Thursday, September 13, 2012

All The Makeups

A: Is it gross that I'm still using that Maybelline mascara you made me buy back in February? What's the rule on that?

M: Um, YES. Yes, that is gross (sorry).

A: I just keep forgetting to buy another one. It's so good! But you have shamed me and my filthy eyes. I will buy a new one.

M: Sorry! I have a thing about mascara. I replace it every two months, tops. Which reminds me, I need a new tube as well. Unrelated: I have started using this and I swear my skin is slightly less crappy already:

A: Oh, fancy! I'm still using Natalie Dee's recipe for my face - Cerave cream and Argan Oil . Good for moisture, jack shit for wrinkles and whatnot.

M: I press a little argan oil around my eyes, with a pump of this stuff:

M: But the retinol is the jam.

A: Yeah, I need to get up on the retinol train. Oooh, you know what I got recently that I love? This:

In Sherry Baby as recommended by Kim France who makes me want to buy things. It's minty! And basically looks like Clinique's Black Honey, but more intense. Love.

M: Oh, that is so pretty! And actually something you can buy, because usually Kim France makes me want stuff that costs a mortgage payment. I still love her for it. I've been back on the NYX tinted balm in tack, it's so perfectly nude:

A: I have one of those but totally bought the wrong color. I need to try a different one. So, not to be all Natalie Dee!!!1 again but I'm doing that eyeliner thing she recommended and it's amazing. AMAZING. I have this brush:

Which I cannot recommend enough. Worth every penny and It works great with gel liner too. And I bought this because I didn't want to spend a million dollars on a black eye shadow I might never use again:

A: It's good! And so cheap!

M: Oooh. Yeah, as much as I love the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner (that stuff stays put forever), I am too cheap to replace it every couple of months and it seems to dry out after that. Sadness.

A: The only issue with the eyeshadow-as-liner is that it gets in my contacts and will probably eventually blind me. Still, my liner looks great.

M: Well, we all have to make choices, Adrien.

A: I will be the prettiest blind girl ever! Just a bumbling my way around Saks, feeling up the merchandise.

M: You just want an excuse to grope...things.

A: Girl, I don't need an excuse for that.

M: ANYWAY. Now that it's fall and crap, I have defaulted to my nude eye/lip, black eyeliner routine. My favorite eyeshadow at the moment is Josie Maran, Cinnamon over the whole lid, and Iron in the crease:

A: Oh, nice! I love her packaging. I'm such a sucker for packaging.

M: It is really nice.

A: I want all the things.

M: All of them! And most of all? EYELASH EXTENSIONS. So bad.

A: OH SO MUCH. Especially since I managed to pull out half the lashes in my left eye. Still growing back.

M: Seriously, I am for sale. What salon in Knoxville wants to give me eyelash extensions?

A: Me too me too! It costs a trillion dollars here. I checked.

M: I checked too. I am super jealous because my new friend Susan said they are super cheap in Utah. WHINE!


M: All I want are drag queen lashes and smooth skin. That's ALL.

A: I don't think that's too much to ask.


  1. I'm a big fan of using a wet brush with black eye shadow to do liner. I tried the Natalie Dee push method, but it was a little too close to jamming eyeshadow INTO my eye, which I'm a little sensitive about. But I find powder with a brush much easier than a pencil/crayon/long wispy applicator.

  2. I looked into eyelashes extensions where I live (Canada) but it was at least 100 bucks and supposedly only lasts 4 weeks! Screw that.

  3. I really want to do something so my skin can be slightly less crappy, but I don't know what that would be. Retinol makes my skin SUPER sun sensitive, so it's a no. That MD Forte stuff Natalie Dee talked about no longer exists at Level I, and I'm nervous to try the new version of it (Vivite something or other?). I'm nervous to try anything, though. My skin is so cranky. And I don't want to see a dermatologist. Do you guys have dermatologists?

    1. NP, I do not, but I'm thinking it's going to be inevitable.

    2. I just made my first visit to an "Aesthetic Nurse Specialist" a couple of weeks ago. I just can't deal with my skin any more.

    3. Ugh, I want to know so much more about this- for starters, what is an "Aesthetic Nurse Specialist"? And what magic things do they tell you about your skin??? I have a bad feeling that dermatologist appointments for me now would go as well as dental appointments... you know how they always tell you about all this stuff that's wrong and then you feel like a bad person with messed up gums for days afterwards? Maybe that's just me.