makeup mishaps

20.8.12

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oh hai Bosun

I was discussing with a friend the other day a mutual tendency to buy makeup but rarely wear it. It's not that I don't know what to do with it, exactly - I'm fairly steady with a brush & am positively known for my ability to apply falsies - it just never seems to look right. Case in point: yellow eyeshadow that seemed like an excellent idea at the time (I LOVE my matchy matchy yellow clutch & earrings so figured more could only be a good thing) but in reality looks ridiculous. I'm perfectly aware that I'm pale and pinkish so should probably have known better than to mock up a bit of jaundice, but I suppose one lives and learns...99% of what I've learned so far is that if I spend ages trying to do 'nice makeup' I'll invariably wipe it all off, so I may as well stick to the basics and admire from afar.

wearing:
dress/leather jacket - willow
boots - acne
clutch/earrings - vintage
rings - toby jones/vintage/estelle deve
sunnies - alice euphemia x colony

9 comments:

Vintage Hippo said...

Before I got to the written portion of this post I literally thought, "Oh my gosh her eyeshadow looks fantastic!" haha.

Peta Longhurst said...

I love your blog and you look great, but I have to say I don't think using a racist term like 'yellow peril' is a great idea for a post title, regardless of what you're referring to...

harbourmaster said...

Peta - you're absolutely right, apologies for not thinking about the origins of that term. Very shortsighted of me, will amend.

Mica said...

Love the cute photo of your dog at the end! :)

I actually think your yellow eyeshadow looks great! Not too much, nice a nice bit of colour :)

Stacey said...

I actually thought that your eyeshadow looked really nice! I'm definitely a simple person when it comes to makeup. Actually, I more often than not don't wear any at all these days.

Peta said...

No worries! You really do look great, as ever :)

xStroutx said...

I actually really like your eyeshadow....

harbourmaster said...

Thanks guys, haha I was obviously a bit TOO harsh with my edit cos believe me, in real life, jaundice.

Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I so adore that dress, it looks amazing on you! And another enviable pair of sunnies as per usual :)

Gems x

Fashion, Well Done