The Long Return

It’s been over a year since any of us have posted here – a long year, let me tell you what. And I’ve worn very little makeup. But I never did forget about this space and the fun we were having and I’d like to jump back into that – much the way I seem to have jumped back into wearing makeup almost every day.
Light blue eyeshadow with a bright yellow burst of color and a neutral highlight

Light blue eyeshadow with a bright yellow burst of color and a neutral highlight

I’ve been asking my husband, every morning, to pick out a color combination; this morning he chose blue and yellow. I keep thinking about makeup challenges and how to keep things interesting.

This is a simple look with four colors from MAC. I used Sky Blue, which is a permanent PRO color being repromoted with Dare to Wear, all over my lower lid. Then I put Bright Sunshine (though I suppose you could use Going Bananas, a C-Shock color that has been brought back for Dare to Wear, if you wanted a softer color) above the creas on the outer half of my eye area. It wasn’t bad just as it was at that point, but I wanted to add a little dimension. So I used Freshwater, a darker blue, in the inner corner and blended it into the Sky Blue. And then I used Ricepaper as a highlighter just under my brow and blended down into the Bright Sunshine.

Lately, the whole idea of contrast has been fascinating to me when it comes to makeup. So I think this isn’t the last time I’ll play with two wildly different colors.

The same blue and yellow eyeshadow as above, with a closed eyelid so the color placement can better be seen.

The same blue and yellow eyeshadow as above, with a closed eyelid so the color placement can better be seen.

Hello again, y’all.