Do you ever have one of those days when you can barely muster enough strength to brush your teeth?
Today was that kind of day for me. I flew to my hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba to visit my father who’s in a nursing home there because he has end stage Alzheimer’s. It was really sad and hard to see him like that, but he had a few lucid moments when he knew who I was for a few seconds. I’ll cherish those moments forever.
I am not a very good flyer. I get motion sickness if I turn my head too fast on the ground, never mind flying on an airplane! I need to take gravol so that I don’t get sick, and because I flew in on Sunday morning and came back home on Monday night, I was hopped up on gravol for two days straight. I don’t think I moved at all in bed last night, and when I woke up I was really groggy and stumbling around a bit, even after a cup of coffee!
When it came time to try and do my makeup, I was overwhelmed by the thought of having to pick eyeshadow colours. Me. A beauty blogger. Overwhelmed by makeup. I never thought I’d see the day, but here it was. I sat and stared bleakly at my makeup for a few minutes, until I spotted a Sephora Flashy Liner Waterproof Eye Pencil in Flashy Black Purple.
This is one of those smokey black purple colours that looks mahogany to me, kind of like that Tarina Tarantino Eyeshadow in Pave. It’s a favourite colour of mine actually, because it makes my blue eyes look more teal. Teal is my favourite colour ever! Now, these pencils have the name Flashy because they have a metallic finish, but I find that it’s really subtle in this colour.
Anyways, I took my Sephora Flashy Liner and lined my upper and bottom lash lines with it. I then took my MAC Pencil Smudger brush and smudged. A lot. And not very precisely I might add, as I had limited dexterity if you recall.
Here’s the result:
I’d say that’s a pretty good look, wouldn’t you? I’ll tell you this, putting on the mascara was really hard to do compared to smudging the Sephora Flashy Liner. It was nice and smooth and blended easily.
My Sephora Flashy Liner stayed put all day, and since it’s waterproof I could have worked out and it would have stayed put, had I not been so out of sorts today.
You can get your own Sephora Flashy Liner at Sephora. It’s a great little eye liner to have, and made me feel a bit more competent this morning for just a wee bit!
And, if you know someone with Alzheimer’s, please visit them as often as you can. Don’t forget about them. It doesn’t matter that they might or might not remember you, what’s important is that YOU still remember them.
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Disclaimer: I was sent this product by a PR rep for consideration only. I am not affiliated with the company and my views are my own honest opinion.