Hi guys! I started this post on Tuesday. And now it’s Friday. Sooo… yeah! I have been a sucky blogger this week. My apologies. I’ve got some great ideas for next week AND I’m taking my beautiful Canon back to Chicago (I’m in Michigan tonight) so I can start taking some good pictures and some videos.
Before I start I want everyone to think about one thing: your favorite color to wear on your eyes (as in eye liner) and WHY. If anyone picks yellow, please leave a comment I’m dying to have any witnesses back up this ruthless, unforgiving, primary color that I despise so much.
Tonight we’re talking about some colors. Eyeliner colors. YUM!!! Everyone has their favorite (black being the most common) and everyone has their least favorite (yellow anyone?). I’m going to preach my practice again in this post- not all colors work well alone BUT all colors can absolutely be worn and mixed together to create fabulous finishes (I still have yet to find a fit for yellow).
I swatched my Sephora 12 Hour Wear Waterproof Eye Pencils for you here:
*Two things I learned about this picture- I need to greatly improve my swatching abilities and colors appear very differently with a flash in photos.*
Colors from left to right:
01- black lace (matte)- Blackest black. Comparable to UD’s Perversion.
35- romantic comedy (glitter)- Fun, bright pink. Great for a pop on a night out over a black liner.
31- purple stilettos (matte)- True violet. Looks crazier than it is. LOVE this color. I did a look below.
33- love affair (shimmer)- Dark plum with some pizzaz.
19- go for a ride (shimmer)- Forest green.
25- galaxy girl (glitter)- Deep bluish blackish teal.
04- starry sky (glitter)- Darker silvery grey.
03- 5th Avenue (matte)- True matte grey. *one of my favorites*
13- tiramisu (matte)- Dark, chocolate brown.
14- taupe- just that, taupe.
11- Cookie Crunch (shimmer)- Goldish, amber brown.
06- Blonde Ambition (shimmer)- Very light golden beige
02 Flashy Silver- Very light and sheer silvery white.
I like these a lot, especially for their price point of $10. I was going to compare them to Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
($20) but I have to put my snobby pants on and say the two brands are at two different levels. UD’s are just a step above Sephora’s even though I LOVE both. Sephora’s are super creamy which I generally like in an eyeliner but when it comes to some of the lighter colors, I have to use A LOT to get any sort of color base going on. UD’s last a little longer and come in more matte finishes which I prefer when it comes to eyeliner but for half the price, I’ll get my fun colors from Sephora.
Now, another trick to eye liners that I like to live by- lining your waterline in a white or beige to make your eyes pop. The ONLY white and beige matte finishes I have found are OCC’s new eye liners and Rimmel London’s (*DRUGSTORE ALERT) waterproof eye pencils. Putting a light color in your waterline, and especially for people like myself that have smaller eyes, makes them pop and brightens them up.
That’s OCC’s Feathered in my waterline and Sephora’s Purple Stilettos below. Not too crazy huh?
In conclusion, I hope everyone has seen a little piece of my heaven that I look at everyday (those colors!) And I also hope that everyone has contemplated why yellow exists. Ok I’m getting out of hand, I just seriously don’t understand the color yellow. Is it because I never really liked Big Bird or that my beloved Spartan’s rival is Michigan? I don’t know, but I don’t care at this point. I am a color pheen but I believe everyone has the right to dislike one color out of all the colors.
Teaser to my next post…. (and now you know what I do on a Friday night)
Super good pic, I know. My face has been bearing this bitter cold and it’s starting to wear on my skin. I’ve been experimenting with a few different face products including moisturizer, cleanser, masks, spot treatment, primer, foundation & even concealer. I’m trying to get the perfect combo but haven’t found it yet… TBD.
I’ll leave you with two beautiful nail colors by OPI and ESSIE
Tickle my Francey on the left. Such a beautiful, classy mauve. One of my favorites I would say.
Mint Candy Apple on the right. It has more blue in person but it’s a light, fun springy teal.
Goodnight pretty people. XO Lesley Hope