I know when people think of Sex and the City they mostly think of the fashion, but when I caught an episode a few months ago I was struck by some of the makeup on Carrie and how modern it still feels. I especially love the soft pink used under SJP’s browbone, often with very light liner around her eyes and just a touch of mascara—the soft pale pink immediately draws the eye upward and makes her entire eye area look luminous. It has the added benefit of making her already very blue eyes look even more blue. I had to have something similar to add to my makeup bag! I didn’t want pink eyeshadow, I was afraid it would be either too white and shimmery, too pink, or too powdery, so I kept a lookout for something light pink and cream-based.
|This is great makeup on SJP.|
|The color is hard to photograph but it’s pale pink with a hint of lavender.|
When I saw Lisa Eldridge’s “A Work/College Look” video and watched her use Benefit’s Eye Bright under her eyes right after she applied foundation and concealer, I knew I had to give it a try. Benefit calls Eye Bright “a nap in a stick,” to which I say, Yes please!
I use just the merest hint of it under the browbone, sometimes alone, sometimes with eyeshadow over it, usually Chanel in “Lotus,” a pale shade of champagne. Eye Bright is a great product—long-lasting, just the right amount of shimmer, the right shade of pink (bordering on the lightest lavender imaginable), the right price ($20) and it can be used around the eye as well. Benefit says to apply it to the inner and outer corners of the eye area, then blend for the wide-awake look. You know I love a multitasking beauty product! One caveat: It is a chunky crayon-style pencil so you will need a sharpener that is bigger than your usual eye/lipliner sharpener. I use one I bought from Maybelline years ago at Duane Reade.
If you are looking to add a new eye-brightening product to your beauty routine, you might want to give Eye Bright a try. I highly recommend it! The quick how-to video below shows how to use it for best results.
If you already use Eye Bright, let me know what you think of it!