How to have fun with make-up?
I like to have fun with my makeup just as much as I like finding new ways to pair the clothes in my closet.
On a daily basis, I do not have an usual makeup style, I can go bare face on monday, wear winged liner tuesday, red lips wednesday and a smokey eye on thursday…
It is so enjoyable to be able to look different everyday.
This is why I always look at catwalks, editorials and makeup racks (indeed) for out of the ordinary looks.
I adopted some over the years. They are easy to wear, yet really catch the eye.
Let me share them with you.
1/ The under the eye dots
I saw this in a Kenzo advert in 2000 and immediately decided to copy it as an high school everyday style.
I feel it really make the eyes sparkle.
I kept doing it even since and, recently, I saw this look in several shows.
Large and silver version at Givenchy 2012
Fashion is always coming back.
So if you love something and feels like it suits you, keep doing it!
2/ The sparkly liner
If you read me, you know I love all that glitters.
Therefore, when, almost 10 years ago (!) I hit the makeup rack from Too Faced and saw those glittery liners, I could not resist buying a my-little-pony-turquoise-colored-one which shade was called “drunk dial”.
I then bought a silver and a gold one.
It makes the eye look like a jewel with just one little line.
And it is so much easier to apply than regular eye liner!
3/ The flashy violet mascara
I hereby decline any liability for consequences. This topic is very divisive.
In 2012, Géraldine Dormoy, one of my favorite blogger, targeted my attention on Stella Mc Carney’s show vibrant violet mascara.
I felt it made the model’s eyes look like butterflies. I too wanted to look like one. So I went to Make Up for Ever and bought the purple smoky lash.
On a nude makeup it look amazing.
I love to put loads of it to reproduce the vibrant color.
4/ Odd nail polishes
Being a very small surface, nails are the perfect area to try unlikely colors.
I like to use eccentric nailpolishes to make classic outfits look more fun.
The only problem is me having literally no patience to wait for them to dry which always makes me postpone my color change (same problem as loving shirts but hating ironing).
Consider every bizarre shade ^^
Essie’s electric blue
Almond green as seen on Pshiiit
Emerald green on short nails
Barbie pink nails on a not Barbie outfit
5/ Red eye makeup
When I was a teenager, I sneaked into my mother’s bathroom and found this reddish brown eyeshadow that I begun stealing from occasionally.
It made my amber eyes look fabulous, like they were lit up from the inside (am I selling my eyes right or what?).
Years later, when I saw red eyeshadows on catwalks, I felt it made the models look like sexy vampires.
I also discovered that the egyptians used to wear burnt sienna on their eyelids and that, during the age of enlightements, french aristocrats used some bright red just under their waterline.
Since looking like a sexy egyptian vampire from Renaissance with luminescent eyes sounded appealing to me, I went looking for red eye makeup last year… which was not easy, trust me. I finally got some at Kiko but also spotted great stuffs at Make up for ever.
I think red can look good with any eye color because this is a color you have in your skin.
Try it on you and be careful do not overload ^^
And you? Do you use unusual makeup tricks?