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I’m such an eyeshadow wuss! I wish I could pull off bright colors, but I can never pull off blue, true yellows, or true reds. I’m more of a browns and pinks kind of person ;P

Blue. Dark blue especially. I feel like I have a black eye when I wear them or I instantly think of really bad 80’s makeup.

I steer clear of light blues because it doesn’t look flattering on my yellow-hued skin and it reminds me of the 80s.

Copper, really brassy tones. Makes me look like I have a rash or something. Colors like Amberlights and Antqiued I have to use in moderation if at all.

i like blue and teal..but for some reason, when it comes to eyeshadow, i find it weird on me…im an NC43 right now, and blue and teal eyeshadow just doesnt look good on me…sigh…

I wouldn’t avoid any colours really. There are colours I prefer over others. Chartueses and red-based Purples are pretty much below on my list of colours. But I really do think you can work any colour if you work at it and if you have the interest to wear it.

Colours I am WARY of are reddish-purples (look sickly or bruised). Charteuse is just new territory for me. =P

I am an NW45 so I avoid colours that are not richly pigmented. I have also been avoiding the bright colours and going for more neutral looks.

you should try the brighter colors! They will look really good on you, I am Nw45ish , and brights look awesome on me when I wear them.

Hmmm…I really have a problem wearing bold, bright eyeshadows. I like neutral, warmed up colors which is why benefits velvet line is appealing to me! I like wearing toned down bold colors though, like the ones in the barbie loves stila palette!

Blues-normally true blues or darker blues like Freshwater and Deep Truth from MAC. I’m always afraid I will look like an 80s disaster! Speaking of which do you think you could do a blue look that doesn’t look like the 80s?

I’m REALLY wary about blues. I’m very picky on which shades I like and think will look good on me. This stems from one of my sisters wearing a terrible shade of blue for years, piling on just that one color, and it did not go well with her skin/eyes/hair. So I am mainly afraid of ending up looking like she did haha

I avoid bright colors and red purples…or anything that would make me look like I was just sucker punched.

i hardly stray away from my neutrals, browns, golds, the occasional purple or black
i don’t wear eyeshadow all that often but i love them experiment
yellows and pinks don’t look too great on me

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