Sali Hughes wrote in The Guardian today that even through women are intimidated by smoky eye shadow that:
Sexy, smudgy, smoky eyes: everyone seems to want them, while mostly feeling that successful application is beyond their capabilities. This must be overcome, because it is one of the more versatile and egalitarian looks. The joy of smoky eye makeup is that it suits every age, face and eye shape, and is one of the few shadow techniques that works just as well on hooded lids, because it doesn’t rely on the crease line. It’s also fabulous on deep-set eyes and glasses wearers. Uniquely, it looks better as the evening progresses and things get a little more blurred and grimy.
And I agree with her because I have no idea how to apply my eye makeup any other way. I can basically do a thin line of liner and mascara and be done with it, but even that proves even more difficult than creating a smoky eye. I think because I am a messy makeup applier. I’m sort of at this stage now where I KNOW I should do something different with my eye makeup, I am in a total rut, but then again I am also too lazy to plop down at the Sephora counter and demand someone teach me another way. I love makeup, but day in and day out it’s s brown smoky eye followed by a black smoky eye for evening. I think I could possibly look good in plums or wines, I have blue eyes and pale skin, but even that seems like it would look garish compared to what I am used to. Instead I am just swooning over Sali’s picks for smoky eye products and considering buying them, even though I already own similar things, she suggests the Smashbox Fade To Black palette and Charlotte Tilbury chameleon crayons.
Do you ever find yourself bored with your typical makeup looks and how do you get over that? Or do you just do as I do, and stick with the same oh same oh because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? More importantly, I need suggestions about how I can get Sam to invite me over for a makeover.