Monday, November 26, 2007

Yummy411: Walking for the White Line

I'm crazy about great colors for my bottom lid and my waterline. It's a nice subtle place to put a hint of color to add some fun to your makeup look. While I've tried quite a few colors, I went back to the basics and wanted white, yes stark white. I went for a nude, flesh looking color before, but seriously, this time I just wanted white.

I wasn't going to MAC to get Fascinating liner for $14. I tried the Black Opal, ew. I tried the NYC liner, the same type that I like in black... a no go. I messed around and bought Styli Styles' Buenos Aires that appeared to be a pearl white from the packaging, but it ended up being a pearl silver. Gah. Man, a good white, waterproof, pigmented white liner shouldn't be so hard to find. It wasn't. It was in my bag of cosmetics of The No Return- a single white liner by Wet N Wild, never used. Damn! It was right her under my nose all of this time. Not waterproof, but definitely pigmented enough to suit my needs.(Forgive me, this is after a full day, the gym and all. And, lol, I will start wearing another head band. I need my hair twisted again for goodness' sake!) Stark white liner struck me as unnatural before, but I think I found a way to make this work. I used black mascara on my bottom lashes, making some color to counter the brightness. Next time I'll use an eyeshadow.

20 comments:

Elana said...

When it comes to makeup and how much eyeliner to use, what works and what doesn't, it's amazing how clueless I am. Maybe it's cause I have such little patience OR that I put so much time into scoring the hottest shoes on sale...I seem to abandon the importance of what goes on my lids, what I should look for, etc. I don't mean this sarcastically...I get so much info. from your blog posts. Thanks for helping me! I admit it...I'm more into the natural look. BUT when it's time to get fancy, I have problems...

Baby Doll said...

I really like a white liner on my bottom too. I usually just use my shadow that I am using as an all over base or undernewath my brow line. It's funny that you say you ended up with a wet n' wild white liner because that's the same thing I did. I thought...why pay the big bucks for something as simple as a white liner? It works just the same and my wallet was spared!

It looks great on you. I'll have to try the mascara on the bottom lashes. I never do it for fear that I will end up looking more like I have a black eye or something. LOL!

yummy411 said...

@ elana: hey! i'm glad that you can this blog can be useful! i def. appreciate the feedback!

@ baby doll: hola! cool stuff! i'm still working on what works and what doesn't. i'll try white on my bottom lid and see how i like it. one tip about doing your bottom lashes: don't blink hard if your eyes get dry.. or if you know you are a blinker, use a card/paper underneath your lashes while applying so that you don't go racoon. waterproof and smudge free formulas are key!

Tracez of my Lipstick.... said...

hey! i have that 2! lol...wnw is that deal! [[[sometimes]] people need to realize that spending $14 on a single kohl eyeliner is SOOOO unnecessary!

~*alyssia*~

Vanessa said...

you are just TOO cute for words! I love your eyes, so expressive!

nilla cookie said...

Hey girl!

I've never tried white liner under my eyes, but I was thinking WNW when I was reading your post. (The girls at my high school used to use it all the time!) Good to see that you found what you were looking for (for now), and you look great!

Happy Tuesday!

Lilan
www.dailycookie.net

Divine Blackness said...

Hmmm, this is interesting Yums. You know I've only done BLACK on my under my eyes. I can't bring myself to try anything else. But hmmmmm, I like this look on you. I mean, really. Your hair is like....already loc'd up! It took you what? 2 months, Yums? DAMN!

browngirlgumbo said...

I've always heard Tyra Banks say that white liner makes your eyes "pop." I bought some cheap white liner about 2 years ago and it didn't look good. Maybe I need to try another brand. Looks good on you!

karen, makeupandbeautyblog.com said...

I like this white liner on you. It makes your eyes look bigger.

And yay, high five for going to the gym! I have to go tonight to lift weights, sigh!

yummy411 said...

@ toml: i know i was reminded that the better option doesn't come from behind a counter =)

@ vanesa: thanks vanessa!!

@ nilla cookie: thanks! happy tuesday to you as well!

@ divine blackness: thanks! try white liner and see what you think. yes, i'm proud of my little 3 month spuds. to be honest, they aren't quite locked yet, though they have that appearance. there are a few around my front that actually are, but most of them are still old twists =( i'm getting there though =)

@ bgg: thanks! yes, i think we all took that tip from tyra, lol. as i mentioned, i didn't think the white liner looked natural, but this time around i made it work =)

@ karen: thanks! bigger eyes are a good thing =)

yes, i went and even committed to my morning exercise. i also signed up for the body by glamour 12 week deal.. let's see what that does =) woo hoo for weights! go karen!

Trecia said...

Gurl, you are such a beauty seriously.... I don't think i could do that one but i thought why not try it on my mom...

yummy411 said...

thank you trecia!! you never know unless you try!

memphiz said...

you are so pretty... i wish you could do my makeup LOL

yummy411 said...

thanks memphiz!! if you were here, you know i'd love to =)

Mrs. Lynne said...

White really does brighten up the eyes. Looks fab on you! I've only tried mine once, and I don't think it's waterproof, but the NYX one is killer. SUUUUPPPPER white!

And a FULL day at the gym? WOW! Good for you. With two kids on my hands, I NEED to start going :)

Anonymous said...

Oh great! Just what I need....another FAB blog to be addicted to! :)

yummy411 said...

@ mrs. lynne: thanks! i'll have to try that nyx!

oh no.. not a full day at the gym.. a full day AND some gym time LOOLOL!! two kids keep you on your feet enough, right?

@ anon: hey, thanks! we'd love to have you around to chime in! welcome!

Yannize said...

yummy you know better than to mess with that damn wet-n-wild!
I like white liner also...I just bought the metal x base from MAC in silver virgin or something like that...fire!
Its great by itself or you can layer eyeshadow on top...I used it on Sunday...it was a hit on the streets of nyc!

yummy411 said...

yannize, girl the wet n wild did the trick though! for little to no cost.. see!

ok, so i really want the shadows, but i'm afraid of creasing... i can't handle that in my life. i'm sure your makeup was hot! i have blue storm e/s from a few collections ago, isn't the metalblue the same color in creme form??? gahh! lol

Yannize said...

you gotta base boo...its all about the base..t.ry the mac paint in bamboon...no creasing there!