"Stop making that face."
The following evening at the event celebrating Troy Surrat's makeup line at BarneysNY, I was swiftly taken under the wing of CoutureStyle Sheyla. Now, I am well acquainted with concealer. Though I agree with Bobbi Brown and most every other makeup artist out there that it is "the secret to the universe," I had to do a mental shift when I started feeling her light touch with Surréaliste Skin Concealer move from under my eye, in towards my bridge, and lightly up from the inner corner to about a third of the way onto my lid. "Wow," I thought to myself, "it's come to this."
Therein lies the magic of makeup, therein lies the fun in cosmetics, you really can look the way you already feel, or want to feel with the right product, and when we are really lucky, with the touch of a skilled professional. The effect was more than pleasing. I looked freshly polished with a kicked up smoked out eye thanks to her effortless wielding of the Smoky Eye Baton. You can see the result on my IG account here (mind you I realize I was standing directly under an overhead light = shadows).
I will embrace the addition of a wrinkle busting element to my routine, and accept that my concealing regimen now covers more real estate around my eyes. I have to. And I want to … because let's face it, no matter how much we fret, don't we ladies all think makeup and skincare is fun? My eyes look back at themselves when I look in the mirror and more often than not, they look like they've had it, at least for now. Time to start treating them even better. I never see women at a makeup counter frowning when they buy new products. Aren't we always smiling, excited and laughing when we walk away? Oh you don't? Well… you should! Pouting won't help. Apprehension won't wipe it away.
So yes, my eyes may have had it. So let's move on and play. There are too many fun products and options out there to make this tedious for us. We may as well enjoy the challenge. What do you use? What advice have you followed all your life? What do you think about your eye area?
|If I choose to go through life with my eyes closed, they may as well look as good as Audrey's! Photo source.|
If you have no answers to share, maybe you need to come to the Marina tomorrow and find some!
What a coincidence!