Makeup Monday: The Eyes Have It
You’ve agreed to try something new in your makeup routine this year. That’s awesome! But at the same time, it’s also scary and overwhelming–how should you pick what to add or change? Should you go with something classic–tried and true? Or try something a little more trendy and faddish?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret–not all trends are 100% evil or 100% good. Even though there are a number of “looks” that make it to the runways and magazine covers that probably should never be worn in real life, there is usually at least a part of a trend that could work for you if done correctly.
One big trend coming up this spring is colored eyeliner. This is a great product for anyone to try because it adds dimension and fun to whatever your every day look is without being too drastic or overpowering. I have always been a black eyeliner girl–in fact, the blacker the better–none of this “soft black” stuff; I have always wanted the “blackest black” to really define my eyes. The only exception I’d make is that once in a while I’d use a deep navy blue because, in college, I’d read that navy blue made brown eyes POP! So I religiously used navy blue liner for a period of time simply because a magazine told me to. (I still rock it now and again; do my eyes actually POP? Eh, it’s a noticeable enough difference that I’ve kept a navy liner in my collection this long.)
Anyway, recently I tried a lighter green liquid liner–I never thought green was a color that would work for me, but when I put it on, I was completely amazed with the fresh new look it gave my eyes. All these years, I’ve been missing out on trying fun stuff with my eyes! If I would’ve just stepped out of my comfort zone and wouldn’t have been so stuck in my rut, I could’ve had the most amazing eyes ever!
Are you up for this challenge–to try a different color you wouldn’t normally use on your eyes? You don’t have spend a lot of money; if you’d like, you can start by getting a 99 cent drugstore brand pencil liner. I promise, you’ve got nothing to lose.
I’d love to hear about what colors you try and how it works out for you. Or better yet, send me a picture of your new eyes and let me know what you think.
Kristen currently lives outside Tampa, Florida, and had her first baby in March, 2013. While she doesn't have as much time to blog as she's now spending it with her son, she makes sure to still take time to do her nails and experiment with new makeup looks!