‘Give it or Get it’ holiday makeup picks: no.2


Besides mistletoe, eggnog, Rudolf & tinsel . . . the holidays are also the perfect time of year for new makeup.  Why?  Well all the cosmetic companies flip out between Thanksgiving & New Years, offering sales, limited edition product, and value sets.  If makeup wasn’t on your list to Santa, and you’ve finished checking everyone off your list, then this is the perfect opportunity to snag a little something for yourself.  Happy shopping & merry merry!

Make Up For Ever “Rock For Ever Aqua Eyes” Set

Whose it for?

Don’t let the rock & roll, KISS inspired packaging intimidate you.  The metallic neutrals in this set can work for anyone.  One of the biggest complaints I hear from my clients is that their eyeliner runs & fades, giving them dark circles or disappearing by noon.  These will create a softly defined eye that will stay put, with just a little bit of trend-forward sparkle.  Or you can take them all the way to a shimmering smoky eye.  Perfect for New Years perhaps?

What’s in it?

Five of Make Up For Ever’s awesome waterproof eyeliners.  They go on smooth & creamy so you can smudge them to be soft and blended.  Then they dry to an un-budge-able finish (yes, it’s a word now) to last all day.  Originally a $49.50 value, priced at $36, but use the code “EXTRA” at checkout for an additional 20% off.

-Aqua Eyes in Gold 9L (metallic yellow)

-Aqua Eyes in Bronze 10L (metallic bronze)

-Aqua Eyes in Dark Grey 21L (dark metallic grey)

-Aqua Eyes in Mat Black 0L (black)

-Aqua Eyes in Silver 8L (metallic silver)

What do I do with it?

The possibilities are endless…  Line close to your lashes & softly smudge to naturally define your eye shape.  Draw a winged line on upper lashes & keep closed until dry for a cat eye.  Finish a smoky look by adding black to the inner rims of your eye.  Use the gold or silver on the inner rim to brighten the eye & make it look bigger.

Or, my favorite:  use a lighter shade and color in your whole lid, from lashes to crease.  Repeat under the eye.  Use your finger to smudge the edge so it softly fades into the crease and the line under the eye looks thick & soft.  Then use a darker liner to line all the way around your eye.  Smudge gently so the two liners fade into each other.  Set the whole thing with shadow or translucent powder for a really easy, waterproof metallic smoky eye.  Color combos to try: silver & grey, gold & bronze, bronze & black, grey & black.

Pro Tip

With waterproof liners, you only have about 20 seconds to blend them before they dry.  It’s best to draw the line on one eye and smudge immediately before moving to the other eye.

Get it here at Sephora.com

What do you think?  Have you tried a waterproof liner?  Is the metallic trend something you’ve been wanting to try?  Do you know the perfect person to get this for?  Or is that person you?  Let me know your thoughts. . .

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