This past week I tried to wear vivid yellow eye shadow. I failed, but not for the reasons one would assume.
I ‘d purchased Persephone Minerals’ Sailor Senshi Venus sample collection. I couldn’t help myself, those bright yellows and oranges just begged to come home to me. Once here, I was kind of stumped how to wear them. They’ve been sitting in my little pencil box full of sample eye shadow baggies. I finally decided to try one color to see what it would look like against my skin tone.
I primed my eye with MAC Paint pot in Painterly. This is usually my go to primer because it neutralizes the natural color on my lids and leaves me with a light, clean base to work off. I decided I wanted to use the brightest color in the Sailor Senshi Venus collection – Venus Love Beauty Shock. What better way to bring out a bright glittery color than with Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy? Add to that a few coats of Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara, some white eyeliner in the lower waterline and I was good to go, right?
Since I was just experimenting, I didn’t put any foundation on, so my discoloration, dark circles, and freckles are definitely out for the world to see. However the results were pretty nice. I don’t think the yellow clashed much with my skin tone.
The combination Paint Pot and Pixie Epoxy was disastrous though! I couldn’t even get through taking all of the photos for the look and my eye shadow was a big creased mess on my lids.
Perhaps I put too much pixie epoxy on? Maybe I should have made sure the shadow was blended better? I’m not sure, but I had to take the shadow off almost immediately after I finished taking pictures of the look. It’s a shame because I wouldn’t have minded going out like that. Next time I will definitely use a proper primer like UDPP or TFSI.