Friday, February 3, 2012

Missing Makeup Experiment 2: No Eyes

Well, of course I have eyes!  But since the last experiment was "No Brows" I wanted to keep the format consistent.  So, to be specific, I chose to forgo my eye makeup for Part II of my Missing Makeup Experiment.  This was the result:


Hmm...not bad, actually!  A few years ago, I used to feel so naked without eye makeup.  I was self-conscious of my small, almond-shaped eyes.  As I've gotten a little older (and maybe wiser, I hope) I've begun to feel more comfortable in my skin and am appreciating my natural features.  Sure, I may not have those large, lush-lashed doe-eyes that are often coveted, but I can see pretty well through mine (20/20 vision) and my husband doesn't seem to mind staring deeply into them, so I really can't complain. I also think, personally, that going bare-eyed gives me a fresh, youthful look.

I later did a simple, smoky eye so that you could see the comparison:


Goodness!  I think I kind of surprised myself.  Is it me, or do I almost look like two different people?  The eye makeup definitely changes the mood and attitude of the look.  I went from girl to woman just like *that*!  What a fun transformation! :D  I think I like it both ways.  What I do will just depend on my mood.  Bottom line: I love my eye makeup, but I'm fine without it.  Shadow application is probably one of the more time-consuming aspects of my makeup regimen, so it's good to know that if I'm in a pinch, I can leave it and still look alright.

Hope you all enjoyed the post and have a great night!

Hugs,
Cat

14 comments:

  1. It seems you have an older sister! ;)

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  2. i think you look better without the eye makeup! bright and fresh!

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    1. Aw, thank you! Haha, but if I stopped wearing eye makeup, my shadows would get pretty lonely and I wouldn't be able to bring you guys any more tutorials! :D

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  3. I like it both ways, but if you're under time pressure, you can skip doing your eyes and still look very pretty :)

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    1. Thanks Sunny! I think I may start going to school this way, it's definitely a time saver! :)

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  4. No eyes is way better than no brows for you. Like it both ways =)

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  5. Hi again, Cat!
    Girl, I'm really enjoying this experiment of yours. It's so interesting to notice the difference each part makes on your make up. And I totally agree with you: both look nice, it depends pretty much on your mood and what sort of activity you'll be attending. =)

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're enjoying it. I wasn't sure at first if it would be a very popular idea, but I'm getting good responses from it. Thanks for your feedback, it's much appreciated! :D

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  6. You look so pretty! I think you'd look great with only make-up on your top lid, and none on the lower lashline.. You have great features. Your cheekbones and brows really lift your face, but I think lining your lower lashline makes your eyes look less fresh. But you look gorgeous both ways :)

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    1. Thanks Pearl! On occasion I have gone out with only winged liner on the top lash line. Love it! The only downside is that, inevitably, it always ends up smudging onto the bottom lash line which tends to look sloppy, so that's why I tend to do top and bottom lash line makeup to hide that side effect. I gotta work on a way to prevent that from happening! Thanks for the input! :D

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  7. You really do look fresh and youthful. I still feel naked without any eye makeup.

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    1. Haha! I totally know the feeling. It's only *very* recently that I've become OK with going without eye makeup. :)

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