What I'm Loving Now: Colored Eyeliner

I love having a roommate. For many, many reasons. And part of the culture of having roommates (particularly girls) is that we tend to prep for the day together.

So yes, since I've gotten back to school, my morning rituals have gotten 29579283 times longer. And I guess that is what naturally happens when the days are a bit less structured and when I don't have to run out the door for work at 7 in the morning.

What also happens, as my roommate pointed out, is that we turn into those girls with 6-7 hair products in their hair at any given point in time.

Exhibit A: a recent purchase at Urban

(Batiste Dry Shampoo -- I was actually looking for a new one since the TRESemm√© dry shampoo actually makes my hair more greasy instead of less.
Not Your Mother's Sea Salt Spray -- I'm dying to try the Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, but Not Your Mother's does look just as awesome and is a fraction of the price.)

But back to this prepping thing -- it's totally a social thing. Which, having taken my grand total of one class in cultural anthropology, I find incredibly fascinating. It's fun. It mentally readies me. It's something we just do.

And a product of all this prepping is the more frequent experimentation with things like hair bands, belts, and, um, colored eyeliner.

So the point of this post: I'm quite loving colored eyeliner these days. But only when it's subtle. So a common eye look for me would be a neutral smokey eye, eyeliner on lower lash line, and mascara. Having colored liner on just the lower lash line makes the look less overbearing and appropriate for the entire day.

I'm currently alternating between purple and green eyeliner. What do you all think? I want to try out more.

Perhaps blue?

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Hope you are all having a fantastic Monday! The weekend went by super-fast, but I'm glad I got a relatively good amount of work done. :) 

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Monday, September 24, 2012

What I'm Loving Now: Colored Eyeliner

I love having a roommate. For many, many reasons. And part of the culture of having roommates (particularly girls) is that we tend to prep for the day together.

So yes, since I've gotten back to school, my morning rituals have gotten 29579283 times longer. And I guess that is what naturally happens when the days are a bit less structured and when I don't have to run out the door for work at 7 in the morning.

What also happens, as my roommate pointed out, is that we turn into those girls with 6-7 hair products in their hair at any given point in time.

Exhibit A: a recent purchase at Urban

(Batiste Dry Shampoo -- I was actually looking for a new one since the TRESemm√© dry shampoo actually makes my hair more greasy instead of less.
Not Your Mother's Sea Salt Spray -- I'm dying to try the Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, but Not Your Mother's does look just as awesome and is a fraction of the price.)

But back to this prepping thing -- it's totally a social thing. Which, having taken my grand total of one class in cultural anthropology, I find incredibly fascinating. It's fun. It mentally readies me. It's something we just do.

And a product of all this prepping is the more frequent experimentation with things like hair bands, belts, and, um, colored eyeliner.

So the point of this post: I'm quite loving colored eyeliner these days. But only when it's subtle. So a common eye look for me would be a neutral smokey eye, eyeliner on lower lash line, and mascara. Having colored liner on just the lower lash line makes the look less overbearing and appropriate for the entire day.

I'm currently alternating between purple and green eyeliner. What do you all think? I want to try out more.

Perhaps blue?


Hope you are all having a fantastic Monday! The weekend went by super-fast, but I'm glad I got a relatively good amount of work done. :) 

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2 Comments:

At September 29, 2012 at 1:59 AM , Blogger Becca said...

I love blue liner! It sounds like it might look crazy and overdone but it actually looks really good, you should try it! :)

 
At September 29, 2012 at 2:35 AM , Blogger Marisol said...

just ordered some from sephora! can't wait until it gets here!!

 

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