Sunday, November 22, 2009

Line your eyes!

These ways are the most common ways that I use to line my eyes.

This one below is the 'basic' way that I use most often when I use a pencil eye liner. The picture below this one is the same eye liner but with an open eye. Usually when I do this kind of eye liner I only line the lower lash line with eye shadow. If the eye liner is a little more winged then I tend to line the lower lash line with a pencil instead of an eye shadow.

Excuse the blurryness and the ridiculous brightness.. You get the idea. I didn't bother photoshopping these because I saved that energy for another group of picture which I will post later today or tomorrow.

This look below is the second most common way for me to line my eyes. If I use a liquid liner I usually make it look like this, I wont even bother leaving it like the earlier, basic look. This liner is by GOSH. It's the Eye liner pen Black Star.

As you can see it is a bit thicker altogether, but it starts to thicken about where my iris begins. For this picture below I used an eye liner pencil, but the shape is exactly the same as in the picture above.

I lined the lower lash line and the water lines as well.

Obviously no liquid liner in the water line, and the lower lash line might be a little difficult to do with a liquid liner, it easily looks a little funky.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Eye of the tiger.. err.. I mean, eye of the day..

Hello everyone!

I walked through one of the buildings on campus around noon and it was packed! This is my fourth year there and I have never, ever seen it that full of people before! I have no idea what was going on. It cannot be just that the restaurant had great food there. They have great food there very often, but today the lines were just unimaginable. Good that it is not the only restaurant we have... I would have starved otherwise.

Today was and still is not a very special day. Actually I was in a little bit of a hurry this morning. That said, today's makeup was nothing too special or lively in color. Basically I had gold, purple and burgundy in a lovely mix. I lined my eyes with a black eye pencil, which I used to line both waterlines as well.

I'm still searching for the perfect mascara. So far the best is Maybelline's Volum' Express in black. It has been my top1 mascara for years now. It makes my lashes look thicker and longer. The mascara I have on today (Lumene Natural Code Volume-Maximizing Mascara) is quite a good second mascara. It does make my lashes look a little thicker, but not as much as the Maybelline one.

What I love about this mascara is that it really separates my lashes. Also I have not managed to get clumps of mascara on my lashes and that's always a positive sign. I'm willing to overlook that with the Maybelline mascara, because it really makes my lashes look thicker, but then I have to use a lash comb to get the clumps out.

I guess what I look for in the perfect mascara is the ability to lengthen, thicken and separate my lashes. I guess I could say I quite like the theatrical look created by false lashes. I, however, am not willing to use false lashes daily, or even every other day.

What is your favorite mascara of all time? Favorite mascara color?