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Help! Eye-m caught in a shadow rut!

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Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a beauty rut? bh member, vnv, started this forum thread complaining of her dull day-to-day eye look and asking for tips on how she can mix it up, without too much effort.

There are so many eye looks out there, made so simple by ingenious beauty innovations, that there is literally no excuse to be rocking that same old beige hue day in day out.

Do you know it’s been scientifically proven that a colour injection can lift your mood and improve your day (well, actually – I made that up, but I know it works for me, so just consider it bible you hear?)

We’ve got a few shadow tricks up our sleeve to ensure you never feel stuck in a rut again…

 

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What's your daily eyeshadow style? Do you mix it up or are you currently in a make-up rut?

 

Member Comments (100)

Posted by: hakky<3 (Australia)

cool im first to comment! lol

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 5:47pm)

Posted by: Hayley_22 (Australia)

I'm guilty of wearing the same brown eye shadow day in day out I find it difficult to blend colours etc so I tend to get stuck in the routine of what suits me

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 5:47pm)

Posted by: Sung Young (Australia)

The colours are so pretty! I always stick with the safe smoky eyeshadow... ):

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 5:48pm)

Posted by: Anita87 (Australia)

I think i am definately stuck in a make up rut.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:00pm)

Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

I do tend to do neutrals most days but sometimes I like to shake things up a bit with a little purple in the corners or used as an eyeliner. I'm experimenting a little at the moment though with apricots (which are still neutrals I know) which seem to work well with my summer (or ex-summer!) complexion at the moment.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:01pm)

Posted by: Green_Jaguar (Australia)

I love all the metallic gold eye shadows and liners for use at night. During the day I always stick to neutrals.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:05pm)

Posted by: beautystar (Member since 2007, Australia)

I mostly wear really bright coloured shadows. I love having fun with colour - it always makes me feel happy!

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:06pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I do mix it up when applying eyeshadow. It generally depends on what mood I am in, what is on for the day or night, casual or formal wear, whether I want to bedazzle or blend neutral tones.
I like trying new looks and beauty products, colours are no exception. Being a Gemini can be confusing. HaHaHa
###Sandra

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:10pm)

Posted by: Sezaluke90 (Australia)

i pretty much do the same thing, which is silly cos i have that many colours!

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:31pm)

Posted by: Michelle Sweetheart (United States)

I love to mix it up. But, my go to for eyes is the cat eyeliner with matte brown in the crease.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:34pm)

Posted by: saltine (Australia)

I don't own any eyeshadow. I'm too much of a scaredy cat to venture into eye shadow territory!

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:44pm)

Posted by: Hk_Candy (Australia)

neautral look all the way!

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:48pm)

Posted by: pinkheart (Australia)

I like to wear subtle and basic shimmery shades for everyday wear and for special events/shopping etc I usually go for purple hues.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:53pm)

Posted by: Princess Perfume (Australia)

I don't wear eyeshadow every day but save it for special occasions. I wish BH would do some How Tos on makeup for more mature beauties though.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:57pm)

Posted by: Coconal (Australia)

I love mixing it up! Lately I've been making a huge effort to really do something with my eyeshadow! Love playing with colour (and you're so right it always lifts my mood) and sometimes I just go with a naked eyelid but with coloured liner! It really depends on my mood and how much time I have to spare.

A neutral or nude eye lid can also be really pretty sometimes. :)

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:58pm)

Posted by: naomi921 (Member since 2008, Australia)

I always do the same thing.. smoky brown eye shadow. I always do it cos i know it works and i'm so used to doing it so if i'm in a rush i can do it easily.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 6:58pm)

Posted by: Lovely65 (Australia)

I always stick with the safe smoky eyeshadow.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 7:01pm)

Posted by: NellAdams (Australia)

I do have a handful of basic daily looks with eyeshadow. Just black and browns to subtly line, alter and accentuate the eye. If I feel like using gel or fluid liner on my lid, I'll use a very bright blue/teal or purple/pink shadow on the lower lash line. Besides that I'll mostly use subtle colors mixed into a natural/basic look but nothing too daring.

On any special occasion I'll happily splash out with bright colours though.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 7:02pm)

Posted by: Hippy (Australia)

I have to say I am stuck in this rut as well. Same old look everyday, I may try out some of these new eyeshadow looks.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 7:06pm)

Posted by: Glitterbabe_15 (Australia)

I keep it simple usually and play it up at night when i go out

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 7:10pm)

Posted by: Elunia (Australia)

I work in a environment where no one else ever plays with their makeup (actually I am not sure if many of the ladies even wear makeup) therefore I don't feel that comfortable doing something too bold therefore I mostly stick to browns or dull colours

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 7:22pm)

Posted by: Tinaaa (Australia)

my everyday shadow atm is gold eye (a bit smokey) with winged eyeliner... absolutely love that look <3

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 7:22pm)

Posted by: Divine Diva (Australia)

For work I can't wear a lot of makeup so I'm sort of stuck in the rut of mascara, a little nude coloured eyeshadow and some lip gloss, however I would like to try out some different eye makeup looks to jazz things up a little. :D

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 7:27pm)

Posted by: Belle88 (Member since 2008, Australia)

I love colour eyeshadow, especially the vibrant shades. Unfortunately, I work in an office, so I apply some eyeliner and mascara but that's the furthest I'll go with my eye makeup. BUT, when I'm heading out, I let loose with the crazy makeup. Bold eyeliner, colourful lids/lips. It's so much fun and you definitely stand out from the crowd!

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 7:28pm)

Posted by: Ms Jelena (Australia)

My everyday shadow is either very neutral or a brown smokey eye. I kind of feel like I should be all out there for work environment.

Posted on: March 13, 2012 (Mar 13, 2012 8:00pm)

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