So yesterday, I said I didn’t like my new HD makeup. That not entirely true! For a non makeup gal, this stuff by Colour Basis is makeup for morons. I have a jar of eyeliner gel and a brush that says eyeliner gel brush. Brilliant!! I can literally do my face simply by reading the labels on my brushes. That I like. What I don’t like is this thin little pencil that’s white. White is an odd color for a pencil, even I know that! And this pencil is odd! You put it ON your lowered eyelid. Not UNDER it, like we all did in a sparkly shade of blue in 7th grade! Apparently, it’s an old modeling trick to make your eyes look brighter. It probably came from that Twiggy girl who ruined girls’ body images for decades… Because this stuff is ruining my ability to anchor. The moment I put it on it blurs my vision! So for the last week I’ve been trying to anchor with far less than my normal 20/20 vision. You too can give this a try!! Simply smear Vaseline on both eyeballs and try reading your TV’s closed captioning.

Ok take a look for yourself.

Here’s my left eye without the white eyeliner (sweet blemish above the eye!  WTH??? I guess I didn’t apply enough of the blemish remover with my blemish remover brush!!):


Here’s my right eye with the Twiggy inspired crap!


And now compare side to side:


(is it just me? Or do I appear to be having a stroke on my left side?? )

Ok! If you all comment that, YES Wendy! You look 12 cups of coffee brighter eyed with the Twiggy liner then I will just consider it a hazard of the job. But if you can’t tell the difference, I’m ditching that Twiggy crap… And eating an entire cheesecake too!

And next week, I’ll take you through my entire process… from sans makeup to full HD ready!  Stay tuned for that episode of fun! 





  1. Niki says:

    I can’t tell the difference. Go eat your cheesecake!! :)

  2. Barb says:

    I can actually see the difference — up close. I can’t really tell a difference in the picture of your entire face and isn’t that what you would want? I say ditch it if you don’t like it.

  3. Cathy says:

    Your right eye does look brighter but it could also be the lighting. Your left eye looks shadowed for lack of a better word. As far as the rest of the make up, when I was still living in Reno I had the opportunity to meet one of the news anchors from another station and one of the first things I noticed was that the make up worn looked caked on. I am pretty sure they couldn’t wait to get home and wash the sfuff off. If you have to wear it, isn’t there someone else besides who Ch 2 is using now that could come in and see if they can make things better for you? How is Kristen dealing with it?

  4. Julia says:

    I can’t tell a difference. I do notice that white line on Marie Osmond’s makeup. I like dark eyeliner better but I am a makeup Dweeb. At 63 my eyes droop enough that it looks like I have a lighter line above my liner. My new liner has something that makes my eyes burn & get blurry… Like menthol. ?? Recently I tried L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur. I was amazed at the finishing effect it has. You are truly gorgeous. I love Nevada.

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