I go through phases with my makeup. There are periods of time where I will wear nothing but red lips, then nothing but neutral eyes and then others when I do intense blush. I like that makeup gives me the ability to change up my look whenever I darn well feel like it. I go in and out of my eyeliner phase and now I'm back in it. I've been alternating between two new options and wearing them just with a nude eye and mascara and I love the look.
1. Rouge Bunny Rouge Nocturnal Ink Liner - I don't have a steady enough hand for liquid liners with the flimsy flamsy brushes, so felt tip liners are always my friend. But then the problem for me is the intensity with which the liner reads on my skin and sometimes it's just too much - I love the look of an intense dark, thick liner......on other people. But I don't tend to like it super intense on myself. So I was excited to get this one on my eyes because it was more of a soft black that can be worn lightly for just a hint of definition or built up to be a bit more bold (though it never gets crazy liquid liner bold to be honest). I'm currently wearing it as I type this post and I'm in my 8th hour of wearing it and there is no transfer to my upper lids (I just peeked in the mirror to check) and it still looks as smooth and even as it did first thing this morning. This will be on repeat for the next few weeks, I can guarantee you that.
2. Guerlain Les Tendres Eyeshadow Palette in Les Nuees - I keep seeing blue liner pop up on my radar, and I was itching to give it a go. I guess electric blue can be fun, but for me it's not practical with my day job. I wanted to find something that gave me a bit of color and felt different than my black and brown, but can still fly under the radar. I received this Guerlain palette a few weeks ago, and instantly knew this blue was perfect. It's navy but not too dark, royal blue but not too bright - and in the above pic I've applied it dry with an angled brush. I have also experimented by applying it wet for a more intense effect which also looks beautiful. The baby blue is not a color I normally wear but I have been putting it on top of the navy to change up the effect and it makes it more colorful but still subtle. The pink and white are sheer with slight shimmer so I have been wearing them alone on the lid - applied with a big fluffy brush to give a hint of shine on the lids. Shine not frost.The only frosting I like at this age is on my cupcakes, not on ma face.
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