During my time with DIVAlicious so far, I’ve come to learn two very important things.
One, beauty is about enhancement. The goal is to bring into light what was beautiful already, not to create something that was never there.
Two, beauty is never limited. There is never just one ideal look for anyone; there are always new ways to change up a look and experiment, so settling for one should never be an option. As LDiva says, “Regret is a bigger risk than failure. In all of life.” The world of beauty is certainly no exception.
For this makeup look by LDiva, I definitely took a risk – an even greater one than the minty green eye look from this past summer. Yes, I’ve been looking to change up my color palette, but this? It was literally shocking.
The two products that LDiva chose were Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Metal cream eyeshadow in shade 75 “Electric Blue” – with a little anchoring from Wet n Wild’s Mega Liner liquid eye liner in shade 862A “Indigo Blue.” Even though it was just two products, I was very anxious: the color of the cream eyeshadow was sooooo bold and pigmented, even from a light swipe with my fingers onto the back of my hand. I honestly didn’t know what to expect as LDiva was working her magic. In fact, I was so nervous that I refrained from looking into the mirror until after the entire look was finished – something that I normally would never have done, as I love to see the result after every single step.
But in short, my leap of faith was certainly not wasted.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves -
I felt different – but I didn’t have an identity crisis. It wasn’t over the top. It wasn’t a look that felt forced. It looked natural (not the color itself but the color on me), and I felt really confident and chic.
The shadow also did not budge – it lasted through an entire night of dinner and coffee with the girls. It’s also multipurpose. I’ve been experimenting by using it as an accentuating bold eyeliner: first, I apply it with an angled gel liner brush – then, I soften out the edges with a fluffy blending brush.
Really, what’s not to like?
There’s certainly no more reason to be thrown off by a bold color; all it’s going to do is help me feel more bold.