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Of course, it’s my everyday look! I never chose my makeup based on the season or time of day.I think it is all what you would call a summer look or night time look.

Of course! The whole reason I love make up is because it’s fun :o)
I wear browns, greys and lilac for work but the rest of the time I much prefer looking like i’ve been punched in the face by a rainbow 😀

I absolutely love it! I am a hairdresser so my job doesn’t interfere with my passion for dramatic makeup. Sometimes when I’m out, children will make funny comments or stare at me though!

Sure, I feel comfortable wearing it, but just like a fancy shirt or uncomfortable sexy shoes, it had better be the right setting. It’s just as annoying being all dressed up with nowhere to go with nice makeup on as anything else.

That’s a great way to put it, Erin! I can see how that would ring true for many people. Sometimes I’d feel a touch out of place with full makeup and everybody else barely out of bed!

my jobs don’t limit me to what i wear for makeup (thankfully) so i will wear whatever i feel like that day…if it’s Acid Orange and Chrome yellow, fine…if it’s carbon and violet…sweet.

🙂

It depends on the look, my mood & also where I am going. I usually have no problem with bright/bold eyes, its the bold lips that make me shy. *shrugs*

No. Hardly ever, anyways. And on most people I think it’s just…uhhh…ok, well, it’s just not my taste for daily wear. I think it’s really, really difficult to pull off.

I think it can be hard to pull if off if you’re not comfortable in it, that’s for sure. There’s always a way to pull off anything though, is my motto 😉

Absolutely. I’m more comfortable wearing a rainbow of colors on my eyes at once then I am in boring neutrals. As much as I pay for makeup, I want people to know I have some on.

I’m a therapist in an elementary school so I can’t really break out the bright colors everyday for work (maybe on Fridays). Although what’s classified as bright? I have Spring Up and another color from a spring collection last year that I wear all the time but I don’t consider that bright…although some would. But on the weekends and when I go out, heck yeah. I love my Electric Eel and the rest of my MAC brights.

it is definitely based on my mood. if im feeling sleepy and not so great, im going neutral. if im ready to take on the world, it’s bright teal baby!

I love bright eyeshadow but wear it only if it matches what I wear and the rest of my make up. Since I love red lipstick, I tend to stick with gold/light copper/beige shadows with lots of black eyeliner. I wouldn’t use bright shades of purple or green eyeshadow with red lipstick – ever. But if I do wear a color like Twig, Touch, Revealing or Loyal, I would go for a really bright eyeshadow. But just one 🙂 No rainbows for me!

I think I’ve only done a rainbow once or twice, and they’re just not my thing!

I also match it to what I’m wearing. Knowing your penchant for reds, I didn’t think you’d be spending too much time wearing the bright shadows!

No, not this girl. I love my neutrals and admire those who venture out with colors. I bought Neutral Pink last week – which was a big jump and I went out on Saturday with it on my lid… a bold choice for me and I really liked it!

I do not feel comfortable wearing bright colors. Mostly because I “need” to wear a rather heavy layer of foundation due to my acne scars and current acne. Combine that with my age – 34 and I just feel like I look clownish when wearing bright colors. I would love to wear bright colors, but I just feel like it dates me by adding years to my age. Combined with my need for foundation I feel like it looks like I have a ton of make-up on. With natural colors I feel like I look younger.

What do you find best covers acne scars? I have a few, but I have yet to find something that really works for me.

I can definitely see that moving into different phases of your life, like your 30s, can make brights have less appeal, too.

i love wearing bright colors… i really don’t care i just do. i just love being vibrant and well i just love it. (:

Oh heck yes. Bright eyeshadow is pretty much the love of my life. I mean, I still enjoy neutrals and I thought the N collection was pretty. But sometimes, I don’t want to be “pretty,” I want to be fierce! And if that means looking like Rainbow Brite did my makeup, then so be it.

I wear brights wherever, whatever time of day, but only if I am in a bright kind of mood. There are so many options and beautiful colours that you don’t have to be bright every day! Although I do feel more comfortable with bright shadow.. lips scare me for some reason. I just got Rozz Revival and it’s the brightest lip colour I’ve ever owned! But I’m going to pluck up the courage to wear it to work soon 🙂

I agree that sometimes it’s all about the mood you’re in, too 🙂 Good luck wearing Rozz Revival – I know it’ll look fun! And hey, you can always temper it with a lipglass if it’s too much at first!

i love vibrant blues in particular, but sometimes feel like they are too flashy to leave the house at 7 AM to go to school with. my boyfriend also often says that i look better without makeup and asks “why am i always wearing bright eyeshadow” but he may never accept that i am a MAC addict and that will not be changing lol

Moons Reflection on lid, Honesty in crease (or whatever darker color i feel like using), and Phloof as a highlighter. simple but still makes eyes pop

TUPRNUT! How funny! Neutral pink is a bold move for me because it’s so tame. We have the whole spectrum, here.

I feel comfortable wearing bright colors, although it really depends on the occasion/location. Usually it ends up being ONE bright color (instead of 5) either as a wash, or on the outer corner, or in the form of eyeliner. My favorite colors are MAC Swimming and MAC fluidline in Blue Peep (but not together).

However, in high school (10 years ago I was a sophomore! Yikes!), I wore whatever color combinations I liked!

Ohh, but Swimming and Blue Peep are SO pretty together ;P

But yes, I can definitely see what you mean! I like that you’re still rockin’ brights though!

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. If I’m having a good self-esteem day, I don’t mind going out in bright colours. 😛 But there’s a time and a place. I don’t wear anything too bright to work because I’m in an office. It’s not corporate but it’s semi-conservative. A rainbow of colours would look silly with my dress clothes. 😛 I’m definitely more likely to wear bright colours on weekends though, and I prefer a punch of bright colour instead of a totally bright eye. 🙂 As much as I love that “punched in the face by a rainbow look” (good description, Chica!), I can’t always pull it off. People like Leesha are veeeeery lucky and CAN pull off brights any time, any place!

I work at a preschool, so most days I have to keep it to a minimum, but there are always special days where I can go nuts. We have themes like circus and jungle, and castles, and on those days I go go extra wild with my makeup.

And of course, it just wouldn’t be right for me to show up to watch my men in teal play hockey without donning bright teal eye makeup myself, now would it? I need to remember to take pics next time we make it to then playoffs, then I get to go extra nuts!

Ohh, I like that you play up the makeup on theme days 🙂 It seems like that’s not just fun, but extra fun since you can try to fit it in and get inspired by the theme.

Love it when ladies match their makeup to their favorite sports teams!

I love bright eye shadows but I’m too scared to walk out of the house with them on 🙁 I did a nice Aquadisiac and Cornflower look the other day but wiped it off and instead wore a neutral eye look.

i love wearing bright colored eyeshadow! I wear it everyday…for me it doesnt matter whether its morning or night.

Oh I don’t think I could carry it off! Maybe at nights, when we go out, but usually I stick to non-rainbow shades.

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