So here are two EOTD's for you guys. Easter it is :)
I have always been a fan of matte colors, even before I discovered them as I was always slightly uncomfortable wearing shimmer on my lids. This applies especially for everyday looks.
Although I wear soft shimmery colors, I always feel the need to tone it down a bit as I do not want people to think that I am wearing a lot of makeup.
Shimmer, be it on the eyes or cheeks (or even foundation, tut tut Photoready!) usually tends to give an impression that one is 'made up' as the actual texture of the skin is matte. I tend to wear pretty light and neutral shimmery colors for the day but still feel uncomfortable when someone's looking at my face.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my shimmery colors for a night out, parties or occasions as nothing else works better for that oomph effect. But for everyday casual looks, it has to be matte for me.
Besides I have a large lid area with a lot of space between my lid and the brow bone. Hence the shimmer is more obvious in larger areas rather than those with a smaller lid space and socket area.
I love the depth and drama matte colors bring along. To me, they define the eyes much better and give the whole look a 'neater' appearance. Shimmery colors make it difficult for me to define the eyes, especially in the crease area giving me a 'no crease' look.
I tried to keep the above looks similar to help you judge which looks better. The first look is created using all matte colors from the Sleek Bohemian Palette and the second look has been created using all shimmery colors from the Sleek Storm Palette.
Both have MAC's Smolder smudged on the upper and lower lash line finished off with Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara. I am wearing MAC's Select Cover up Concealer in NW35 in the under eye area and am loving it for now. Its liquid consistency helps it adhere well, plus it does not crease at all which is quite a shocker as far as concealers are concerned!
What looks do you prefer then? Shimmery or Matte? I would love to know how you guys pull off your shimmery colors!