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#vegan MEAL CHALLENGE results! Check out what @eco_yogi and @foodieashley_ made! The ingredients we had to use were Asparagus Oats Dates Chickpeas I made chickpea oat patties, the oats helped hold the patties together, I chopped up asparagus to go inside of the pattie and made a date sauce (dates and water) to go inside the the pattie mixture. The dates also helped hold the patties together. For the asparagus side I added mushrooms, dried peppers and onions as well as some salt and pepper and the left over date sauce on top. Everything we had to use are in the patties but I threw some asparagus on the side. I'm going to put a full recipe of what I did for the patties on my blog. It was my first time making a vegan patty and it was pretty delicious! More challenge groups to come! . . #veganfoodshare #veganeats #whatveganseat #plantbased #vegangirl #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #veganmeal #supper #wholefoods #whatveganseat #veganism #ieatplants #weightloss #veganburger #goodfriday #govegan #foodie #veganfoodporn #foodporn #veganfoodie #foodblogger #foodphotography

The new midlife crisis
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The new midlife crisis

The new midlife crisis
New Year's Eve 2015 In Times Square

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Musician Taylor Swift performs during New Year's Eve 2015 in Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)

As Spotify declare that 42 is the age people start listening to chart music again, we examine the new rules of having a midlife crisis. How did we swap the Ferrari for Taylor Swift?

Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:


Midlife crises are still alive and well.
Midlife crises are still alive and well.

First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”

Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.

For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.

This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”

However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.

Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.

Photographed by Tom Newton.


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