While down in Florida last month, I couldn’t help but give my mom the DIVA treatment.
First, I think women over a certain age often stop having fun with makeup and see it more as something for correcting and concealing. Something functional. Or they think it draws attention to their problem areas so they just abandon it. It was really nice to make Rosy look glamorous and see how it instantly changed her vibe and confidence level. We had fun creating the look (in less than 10 minutes, mind you) and I know she is excited now to play with the palette and try out different shade combos.
Two, Rosy and many other “mature” women also rarely add color (particularly dark smoky color) below the lower lashline. They fear adding color there because they once read the rule that it takes away from the lifting that can be done with proper placement of eyeshadow on the upper lid. I say screw the rules. Something I actually learned from my mom. Clearly, in this instance because the full eye is lined and the dark color extends around the outer corner and blends into the center of the upper lid, there is no drooping or aging effect or illusion.
The look actually popped her pretty blue eyes and brought out her inner hot tamale. And right in time for her sundown martini.
Note: I color corrected these photos because the natural sunlight made the walls a little yellow (oh Boca problems!!) but otherwise left the images totally raw. No retouching necessary for my mama!
Note: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. Samples were provided for review and/or my use as a professional makeup artist.
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