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:
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:
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:
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.