Sunday, May 12, 2013

Kohl Rimmed Eyes

We all know that the eyes are the windows to the soul and with a little Kohl those windows bring the heat. A little bit rock n' roll, sexy and smokey,the kohl rimmed eye dates back to the ancient Egyptians where it was used to protect the eyes from the sun and ward of the Evil Eye. Other parts of the world used it as a cosmetic. For instance in India, kohl brought attention to the eyes and dancers' movements. Whether you call it kohl or kajal, the look creates a sensual look and both sexes have been using it for years. Look at johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow or the past punk and rock n' roll gods - it draws you in, creates mystery and wantonness.

Skip to now and the sexiness of it isn't going anywhere. Just hit a club or a couple out on a date, the eyes will be smoked out with the blackness of kohl or a variation of it. The way kohl was made was a little suspect, now modern formulas are safe and beautiful. It comes in variations such as the traditional powder and the ease of a pencil. Such companies as Guerlain make an ornate packaged powdered version that intimidates me. For me, the pencil version is the easiest and gives me the desired look. Rimmel makes a fabulous version, as do MAC and Lancome. Be forewarned kohls are soft and will smudge, but that is what makes it sexy ;)


Guerlain Terracotta Kohl
Rimmel Kohl Kajal -Black
M.A.C Kohl - Feline and Smoulder
Lancome Le Crayon Khol - Black Ebony, Black Lapis

Thanks for dropping by.
xo Megs

Friday, May 3, 2013

Newly Tried Companies: LIT Cosmetics

I have never been much of a glitter girl, but having watched a few YouTube videos where Lit Cosmetics were either mentioned and/or used, piqued my interest in this Canadian company. Lit is a Calgary- based glitter cosmetic company and Jodie ,the owner and creator, seems like a free-spirit who believes in the power of sparkle and shine.

I browsed through the online catalog, which is very extensive in colours and sizes.There are four sizes of glitter S1 to S4. S1 is a microcut glitter and more refined, S2 is the most popular size and small cut; S3 is large cut and S4 is the largest. It also comes in different textures - Solids, Electrics, Metallics, and Shimmers. Furthermore, ordering a kit of is a better deal plus you receive glitter glue, a brush and a puff that removes any stray glitter. So I ordered three stackable colours - Punk, Fire Cracker and Beach Baby.

The colours are beautiful and the base is sticky at first, but after a few blinks you don't even feel it. It is also relatively easy to remove. The thing that stands out with this company is the customer service. At the time of ordering, Jodie and her crew were going to be in NYC at the IMATS so my order was going to be delayed. She wrote me and indicated that she threw in some extra goodies for me. When my package arrived a handwritten note accompanied it. Nice touch ;)

 Overall, great Canadian company and if you want a little glitter in your life, check out Lit.

Price per glitter $12.95
package of 3 $68.95, includes puff, glitter base and brush

Take care,
xo Megs