Much though I love Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach greatly disturbed me as a child. Giant insects and the thought of being trapped inside a rotting, sticky, too-sweet prison…*shudder*
But I enjoy unearthing tales from my childhood, for my EOTW posts, and this was too good to pass up. Technically, this is less peach and more bronze, having more orange/yellow undertones than yellow/pink undertones. But whatever.
(in indirect sunlight)
That’s Slippers on my browbone, Witch on the inner half of my eyelid, and Plot on the outer half, with wings (whee!).
(in total shade, so you can see how the brown of Plot comes through)
Sometimes a light hand with makeup is not what’s called for. This is actually two blue eyeshadows- Once Upon A Time on the inner 3/4 of my eyelid, Denouement on the outer 1/4. With Slippers on my browbone to open them up, my eyes look bluey blue blue blue.
They’re far more stunning from a distance, as Once Upon A Time has a fabulous shimmer to it. But up close you can see the blending of the two shades better. I feel like I was perhaps too subtle with the blues (resulting in a purely 1980’s look)…next time I’ll rock it out more noticeably.
What eyeshadow colors are you struggling to wear satisfactorily? Is there a color you just won‘t wear at all?
How about a daytime look that travels into the unusual, the poignantly ridiculous, the frivolous?
That’s Mirror Mirror on the very inside portion of the eyelid, Epilogue over the rest of my eyelid, Slippers on my brow bone, and Peasant as a liner on my upper lid and outer third of my waterline.
This was just a bit of playing around, but I found out that a little dab of a slightly darker color (as Mirror Mirror is, compared to this light a layer of Epilogue) makes the eyes look slightly closer together.
I’m celebrating the new Fairytale collection with a bold look, inspired by the Lady of the Locks…Rapunzel.
That’s Slippers swept over my brow bone and blended with Royals, which cuts a wide swath around my crease. Then I layered Happily Ever After on my lid, blended in and over to the side for a gentle, subtle cat eye. Happily Ever After is my favorite blurple. And Royals works, with my skin tone, as a neutral mauve/flesh tone. Royals and Happily Every After being mattes helps to balance the bling of Slippers.
So, which fairytale maiden should I channel for next week’s EOTW??