If there were ever a time to go big or go home it’s now. Particularly since we’ve actually spent so much time at home or indoors and with a face mask on. It’s why we’re layering on one or two of the 16 brilliant hues in NYX Professional Makeup’s Ultimate Shadow Palette in “Brights” every single day, like it’s 1985.
Made for pro beauty artists, but retailed for everyday makeup enthusiasts, each bright, eye-opening and high-performance eyeshadow shade has been specifically crafted to last (all day under the hot lights of a professional beauty photo shoot) and to be mixed and matched to create unique, individual looks. So while our cosmetics choices would typically gravitate towards the neutral zone, given our newfound eye exposure we’re being bolder and more carefree in our colour choices.
And quite frankly, why not?! Running our makeup brush over magenta, purple, turquoise and lemon-pigmented squares, before sweeping each hue across our eyelids, makes us feel daring and fun. (It’s been a long time since we’ve said that!) The combinations we’ve come up with, like a terracotta-orange base with a burgundy-red lash line, seem limitless, too. After all, wearing makeup isn’t just something we have to do like brush our teeth or put on socks or pants. It’s an expression of who we are and how we’re feeling. So right now, we’re embracing the little things in life, taking our fashion cues from a more dramatic decade and living large (well, with our eyeshadow, that is), because as Cyndi Lauper once sang, girls just wanna have fun.
NYX Professional Makeup in “Brights”, from $16.80 at drugstores and major retailers across Canada.