If you haven't noticed, posts concerning eye makeup come far and few between on Parisian To Be. If you're looking for a wicked smoky eye tutorial, ridiculously amazing shadow pencil, or tips on how to grab the ropes on eye liner, you're looking at the wrong blogger. Although it may look fab on other people, eye makeup just isn't my thing. Nevertheless, I like to think that I make up for it with my mad cheek and base skills. Well, I've made efforts to venture into the world of eye makeup and here's the start - some eye makeup picks from a known eye minimalist.
I've got a few eyeliners hanging around in my stocks (namely 'nude' shades), but, in a Vivianna-like fashion, I picked up the pencil and got to drawing. As of late, I've been smudging the Rimmel ScandalEyes Liner in Brown along the top half of my upper lash line for a touch of added definition. Yes, it's subtle, but it's also eye catching in the simplest of ways. Just for the record, if I could get away with it, I'd be gliding liners upon my lids in an Indian kohl-esque fashion. I wish, I wish...
Mascara is a staple in my routine, as even when I'm rocking the rosehip seed oil face, a coating of mascara always gets me looking more put together. For the waterproof choice, I've been enjoying the L'oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara Waterproof - a natural, die-hard water-resistant formula that adds a hint of definition to the lashes. Perfect for no-makeup or minimal days when you don't want anyone to know you're wearing mascara but you.
My favorite and my most slicked on choice is the Lancome Hypnose Mascara. Since I like to think that I'm classy, I've sticked with the classic - no added 'star', 'drama', or 'custom volume' (whatever that does) title. Adding the perfect dose of volume and length to my lashes, it's far from clumpy and never spider evoking (if you know what I mean). Yes, it's prone to a smudge here and there, but as long as your not caught in the rain or encounter a tear-inducing film, all should be fine.
Alas, I've been bitten by the beauty blogger bug and have been experimenting with eye makeup *pats on back*. I won't get out the champagne until I've mastered the smoky eye...see you in twenty years time.