Monday, March 22, 2010

The Blue Eye Shadow Phobia - What is THAT all about?

Do you want to know what I think of when I hear the words "blue eye shdaow"? Take a look on the right (Image from Atypical Musings via Google Images). Yes, I usually think of the Drew Carey Show character Mimi. I didn't even watch the show, but this image somehow ingrained in my consciousness and screams at me "NOOOOOOOOOOO! BEWARE!!!!" So naturally, I thought of Mimi when the wonderful GlowyJoeyBunny brought up the topic of Blue Eye shadow and being afraid of it on Twitter (Joeybunny also posts on The Pink Sith which I adore).

This Twitter conversation got me thinking - is Mimi really the reason why I am afraid of Blue Eye Shadow or is it something more? My friend Kara said it just evokes thoughts of scary 80s makeup, and I agree. I also think I've heard so many times that I shouldn't wear it because of the color of my eyes (somehow it would be too matchy-matchy and unflattering. But should I really fear the Blue?

So I decided to challenge myself - I would wear a shade of blue in my eye shadow every day I wore makeup for a week. I made it four looks before I finally gave up. St. Patrick's Day was one of those days, and you've already seen that look... But here are the rest for you. Stay tuned... It's blue eye shadow day!