Monday, February 13, 2012

Gray Area

I decided in the past couple of days that I'm going to do my own makeup on my wedding day. I'm by no means a pro at cosmetic application, but being a self-confessed control freak means that I'd rather look like a slightly jazzed up version of my everyday self than like someone that neither the fella or myself has ever seen (and will never see again). That said, I'll spend the next few weeks working with some upgrades of my norm, which usually includes some Bare Minerals base and blush, a few swipes of neutral or metallic Cover Girl shadow, perhaps some brown eyeliner (black on date nights... bowchickwowwow), a sweep of Maybelline mascara and some conglomeration of gloss.

Yesterday will traipsing through Target I realized I had a coupon (dang, I love coupon'ing) for a percentage off a Maybelline eyeliner. Knowing that I was running low on my brown staple, I swung by the aisle to snatch up a fresh one. Instead I grabbed a pewter pencil. When I got home I was pretty skeptical that I could pull it off without looking completely '80s. Instead I was shockingly surprised at how much it enriched my eye color (predominantly green with some blue and a ring of gold) and made my whole look pop with softness. Anyone looking for a subtle change should definitely scoop up a gray 'liner. What are some of your favorite makeup pieces?

2 comments:

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

I did my own makeup for my wedding too! I actually did a trial with a makeup artist and I didn't like the way she did it and I'm a total control freak too and I knew it would stress me out on the big day--definitely something you don't want! I don't typically wear eyeliner on an everyday basis, but that pewter sounds so pretty...I'll have to give it a try! Xoxo

EJR said...

you need to check out pixiwoo on youtube they are makeup artists that do amazingly beautiful makeup tutorials. I followed one of their videos when I did the makeup when I got married.