Today, we talk makeup. And more specifically, we talk easy, works-like-a-charm makeup. Because any amount of time we try to spend in the bathroom getting ready usually (or at least in my case – please tell me I’m not alone here!) involves one or more small people wanting a drink, laying on the floor crying, or painting their tongue with your nice, new eyeshadow brush.
More often than not, we do like to feel pretty – whether it’s running errands, the 15-minute sweep before dad gets home, or an elusive-yet-amazing date night. We want to look and feel our best for the ones we love, for ourselves, and frankly, because we’re sometimes just nicer people if we’re feeling put together and not crummy about ourselves. (can I get an amen?)
So. The lovely folks at Almay sent me some of their new products to try out (I know! what fun, right?!), and of all of the smart shade mousses and bronzers and things (the things that make your time in front of the mirror quick yet profitable!), my very favorite was the Almay Intense i-color bold nudes kit for green eyes. And because I love a good before/after eye makeup shot, I thought it would be to try one with my kit and share it with y’all! (Ryan was such a good sport as my photographer!)
Pretty sure I’m a dead ringer for Kate Hudson here. Minus the effortless laugh and hair toss, of course.
The great part is that the eyeshadow kit is practically foolproof. The packaging alone sort of spells out where to put what, but there are also step-by-step instructions on the back in case you need words as well.
(Below I did an ‘every occasion’ look on the left, and a ‘special occasion’ look on the right. Just a little heavier - an extra sweep or two with the applicator. Pay no attention to the ultra-close-up shot of my pores.)
Now the fun part (as if my before/after show + Kate Hudson’s head toss + Raechel under the microscope wasn’t fun enough!)
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