Thursday, December 3, 2009

'Tis the Season to Be Gorgeous (or In Search of Purple - Pt. 1)

Every season, I try to adjust something in my beauty routine so that my style inertia always has momentum.  I'm sure if you thought about it, you'd realize you do the same.  Beauty doesn't have to be pain but it does create quite the headache when we are in search of something.  Change is a pain sometimes, don't you agree?  Well, the holidays are upon us: family gatherings, reunions, parties, the list continues.  It's that time again to embrace our discomfort and step out of our Autumn Box and into our Winter Sparkle.  'Tis the season to be Gorgeous!! 

What has caused me to write to you with such urgency to transform even just a small fraction of your routine??  Well, Thanksgiving is over and done.  The Trees and the Lights are popping up all over town.  I just saw my reflection in a window.  Wait...What?  yea, I said it. While I was strolling with my shopping bags (feeling so happy inside) I happened to glance up at my reflection in a mirror under the unforgiving fluorescent lighting of a store that shall remain unnamed.  My black eyeliner and nude lips, which work so well on dates, were creating a harsh, unapproachable look.  What was I thinking?  Where my b****** at to gimmie the DL??  So I started (and I use this word "started" with tongue-in-cheek) to devise a game plan to update my the colors on my face and possibly fit in a haircut by the end of next week.  Well let's just say it took, a minute and a half for me to become completely overwhelmed and exhausted by my own thought process.  So I decided to just change my eyeliner (which kind of reinforces my current beauty obsession):) Simple.

Recently, I have become obsessed with the idea of buying purple eyeliner.  I guess I said, 'buying,' but what I really mean is that I am "actively in search of" the Perfect Dark Purple eyeliner - consistency, longevity, wearability.  I want it ALL ( hey, if you're going to dream, DREAM BIG, right?).  I'm talking velvety eggplant that verges on black but teases you to look deeper and discover something more.  Don't get me wrong, I love black eyeliner, but it doesn't go over so well as an everyday look (I mean did you read my last paragraph?).  I believe you too are savvy and understand that God is in the details! 

Dark Purple Eyeliner is alluring to even the most hardened of makeup boycotters.  Daytime looks are possible here because there is a softer element - blendability.  And you best believe that it'll draw in those who are already looking deeply into your eyes *sigh*...ahem, I digress...

As I was saying, I'm looking for the pariah of dark purple.  Is that so much to ask?  I want the creamy texture to slide on effortlessly like a pastel on canvas, but not slide off easily at all like a marker on paper (Oily eyelid owners BEWARE! If it melts on too thick and too creamy, we may end up looking a bit...well, battered if you get my drift).  I want the creamy that doesn't run and the dry that doesn't pull.  Waterproof may do the trick but many of them tug on my delicate eye skin.  You may laugh, but it's only because you relate!!  In terms of the color, I don't want it to bring out any darkness under my eyes.  I definitely don't want my smokey midnight intentions to look like a hazy walk of shame!! Delicate not Dirty...well, not too dirty;)  So here I sit, a girl with a goal.

Tonight I shall do a dry run of research on the Web.  Time is money girls, and saving it is Fabulous because it means we'll have more of it for other things later;)  Tomorrow, I shall travel to Sephora, M.A.C., and all the other Fancy Department Stores to test out the many shades until I find THE ONE.  Great thing about the two aforementioned, they have artists to help.  Stay tuned dear readers.  Let the shopping commence!



  1. Ah.. the ever elusive eyeliner.

    Well from your wishlist of wants and want nots.. I would suggest checking out Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner in Black Plum Ink. Those little pots of creamy pigment are fantastic.. and once they set, they don't move. :]

    Let me know how the search goes.

  2. Thanks Nepenthe,

    I began with a mission and ended up on quite the journey! I shall head to the Bobbi Brown counter next and keep you updated!



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