Katie here! Your very own Sephora Insider!
Who really ever knew that you needed two weeks to Orientate a bunch of college graduates to an MBA program? I didn’t but that is surely what I have been doing for the last two weeks. And, OMG it is wearing me out. 8 hours a day of listening to the most boring man on earth explain to you simple Microsoft Excel functions can really ravage you. I’ve got dark circles! I haven’t had dark circles…well since I stayed out all night on a regular basis when I was in Paris for four months. So that’s just another story.
Anyhow, besides the usual concealer, my best friends for waking up tired eyes are Pastels. Now, don’t think I go around looking like an easter egg. Firstly, it’s out of season. Secondly, that’s tacky. Thirdly, you ought to have a little more faith in me than that. But a little hint of pastel eye makeup will do brightening wonders!
NARS Cream Shadow Duo in Unconditional Love. This was from their Summer Collection. One half of the Duo is a nude with a little shimmer and the other half is a powder blue that is excellent in the center of the lid and/or the corners of the eyes.
Laura Mercier Mineral Eye Powder in Crystalline. This sheer pink gives a really flawless look and the super micro-milled glitter fills in lines.
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Yeyo. If you use this too heavy-handedly this is disco. But a sheer smudged line on the lower lash line is a wake up.
Makeup Forever Diamond Shadow in Diamond White 301. Don’t go frosting your eye, lash to brow. But a gentle sweep in the lid and crease is very freshening. A sleek black eyeliner (liquid preferably) really polishes the look (with LOTS of black Mascara!).
TooFaced’s Single Eyeshadow in Nude Scene – This is sort of a pastel nude-yellow but I think it makes for an excellent blank canvas! One of my all-time favorite eye shadow colors!
ALL FOUND WITHIN THE HALLOWED HALLS OF SEPHORA!!