Monday, March 05, 2007

The Best Eye Pencil

My arsenal of sharpened eye pencils stand at attention in a small ceramic cup. I'm a democratic purchaser and the mix includes Channel and Dior along with MAC and Bennefit as well as drug store brands like Cover Girl. I usually make my choices based on how a product looks on someone else, an ad that talks to me or a reasonably priced product(read cheap) when I'm trying to curtail my cosmetic budget.
I honestly don't remember how I found my current favorite Prestige Soft Blend Khol Eyeliner I think I wanted to try black as opposed to the gray or dark blue I usually wear and didn't want too spend much just in case I didn't like it.
I needn't have worried. This one is a KEEPER.The consistency is as soft as the name promises but unlike many soft pencils it doesn't wind up messy and smudged under your eyes. The line you draw is the one that will still be there hours later. I did like the black, but only for evening. My eyes are light as is my skin and the look was too stark for day. However they have a wide array of colors and Chamomile, a greenish gray, I had never seen in any line before is just perfect for me. Give Prestige Soft Blend Khol a try.


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Nan said...

I wondered if there were other people out there who agonized over makeup each day. Each morning I look in the mirror hoping to see what I saw years ago. I would even settle for 5 years ago. Always a fanatic for makeup, reading about it, watching what others do with it, etc. Usually the ones who look the best are totally opposite me in characteristics. I think God failed to put in the color genes when he made me: light hair that has only gotten lighter, lashes and brows. I've tried to create brows that look real for I can't stand the obvious brow lines so many use. Jowls just like my grandmothers. Skin that aches to be tightened or hidden. There is a whole market of Golden Girls out there who have special needs that are not being addressed by the manufact- urers. Just because we age doesn't mean we have stopped caring about how we look. Someone with influenece really should take this on as a project. I think it's a multi-million dollar business begging to be noticed.
Today out of the blue, I googled makeup after 60 and found your sight. You, Barb, with well-placed articles could be the person to get the market's attention. If we're going to live longer, as everyone says, then we might as well look as good as we can. The only attention blondes get regards their intelligence. There's a lot more than our ability to be so smart that we can appear dumb.

Nan said...

I forgot to tell you to try the Maybelline mascara, Lash Stylist. I've tried them all, but this is, in my opinion, the best ever.