I was chatting to the absolutely immense @kennethsoh on Twitter the other evening about how I rarely wear neutral shadows any more and he was saying how much he loves them but loves to add a twist, a splash of colour. I thought that sounded great and thus the challenge was issued. 9pm the next night, Twitter, post your neutral eye with a twist. It wasn’t long before Modesty Brown, Beauty Maze and Get Lippie had all risen to the challenge too. It wasn’t a competition, just a sharing of our ideas and it was a whole lot of fun.
I could barely sleep last night my brain was working on ideas so hard! As it happened, I royally cocked it up. I started early afternoon yesterday, thinking I had ages to work on it, but I spent so long on my foundation and sorting out Chloe (who was sat next to me doing her own “make up”) that I left myself with 10 minutes to get my eyes done. I messed up my right eye but didn’t have time to take it all off and start again as I had to go out (we’re house hunting – yay!) so I just had to go with it and accept it was a botch job!
What I used:
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Eyeshadow in Sizzling Copper, Mac Neutral Palette from Spring Forecast (just the bottom left colour), Estee Lauder Pure Colour Eyeshadow in Sugar Biscuit and the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cream Shadow in Aqua Flash.
And this is what I came up with for “neutral with a twist”:
You can see how I cocked it up.. the right eye (left on the pic) liner is so much thicker than the other eye. Just didn’t have the time to fix it… especially since those cream shadows don’t budge once on. Which generally speaking is a good thing.
So, at 9 last night we all put up our pics to see what we’d all come up with. Everyone had done something beautiful and subtle except me who wouldn’t know subtlety if it hit me with a sledgehammer… I was most envious. Still it was great fun to do and I’m hoping that we’ll do it again soon with a different theme because it’s good to really think about make up and plan a look, and fantastic to see how other people translate the idea.
I’m interested to know, given the details of the challenge, what would you have come up with?