Thursday, November 10, 2011

The eye has it

I know, I suck at the RA-RA-WRITE-MOR activity. Oh well. I'll try harder from here on out.


This is my eye.

With makeup on it.

I recently caught sight of myself in my new fangled forward-facing iPhone camera, and I was horrified. Washed out doesn't even begin to describe me. I realized that i have absolutely no natural definition around my eyes. How did I reach 41 without seeing this?

So I got a wild hair up my ass to do something about it. First, watch some YouTube tutorials on how to actually apply eye makeup; then practice. Dude, it's not easy. I stabbed myself in the eye numerous times and rubbed my eyelids raw with the constant removal process. Ouch.

On my first attempt - at something called 'how to make green eyes pop', I gave myself what looked like a black eye. On the next try, something in a moderate case of pinkeye.

In frustration I decided to stick to neutrals for the time being, and what you see above is called 'how to *something something* hooded eyes' - because along with the no definition thing, I have barely any visible eyelids.

I know it probably hardly looks like there's anything there, but that one eye took me almost 15 minutes to complete.

How do you regular makeup wearers do it every day?

PS - I do realize that I'm about 25 years late to the play with makeup party. So I'm a late bloomer.

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1 comment:

  1. Make-up is such a drag. Every year or two I decide that I should start making an effort and I go buy girlie stuff. I usually last two days with it and then I can't take it anymore because I feel like my face is suffocating, so I stop.