Monday, November 20, 2006

Cargo Eyeshadow: An Epiphany For Under $20!

Good morning, my bright-eyed peace doves!

PeaceBang has finally, finally located the perfect eyeshadow that can be worn alone to wake up the entire eye, and looks smashingly beautiful with eyeliner.

This was the eyeshadow version of the Quest For the Holy Grail. PeaceBang has purchased promising looking shadows that turned out to be too disco-sparkly, too glimmery-Tinkerbellish, too pinky, too deadeningly white, too goldy, too silvery, too sloppy to apply, to whimpy to last for more than an hour, too greasy, too dry -- why, PeaceBang has been like Goldilocks, looking for that shadow that's (teeny weeny voice) just right.

PeaceBang believes this new shade would look lovely on a variety of skin colors, from very light to very dark, but as in all things, it may not be for you.

This is PeaceBang's daily basic "wake up the eye without looking like you're wearing eyeshadow" eyeshadow. It should be applied with a fluffy finger-shaped brush, as it will probably come out too glimmery if applied with a sponge applicator. It's delicious stuff.

PeaceBang Recommends:

Cargo eyeshadow in "Bermuda"
Available at Sephora

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Blogger Chalicechick said...

In high school I was acutely aware that in general, one kind of kid wore Old Navy and another kind of kid wore Abercrombie.

I’m realizing that I don’t know the “reputation” of designers for adult clothing. (OK, even *I* can figure out J. Jill and Ann Taylor, but otherwise.)

What does wearing a lot of Liz Claiborne mean? Banana Republic? Kenneth Cole?

Totally on stereotype alone, how do the folks who wear those brands differ from one another?

What about designers?


10:43 AM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

CC, my take on designers for our purposes is this: don't worry about them at all! We can't afford to wear them! THAT SAID, it's not a bad idea to find certain lines or designers that work for one's body and to look for them at places like TJ Maxx or Filene's Basement or SYMS, etc. Outlets are also good sources of designer goods.

I imagine that the kind of people who like to wear a lot of one designer or brand identify with the image that brand puts out through its advertising campaigns. For Banana Republic, classic urban outdoorsy expensive. Liz Claiborne, solid working woman and mother. Kenneth Cole, grown-ups with a sense of drama. And so on. Those are just my take on it, of course.

Let's do some more:

Talbots: preppy matriarch
Ann Taylor: classic, slim, professional yuppy type
Jos. A. Banks: classically tailored dude with lots of money
Brooks Brothers: Captain of Industry

To this day when I see Bali loafers on a man I think "soft footed Jewish prince," because my own dear papa wore them almost exclusively, and he had feet like silk.

I recommend a more eclectic look that says YOU rather than Designer X, but I understand that that's too daunting a prospect for some folks, so they just do head-to-toe Banana R or Old Navy.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Madgebaby said...

Another great, long lasting eyeshadow with a bit of appropriate shimmer is Bobbi Brown's cream eyeshadow. It can best be applied with a brush. Her gel eyeliner is great, too--it can be applied very fine or in a more dramatic way depending on the brush you use. (Very acceptable long handled brushes can be found at beauty supply stores for much less than in department stores, by the way.)

I'm a sucker for Bobbi Brown anyway, as her colors work with mine very well.

8:49 PM  

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