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I used to be strickly neutrals (I have brown hair and eyes) and thought I wasnt supposed to wear anything bright but I ahve since learned I can get away with pretty much anything. I am starting to use colour alot more now, my favorites are any kind of teal which looks great with my eyes and hair.

When going out i always opt for a coloured smokey eye.
My favorite youtube guru for colourful looks is Julieg17.
Her bright turgoise look is one of my favorites!!!


Yes, almost always, unless it’s an inappropriate situation. Sadly, even tho I use primer and makeup remover daily, my lids are starting to look tea-stained from all the pigment. It is kind of funny tho, because you can see the only part of my upper lid that isn’t stained is where i apply highlight. Luckily i wear glasses tho, and it makes it less noticable (i think).

Well, luckily it’s probably only your epidermis which has pigment on it, and that will replace itself in 2 to 4 weeks, so if you left it alone I’m sure it will return to normal. Also, it may not by the pigment, but the skin could be thickening there due to makeup application and removal (just a thought) or it could be melasma (which is generally caused by hormones and it’s not serious at all)

Well, whatever it is, I hope it clears up by itself!

hey thanks! i googled it, but all i could find was stuff telling me to use makeup remover and use primer. i think it is just pigment, since the area where i apply highlight (my highlight brush is actually the least soft of my brushes) isn’t stained. i’ve been avoiding eyemakeup since i noticed (only been about 3 days)… but since i look at it so often, i don’t know if it’s changed at all.

but for real, thank you!

No problem! I guess you could try using a different primer or eye makeup remover (one at a time) and seeing if the pigment lightens.. Kinda like a science experiment πŸ™‚
And yeah, it would definitely be hard to see if the color has lightened.

never, i love neutrals and i dont like looking very made up. i prefer enhancing my features more naturally. but i still enjoy watching others do dramatic/colorful looks!

Yes! I think art school is little more forgiving than other post-secondary institutions. So I don’t mind wearing those to school. πŸ™‚

If I’m bored at home I will play around with dramatic looks. I’m mostly at school though so I don’t wear too much. If I’m going out I will do a really smokey eye or bright eyeshadow.

Yes! I rock dramatic & brights just about everywhere 60% of the time (even to work – and I’m Certified Veterinary Technician. My boss & co-workers enjoy it! Which is nice, because it’s the only way I can show my style & personality even when I’m wearing boring scrubs).

I switch it up a lot, but my two favorite color combos are:

*MUFE iridescent acid green 171 & MUFE Iridescent Lagoon green 168 applied opaquely to the lid with a dark forest green to the outer v & into the crease with some of 168. And I like to apply MAC chrome yellow or MAC off the page (or both) lightly to blend out the crease. Usually I like a matte highlight, but I use MAC’s ricepaper.

*MAC chrome yellow & electric eel w/ aquadisiac applied overtop in between to blend the aforementioned colors. (kuuipo on youtube has a great tutorial). Also like ricepaper as a highlight with this too for some reason. IT JUST WORKS!

I love doing a bright lip but I hate having to reapply and monitor how it’s looking. I’ve just discovered bright lip stains with lip balm on top — I can now enjoy the bright colour without the upkeep! So far I like tokidoki’s (discontinued) Fantastico lip stains. I may try Josie Maran’s or Tarte’s.

I’m also just getting into bright liquid eyeliners. Bought a brilliantly purple Sephora liquid eyeliner today (their newest formulation of their Long-Lasting Eye Liners, in “Fancy Violet”). I love a little pop of colour on my eyes, too! And it doesn’t seem to crease up on me, at least for a few hours — As long as I don’t rub my eyes. AND they’re reasonably priced! Christine, you ought to try then!

Not big on smudgy or smokey looks. Asian eyes = creasing and raccoon eyes, even with UDPP.

Yes. Because I can’t always be beholden to neutral/nude Nazism! LOL LOL I love smokey eyes too muuch to just keep it natural all the time. And people love when I wear either red, or raspberry colored lipstick too.

I don’t, but would love to experiment more. I am a little bit scared of colour, to be honest. I have been thinking of getting a cheap eyeshadow palette and trying a bunch of looks with that so I can experiment more and find out what colours and looks work for me before I splash out on more expensive and better quality products (I’m in Australia, so even ‘drug store’ cosmetics are expensive here.

I love wearing colorful looks. i wear those whenever i want to. but if i have a special occasion i adapt my makeup (e.g. job interview as Christine already mentioned).

I wear dramatic/colorful looks all the time. It’s pretty much a trademark where I work (I’m an engineer and 99% of the female engineers don’t wear makeup) and folks seem to freak out when I wear neutral looks. LOL! They love seeing what look I’ll come up with next and are really tickled that I get my makeup to match my clothes.

The only time I did neutral looks on a regular basis was for job interviews and that was painful.

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