I Don't Wear Eye Shadow But Here Are Snaps That Are Making Me Want To

I Don't Wear Eye Shadow But Here Are Snaps That Are Making Me Want To

I'm going to let you in on a little, super-not-scandalous secret; I don't wear eye shadow. In the last few years, I've swiped some on maybe a handful of times, even though I am often tempted by certain trends.

Not really sure why I have an aversion to donning eye shadow—and I love how it looks on others, so it really is an unreasonable complex—but I have decided to make it a goal of sorts (Mariana-style) to start trying to work it into my regular cosmetic repertoire this year.

Here are the top three looks from Instagrammers that I am probably going to print out and pin up next to my makeup mirror for inspiration. And by "makeup mirror", I mean the bathroom mirror because that's literally the only mirror that I have in my apartment, which makes doing my eyebrows a super fun treat, by the way.

1. @adurasova

Leave it to body painter extraordinaire Anastasia Durasova to come up with an exquisitely pretty and unique eye makeup look. Bonus points for the teal component, since that is my favorite color. Totally un-run-of-the-mill.

Also, check this out. Obviously, I am much too cowardly to attempt this, but it's intriguing as hell, huh?

2. @makeupbyxavi

One, I love that Xavier uses his brushes and primping power to make political statements. Two, this multi-hued shadow situation is divine. Guess I will go dig out my eye shadow pile after all.

3. @nadiazainabeauty

Bonita ✨

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This eye look from Nadia Zaina makes me think of crystals. And crystals are beautiful and wonderful and I'd like to evoke imagery of crystals with my eye lid handiwork too! Loveliness.

Okay, now show me yours. I need the motivation, lovelies!

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