Which is all well and good until I empty the rest of my make up collection onto my bed and have a long, hard look at it. It's all warm. Everything. Lots of coppers and browns, with hints of gold rather than silver. In fact I studiously avoid anything with a hint of silver to it - unless its jewellery; all of mine is either silver or white gold, to the extent that I don't even wear my original wedding ring which was yellow gold. There's quite a clue there isn't there!
This morning I decided to dig out MAC Copperplate which I longed for, purchased and instantly loathed and this morning I remembered why. It's actually a much nicer colour on than it looks in the pan but god is it hard work to actually get any of the bloody colour onto your eyelids. I primed with UDPP and got a big eyeshadow brush, loaded it and pressed it on. And on. And on. In the end I resorted to using my slightly damp foundation brush to apply larger amounts as I was in danger of spending 40 mins applying applying a single eye shadow. Once it was on I loved it and it has gone from languishing in the carrier bag of shame, second drawer down to First Division "in the make up bag" status. I opted for Copperplate because it's the coolest shadow I own. I teamed it with a hint of a Boots No 7 loose powder blusher in a pink colour, pink also being cool, and Revlon lip butter in Raspberry Pie, the blue toned pink. A cool face. It looked like this:
What I wanted to do was compare how cool colours looked on me with how my usual, much warmer make up looked. So I did this:
|Anyone would think I was proud of my receding hair line!|
|I really do have a very wonky smile.|