Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

For a long time now, I've marvelled over other girls blogs who do Face of the Days (FOTD) or "looks" and watched with envy as they create these amazing looks, blending colours and just looking absolutely fabulous! Since I started blogging, almost a year and a half ago, I've done a lot of experimenting with eye make ups, and I've improved a great deal since those early days. But, one thing that I really regret not doing?

Logging those experiments and progressive attempts through my blog.

Why have I never done it? Well, there are a couple of reasons. In the really early days of my blog, I didn't own a camera, and at the time, the mobile phone that I had had a fairly poor camera. It wasn't until last October that I was given a camera as an early birthday present, and then I just lacked the confidence to do looks.

But, another reason is because I'm not really sure if there's a proper name for it, but I have a very "heavy" brow bone, that means that you can't see my handy work:

This look is kinda messy, but I rushed it just to make a point!
You might be able to just about tell from the eyeliner on the edges of my lower lid, but this look is actually green. It's hard to tell because you can't see any of the colour on the upper lids.
And from the side...
It is incredibly frustrating, because I spend so much time on it, and the only people that will ever get to see our myself, my other half when I show him, or anyone who sees me with my eyes shut!!

But, even with my eyes closed, the effect seems to be substantially ruined by my awkward eye lids:

The crease on my lid just ruins it, in my opinion and I just wish that I had these big eyes to show off my learning. I know I'm not the best at applying eye make up, perhaps because I'm a little heavy handed at times, but sometimes I feel quite proud of what I achieve.

A terrible job on the eyeliner, I know :P

But, one thing this post has taught me, is that I'm gaining confidence to at least show what I've done, on my blog, even if I do have to raise my eye brows to get full effect.

I feel a sense of weird relief to be able to share them on here, just so that I don't feel like my efforts are being wasted completely by my silly eyes!

Products Used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
BeautyUK Soho Palette: Light Green (all over the lid)
BeautyUK Soho Palette: Dark Green (Outside edges)
Rimmel Glam'eyes Eyeliner in Black (top lid)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Graffiti (lower lid)



  1. That looks gorgeous! Love the colour xx

  2. I think this looks really lovely, I hope to see more eye looks! x

  3. Aww *hugs* I'm proud of you! I was so nervous posting mine. I know how you feel xx

  4. Oh my. We have very similar lids. I have very tiny upper lid space and I have very puffy upper lids.

    Plus, they're hooded. When I open my eyes, I can't see anything even my eyeliner.

    So. I kind-of accepted that. I don't bother with eye makeup anymore. Basically, I just get some natural looking lashes and brighten my inner eye.

    Anyway, if you have time, checkout enkoremakeup on youtube. He's filipino with similar eyelid as ours. He has a really good tutorial on how to make the color show on your eye makeup. Check it out.

  5. I love the colours - so pretty! I think your eyeshape is lovely. I've seen girls with a similar eye shape to yours, so that when they blink you get a quick glimpse of their pretty eyeshadow...if you know what I mean!

    Looking forward to seeing more EOTD!

  6. @Rae, I'll definitely be checking out Enkoremakeup. Thanks for the heads up :D

    @B, I love that idea of catching a quick sounds more mysterious than it really is haha :P

    The great response that I've had to this post has really boosted me to do more so THANK YOU to everyone who has left some great comments x

  7. I don't think crease ruining it at all, you can't even see anything creased in the next photo. :) What I would recommend is to take more photos with your eyes closed, and instead of actually closing them just look down :) This way you'll show off your hard work! :)

  8. I love this look! I have to raise my eyebrows to get a non-creasy eyelid to show off my looks too! Well done on being brave and showing us all! xx

  9. @Lyuba-chan thanks for the tips, I did do a couple looking down yesterday but they were a bit blurred...must do better :D

    And thanks again to everyone for your awesome comments :) x


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