Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Days of Wine and Roses and Mature Eyes

Makeup Tutorial

Who knows what triggers an interest

in my steel trap thinking?

I just know that earlier this summer,

my middle daughter Lauren mentioned

Pixiwoo makeup tutorials on


and it may as well have been

an invitation to 

lost weekends in the movie

The Days of Wine and Roses

(Remember Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick?  Anyone??)

I am lost, and I am obsessed.

Picture this.

A seedy motel room-

My laptop in my lap-

YouTube videos on MATURE EYES playing repeatedly-

Laura Mercier Caviar eye sticks strewn everywhere-

My 10 x magnifying mirror swinging back and forth-


cherry pits everywhere (my new obsession- 0 points).


But my MATURE EYES are done.


Go to YouTube and search for Pixiwoo-

a duo of British makeup artists.

You will be transfixed.


Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm going to check it out.

NanaDiana said...

okay- you have roused my curiosity...if I get hooked are you sending me cherries so that my bed, too, can be filled with pits? xo Diana

Always Nesting said...

I'm waiting for the Utube video of you doing your mature eyes :)

NanaDiana said...

I just watched that whole thing. I do a lot of that- using Bare Minerals makeup...but I don't do the extra lashes. The one thing I did notice was that although everything else was powder based she used a cream blush- someone else told me that, too...that it gives more of a glow. She looked gorgeous when she was done, didn't she? xo Diana

pam {simple details} said...

You have me totally curious, and I need all the tips I can get! I'll check it out!

Pondside said...

Well....I can see how I could spend an entire evening watching these. I am hopeless with makeup.

Marcy said...

What a fun video - I can see how you can get hooked!

Pura Vida said...

I can only add my long tweezers to pluck my grey nostril hair..criminy!

Karen said...

How fascinating! Beautiful model... and obviously a makeup artist. Excellent tips. Can't wait to try some of these new ideas. I'm really into Laura Mercier and Chanel... have not used much Mac other than lipstick. So fun to experiment!
Ladybug Creek

Pam @ Frippery said...

I totally need to see this. I was just studying how hooded my eyes are becoming and thinking maybe, just maybe, if they got too hooded I could get an eye lift as a medical necessity, hahaha. Oh and now I want to watch The Days of Wine and Roses while eating cherries and fixing up my old eyes. Thanks, Pam

Bliss said...

I can not have another new addiction right now. The house is already dirty, the next addiction will keep me out of the shower.


Barbara said...

Hi, It has been a long time,but I am trying to come back, I also use Bare Minerals...Please come and visit me and see my boards on pinterest.
Going to check out videos.

Connie said...

Love the video & your comments, as usual, simply crack me up!!

Low Tide High Style said...

Oh my, I can see me now trying to add false eyelashes to my could be entertaining, or require an ER visit, not sure which!!!



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