Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
The eye is the window of the soul.
Now that I’ve been philosophical, let’s get superficial… shall we? Instead of talking about what people say about your eyes, let’s talk about what your eyes say about you! I absolutely L-O-V-E eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, and etc!
No, I don’t have the time to wear an entire face of makeup every single day… but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy it! I remember being a young girl, and being sooo anxious to be allowed to wear makeup! I have memories of an aunt saying that she couldn’t go anywhere without “putting on her face.” Over the years I’ve heard so many women (not to mention their significant others…) complain about the amount of time it takes them to get ready. That is not something that you will hear me ever say! I love makeup, and the more time that I have to get ready… the more time I take to get ready. I can stretch getting ready out into two hours! Between coffee, shower (take the coffee in there), news, feeding the pets, coffee, makeup, coffee, and hair… I could easily waste two hours! Of course, those days are few and far between! Every now and then when I get one, I’m grateful.
Sometimes taking pride in your appearance can make you feel more confidant, or own the self worth that you know you deserve. Maybe smokey eyes make you feel like a movie star on the red carpet. Maybe it is because it feels like you are 6 years old playing dress-up again!
Whatever it is, I get giddy over eye makeup!
If you do too… check out some of my favs below:
Anastasia Brow Pencil
As if I haven’t already shared enough personal information on this blog: I have very thin, light, non-existent eyebrows! I could put all the eyeshadow in the world on, but if I don’t have an eyebrow to stop it from running into my forehead –I’ll look pretty silly, huh? This brow pencil lasts all day, and helps me fake some pretty decent brows! I get it in Ash Blonde (it is a nice taupe color).
Urban Decay Eyelash Primer Potion
Every good eye needs some priming! Just like my brows, I don’t have much when it comes to eyelashes either! Urban Decay is well known for their cult favorites! They have all sorts of different beauty potions like eyeshadow, face, and lip primer. This eyelash primer is just the potion for me! Wave this magic wand before your favorite mascara for lashes that appear thicker, longer, and stronger—right before your very eyes! Just apply Eyelash Primer Potion, let it dry, and apply your fave mascara—you won’t believe your eyes!
Lancome DÉFINICILS – High Def Mascara
I got a mini version of this in one of those free sets you get with a purchase, and had to have it! A couple of important things to always check on in a mascara: Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-Free. Suitable for contact lens wearers. I mention another nice mascara from Smashbox later in this post, so read on!
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner
I have some liquid black liners that I love, but those are for a perfect line! A crayon liner like this blends so well for a smokey eye! Just use a liner brush (or in my case… your pinkey finger or a Q-tip!) This liner lasts FOREVER! (be prepared to need an eye makeup remover to get this one off even after a 12 hour day!) It outlasts my energy, that’s for sure!
Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes
When I don’t wear black eyeliner, I absolutely love this chocolate color! It lasts well, is easily applied, and softens any look. Sometimes black is just too harsh for a thick line above your lashes. When I use earthy tones on my eyes I rely on this stuff! I use this liner to make a thick line over my eyes, I pull it out into a little bit of a cat-eye that I blend into the crease, and then put a thin little line of black liquid liner right along my lashes. I love this one so much that I’ve gotten it in green, purple, white, and grey!
Smashbox for Burlesque Train Case Beauty Kit
In case you haven’t seen Burlesque yet… it just may want to make you run away to L.A. to become a dancer! I wanted to! Instead, I just decided to stay here and just go for the makeup! Actually, this kit was a gift from a good friend for my birthday this past year. I have used every single thing from the kit, and even use the train case to keep my nail polishes that won’t fit in my big case!
This kit includes:
– Hyperlash Mascara in Blackout.
– Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in Jet Black.
– Double Ended Lip Gloss in Peep/Show.
– O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Color.
– Cream Eyeliner Palette in Vixen.
– Eyeshadow Quad in Entice.
– Fusion Soft Lights in Tease.
– Loose Shimmer in Burlesque.
I must say, I love every single product in this kit… but a couple of them really need mentioning! The O-Glow cheek color comes out completely clear, and then changes to pink to match your natural blushing color! My guess is that it has something to do with your temperature… but HEY I’m impressed! Also, the Cream Eyeliner Palette is awesome! It has 10 different colors and a neat little brush all squeezed into a compact the size of about 6 stacked business cards! I use it not just as eyeliner, but even in the creases!
Sephora Collection Color Diary
Okay, so this isn’t just for the eyes… but I love it! I’m thinking that you now know that I am a sucker for these kits! This set consists of a portable compact with five snap-in palettes. Each palette is event-themed with color coordinated eyeshadow, lip gloss, and blush. This one is great for travel since you can leave the giant palette behind: just choose a smaller palette, snap it into the compact, and go!
The different interchangeable color palettes are:
– Hot Date At Eight: Seductive, smoky grays and black
– Relax And Unplug: Shimmery nudes and soft browns
– Meditation Retreat: Soothing greens and browns
– Day At The Museum: Primary colors like red, yellow and blue
– Must Get New Shoes: Flirty pinks and purples
Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow Trio
This included applicator has a brush on the other end that is great to highlighter below the brow! The creamy, intense shadows build quickly and blend easily for lasting color. You can layer it for a more intense look, and the small compact travels well! (It is also a mirror, so great on the go!) Again – my favorite perk: Ophthalmologist tested. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Too Faced World Domination Tour Box
This one came to me as a Christmas gift from a friend. She said, “I saw that, and thought: I have to get that for Amy she loves these funky colors!” Boy, was she right! I absolutely love the Too Faced World Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection! It contains everything you need to glow like a star! It has eight Eyeshadows, a Duo Bronzer, a Face Illuminator, six Lip Glosses, a Brow Powder, an Eyeliner Cake, and a Blush. The best part: When opened, the World Domination Tour plays the Dance of the Sugar plum Fairy while the Envy figurine twirls in place. The makeup trays may also be removed so that it can be used as a musical keepsake jewelry box.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
This eyeshadow palette is from the Bronze Goddess line that I mentioned in a previous blog. It is called Island Oasis. It is perfect for summer, and these colors are designed to look great with tan skin! (Spray tan or a tan achieved with tons of sunscreen, of course) I haven’t had the guts to use the turquoise color, but it sure is pretty!
Bare Escentuals Women of B.E. Collection
Last, but not least we have a Bare Escentuals kit. Every now and then my eyes will get irritated, and this eyeshadow doesn’t make that worse. They all have a light shimmer, go on without creases, and stay put! I’ve even worn some of these at the beach! My favorite color is called Nude Beach it is a translucent shimmer that I use on my brow bone, or over other eyeshadows to give them some pizazz! This isn’t the actual kit that I have. I took it out of the box, and can’t remember what it is. The one that I have consists of really neutral colors, and only a few of those funky ones!