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skatemommy
09-21-2011, 06:48 PM
Yes, if you are going as Poison Ivy.

or Shrek....or that green slime on Nickelodeon ;)

Andora
09-21-2011, 06:52 PM
The ad looks like something Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry would wear. Both are pretty popular, so maybe Maybelline took the cue from them?

I wish I could/would wear such vivid eye colour. I think it's fantastic, but I can never bring myself to do it.

Southpaw
09-21-2011, 06:55 PM
This overblown eyeshadow is just a rehash of the 80s which is all the rage right now. Just this morning I saw a girl on the subway wearing a pair of stretch pinstripe jeans that looked just like the pair I had in 9th grade.

Veronika
09-21-2011, 06:56 PM
The only problem I have with the ad is the fact that the shadow extends past the temples and into her hairline. I don't mind green eyeshadow--but when I wear it, it's a more mossy green and I mix it with with light brown.

Can I just admit here that I can't remember the last time I wore matte eyeshadow? I'm all about shimmer.

IceAlisa
09-21-2011, 07:00 PM
Shimmer gets harder to pull off when one gets older. I can still do a little of it, thank goodness.


This overblown eyeshadow is just a rehash of the 80s which is all the rage right now. Just this morning I saw a girl on the subway wearing a pair of stretch pinstripe jeans that looked just like the pair I had in 9th grade.
Oh no. Does this mean giant plastic earrings and hair clips are on their way too? :scream:

Southpaw
09-21-2011, 07:04 PM
I'm finding that shimmer eye shadow is actually quite effective for 40 year-old eyelids. I've been using shimmer greys from Rimmel and they really brighten up my eyes. I also use a lighter green shimmer which works well. It's not this poison ivy green which deeply offends our IA :drama:, it's a subtle green. It works.

my little pony
09-21-2011, 07:08 PM
wait, giant plastic earrings are out?

Veronika
09-21-2011, 07:11 PM
Depends on what they look like...

So, we are close to 1000 posts. I thought of a great title for the new thread yesterday, but I can't remember it now! :fragile:

IceAlisa
09-21-2011, 07:12 PM
Dear esteemed Ms. 'paw:

I am not against all greens. I like subtle green shadow like this: http://glamourenvy.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/kristen-bell-green-eye-shadow.jpg
or this
http://www.temptalia.com/images/guestfotd/guestfotd_erin001.jpg <--although in this case I'd go with a nude rather than pink lip and ease up on the eye brow plucking.
or this:
http://www.marieclaire.com/cm/marieclaire/images/zX/1009-green-eyeshadow-14-de.jpg

but not this: http://www.truthinfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Article-2-pic-1-Green-eyeshadow-247x300.jpg
nor this: http://atlantahairstyles.com/newimageshair/Green%20Eyeshadow%20200%20x%20229.jpg



So, we are close to 1000 posts. I thought of a great title for the new thread yesterday, but I can't remember it now! :fragile:
I hope it involves green eye shadow! :P

Veronika
09-21-2011, 07:36 PM
I hope it involves green eye shadow! :P

That's a good idea!

vesperholly
09-21-2011, 07:43 PM
Green with envy!

PRlady
09-21-2011, 08:07 PM
OK, I am going to be eviscerated by 'paw for this til the end of my life, but I actually have a book, How Not To Look Old. http://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Look-Old-Effortless/dp/B003P2VBIA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316631507&sr=8-1

It's quite funny. And useful in a few areas where I was unintentionally granny-ing myself.

But one rule is neutral eyeshadow. Matte. No more shimmer, blues, purples, greens. :wuzrobbed

The best eyeshadow for me was called Granite, by Clinique, a mauve so subtle it is almost grey. Of course, looking at their website, it appears to be discontinued. :rolleyes: but the stone violet on this page: http://www.clinique.com/product/CATEGORY4898/PROD13615/Makeup/Eye_Shadows/index.tmpl is quite close, and particularly good for green eyes.

Scintillation
09-21-2011, 09:29 PM
I remember one day we had a free makeover/facial event--we booked appointments, the whole shebang. The first guest was this little elderly lady with pale skin and dyed black poofy hair--she had to be in her seventies at least. Clearly she never read that book on not looking old because she insisted the makeup artist use a trio of gold, seafoam green, and light turquoise eyeshadows on her--all with high shimmer. :yikes: Oh, and bright red lipstick. OMG it was terrifying. We're all about the whole "stay natural looking" thing and this woman walked out looking like she briefly considered being a clown but then changed her mind halfway through putting the makeup on. :scream:
So to conclude, whenever guests ask me whether they can get away with shimmer and they're getting wrinkled eyelids, I tell them....have you seen these great matte eyeshadows we have?
And yes, I know one day I will be facing the same dilemma. And I'm prepared to be classy.

IceAlisa
09-21-2011, 09:31 PM
And I'm prepared to be classy.

I am not. I am prepared to start saving for a blepharectomy.

Seriously, even with "refreshed" eyelids, at some point one has to say goodbye to shimmer, as tragic as it is.

Scintillation
09-21-2011, 09:38 PM
I am not. I am prepared to start saving for a blepharectomy.

Seriously, even with "refreshed" eyelids, at some point one has to say goodbye to shimmer, as tragic as it is.

Who thought up the name blepharectomy? It sounds so awful. Ahhhh I could never do that to myself.

And yes one day I will say goodbye to my shimmer but not today. I have a gold shimmer eyeshadow so shimmery it blinds people.