As I have mentioned before, I am a gal that goes no where without her face....or.....er....ah......her makeup on.
I have been known to take the extra time to get my makeup on before I even go out to the bus stop in the afternoon and I REFUSE to go anywhere----shopping or even to the post office, unless I have a full face on.
So, how exciting is it for me when spring comes and Marie Claire (a fashion magazine) and Elle (another fashion magazine) are touting that one of the looks on the runway are showing bright colors----not only in the clothes, but on the eyes as well.
Another thing that I will share with you if you don't already know it, is that I am a gal that loves my bright colors. I stick pretty much to the basics during the fall and winter, drab and dark, but when spring and summer comes, I am like a butterfly just out of her cocoon.
So, to help celebrate the colorful season, I decided to get some new eyeshadow. I already have a great orange one, green one, pink that is to die for, and then of course, the stand-by navy blue. But I wanted to get more of a turquoise and well, I couldn't pass up this great find from Cover Girl:
Or you might like this one. It reminded me of the colors of Mary Quant cosmetics in the late 80's. Oh, you weren't alive then? Sorry,.....you missed out on some great stuff.
I absolutely love the way they did this orangish-red eye makeup----it is divine:
And where I might not go quite to this extreme or to the extreme of the first picture, I decided to go with the blue today and let you see how it looks. (I wore orange yesterday and pink the day before, but didn't have the brain to remember to record it---and no, its not Maybelline blue.)
So, what do you think? Would you be a person that would try this? Could you walk into your local supermarket with this look? Or is it too much for you? (Disclaimer: I don't look as good as the aforementioned models, as I don't have professional lighting or lip injections, so just deal with it!)
And notice that the lips and cheeks need to be a bit less bright with the bright eyes. Don't go too dark on those! Can you say "hoochie mama"?
So, let me know what you think. Yes? Or a resounding "No way!"
But it won't change my opinion, cause I love it....
6 hours ago