Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Win! Win! Heavy Metal and 24/7


I wear many hats...and by "hats" I don't mean those things you put on your head. I mean that I fulfill many roles such as wife, mother, sister, daughter, dedicated friend, and student, and I get paid for the roles of substitute teacher, makeup artist, and nutritional cleansing advisor. You might wonder why I am telling you this and what does this have to do with either makeup, skincare, or fragrances. Well, depending on the role I am playing I get to focus on different types of makeup, different colors, and different application techniques. Ahhhhh...now you're following where I'm going!

Basically when I'm not in the classroom or in a traditional setting where I have to behave somewhat modestly and appropriately I choose to have a lot of fun with bold looks with my makeup. Sometimes I love to do a traditional look and maybe jazz it up with a subtle stroke of sparkly glitter on top of my eyeliner or a vibrant punch of colorful fuchsia gloss in the center of my lips. Other times I enjoy being totally bold and colorful with blues and purples and greens or a mixture of different bright colors on my eyes. It's artistic expression and freedom and it keeps me feeling young and spunky!

Urban Decay has been a long time favorite choice of products for me. The Heavy Metal glitter eyeliner from Urban Decay has been an absolute favorite for me. The colors are bright and bold or chic and dazzling and the actual product is high in quality. The gel based liner goes on very easy and dries quickly to a stays-put won't flake off product....and it lasts all day--or night! I've been wearing glitter in or on my makeup for the past fifteen years and will probably die with some time of sparkle on my body. These Heavy Metal liners have never let me down but instead keep on impressing me especially with the latest launch of amazing colors in StageDive (bright green), CatFight (hot pink), Groupie (light pink), and Midnight Cowboy (gold). YEA!!!

If you are really experimental and like to change things up from time to time try layering these Heavy Metal liners over top Urban Decay's 24/7 glide on EyeLiner! This is what I love to do. You can create so many combinations of colors from being subtly sparkly to bold and glittery. The latest colors inspired by the beautiful peacock to join the 24/7 EyeLiner family are: FlipSide (a beautiful shimmery teal blue), UnderGround (a metallic taupe), Grafati (an awesome bright green), and Ransom (a killer purple). These eyeliners on their own STAY PUT! They go on smoothly and dry to a smudge proof and waterproof amazingly long lasting eyeliner. Then, if you are like me, and LOVE to add extra pizazz you can really kick it up a notch with layering with those Heavy Metal glitters. It makes an amazing duo!

These product are one way I can either kick it up a notch when doing my makeup or add a touch of fun to an everyday look. Eyeliner is only one medium that I use. Check back soon and read about the magical cream eyeshadows, the wide range of lipsticks I love to use, and other key products to sparkle and shine and turn ordinary routine makeup to extraordinary!

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