Posts Tagged ‘Allure magazine

I’ve seen eyeshadow sets in stores and read an article in Allure about sets of colors for specific eye color.

Well, I’m not buying into this idea. Anybody else wondering if it’s just some marketing gimmick directed at women who don’t know how to choose eyeshadow colors or are afraid to experiment with color?

First I think hair color and skin tone also come into play not just eye color. Second, I have brown eyes and the recommended colors are varying shades of silver and gray which look like crap on me.

I have dark hair and light skin and silver shadows make me look sickly not sultry like the article I read claimed.  I like the colors in the eye shadow pans in the photo but on me they look awful.

And I’ve seen eyeshadow sets with dark purples that make me look like I have a black eye. I like soft light purples and fuchsias but eggplant colors make me look like a losing boxer.

Why give myself a black eye with bad eyeshadow colors?

Plus you get conflicting advice. I’ve read in various magazines that using the same color eyeshadow as your eyes is not a good idea.  Yet the sets I’ve seen in stores for blue eyes are blue shadows and green shadows for green eyes. What gives?

One thing I did agree with in the article was that teal colors look good with brown eyes. I use lots of teal colors but haven’t seen them in eyeshadow sets for brown eyes.

Personally, I’m not afraid to experiment with a rainbow of colors and I won’t let a cosmetic company decide which colors I should mix together because of the color of my eyes.  I consider the whole package: skin tone, hair color and eye color to create a flattering look. That’s what mixing your own makeup cocktail is all about – finding what works for you.


Help! My eyes have wretched dark circles because of my allergies. Spring is here along with all the beautiful flowers and their toxic pollens. I love seeing flowers bloom but breathing in pollen is another issue.

Its bad enough I run through boxes tissue and have to take antihistamines and decongestants.  Now I have to hide the purple bags under my eyes.  I’ve tried various under eye concealer products and haven’t been impressed with the results.

Allure magazine has an article in their April issue about how to cover them up. Does anyone else feel like beauty magazines often give conflicting makeup advice? Some say use stick concealers, other say use liquid. Now I’m reading use a pot or tube of concealer. Sigh, what’s the deal?

What have you found most successful?  It’s such a bummer when I have my eyeshadow on just right and yet my unsightly bags refuse to be hidden.

Its hard to feel beautiful when the under eye circles make me look exhausted and old.  I’m off to take my next dose of allergy medication. Let me know what you use so I can cover my bags and not feel like I have two suitcases under my eyes.


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