Thursday, June 19, 2008

personal trends....

while i keep up and try many of the new industry trends, i find that i go through personal trends too. i'll go through days or weeks of a certain color, look or scent. not because that's what's hot in the fashion world, but just because i really like it at the moment.

lately, i've been rocking a lot of brown/gold/pink eye looks. i didn't always love brown. as a matter of fact, for a long time i thought it was the most boring color on earth. i cringed when it was pointed out that brown made blue eyes look bluer. it was so disappointing!

some brown really is boring. i'm not a neutral girl, and sheer eye makeup doesn't normally thrill my soul. i had to experiment and make friends with brown.

the trick (for me) is have a sparkly, metallic or shimmery brown. Guest List or Impress by Lancome can be worn day or night, and they make my eyes look really bright. pair them up with pink or gold on the browbone, and i'm all set.

i'm finding new value in neutral shimmers (like pinks, peaches or golds) for the brow bone. i may stand alone in this opinion, but i find browbone colors with no shimmer to be useless. that's one of the best places to sparkle! unless it's come as a gift with purchase, i don't own any non-shimmery browbone highlighters.

here are the five i use most:
~Victoria's Secret Douse Me with Diamonds Wet/Dry Eye Shadow in Flirt
~Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Honey Drop
~Lancome Color Focus in Suntouched
~Elizabeth Arden Eyeshadow in Sparkle & Aura

if i only had those five to survive on, they would go with every other eyeshadow i own. i use them almost every day.

i've also recently discovered Prestige eyeliners (at CVS), and Charcoal Brown has definitely earned it's keep! Black eyeliner will always have my heart, but brown is a great way to mix it up, and to tone down some dramatic looks for daytime.

do you have any personal trends?

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