% with you about the cobalt. It needs to be this seasons colour already! xo

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  13. Your eyes remind me of a mermaid! Love the liner!

    I forgot about that Illamasqua orange eyeliner! I am pretty sure mine is gone for good!

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  14. That blue is rocker chic on you!

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  15. How well does the Lorac Eye Primer work on oily lids? UDPP just isn't cutting it anymore for me =(

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    1. Like a dream. I had the same experience with Too Faced Shadow Insurance not work for my oily lids. The LORAC primer is awesome. Here is a link to my REVIEW.

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  16. Love the blue. Love the Ned Stark reference. Love that you said "loverly." This was win. =)

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