All posts tagged: eye month

Without Further Adieu, Goodbye Eye Makeup Month!

(LOL. I know my title is wrong. Give a girl a break for trying to crack a joke!) I was going to post an eyeshadow collection, but then it made me feel like a poophead for having so much. So I won’t post it right now, but let me know if you’d like to see it. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for enduring an eye makeup only month and for being so nice about my stupid queued posts and the frequency of them. 🙂 I really appreciate all the comments and the suggestions. Since this Eye Makeup Month is a sort of special celebration of my birthday… are you wondering when my birthday was? It was yesterday! 🙂 I was nursing some bizarre allergy so I didn’t get to take a photo of what I wore. However, if you were curious, here’s what I used: I turned 25, gag. I think my brain stopped being aware of my age at nineteen. Aside from Eye Makeup Month over here on Softly, this is …

Falsies: Why Go Through All the Trouble?

I’ve always been fascinated with false lashes, or falsies, but could never figure out how to wear them without feeling like I was someone else. It honestly just felt like too much effort, and I didn’t understand what the big deal was. Was the effect that dramatic that it would merit an added, somewhat complicated step to an already multi-stepped routine? Due to uneven eyelids the lashes don’t look the same on both eyes, either, because one eyelid would eat the band up, and it was just not pretty. The nail that put the idea of false lashes in the coffin was this photograph of myself… …and this video by Jenna Marbles (What A Girl’s Makeup Means) where she pointed out that having on false lashes was literally a sign of you taking the effort of gluing little hairs to your eyes. It is proof that you cared enough about how you would look that you would take fake hair and glue it to your eyes. And I didn’t like the idea of that, so …

In Defense of Eye Palettes, Plus 8 Neutrals You Should Look Into

I love palettes. It’s a pretty good way to “save” some money while getting to try a lot of colors. I think my interest in art and design also manifests itself in this preference for palettes of singles, just because a well put together palette is one of my greatest weaknesses. I accumulated a lot of makeup in a short period of time, and the culprit really seems to be eyeshadow. When a brand releases a palette that puts together colors and shades that work so well with one another, it takes a lot for me to say ‘no’ to it. Eyeshadow palettes are probably the only makeup item that I feel like I ‘collect,’ just because my logic center shuts down in the presence of a gorgeous mishmash of colors and shades. Pretty. I’ve slowly been realizing that I am much more drawn to a beautifully thought-out product than to the option of customizing something on my own. I feel like I am partaking in a story that someone is trying to tell, though …

My Ocular Affliction

Sorta. I mean, it’s not anything serious like blindness or perpetual allergies. Nothing like that, but it’s a little trying when you can’t do simple things like getting an even thick line over it. You see, my eyes are of a typical Asian hoodedness. However, they fold quite differently, like so: As you can see, the folds are uneven. Which is, I suppose, fine for general eyelining and such: But when I want to wear a cat-eye or a thick Korean-inspired line, shit ensues and I look like an asshole who can’t do her own makeup. I just thickened the line by adding another line on top of the existing one, and check out how it looks like when my eyes are open. Yikes. Asshole alert. I tried lining my wonky eye while it’s open, but while it looks good and even when my eyes are open… I turn into a stupid face when I blink! That’s literally how much thicker of a line I need to draw on one eye just so that they …