Barbara Streisand is another beautiful face.
Ever since Funny Girl, Hello Dolly and What’s Up Doc not to mention The Way We Were (that must be the all time best chick flick ever) I have watched her movies. I realise it is her singing voice, her enormous talent with the vocals where Barbra Streisand’s fame lies, but I enjoy her movies. Two of my favourites, the less well known Prince of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces are worth a watch if you have not already seen them.
I am not sure where my mind made the connection between Barbra Streisand and what I want to write about today, but it did. Probably because she does not appear to have my problem and apart from that, I have always loved this Cecil Beaton photograph of her.
I have noticed a lot of puffiness underneath my eyes lately; it could be age, it could be travel or lack of sleep. Despite the reasons, the permanent look of tiredness becomes a bit dull. On my recent travels to Australia and Asia I started experimenting with under eye patches to relieve swelling, decease lines and liven up the eyes.
Ok, not the lines; I am too old to buy the line of miracles and magic.
The eye patches do make my eyes feel less tired and they certainly reduce the puffiness. I put them on an hour or so before heading out, leave them on and go about my business. I leave the patches on for as long as I can and once removed, I apply my make up as normal. I use them night and morning, depending on my schedule.
I have tried three different types now, Shiseido, SKII and Klorane.
I had to graduate to the big league; the cucumber slices weren’t working ;) xv
The Eyes Have it
image barbra streisand by cecil beaton from the james spada book