Image: Kahla and her liquid hero.
This week, I panicked in Priceline.
Not because I got to checkout with my little pile of essentials and realised I left my rewards card at home (hey, it’s worth it for the monthly discounts); nor because the store was about to close while I was still browsing.
No, the panic happened because for about 45 terrible seconds, I believed one of my long-time favourite products had been discontinued.
With makeup and skincare, I’m quite the monogamist. When I find a product I like, and that doesn’t make my wallet cry, I’ll stick by it for years — partly out of laziness, but mainly because I like products I can rely on. Rimmel’s Glam’Eyes Professional Liquid Eyeliner has been one of my go-to prods for ages.
So when I noticed only the Tester was left on the shelf, I asked a nearby staff member if there was any more stock out the back. She studied the barren shelf, frowning. "Well... we haven't had a delivery of that one for a while now." she said.
It sounds ridiculous, because it is, but my heart sank a little bit. Was this really happening to me? Was I being... divorced?
My makeup skills are fairly rudimentary. I'm still learning how to use bronzer and blush, and I find eyeshadow palettes incomprehensible. However, there's one notoriously tricky technique I've somehow mastered: winged eyeliner. I wear it almost every day, and thanks to lots of practise I rarely stuff up the application, even when I'm in a rush. (Post continues after gallery.)