I’m really enjoying the current beauty panorama; the no-makeup makeup, the bright colored eyeliners and ultra saturated smudged eyeshadows, the dewy look. I was never a fan of the heavy contoured face and I don’t think I can pull off a cat eye—I feel the shape of my eyes doesn’t really go with it, although I want to give it another try soon. So, this kind of fresh-faced and decidedly 90s minimalist approach to beauty is really rekindling in me a love for beauty and beauty products. Brands like Glossier and Milk are definitely to blame too, because they cater to this look; and it doesn’t hurt that both their branding, packaging and marketing is on point. So I recently purchased my first Milk products, including the Blur Stick, the Highlighter and the Eye Vinyl. e.l.f. also recently gifted me their Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow and the texture is so lovely! I thought it would make a perfect base for the gloss. It kind of did, but not for long. I think the Eye Vinyl definitely looks better on its own because otherwise, the eye shadow would smear and accumulate in the creases of my eyes. Yet, at least for this post, you can get a sense of what the Eye Vinyl can do, and how pretty the e.l.f. cream shadow looks in “Wine Not”.