My sophistication muse, Audrey Hepburn
Sophistication Sundays will revolve around my favorite beauty finds, techniques, fashion trends and anything else "pretty" that catches my eye. I look forward to sharing these ideas with you and hope to hear your suggestions and feedback as well! I am no expert at beauty or fashion by any means but perhaps that will make my thoughts more relatable. Simply put, I'm just a girly-girl navigating my way through the fabulous finds I come across.
Aside from my beloved MAC Studio Finish Concealer there is another beauty product that I am completely devoted to: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes.
Now how I happened upon this eyeliner is actually kind of funny. When I was 13 years old my parents and I moved to a city in South Dakota which I now fondly refer to as home. However when I went through the moving process I was less than thrilled about changing school and starting over. Yes, I had done this before since we used to move about oh, every 3 years, but this time I was a teenager. Need I say more? Every. Thing. Is. SO. DRAMATIC!. Seriously, just not a fun time with all the hormones and awkwardness that ensues. I oftentimes look back on this age and just CRINGE when I remember some of the nerdy things I used to do! (*NSYNC posters anyone??) But that's all beside the point. The reason I am sharing this little story with you is because my mom was trying to find a way to perk up my spirits after leaving my BFF Roxy and moving to another city where I didn't know a soul. So she scheduled an appointment with the Clinique counter at the mall and took me there to have my makeup done. What a good Mommy, right? :)
So after my little "makeover" we made out way home with a nice little array of Clinique products, one of those being Clinique Quickliner. Nowadays the other products have fallen by the wayside because let's face it, I'm not going to only wear Clinique and some of it is pretty pricey! However, I cannot wear any kind of eyeliner EXCEPT for Clinique. I'm one of those people with horrible allergies and my eyes water constantly. I've tried to venture out and use other brands; even other hypoallergenic ones like Almay. But they just won't work on my eyes.
My favorite colors of the Quickliner are really black (which I wear about every day), dark chocolate, and brown black.
It has a twist up end which I love because how annoying would it be to have to sharpen the pencil each time? And the other side has a tip for smudging the eyeliner if you wish to soften the look or make it into a smokey eye. The best thing about this eyeliner is that it is EASY to apply and glides on effortlessly. When I buy the eyeliner I wait until their bonus time comes around and stock up so I can get a new makeup purse and sample products. Who doesn't love free stuff? (well, kind of free I guess!) The bonus bag usually comes with a full tube of lipstick as well. I am loving the pink shade they included in the Spring 2011 bonus bag.
I say when you're a woman you need products that you can always count on. Ladies, Clinique Quickliner is one of them.
Now i'd like to hear from you! Do you have a favorite eyeliner you use? Or a favorite beauty product? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a fabulous week, xoxo