Thursday, June 28, 2012

Guest Post at Privilege

Yesterday I had the honor to to be a guest author on LPC's blog, Privilege, in a continuation on her thought-provoking series on Building Attractive.

Lisa embroiders intellect and emotion as she engagingly, thoughtfully, and wittily deconstructs culture (or subculture), class, ethics, manners, and style with an unflinching, clear eye on her own upbringing and choices. She writes with more self awareness, humility, integrity, and grace than most people I know, and her articles always hit home, whether they bring up memories or stir up something uncomfortable in me that requires further thought.

I assume that most readers of Everyday Beauty are interested in building their own attractive, so if you aren't following her blog yet, do so now!

ADDENDUM:
I am adding a picture below to illustrate the lip-highlighting method I use with an eye pencil.


13 comments:

  1. How exciting that you did a guest post on LPC's blog!! As always, I love your writing and your artistic photographs.

    I'm eager to try the eyeliner on lips tip. I'm not quite sure how to do it. Do you use the eyeliner to extend the area in the center of the lip and cupid's bow inward and upward into a wee triangle, blend it, and then apply lipstick as usual and onto the newly lined area?

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    1. Not a triangle, exactly. I follow the line of the Cupid's bow *just* at the edge of the line, the tiniest bit outside it, following the curve of the top lip. Then, at the peak of each, um, whatever the name is for the twin mountains on the top lip, I lightly draw upward on those two ridges on either side of the philtrum.


      It's more like this:

      (nose)

      | |
      _^-_-^_
      - -

      If it doesn't rain and get dark, I will try to get a picture tonight after work; I'll exaggerate the lines so you can see. Meanwhile, I illustrated a picture that I added to the post above. Excuse my shaky lines. Photoshop expert I an NOT.

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    2. Ick the formatting of my little drawing did NOT stay, and I apparently can't use preformatted text in comments.

      Suffice it to say, the highlighting is NOT supposed to look like that at all. That looks like a cat under a flag. *sigh* Look at the picture in the post, instead.

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    3. Oh, thanks for the addendum to the post. Now I get it. (LOL at "cat under a flag.")

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  2. Thank you so much for coming over. You're the best.

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  3. Terrific post, Z! When I read your paragraph about how you use concealer, I realize that these days, that's mostly how I use it too (covering up red/shadows/lines near the nose, under the chin, between the eyes). Maybe I need to look into Touche Eclat...

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    1. Have you never used TE? It's similar to Ellis Faas, but it's more peach than yellow-beige. Also, the clicking mechanism is easier, and it's more portable, since it's short. I am also REALLY liking the new Estée Lauder concealer, which I get in Soft Pink.

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  4. I've missed your posts! The photo of the pink makeup collection gave me a flutter of a lemming but I squashed it successfully. I like lemons, too, but for using it to exfoliate the face with sugar. :)

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    1. Ooh, doesn't the lemon sting your face?

      I just can't seem to get my posting mojo going, but I have a deadline for one today, so something should be going up this weekend. I haven't even been reading blogs :( and I miss everyone.

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  5. Congratulations on the MOST excellent guest post on LPC's blog-- it was phenomenal! This lip-highlighting method is pure genius! xoxo

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    1. Thank you lola! I just hope I am not ingesting all kinds of cancer ingredients. It *is* meant for the eyes after all, but eyes have porous membranes, so I figure I'm safe, and I don't lick my lips up that high. I'm no cat.

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  6. Thank you, Zuzu, for the eye pencil as lip pencil tip. It's such fun to try different techniques. There's so much more to make-up than the mere look of it. There's the almost indefinable sheer pleasure of playing around with it, and just when you think there's nothing new - along comes another fun fact!

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    1. I adore making my products pull double and even triple duty. The fewer things I have to deal with the more time I make for myself.

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