So in 2006, I wrote this post about the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner. I've been wearing it since 2003 but now I've switched (for the time being). I'm not sure if it's my aging eyes or maybe my eyeliner dried out but my sister and sister-in-law have both experienced the same thing of this gel liner drying out and coming off. It could have been the batch of eyeliners sold, I don't know. Anyway, I've decided to try a couple of new ones. My first to try was the Nars larger than life long-wear eyeliner. I've read good things about it but it did smear even past the setting time. It does go on smooth with not so much effort but it's not for me. Then I tried the Chanel automatic liquid liner. I wore liquid eyeliner in high school and college and loved the staying power but this one didn't do it for me either. It was a bit watery. My sister also didn't like it when she bought it to try it out. After these trials I found the one I loved: Chanel's:waterproof long-lasting eyeliner...doesn't smear and stays on through my work day. If I were to go out the same night, I would re-apply to retouch. I use brown (espresso) since it's a little less harsh than black. I'll reserve black for going out at night or special events.
I'm using Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine line of lipsticks in #65 Cavaliere right now. I've been wearing light and sheer for work everyday. I think my favorite color in Bobbi Brown has been discontinued but this new color may be worth a try next time.
Something limited edition... My sister is a fan of limited edition items and so I picked this up. She coerced me into getting it. It has two replacement pads along with the one included on the curler itself.
I'm home nursing a cold and cough. It's nice and quiet since the kids are at school and I don't have so sit at work fighting with numbers and staring at spreadsheets. I'll probably browse this pile of catalogs that came in the mail this past week and watch a couple of movies.