The transformative power of paint never ceases to amaze me, whether it’s on the walls or on one’s face. (If you doubt this, read Babe Paley’s dialogue in The Swans of Fifth Avenue.)
The other evening, we were going to a fundraiser and I wanted to make sure my warpaint was intact lest I run into any hostile creatures at the crossroads at midnight.
This was my battle plan:
For eyeshadow, I like Bobbi Brown’s Nude on Nude Eye Palette. Any colour is perfection.
I use whatever mascara I got for free with some purchase. Bobbi Brown and Nars are both good and are handed out like candy these days.
I’m still figuring out a brow fix. I have my grandmother’s Swedish (read, non-existent) brows so I have to do something. For a long time, I went to the salon to have them tinted, but they always make me look like Ernie or Bert on day one and then my brows are barely visible by the end of the week. So far, I’ve tried Bobbi Brown, Radford, Benefit, and Joe Fresh mascara-like brow tint. Joe Fresh in the darker tint is the winner so far and it’s only $12. Pencils are too fussy and the other ones go on like a Sharpie, giving me that Uncle Leo look. If you have any brow tips for mouse brown/grey/dyed ashy blonde highlighted hair, I’d love to hear them.
Lips depend: I tend to like classic red or beige. I’m into a pale gloss right now by Victoria Radford in Cloud 9. It’s very pretty and gives me back a bit of that Kim Basinger lip thing I had going when I was much younger.
The whole thing takes about 5 minutes (unless I do red lips because that requires a steady hand). I find the good brushes and blendable shades are what allow me to do good makeup fast.
Hopefully you do not have to engage the makeup arsenal, but if you do, hopefully this makes it a little quicker….
Are any of you watching the Bachelor? What is Ben doing? Everyone KNOWS you don’t say the L word to multiple people. That’s, like, a RULE! I suspect JoJo’s formidable brothers may be opening up a can of whoop-ass on Mr. Higgins next week. I’m so glad that this is now the biggest drama in my life!
I hope you are all having a good start to March. Ours came in like a lion with a bunch of snow. The busses are cancelled, but given that I have drop cloths and paint trays all over my house, I made sure my SUV made it to the school. Let’s hope the month goes out like a lamb!
Take care kittens,