Clipping My Wings

I’ve clipped my wings. When I say wings, I mean my winged eyeliner. I don’t wear it anymore on a daily basis.


I’ve worn thick lines on my eyes since I got my first eyeliner pencil. Needless to say, it got old, way too time consuming and I started looking like a raccoon. Do I love a good winged eyeliner, YES! Do I love it EVERY DAY? No.

What I’ve found since not wearing so much eyeliner is that I appreciate the natural look more. With some mascara and maybe a little highlighter, my eyes pop and are much brighter. I also have more time and honestly, 100% less frustration when doing makeup, because hey, not all lines are even. More importantly, I’d much rather focus on my skin (shocker). A great skin care routine, the perfect foundation and blush can do some serious damage…in a good way.


I’m all about an open and clean look with a pop of color on the lips lately. A little heavy on the highlighter, but please let me live my best life. In someways it reflects today’s general style. Minimal with a little something.

Just from laying off the eyeliner since February, I feel more confident and less dependent on makeup. Is it weird I feel free in a way?

The Brunette Blend-Samantha-Signature

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Cozy + cute. Minimal with a pop.

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4 thoughts on “Clipping My Wings

  1. Alexis

    Love this! It’ so true. I used to wear such heavy eyeliner. I started going easy on it after i had my daughter. With proper eyelash care, the right mascara, and clear skin, it just looks so much better.

    1. Samantha Post author

      Some days its fun, but most days the clean + clear look is my fav! Thanks for reading, Alexis!


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