All Over LinerI don’t think I’ve ever worn a “360-degree eye” since… high school (??) when I had my makeup done for prom. The makeup artist surprised me with chinkier eyes when he was done with his “magic”. Ugh. I hate when my eyes appear smaller than usual. Since that incident, I renounced wearing eyeliner on my waterline for good. BUT what is this blog for when I’ll just be sticking to my conventional forever-safe makeup looks all the time, right? I’ve posted a lot of FOTDS and looks in this blog that even my ex from way back was so luckily blessed to see my face pop up on Google search when he was searching for MAC lipsticks (for his girlfriend, I suppose). But most of those either a) all look the same b) vary a little on the lipstick shade c) are so safe you can walk across without looking both ways first or even blindfolded. Hear ye! Hear ye! The time has come for The Misty Mom to tread the path of more experimental makeup looks. So for the first installment of Makeup I’m Not Comfortable Wearing But Will Show You How I Look Like With It Anyway — I go with a semi-graphic eye slash all-over nude look. Please enjoy (not too much please) my makeup metaphysical unease, friends. Benefit Push-Up Gel Eyeliner Pen* (review here). Launching today (!!!) worldwide, I decided to go with this instead of pencil or liquid because it’s the most intense black I have in my stash (and matte, at that!). Been using this for quite some time now and I really like how it glides smoothly on my upper lashline (except when you have dry bits of gel liner from the last usage which you just wipe off before use). On the lower lashline though, it was tricky ricky. It didn’t glide as smoothly as I wanted it to that I spent twice the time and effort to put it on. Tom Ford She Wolf Eyeshadow Trio (review here). Since I’m going for a graphic liner look, I believe a dark grey smokey eye would be its best complement. I’ve never been a black/grey eyeshadow wearer until I blindly but wholeheartedly purchased this trio. I didn’t use the sparkle shade for this look, though. ‘Twas daytime and I reserve the SPARKLE~! on this palette for night time. Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara*. What! A mascara that can finally hold my curl (without recurling)! I’m still on the testing mode with this but so far, I like the formula – it’s not too wet nor too heavy so it doesn’t weigh down the lashes or cause clumping. It doesn’t volumize as well as other mascaras, though but since I’m not after that, I’m okay with it. This is because most volumizing mascaras can’t hold my curl and that is of utmost importance to me! What is volume if it’s totally weighed down anyway. Full-ish review to follow. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Warm Vanilla. I went with this because I just want to finish up the bottle, goddamit. It’s such a heavy-coverage foundation that I feel like I’m wearing a mask when I wear this, no matter how light the coverage I aim for. But once it goes on, it doesn’t budge at all. I would assume this would be perfect for those who are oily-skinned and/or need heavy coverage. Also, white cast on flashbacks with this one (but who still uses flash?). Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush in Delicata. The shade I was underwhelmed among the three blushes I got here. BUT I persevered and I used the Real Techniques Buffing Brush this time to apply it (none of those fluffy blush brushes I usually go for) et voila, a beautiful nude shade that slightly contours when built up even heavier. Ahhhh… I think I’m in love with it now. It goes well with the next product I’ll gush over, too. Tom Ford Lip Color in Sable Smoke (review here). My all-time favorite nude lip shade because it does not wash me out like a concealer shade would, thanks to the hint of peach in it. I’ve raved about this a few times now, except for the unrave-able stench that I wish I could just not smell when I put it on. MAC Pedro Lourenco Lipglass in Gold Mirror. Recently talked about in my last post, I’m wearing this over Sable Smoke in my last FOTD below. I can now add shimmering gold lipgloss to my Makeup I’m Not Comfortable Wearing But Will Show You How I Look Like With It Anyway checklist.
…Did I manage to pull off Beyonce’s pinky or what?
So what did I learn from this makeup experiment? That I should really stay away from wearing eyeliner on the lower lashline or waterline because even my little one instinctively turned her back on me (thinking I wasn’t her mom maybe?) because I look too… strong. My husband doesn’t like the look on me either, I look emo, he says (who’s still emo this 2014? or who even says that anymore!).
Anyway, that’s all for today’s makeup play, folks! Till the next one. I’m curious — how do you feel about wearing eyeliner on your lower lashline or waterline?