I have a confession. I wear purple eyeliner. It’s quite the journey that brought me to where I am today. I am what they call a “lazy” person. I’d rather sleep longer or take a longer shower than devote much time to doing my hair and makeup. I’ve never been much of a makeup wearer anyway, which is a shame because I hear it does wonders with making your face look good.
Most of my beauty habits have evolved from places of convenience. Like the lion hair I sported senior year of college. I convinced myself that messy frizz was in so I followed the very detailed instructions of showering at night, rising in the morning, spritzing with Fekkai Curl Spray and running out the door. I’ve also been known to use Bare Minerals religiously because I’m “allowed” to sleep in it. Washing your face is overrated.
Well on the occasion that I happened to get some eyeliner on my face, I noticed that the Stila liner I was using was causing some serious smearage on my lid. While rummaging through my unorganized makeup drawer, I came across a Tarte purple shadow stick I received in my stocking one year. It had remained unused because a) I don’t wear eye shadow and b) I definitely don’t wear purple eye shadow. I’m not really sure what urge came over me but I decided to use it as my eyeliner. It started small and light. You couldn’t tell it was even a color. But eventually Jason started calling it my “Rockies eyeliner” in honor of his favorite baseball team. If Jason can tell that it’s purple, everyone can tell that it’s purple. And now it’s almost gone. So… do I go buy myself more? Is purple eyeliner acceptable? Or does your vote lean towards slightly trashy?
>>I look extra liony next to my sister’s perfect curly hair.
>>You can’t even see the purple can you? That’s unfortunate.