Also, I’ve mentioned to some of you the happy budgeproof eye makeup routine I discovered. Here it is again, with a caveat.
Start with Urban Decay eyeshadow primer all over the lid.
Let it dry thoroughly and then apply your eyeshadow.
Apply a thin layer of Trish McEvoy "Finish Line" sealant.
I did an A/B with the primer on both eyes and the sealant only on one, and the non-sealant eye was bare within 2 hours. Then I tried an A/B with primer on one eye, sealant on both, and both Kristi and Rebekah agreed that the eye that had both, looked new, and the other eye looked worn.
The caveat is to let that primer dry. Do your face powder or something while you wait. Today I put on a pretty violent combo of NARS shadows: electric blue on the lid and chartreuse on the highlight – and the primer was still a little tacky when I put the blue on, with the result that I couldn’t brush the shadow on. Where it touched the sticky primer, it stayed. I had to finish doing the blue part by stippling it on with the brush.
It’s much more "Darth Vader" inside than my previous Miatas. In fact it feels much more like a baby Beemer than a Miata. But it is still nice and small, which is what I love about them. Chris’ suggestion was "Darth Mazda."
In unrelated news, I got a new Miata last week (power-retractable Grand Touring hard top, 6-speed manual, black). I got it because this is the first year where I wouldn’t have the Expedition as a backup "getting around in the winter" vehicle, and Chris and I were not sanguine about my chances with the old Miata. The new one has dynamic stability control and traction control. And heated seats!!
Unfortunately it has a couple problems, too, which is why I can’t show you any pics (because it’s in the shop). The wipers judder across the windshield even when it’s pouring…the dash has a rattle…and the transmission pops out of fourth gear into neutral randomly. I’ll put up pics when I get it back. I named it Umbreon after the dark Pokemon. Umbreon is one of my three favorites…the other two being Wobbuffet and Salamence.
- Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Compact Founation
- Smashbox Camera-Ready Foundation
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind
- Cover Girl Aquasmoothers
- Chanel Teint Innocence
- Prescriptives Photochrome
- Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid
- Urban Decay Surreal Skin
- Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive (?) Not sure that’s the name of it.
- Illamasqua Cream Foundation
There are probably a few more but I can’t remember them.
If you have a good recommendation for something in a compact that doesn’t smear off, please do advive!