Round 4 of makeup. I will get this right!!
The challenge to myself was to do this with makeup I already own. It’s far too easy and fun to go buy more stuff whether you need it or not.
I posted my previous trial up on coscom to get feedback and was given some food for thought. Below is a list of things I changed.
1.) Eye makeup: Monolids problems. Tried emphasizing the dark pink eyeshadow more, you know, while imagining where creases would be on my eyelids, hah. I do not have much more room to extend the color upward without getting too close to my eyebrows. I tried Tape/glue and drawing in a crease, but they are not worth the hassle for the “payoff”. Sooo I sort of feel like this one is about at the end of the line - but hope it works better. Ffff.
2.) Shopping around for a new set of false lashes, but at the moment I just doubled up on the ones I used last time to simulate effect. Definitely like the fuller look in general.
3.) Freckles: lightly added more and did not cover up as much of my own. They show up more IRL.
4.) Used my EOS Fay Blue lenses. These are more subdued.
5.) Switched to different lipstick shade, blotted like crazy to get a matte “stained” look.
6.) Had my Danish beer and added a bit of blush - Voilla! instant rosy cheeks.
7.) Added shading around hairline.
8.) Darkened eyebrows more.
Also, lol. After trying to apply lower lashes for 10 minutes, I remembered that I really cannot follow my natural lash line if I want to use them as I have inverted lower lashes (like they will touch my corneas and I was instructed by my opthalmologist to pluck the worst offenders LOL) #physiognomy problems
Sooo, I guess the look is getting more polished as I keep doing more tests. Girl makeup, why so difficult to get right the first time.
Also, makeup is pretty damn amazing, you can hardly tell I have a cold (thanks to one of my many students).