I usually don’t write about beauty on Monday’s but I felt this deserved to be shouted from the mountain tops a.s.a.p. My friend Mary used to be a make-up artist many years ago and always has the best tips, always. I even begged her to do a series of ‘before & after’s’ here so we can see her in action, but alas she declined. This latest tip was too good not to swipe from her arsenal of goodies. Let me segue, I recently was photographed by a majorly talented and lovely photographer, more on that soon. I wanted Mary to do my make-up because she excels at that flawlessly natural look I love, but again she declined because I am super picky and she knew how important this shoot was to me and that I wanted to look like myself (but a heck of a lot better). I am not too shabby at putting on my own make-up (I have had many years of practice), individual lashes and all! At the end of my application Mary pulled out a nude eyeliner and gave me my “finishing touches”. The nude eyeliner works to make you look less tired (something this very, very tired mama-to-be needs). In the 80′s the rage was white eyeliner to make your eyes bright and pop, it never worked for me but the nude is like an instant miracle worker and is a lot more natural looking. It was applied to my tear line both upper and lower, but I won’t recommend that unless you promise not to sue me if you poke your eyeball or get an infection or something, I didn’t tell you to do that…She blended with a cosmetic cotton swab and voila! I looked like I actually had some sleep (you try sleeping with an oversize beach ball attached to the front of you). It’s subtle but enough of a difference that I had to stop the presses and mention it here. I ended up getting the Smashbox kohl eyeliner in nude, I love Smashbox and the eyeliner is both waterproof and self-sharpening! When you choose your nude, make sure it’s not too light or too dark, both cases will probably look odd and remember to blend, blend, blend! For those wanting a less expensive option both Rimmel and NYX have a nude eyeliner for under $10! If you do not do a thing on yourself but this, it will make a huge difference! I have some future new recommendations I can’t wait to share, but they will have to wait until next week.
Let me know if you have tried something like this before and if so do you have a nude eyeliner that you recommend? Btw, this would be an amazing gift for all new mom’s out there since sleep deprivation is inevitable and this will at least make her look like she’s not a zombie (which she probably feels like).
P.S. If you have a beauty recommendation or a deceivingly simple beauty tip, feel free to email me at besottedblog@gmail [dot] com, I would love to hear about it and if it works I will absolutely write about it!
P.P.S. We are in need of a videographer that needs to get their name out there in the Seattle area, if you have any leads or friends or even if you think YOU can do it, please email a.s.a.p.!
Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they are expecting a baby girl in December (possibly November). Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.