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Desperately needing change!!!!

I have been doing my eye makeup the same way for years and it's time to switch it up.... Does anyone have any suggestions??

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I suggest to find a palette with assorted colors and experiment to c what works for youSmiley Happy

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What do you mean by the romantic eye or too faced shawdos? Haha I'm pretty sheltered so I have no idea about anything.

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Too faced is a brand, romantic eye is a palette they sell.

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Here is a photo of me. I have stuck with browns and neutral colours. I wear 110 Make Up For Ever for my foundation and i don't really need anything else (never been one to branch out from the normal).  I also have super long natural eyelashes (thanking the lord for that one). I have been told that I should be able to wear many colours however I don't know which ones nor which style is good for me. so whatever you guys suggest that i do or try is greatly appreciated! Smiley Happy 

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You are beautiful! And like others have said, I think your current look is really pretty! I think that bronze shades tends to make blue eyes pop, so you might try some bronze and gold colors. Are there any particular celebrities or models whose makeup looks you tend to gravitate toward? Maybe we could see a few inspiration photos and guide you in that direction. 

 

I like the others' suggestions to find a nice palette with some different color options. One set that also contains bronzer, highlight and blush colors is the Smashbox Master Class Palette III. It's $65, but it has a lot of great shadows and the face powders also are great. I'm also very fair and all the colors work really well for me. I posted swatches here if you are interested to see how they look on fair skin: http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/Smashbox-Master-Class-Palette-Color-amp-Contour-swa...

 

I like that the Smashbox set has looks for a more neutral eye as well as some brighter colors that are great for bolder looks or just adding a pop of color to an otherwise neutral eye. If you're normally comfy with neutral looks, one way to ease into something different is just to add a pop of color somewhere. You could use the shadows as a liner, or buy some pretty colored liners. Or you put a color on the inner corner of the eye, something I've been doing lately and it's really cute. Or just incorporate a brighter color with some browns, taupes or grays.

 

My favorite liners are the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes and the Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12 Hour Waterproof. Both lines have a great color selection and are very long lasting. 

 

http://www.sephora.com/master-class-palette-iii-color-contour-P387424?icid2=Smashbox_LP_Spotlight_Im...

 

http://www.sephora.com/aqua-eyes-P35082?skuId=988899

 

http://www.sephora.com/waterproof-contour-eye-pencil-P377784?skuId=1473743

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Thanks for the colours but unfortunately i am still lighter then the person in the pictures. I honestly have the weirdest skin in history because most blushes turn up different then they seem.

Last few I attempted to wear made me look orange even thou i had my normal foundation and very little of the pinky colour blush. The makeup artists don't even know what they could do to help me I have been to so many, none can figure out what is with my skin tone. The skin IQ test didn't work for me either, we had to go out a literally put on almost every foundation to find a fit.

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With your beautiful blue eyes I'd go with something like Guerlain's LE Petrochka palette (or something similar) or Tarte's Rainforest After Dark.  The coppers in the Guerlain would look amazing on you & the plums/pink in the Tarte would be fantastic as well.

 

http://www.sephora.com/petrouchka-palette-for-eyes-blush-P390436?skuId=1633619

 

http://www.sephora.com/rainforest-after-dark-colored-clay-eye-cheek-palette-P387174?skuId=1626977

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I think your current look is super cute.  Try looking through the "What are you wearing" thread for some inspiration.  I think you could do a lot! Golds, pinks, greens, purples.  I love too faced shadow palettes because it gives you a little guide with some suggestions.  Maybe grab one with some more bright/different colors (romantic eye?) and give it a whirl! 

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Are you stuck in a color rut or are you talking about the actual application of your shadow?  Honestly I apply my shadows the same about 75% of the time regardless of the cols I'm using simply because I'm apply based on the shape of my eyes.  I would suggest checking out Pinterest to find looks that appeal to you.  When I was in a rut I also found Too Faced shadow palettes helped because they had day/night look cards with the palettes. 

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Would you be willing to post a photo so we can see what your go to look is? Then we might be better able to make some personalized recommendations, smoore97. Also, welcome to BT!

Re: Desperately needing change!!!!

Whats your current look? Skin color/eye color?

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