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 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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