LOTRT : September 26

Omg hey it’s Monday again and time for Look Of The Recent Timeframe. Which in this case is from last night, and is also COLORFUL.


All over lid and up through crease and beyond, whatever is a good pinky-nude shimmer for your skintone. This is e.l.f. Smudge Pot in “Ain’t That Sweet,” which continues to surprise me with its damn fine performance.

Liner is tightline plus a medium wing, or whatever you feel like doing. This is the ultra-cheap Starry liquid liner we covered on Friday, which I’m really digging. Crisp! Very black! Pretty easy to apply! Good wear!

On lower lid also pulled out to a straight smudgy wing, a bright turquoise metallic. This is 3INA cream shadow in 304, which is just all-round spectacular.

To somewhat tone down the brightness of the turquoise and also add some interest, top it with a light brushing of a sheer golden microsparkle — this is Diorshow Fusion Mono eyeshadow in 621 “Mirror.” (This stuff is one of those cushiony quasi-cream formulas that’s only slightly moist and applies more like a powder. It’s not opaque, more of a champagne gold wash of shimmer, and I like that it’s kind of a buttery tone rather than true “gold.”)

Take the same gold and pat it onto the center of your mobile lid to tie everything together. Then, touch up your liner where you accidentally patted gold sparkles all over it, ugh.

Then mascara, and you’re done!

Unless you’re doing your whole face, which in my case also involved a very small amount of blush (NARS “Gaiety”), highlighter (L.A. Colors Lip & Cheek Tinted in “Frosted”), and lipstick (Givenchy Le Rouge in 309 “Croisiere Fuchsia” which was limited edition, sorrryyyyy).

And, yeah : seashell pink, pale buttery gold, lavender-fuchsia and frosty white? This was unplanned but ended up looking SO TOTALLY 80S in the funnest way, and I’m having an overwhelming urge to put on some lace gloves listen to Billy Idol and the Thompson Twins, pls send help.

“Traci can I borrow your crimping iron? Like, I cannot go see Bow Wow Wow with flat hair.”

YOUR TURN. SHARE A LOOK, or just confess that you still own lace gloves (I totally own lace gloves. From the 80s. No, seriously.)