My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Day 9 – Grey

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I have to say I quite like grey colour in terms of clothes, shoes, handbags, but when it comes to makeup I hardly ever use it. I’m not even sure I’ve ever tried it at all, and somehow I have a strong suspicion that grey eyeshadows are not really my thing. But let’s test and see!

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As usual, when my makeup is mostly about the eyes, I am not inventing anything new for my face and just go with the same routine that I developed very early in this challenge.

For the eyes, I start with a really dark grey eyeshadow and draw a line along the crease making kind of a wing  at the outer corner of the eyelid. Or trying to do so. That’s when things seem to start going wrong – the line is thicker and messier than I originally planned it to be. Not feeling like wiping everything off and starting all over again I’m blending the eyeshadow in a bit so that it looks naturally blurred.

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Then I am using some shimmering grey (basically silvery) eyeshadow for the central part of the eyelid, and applying quite a few layers of it, so that it looks completely opaque.

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Light grey eyeshadow is used for the inner corner of the eyelid and the eye, and looks like I am overdoing it a little or the colour is not exactly the right one – I would personally prefer the colour of the inner corners of my eyes to be somewhat lighter that they are right now!

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A bit of white eyeshadow goes under the eyebrows – the colour which I now realise I should have used in the previous step as well.

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The line I make with the eyeliner is really thin and only starts from the centre of the eyelid rather than running all along the lash line.

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I am then applying two coats of mascara. Since I haven’t touched my lower eyelids at all, they look a bit ‘bare’, so I’m also adding a little bit of that silvery colour under the eyes.

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Not to make the lips look too bright I just use my regular Shu Uemura lipstick. It is all done now. My personal opinion is that this one is the worst so far – either because my suspicions were confirmed and grey is not my eyeshadow colour at all, or because I totally (or partially) wrecked it. It’s still not a complete disaster, but could have been much and much better indeed.

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