InStyle magazine is one of my favorite fashion magazines for scoping out upcoming seasonal trends. One of the spring “trends” featured in the January edition surprised me…not in a good way: blue eyeshadow. I’m not feeling the love, no matter what one of my fave magazines is suggesting.
I was in high school in the ’70s and blue eyeshadow was popular. I look at photos of myself from back then and I shudder (no, I won’t post one here; it’s a self-protection thing); to get an idea of what I looked like, take a look at the models in the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 fashion show <shudder>. Don’t get me wrong, the clothing shown in the video below are beautiful to me. I hate the slashy eyeshadow. What do you think?
Even though I learned to apply makeup with a light hand, the chalky, icy slashes of blue on my eyelids back in the ’70s want to burn the retinas out of my head when I look at those old photos. I think blue eye shadow is ugly. Yup. Ugly.
To be fair, the shades shown for Spring 2013’s blues are darker, more intense. They remind me of what my daughter’s friend looked like the day after she got hit in the eye with a softball: bruised.
Take a look (from the January 2013 InStyle mag, page 84) to see what “Trendy” blue matches your complexion. Would you wear what’s suggested?