Shake Up Your Make Up

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For the past few days I’ve been brushing up on my make-up skills, taking a cue from the bright young things on Youtube. Not for no good reason, and not without impact; at least seven people commented specifically on my eye makeup. Not that this should be a goal for getting ready or feeling happy with your life (in general). As the pictures illustrate, I toned it down quite a bit for work (and work lighting) and for face to face life with real people, most of whom are under the age of 18.

Thanks, Makeupandartfreak (the Youtuber who created this video) for your adorable delivery and a very easy to follow vid:

I have some pretty solid technique and know-how with my everyday makeup, but I was feeling like I hadn’t changed it up in a while. I can’t say that it didn’t make a difference. I had numerous comments on my eye makeup.

The closed lid (at midday), post morning classes. I like the staying power and might actually go to the effort of using a primer in real life (ie. more than once a month... or ever)

The closed lid (at midday), post morning classes. I like the staying power and might actually go to the effort of using a primer in real life (ie. more than once a month… or ever)

Open and definitely lifted. The tutorial specified that  if you have lashes that create a turned-down look, this shape will work to open the eye up and help it to look lashier.

Open and definitely lifted. The tutorial specified that if you have lashes that create a turned-down look, this shape will work to open the eye up and help it to look lashier.

This photo, taken at my desk in fluorescent lighting, serves at least to prove that the effect is … significantly better and more ‘awake looking’ than my average sweep of bronze + mascara.

So, if you’re wondering

a) Should I try something new?

Yes, why not.

b) Can I pull it off?

Yes, the sheer number of tutorials out there makes it accessible and easy to find a look that will be fun (and foolproof). There are thousands of twelve-year-olds learning to make themselves up like Kim K (disconcerting), so as an adult, this is both appropriate and manageable.

c) Is it really worth the 13 minutes it takes to watch the video?

Probably not. But it’s fun and I was able to eat cereal while doing this.

What tutorials are inspiring you? And what looks are you wanting to try out?

For the video I tested for myself, watch MakeupAndArtFreak‘s “How to lift Droopy Eyes… etc.”  And remember. It’s just makeup. It should be fun!

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