Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm a man and you're a woman, at least last time I checked.

I, Drea, am a shop-a-holic.  I love shopping!  Well, kind of.  I hate the mall, and especially trying things on, so I'll take a quick stroll through, buy a bunch of stuff that looks cool, then return anything that doesn't fit.  I also have tremendous disposal guilt, which causes me to keep things until they ABSOLUTELY HAVE NO LIFE LEFT IN THEM WHATSOEVER.  Like seriously, I don't throw anything even remotely functional away.  I -might- give it away, but only after two years of sitting in a "charity" box without me thinking of it in addition to extreme amounts of guilt from Dan.

This has lead me to accumulate great amounts of tees, shoes and makeup over the past twenty years.  They still fit!  They still work!  Why get rid of them?  I am going out of my way to change this, though.  I donated a lot of old clothing to the play I'm in!  Mostly because one of the characters is a raging nerd that only wants to "sleep and read and bake".


I've also put a moratorium on purchasing shirts and severely decreased my shoe purchases (except for when I find really gaudy heels for $10 (Hey!  They are $10!!!)).  Unfortunately, yarn and nail polish have kind of filled in the gaps.  They're small, cheap and functional, and multiply like rabbits.  And then my friends (see how I'm not naming names?) go out of their way to enable me, and all hell breaks loose.

So, A-Certain-Cephalogal-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named sent me a link to eye shadow tutorials yesterday that are pretty frekin fantastic!  I found this look and spent all night dreaming about it:

Beautiful, no?  So this morning I tried to replicate it:

Yeah...  I mean, it looks nice in person, but my skin has a horrible habit of completely annihilating any color I put on it.  I really loaded it on, and it was bright on my fingers!

I used this old eye shadow pallet from Clairs, Iridescent Red liquid eye liner from Makeup Forever, and Indigo Blue Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner from Wet 'N' Wild.  Counting down from the left 1-5 and 6-10, I used 6, 7 and 4 in the center front of the eye lid, and 3 and 5 around in the crease.  I lined the top lid with red before and after the shadow, and dotted between the lower lashes with the blue.  Finished up with some black mascara and a bit of 1 illuminating the inner corner and 2 covering bags.

Like I said, it is nice, but I have no clue how to achieve the FUCKING BRIGHT tones of the sample on my skin :/

1 comment:

  1. Shall not be named? Well why the hell not? I wear my enabler badge proudly on my ample bosom! Also, that look is totally do-able. We have the technology!