Paula Dorf has a little trick to help in the good fight of looking alive. Her inner rim eyeliner Enhancer Baby Eyes is a flesh toned pencil- not white, not pink, no shimmer or pearl or anything that look unnatural in that area. The pencil is a warm beige that once applied to the waterline doesn't look like makeup. It doesn't draw any attention to itself, but makes a subtle hard to define difference. I look awake and unbunnified, and that's a real improvement.
As with all pencils that go on the inner rim, I always wish Paula Dorf Enhancer Baby Eyes was softer, but that would probably take away from its ability to stay put. It's not too stiff or unyielding, I just generally dislike stuff in my eyes, but the result is worth getting over myself. The Enhancer's effect lasts for about 4 hours before I need to consider a touch up. It doesn't smear or smudge, just fades slowly.
Bottom Line: as essential as my first cup of tea in the morning.
Paula Dorf Enhancer Baby Eyes ($20) is available at Henri Bendel in NYC and pauladorf.com.
All photos are mine.