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Usually, though I started a “challenge” to use every color I own, and I’m currently working through my eyeshadows alpahbetically, so I’m not always successful at matching my makeup to my mood — but I do try.

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Quite often, it really does! And sometimes if I’m feeling low, I will very purposely put on something very bright and colorful to lift my mood. Other times, I just roll with it. And since of course, my mood also can dictate my clothing choices for the day, things can get really interesting really fast!

Nancy, I also put on bright colors to lift my mood. I am black haired and NC37, so I think the colors that flatter us might be similar.

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I agree, Tammy B, during the cooler months I am NC37. This lasts for maybe 3-4 months before my ethnicity and the AZ sun turn me into NC40. And that’s with using an SPF 40 sunscreen and using a sunbrella. Without sunscreen, or back when I used to lay out and tan? Hahaha!

I lived in Phoenix for 16 years until husband’s job moved us to Midwest ( don’t get me started, I hate Illinois). I haven’t figured out how to put my photo in my profile, I wish I could. I look for women with similar skin and hair tone.

Usually. If I’m feeling confident, a bold eye or bold lip. If I’m feeling subdued, more neutral colors. Or sexy, a smoky eye with a MLBB pout

MLBB means My Lips But Better – it refers to a lipstick/gloss that’s close to your natural lip color but better πŸ™‚

Lol, not usually but maybe once every 3-6 months I’ll out on my “angry eyes.” Aka – lots of black liner and smokey. Cuz im pissed offf at work.

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On work days not so much but at the weekend it definitely does. I think of applying makeup as a kind of therapy. A creative therapy. I’m an artist and my brushes and makeup are my tools! My looks vary from dark gothic to bright neon to cute and neutral. And everything in between! I just let my emotions dictate my look for the day. 😊

Mine so totally does! From “I cannot be bothered with makeup today” to “I need to shine bright like a diamond” days XD

Funny that if someone knows me a bit they can know about the mood I am in before I even speak!

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Often. I take inspiration from my clothes, but they often follow my moods, too. I feel like I have lots of pretty colors inside of me, and they need to be expressed on my face. πŸ™‚ Usually that relates to my feeling happy, creative, and optimistic. I do notice that if I’m feeling a little depressed or hating the drizzly, rainy weather, I’ll usually go with brighter makeup to cheer myself up. A bright red or fuchsia lipstick does wonders for my mood. Other times I’ll use something new: That usually inspires me and get me out of my funk/rut. Other times, if I’m feeling slightly ill, overwhelmed, or down on myself, I tend to go more for neutrals and simpler looks. Some days I just want to take it easy, or feel more like blending in. If I’m makeup free, you know I’m either really, really sick or having a bad depression or anxiety attack.

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Rachel, yesterday I felt like I was literally gonna drop dead on the floor; but *knew* I had to go refill my drinking water gallon bottles…so slowly at first, forced myself to get up, but once I got going? I went cray cray with color! UD Backlash on lids, Voodoo over MAC Handwritten that I smoked out in outer V, crease and upper lashline (over a deep brown Nyx liner), and Flashback smoked out on lower lashline, MAC Pink Swoon & Pearl Blossom on cheeks, UD X GS Firebird on lips!!! I went P!NK

YES!
Bibi generally sets the tone for her day by wearing a “no nonsense” natural nude look or some devilishly “over the top” Cruella Deville style brows & liner or possibly even anywhere in between.
You have been warned.
Toodle pip!

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not the colors or styles, but probably the way i do my makeup in general. like if i’m in a rush/cranky it’s gonna look worse than when i’m in my zone and have the 30 mins to take my time doing my makeup hahaha

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Yes I would say so, at least in part. It often goes with what I’m wearing which reflects my mood to a degree so by default it does. Although I have to say that if I purchase something new I cannot wait to try it not so not always the case, although saying that I guess it reflects my excitement of a new product to try to yes!!

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Definitely! I coordinate my makeup with what I’m wearing, which also reflects my mood (as well as what I’ll be doing that day, what the weather’s like, etc.). Putting on great makeup can also cheer me up when I’m feeling blah!

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Yes, in some way.
I think it’s mostly my lipstick that reflects my mood.
I can also do the opposite, go with something in a really bright colour when I feel down, makes for either a happy or horrid moment when looking in a mirror πŸ™‚

Not mood as in I am feeling angry so I’ll wear dark, intense makeup but more so mood in relation to how much effort I want to put in and mood as in how creative I want to be. Otherwise what I am wearing and where I am going plays more of a role in what I wear!

It definitely does! Last weekend I went to work with a nude lip and I felt absolutely despondent. (I can’t stand wearing nude lips.) After lunch I applied a brighter color and was instantly happy and relieved.

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