Blogging From A to Z April - Day 5 - Eyeshadow

So its day 5 which is the letter E which is for Eyeshadow! :3
So the reason I chose to talk about eyeshadow is because this is the product which made me get into makeup in the first place. As a fashion fanatic and wannabe fashion designer, I was always on youtube looking at styling videos and fashion DIY's. Then I checked out a makeup tutorial by MissChievous, which was her OMGWTF COLOR! Drugstore Makeup Tutorial I thought that it was so creative and unique, and 
wondered how you could do a look like that with just eyeshadow!
It inspired me to start being creative with my makeup and now i wear eyeshadow on a regular bases! I can't get enough of it. I like that fact the you can use eyeshadow more than one way, for example you can use shadow as blush, also you could contour your face with orange eyeshadow :D Which dose look pretty epic too!!

This then leads me to the next point on how versatile this product is, theatrical makeup has always been a great love of mine as well as fashion. Eyeshadow is the bases for most theatrical looks, its used in many different ways to ephasis and can even make you go from looking young to old. Eyeshadow can also make you look scary too!! Darker eyeshadows, like browns and blacks, are used to create lines on the face and create depth, which makes you look like you have wrinkles or bags under you eyes to appear dead and withdrawn.

Makeup dates back way 10,000 BC! and eyeshadow was first used in Egypt, they used a powder call Kohl. It was a dark-colored powder made of crushed antimony, burnt almondsleadoxidized copperochre, ash, malachite, and chrysocolla. This was then applied with stick, to the upper and lower lids.

It then moved from Egypt to Greece then on to Rome. They used kohl just like they did in Egypt. In Rome this was to protect them from the ‘evil eye.’ Soon later eyeshadow was used as fashion.

If your not too into wearing eyeshadow, or not sure how to apply it have ago you'll get better in time. Or you can do what I done and watch youtube videos there's lots out there are very helpful too :) It will open up a whole new world for you in makeup, and it certainly did for me :DD

Thanks for reading see you all tommorow with the letter F!


  1. I've done a lot of work in theater and haunted houses and have a considerable experience with that sort of makeup. I find it interesting that there are so many differences between stage and fashion makeup, despite the similarities.

    For instance, my girlfriend can't apply zombie makeup to save her life, and I'm rubbish at burlesque.

    1. I completely agree with you :D Have you tried burlesque makeup on then!? ahaha :P