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Me and My War Paint

I've been sort of interested in make-up of late. I went from totally Plain Jane Geek to Just Bringing Out the Eyes A Little to I Really Should Figure Out My Colours In Case I Have An Important Party To Go To Like My Wedding, in the last year.

I mostly concentrate on my eyes because that's about all I have going for me. I now have co-dependency issues with dark eyeliner. =)

Eyeshadows are a more recent experiment. I've figured out that I can only wear dark coloured eyeshadows because of my Asian skin tones. Light colours make me look like a freak...or maybe it's just the way the lady used the silver eyeshadow on my wedding day, I thought I looked like a freak. I didn't argue, though, because when we were doing our engagement photos in Taiwan, the makeup artist used a very light and bright pink. She told me that I shouldn't go too heavy on dark liners because my eyes were so big, it would make me look mean. Mind you, the pink was a matte and the silver I had on my wedding day was a frost... that might have made all the difference...

@set me no-clue

I made an appointment at The Body Shop once for those free trial makeovers. They used "oatmeal beige" on the inner half of my lid (closest to the bridge of my nose), then a dark brown in a 'C' shape on the outer half of the lid. Well, more accurately, it's a "subset" symbol because it's more like a sideways 'U' and it's facing different directions on either side.

There must be something wrong with how I remembered it because it looked okay when the lady did it, but I thought it made me look a Serious Vampire Girl when I did it myself. Or maybe it's because the 'V' shape creates the "almond eyes" look in people whose eyes are rounder. But I have almond eyes already, so it just intensified it too much and created an evil look instead.

I went back to just a thin line of coffee-ish brown along the length of my upper lid, following the edge. Not straying much further than that and not ever straying on the colour either.

I guess I've been in an experimental mood lately because I've been thinking about trying other dark colours - dark plum, sage, deep indigos. I want to head over to London Drugs one evening after work and pick up an Olay duo shadow thing.


Oct. 10th, 2001 02:12 pm (UTC)
I tend to like frost (shimmery) more than matte (plain/non-shimmery). I think I tried a matte brown and I just looked too goth. Same with dark lipstick - too dark and I look goth. I have to use dull orange-based or brown-based reds - too much blue-base in the red and I also look weird.

I'd heard one Hollywood makeup artist say that you should go with the opposite colour of your eyes. She was working on a blue-eyed lady and said that brown would bring out her blue eyes REALLY well. And it did look good.

But it doesn't seem to work the same the other way. Blue shadow on brown eyes doesn't work =P


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