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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How Did You Get That Look

It is 9:30pm on a dark and rainy night in Portland.  Just watched the Rhajneeshpuram special on OPB. I remember when this was taking place in the 1980's and 90's in Oregon and I did not know what to believe.  Since then I have read many conflicting stories about what took place during that time.  One of the best books I have ever read is called My Life In Orange written by Tim Guest who spent his childhood in the commune.  It is so well written I felt like I was right there with him.
The commune came into being a few years after what happened in Jonestown and mostly fear based because of it being labeled a cult.  The story has so many twists and turns it is hard to believe it all began in a sleepy little town in Oregon called Antelope.

Now on to the look of a "smokey eye".  Tomorrow a few of us at work have decided to come with our interpretation of a smokey eye.  I have been experimenting with it over the months and sometimes think it looks good and other times think maybe not?  Have you tried it?  Do you like it?  I remember my father telling me NOT to compare myself to the pictures in the fashion magazines I would bring home.  He said those pictures were not real and that was in the 1950's way before Photoshop and all the rest of what we have now with the Botox etc.

Well, here goes....tomorrow I am going to try for one of these two looks to wear to work.  I only have drugstore makeup to work with.  Yeah, I will blame it on that.


  1. I have never heard of the Rhajneeshpuram. I will have to look it up.

    Regarding smokey eyes, I haven't the slightest idea how to create them. Looks like a great deal of gray or brown eyeshadow but am sure there's a real art to it. I use eyeliner but not much eyeshadow. Good luck!!

  2. You are so brave and I think it must be great to have colleagues with whom you can try such things ! Make-up is very understated in France and I would never dare to go to work with "smoky eyes". I tried to do on my daughter's eyes once and it ain't easy !xxx

  3. I love the subtle gleam, much better than glitter. Would like to see the results when you do it!