Hi, there… (*shamefully waves*)
I’ve been avoiding this explanation for quite a while– and the weird thing is, it’s not even a legitimate explanation. It’s just a lame excuse for a explanation.
So I’ll just cut to the chase, because, at the end of the day, this is just a beauty blog– not the “zunnahzuthousand digest”.
So here’s my reason for not posting for the past month and a half:
I was just feeling lazy.
Yup, that’s it.
Now that that’s floating around the interwebs of computers and minds alike, we can move on to the actual purpose of this post: summing up the makeup habits and products I’ve grown fond of recently.
- 90s bohemian
Now, don’t get me wrong– I’ve always loved bohemian/90s-esque makeup. But for some reason, I’d wear classy-ish makeup with the occasional smokey eyeliner– I know, you’d probably never be able to tell that from the looks I post on here. But, for real, I just didn’t really have the ladyballs to wear something so esoteric… until now.
This look wasn’t necessarily inspired by that picture, but that’s sort of the style that flowed out when I sat at my makeup headquarters.
2. Plum mascara.
Makeup-wise, purple is, like, the color; the mutant among mortals. It can enhance any eye-color. I could go on to explain the color theory to you, but, to be honest, it wouldn’t be a very succinctly written description (if you’re really interested, I’ll direct you to this site, particularly the third-to-last paragraph). So take some relationship advice from a makeup enthusiast and trust me on this one– purple is your eyes’ best friend.
A couple days ago, I created a monotone palette on my face and applied plum eyeliner, plum mascara, and plum lipstick; and, I gotta say, it looked pretty damn cool. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures… Sigh… If only I was sucked into the black hole from Star Trek and traveled back in time to tell myself to take pictures–but then I guess I’d be stuck there, and there would be this illogical paradox where two of me existed, and I’d effectively create a separate parallel universe and– yeah, no, now that I think about it, I’d rather stay here. Anyways, tell me if you’d like me to recreate the look for the site (this time without parallel universes).
My favorite plum mascaras are Make Up For Ever’s Smokey Lash in Plum (6) and Chanel’s Imitable Intense Mascara in Rouge Noir, but if you have hazel or golden-brown eyes, I’d go with the purple instead. If you’re looking for a drugstore version, Physician’s Formula makes one called “Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Mascara Duo,” however, I have not actually tested this product, so I can’t vouch for its pigmentation or overall quality, although I can recommend to use a primer, such as Revlon Lash Fantasy Total Definition Mascara (which I reviewed here). As a side note, what is with drugstore companies and enormously long product names? I mean, it’s like we’re in second grade, saying, “supercalifragilisticexpealidocious” ’cause it makes us feel smart.