Experimenting with bright eyeshadow

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Because beauty and fashion go hand in hand…

This past Sunday I decided to spend some time working at improving my make-up application skills. Specifically applying eyeshadow. Eyeshadow is a challenge for me. I’ve never really been into it. I typically just use foundation, and lip stick. And occasionally mascara. I don’t know how to apply eyeshadow. The eyeshadow in the featured photo was digitally applied over my failed attempt to put on some bright eyeshadow on Sunday. I tried a bright yellow and then a bright coral; but neither looked quite right. SHANY Eyeshadow Palette Boutique 40 Color

The eyeshadow I used for my practice session is from Shany Cosmetics. I bought a Shany Cosmetics eyeshadow palette from Amazon (SHANY Eyeshadow Palette, Boutique, 40 Color) I’ve probably had it long enough that it’s time to throw it out and replace it.

The bright eyeshadow experiment

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Failed bright eye shadow experiment March 2 2015

I know there are all these rules about applying eyeshadow. Certain colors are supposed to be wrong for certain complexions. Certain colors are to be avoided if you don’t want to look like a clown etc. Then there’s the actual application of the eyeshadow. There’s a way to do it. But I don’t have a clue how. I tried again on Monday after failing on Sunday, but it still came out looking horrendous. So I used Perfect365 to re-apply a bright eyeshadow look over Monday’s botch-job.

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I guess I could always try following the instructions in one of the countless how-to videos available online.  Or I could just stick with the make-up application software tools. After all, I don’t wear eyeshadow in real life. So when I need to enhance a photo I can apply the eyeshadow after the fact by uploading the photo to taaz.com. Or I can use my desktop copy of Perfect365.

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So exactly what’s the point of wearing eye shadow?

In real life I don’t wear eye shadow and I don’t plan to start. But I do think that eye shadow can enhance the wearer’s appearance. Probably not the garish examples I’ve done for this post. When tastefully and artfully done eyeshadow works with other cosmetics to heighten beauty.

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Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.


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