Hello vain meanies 🙂
It’s Wednesday, officially the worst day of the week. Deadlines, more deadlines, and another deadline. But even when everything is out of control (including your temper), the one thing you can control is how good you look. So don’t let your frazzled nerves beam out of your lovely face and add a little oomph factor to your eyes to take people’s focus off your scowl.
Don’t be shy about going formal faced for work every now and then (by this I mean adding a red lippie or cat eyes or eye-shadow – never any of these together 😛 ). Doesn’t hurt too look exceptionally good once in a while 🙂 hehehhe
Although wearing eye-shadow during the day-time is always tricky, remember it is kosher if you’re having a bad day, if you’re meeting the ladies for lunch or even attending a snazzy conference (at a five star hotel).
So whats the recommendation for the day? Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color: Patina.
Say whaaa? Green? Shimmer? Day time? Cue clown face alert.
Nopes, no clown-face here! Its’ not your average green toned eyeshadow – its’ a stand-alone subtle smokey – eye tool with a green undertone. Despite its’ shimmer, it looks understated because the color kind of blends in with our skin-tones (good for wheat-ish to pale-brown complexions). You can apply it with your pinkie in restrained quantities for day-time use. Go easy on the blush and keep your lipstick nude. Steer clear of the mascara and apply a very thinly line of kohl to complete the look.
It has good staying power and does not melt, even if you are out and about on a hot day. Mine lasts around 6 to 8 hours – it does however fade (which is something I’m not too happy about given its’ price). Just remember to apply primer, or foundation on your eyes before application to make sure it stays (go see my post Clown Face No Mo if you don’t want to dish out on a primer).
For evening wear, go all out. Apply two layers with your pinkie to accentuate the smokey- eyed effect. Put on a pink/coral blusher ( See my previous posts, Blush Me Pretty and Shady Brands be Fine cause they got the Shine? for directions on this :). Top it off with cat-eyes and make it thick. I’d recommend a nude lipstick for a classy look but even when this shadow is caked on, it doesn’t look OTT so you could use a red lippie if you’re in the mood.
I haven’t seen this here locally yet but go online to the link below and order one today. At 25 dollars its’ a good buy – not a great one as I am not too impressed by its’ longevity. But then again, it might be my skin-type (combination) that reduces its’ staying power. If its’ price is not an issue for you- definitely get it. If your budget is tight – skip!
I hope you enjoy your meanie greenie wednesday ladies 🙂 be nice!
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