Thursday, August 23, 2007

Line 'Em Up

Keeping with my "scrimp versus spend" mentality right now, I have to confess that another area where I'm not inclined to break the piggy bank is when it comes to eyeliner.

The reason?

Well, it's really three fold:

1. I rarely use it. Mostly because I'm just plain lazy.

2. I get off on the idea of being able to be frugal and multipurpose my eyeshadows.

3. Ummm, because pound for pound, I'm not using as much of it as I do, say, foundation.

It's all a numbers game.

However, I do enjoy a good liner just as much as the next gal. I love my Bobbi Brown Gel Liner because it stays on for about three days, therefore allievating aforementioned concern number 1. I also like amping it up for a Saturday night by breaking out my teal eyeliner, prompting many a man to ask, while squinting at my face, "Is that like, green? On your eyelids? Are you feeling ok?"

So let's just say I'm not going to plunk down the big bucks for that reaction.

So, one solution I've found particularly useful are the Brightening Eye Liners from e.l.f. Cosmetics. They go on smoothly, come with their own sharpener and come in a variety of wearable shades.

And they cost one smackaroo.

You can't even get a lead coated toy for that price.

I'm particularly enamored with the Plum shade for fall (I am so planning on rocking an all purple wardrobe this season. It'll be like Prince is testifying on the Hill everyday.) and the technique of lining the underside of the lash line is pure genius.

Other faves include Coffee and Midnight.

What else are you doing with that dollar? Except waiting for the light to go on at Millie and Al's?

Yes, I have a sick obsession with a bar where you can buy dollar Jello shots. Don't ask why, because I really don't know.

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Jessica said...

Possibly a stupid question, but how do you line under your lashes? And where have you gotten the e.l.f. liners?

Anonymous said...

I have a completely unrelated question. Do you (or anyone) know of any pore refining face washes, scrubs, moisturizers, etc that actually WORK? Your advice is much appreciated!!!

greeneyes said...

I have the e.l.f. eyeliner in coffee. You are right--it's great, and you cannot beat the price.

Toya said...

I have those liners in every daggone color, but my favorite is Noir. Love 'em!

joyous said...

Where do you get them???? I am obsessed with eyeliner and spend way too much on them. But nothing gets me closer to my fantasy that I vaguely resemble Angelina Jolie.

Anonymous said...

For pores, thrifty cheap Queen Helene Mint Julup Mask. Seems to work by exfoliating, and watch out because it can also make your skin peel if you leave it on too long. I put it on for no more than 5 minutes, only where needed on the oily areas around the nose.

Stephanie said...

An eyeliner that is very versatile and comes in great colors, Stila's convertable eye color.

I get mine at the sephora in Georgetown. Violet and Clove are two favorite colors!

As a girl who loves the expensive beauty products, but lives on a "jello shots" budget, these are my occasional splurge.

Candace said...

Good for people to know.

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