Hi ladies! I’m having a major eye moment. You know I love my electric tangerine and pink glosses, but I’m feeling a powerful urge to let my eyes do the talking. Right now I’m loving eye makeup from three very unexpected brands. Not unexpected, really…more like brands outside of the obvious drugstore/department store fare. Ones you wouldn’t automatically think of. Read on, fair SYB Babes, and expand your horizons!
I’m always in the market for a crease-proof, long-lasting eyeshadow, and designer Charlotte Ronson’s Starry Eyes Liquid Eyeshadow in Kelly ($18) is the one. It’s a dual-phase situation, so you shake up the liquid-powder, blend over lids (quickly), and it doesn’t budge all day. But lets discuss the shaaade. Sigh. This pearly-sheeny, pale liquid gold hue is fancy, fancy, fancy. Champagne for your lids. Pair it with a deep plum lip, and you’re a tipsy Harlem Renaissance flapper making out with a dangerous trombone player in a gin-soaked corner of the Cotton Club.
It’s been raining a lot in NYC, and on dreary days I need a shot of bright, peppy, pastel shadow to brighten my mood. Black-owned, eco-friendly brand Lamik Beauty’s Eye Decor Shadow in Tiffany Blue ($18) is simply the prettiest pale turkwaahs (sound it out) I’ve ever seen. It’s like a gorgeous wash of watercolor — but opaque! Rock it from lash to crease, or smudge it softly along bottom lashlines for a happy-sexy, slightly mod burst of color.
I don’t get the Kat Von D thing. She’s all tatted up and boned Tommy Lee (so did Vanity, so at least she’s in purple company) and has a bonkers reality show, but I don’t care about any of that. What I’m loving is that she’s created the most ingenious eye liner kit. The Triple Threat Tattoo Liners Kit ($39) comes with three blacker-than-black liquid liners, each with a different tip to create a different look: Poetica is thick and chiseled for a bold line, Saint is thin for a skinny line, and Sinner is slightly tapered to create the perfect winged cat-eye. I stayed up till 3am one night last week playing with these. If you’re eye-obsessed, you must own this!