Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Nonsense! Anyone - even women with wrinkles, crepiness, or a combination of symptoms that add up to age - can wear shimmer. We just need to use it wisely.
I have found that most women "of a certain age" have smooth skin between their upper eyelashes and the crease. Over the crease? There may be issues.
My issue is slight crepiness on the inside (near the nose) over the crease. I can wear primer there, but I prefer to wear no eye shadow at all. Any eye shadow applied over crepiness will usually accentuate the look of crepiness. Why try? Interestingly, most makeup artists are blind to the wrinkly looks they create when they paint by numbers and apply eye shadows - shimmery or not - over crepiness. The result is ugly.
Nearly every woman can wear shimmery eye shadows or eyeliners under the crease. The photo above shows color applied the way I like it, with the emphasis on the outer lid under the crease. The look above is neutral, but imagine a pop of color, either in the center above the iris or on the outer one-third of the lid. It makes your eyes pop along with the shimmer.
Because my crepiness is limited to the inside area over the crease, I can wear shimmer over the crease on the outer half of my eyelid. I prefer to keep the glam colors under the crease.
I've always wondered why "experts" want to make us accept boring and mundane. I don't - and won't. Give it a try. Wear shimmer - even if you just apply a pop of color over your matte shadow, limited to the area over the iris. You may have fun while you look good.
Photo courtesy of Kanebo