So here I am, walking down the street of the estate and I look at people as I pass by. It is an improvement to note that a lot more ladies apply makeup more than in the early days and I see a myriad of colours, mixtures and techniques. Even when I go to the market, I see the traders trying to keep up with the trends in their own ‘eyeshadow color-jumbled way’ (I just came up with that).
So I ask myself, why eyeshadows?
Yes, it is true that it is on the eyes that we can be the most creative with makeup but there are also other parts of our face aren’t there?
In Inspiration match, I wrote about matching our makeup to our clothes. This however, is mostly done with eyeshadow in mind. There are other parts of our face that we can match (if we insist) and that is our cheeks and lips. If you want to go a little farther, you can match with your eyelashes as well Why create coloured mascara and say that it is only to be used for editorial and runway looks?
I say perfect foundation and concealer, well defined brows, tighlined lids, coloured mascara, blush and lipgloss for a day at the office. Amp it up for nighttime by applying a bright lipstick only and you are good to go.
The next time you are determined to match your makeup to your clothes, take a look at your collection, take a risk, and apply subtle purple blush instead of purple eyeshadow to match that gorgeous purple silk blouse you just got.