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Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Thursday, October 13, 2005 7:25 PM (Eastern)

Oh, stop enabling. I've been eyeing that MAC Teddy since forever. It doesn't swatch violet on me...just kind of a weird, deep cool red brown, like a dark rich copper. The perfect thing for green eyes. But, so what? I need another eye pencil? ;)

Anyhow here is the order in which I put on makeup. There are reasons for it...to whit:

  1. Perfume--first. Why? I keep my perfumes on my socks-and-underwear shelf. If I did not do this, I would never wear perfume. But since it's there, I put it on when I'm getting dressed, pretty much without fail.

  2. Usual base face. This is tinted sunscreen and MAC Blot pressed powder. Even though it is fairly obvious why this layer must come first, it is also oftentimes the only layer I manage to put on--and it's important, since a.) it is sunscreen and b.) it's powder (my skin would otherwise get oily).

  3. Concealer--never. I prefer that "king" of eye creams, Aramis Lab Series for Men Undereye Rescue cream, used only at night. I swear by this stuff. I don't sleep and I have two kids, I'm 40 years old...it's a miracle product, a miracle.

  4. Eye makeup. Lately that has been a wash of shadow, time permitting, and/or MAC Permaplum or Bordeauxline.

  5. Lipstick--always last. I suppose I still think in terms of a.) accidently swiping my lipstick while trying to do my eyes or b.) putting on lipstick in the car, which is, more often than not, where it gets applied.


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October 15, 2005 1:58 PM, Blogger Dain said...

Oh, you must get it. Swatching it on your hand means nothing--it's like the difference between a blind man and a man who sees. Yes, Teddy is simply that brilliant. You know I got Tarnish and Prunella at the same time? Haven't even touched them--returned Prunella, in fact, out of disinterest. And I haven't laid a finger on Powersurge.

 
October 18, 2005 8:50 PM, Blogger Colleen Shirazi said...

Yehhhhhh......

I may try it out later on. I'm about 1/2 through my Permaplum, and I'd like to use it up first.

The Powerpoints seem to need a fair amount of sharpening...I mean they last well...this one hasn't hardened at all. The color and texture are exactly the same as when I bought it. It holds a point well, no crumbling, yadda yadda... But you do need to sharpen, which is probably a good thing. Otherwise I'm too lazy to get around to doing it and fresh pencil lead, no doubt, is better for your eyes.

Mm. You'd have to keep in mind that green eyes are much harder to pop than brown eyes, or hazel for that matter. I'd say green or blue eyes have very limited color choices. In that regard, something like a deep purple would be indispensable to me. I could not live without it.

In my eyepencil drawer, I have...um...deep brown matte, opalescent silver (MAC Heirloom, it's silver on me), MAC Bordeauxline, which is deep neutral purple (a tad red at most), deep matte neutral grey with an odd blue tone (Grey Utility), and Permaplum.

By far, it is Permaplum that I reach for. Only when I bother wearing eyeshadow, and the shadows don't match purple at all, do I wear a different pencil color.

 

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