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definitely start small and work up. i’d say start with lips. if you get shy during the day, you can wipe it off quickly. it’s harder to do that with eyeshadows!

i dont wear bold looks in terms of makeup, but i do with clothing i wear super bohemian things and in high school everyone is about looking the same kind of. but i have the confidence to wear it becuase just think that its what you like versus caring about if other people like it or not. so if you feel good wearing it, wear it!!

Just decided one day that I was going to wear makeup the way I wanted to and no longer wear what everyone else thought I should. Now I wear what ever my mood feels and I just go with it. I put it on for me not for the public or anyone else. It took awhile to come out of that shell I was in, that’s for sure. It’s a nice feeling.

LOL I never even thought that people were “afraid” to wear colourful looks! My first ever eyeshadows were black, blue and purple 😉 ..I just think that neutral looks are kinda boring and they’re not as visible! So why bother wasting an hour putting them on? :S

I did something similar. If you’re going to go bold, I think you have to make sure it’s done right. I’ll practice it in a mirror several times, figuring out how I want to wear it, before I go out in public with it.

Coincidentally, it’s my family who tends to be the most critical of my more dramatic looks. I tend to get more compliments from strangers!

Exactly! Out of the blue I will wear a colorful look and my family always says that it is too much, yet get compliments from my friends and stangers! I shouldn’t care what my family thinks…I can wear colorful looks if I want to!:)

I actually don’t have the confidence to pull off natural makeup. It always looks weird/ incomplete to me because I’m not used to it.

I wouldn’t call myself “confident” in a million years, but…I’m just comfortable with red eyeshadow and black lips and green hair, y’know? Ha ha.

i believe that if you _really_ like something, to the point that you associate it with a part of your soul, and cannot imagine yourself without it, you’ll overcome your fears and get the confidence to do it… 😉

i just did it.
i love bold and colorful makeup, hair and clothing.
you just have to get used to the fact, that people are looking at you.
but this isn’t a bad thing. many of my friends told me, that they wish they were as confident as i am, to wear such stuff.

Stand back from the mirror when applying bold lipstick – up close it may look too much but from further away it probably looks great!

i didnt wear makeup at all, and then it felt like an overnight transformation, i think youtube helped me there, knowing that hundreds of people probably wear this out. why should i be shy about it. and then after getting compliments i started wearing it more. getting better at it on the way

I started off makeup with wearing colorful/bold looks xD that’s how I got interested in it in the first place.
I never do natural makeup cuz I don’t feel like I need makeup to look “pretty” and I’m not independent on it. So whenever I do wear makeup it’s out of the artisticness inside of me and turns out very bold and colorful

I needed some confidence to wear bold colours on my lips (on the eyes I use them every day). I hesitated to wear dark berry lipsticks, eventually I did and I am confident with that. I even got a total black lipstick and I have worn in in public.
First, I wear them while at home, then going out (at night) with close people, not collegues or just people I happen to know, and for the black lip, I’d chosen a place to go that would match the look. I wouldn’t go to an elegant restaurant or the local bar. I did it twice and now I have no hesitation at all!

by starting with the extreme:) I was a traditional goth kid when I was in my teens.now I am 22,although I am still into the subculture and a true goth at heart,I am wearing more fashionable and usual clothes,but still prefer dark colors.I love my bold lippies more than anything and I think it is all about the attitude and the balance between clothes,make up and hair.if you are new to bold make up/clothes,the best thing to do is to go step by step and not looking overdone.for example leaving your glamorous necklace and earrings at home,letting your hair to be in its natural shape would help your make up to seem less bold.

I was taking one step at a time, making my looks a little bolder every now and then, and when I got confidence with the look I had I tried making it a little more bold. I have to say I dont wear really bold looks often though.

I started to wear neutral colors/natural makeup. Once I get the hang of the techniques, I try to incorporate other colors (start by using one bright or non-neutral colors). Like you said, I test the looks at home and wear it for several hours then I got used to it and became more confident wearing bolder looks in public.

Wow. this is a tough one.. Because there are BOLD looks, and there are BOLD CLOWN looks.. There is a difference. Today, I’m wearing a bold look with blue black. My best advise is practice and wear what is appropriate for your skin tone, then you can pull off anything. However, start small, maybe a bold look for you is winged black liner..practice on application and wear it around the house.. then try it out one night..

Perfect your look and application, make sure the colors work for YOU and then, ROCK IT!

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