A few weekends ago some of my high school friends (and one college friend – hey, Daph!) came for a visit, and we did all sorts of fun things like talking and drinking coffee and talking and eating cheese & crackers and talking and hanging out in our pajamas and talking.
Our time together was jam-packed with adventure, as you can tell.
We actually managed to leave the house for lunch on Saturday, and afterwards Merritt, Elizabeth, and Daph wanted to go to a movie. Lately I am more and more likely to pass on a trip to the movies because, at least in my opinion, many people seem to have developed the attitude that the movie theatre is a perfect place to 1) talk about the movie while they’re watching it 2) check their cellphones 50-62 times while the movie is playing 3) answer phone calls and 4) unwrap many small pieces of candy.
I know. I’m way too uptight. But if I’m going to pay cash money to spend two and a half hours of my life sitting in a dark room with strangers, I would prefer that we all sit in silence. And I would also prefer that the darkened room isn’t lit at sporadic intervals by cell phone screens.
COLOR ME PICKY.
So the bottom line is that Melissa and I decided that we wanted to shop instead of seeing a movie (i.e., LISTENING TO PEOPLE UNWRAP ALL THE CANDY). Since the only thing on my need-to-do list was buying a new brush for my Mia Clarisonic (best skin care money I’ve ever spent, by the way), and since Melissa wanted to look for some new make-up, our first stop was Sephora.
It was last year, I think, when I bought the Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette that everybody was raving about online, and I liked it. I did. But most of the colors are too dark for me to wear on a daily basis. For one thing, I’m Pale-y McPalerson, and for another thing, I am not by nature a person who can pull off a smoky eye. I tend to like pretty, soft neutrals – nothing super dark and nothing super frosty.
Once I realized that there were only a couple of colors in the Naked palette that worked for me, I kind of kept my eye open (get it?) for something that might be better. I tried a couple of drug store brands, one department store brand, and even just barely applying some of the darker Naked colors, but none of those options worked very well.
When I was at Sephora with Melissa, my whole make-up world changed when I ran across this (much smaller) Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.
If you like neutrals, you are going to love these colors. There’s only one in the whole palette that I would consider even remotely shimmery – and the rest are just good, basic (hence the name, I reckon) eye shadow shades that go with everything. The really dark shade makes a great liner, and for some of you it’s probably a color that you can wear all the time.
(I am not one of those people. But if you are, then please know that I’m just as tickled as I can be for you.)
So there you have it. My new and exciting eye shadow find.
Tomorrow I’ll be sure to tell you all about the canned beans I found on sale at the grocery store.
I’m kidding, of course.