View Poll Results: How do you like my avatar (the makeup)?
I really like it! 13 81.25%
Its OK 0 0%
I like it but Id change the following thing(s) [explain] 2 12.50%
The bottom liner looks like someone bumped your arm while you were doing your makeup. 0 0%
I dont like it. 0 0%
Other [please explain] 1 6.25%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

How does my avatar look?

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I'm not fishing for compliments really, just feedback. It's different for me. I'm looking for a broader perspective.
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

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I voted other just because I recognize that it's well done, but it simply isn't my taste. I am personally not to keen on heavy eye make up. But that would depend on context. Where would you wear that kind of make up? It's very dramatic, maybe costume-y (like an Egyptian queen, for instance).
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Love it! Would definitely wear it, but only at night.
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Maybe it's because I'm on my phone but I think this looks less dramatic than some of the other eyes I've seen posted. I love them all and am in awe of the skill set required.

This particular eye looks really toned down and everyday compared to the others. I know women who could pull this off at work.

I like it.

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I love the different perspectives. Thanks, gals!
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
I like it a lot! I'm not sure how it would look on me, but I would try it.
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I like it a lot! I've always loved your eye avatars. And I'm kind of obsessed with your eyebrows, lol
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I love it. Kind of Cleopatra-ish but not overly done.
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Since we are on the subject, TNB, do you think, in your experience, some people simply shouldn't wear dark or heavy eye make up? It suits you so well, but I always feel I look like I got punched in the face when I try doing even a simple smokey eye with dark eye shadow. So instead I look for bright to medium colors, preferably in warm shades.

I don't if it's my eye shape, my dark circles or my big, bushy black eyebrows, but I feel I need to brighten the area.
Since we are on the subject, TNB, do you think, in your experience, some people simply shouldn't wear dark or heavy eye make up? It suits you so well, but I always feel I look like I got punched in the face when I try doing even a simple smokey eye with dark eye shadow. So instead I look for bright to medium colors, preferably in warm shades.

I don't if it's my eye shape, my dark circles or my big, bushy black eyebrows, but I feel I need to brighten the area.
Originally Posted by Dedachan
YES! this is an excellent question! I always wonder this
Modified CG since Dec 2011
Growing out super short cut

High porosity, fine, unknown curl type, somewhere in the 2s at the moment
Mostly low poo
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Wash: Yes To Carrots -Condition: Yes to Cucumber, Nature's Gate Jojoba, One C - Stylers: Deva volumizing foam, Deva UDG B'Leave In, Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl spray
It's a great look for make up, like to be worn on your face. Is that what you meant? Or do you really mean as an avatar, like an image that represents your online persona? If the latter, then I would want to see a pic of really over the top tranny eyemake up. Not saying you look like a tranny! LOL Just would want to see something exaggerated to represent how much you are into make up.
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Since we are on the subject, TNB, do you think, in your experience, some people simply shouldn't wear dark or heavy eye make up? It suits you so well, but I always feel I look like I got punched in the face when I try doing even a simple smokey eye with dark eye shadow. So instead I look for bright to medium colors, preferably in warm shades.

I don't if it's my eye shape, my dark circles or my big, bushy black eyebrows, but I feel I need to brighten the area.
Originally Posted by Dedachan
I had that issue as well. My friend helped me and realized that I was

1) not using enough colors. I guess I thought the colors would blend, not realizing that what I was seeing on others wasn't blending of one color but of multiple colors

2) I was using too much a dark color. That was partly because

3) I was using too big of a brush

I found a woman on Youtube that is about my color. That has also helped

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As for the orginal question, I just think it's ok. It looks like you are surprised, I see how open your eyes are before I see the makeup. HTH
Since we are on the subject, TNB, do you think, in your experience, some people simply shouldn't wear dark or heavy eye make up? It suits you so well, but I always feel I look like I got punched in the face when I try doing even a simple smokey eye with dark eye shadow. So instead I look for bright to medium colors, preferably in warm shades.

I don't if it's my eye shape, my dark circles or my big, bushy black eyebrows, but I feel I need to brighten the area.
Originally Posted by Dedachan
Great question! And no, not at all. At least not in the vaaaaaaast majority of cases. Usually the issue is not enough blending. As Scrills said, you can blend multiple colors. Multiple shades/tones of the same color work well to give a gradient effect.

For example, if you want to do a black smokey eye, a great trick is to apply translucent face powder in your crease (after your primer, if you use it) then apply the black. The face powder acts as a base so that the black doesn't grab onto your skin too much but instead blends out easily. Next apply a light grey color between the black and face powder to soften out the transition even more. I should do a YT vid on it...
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No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242

Last edited by The New Black; 07-11-2013 at 10:45 AM.
I voted other just because I recognize that it's well done, but it simply isn't my taste. I am personally not to keen on heavy eye make up. But that would depend on context. Where would you wear that kind of make up? It's very dramatic, maybe costume-y (like an Egyptian queen, for instance).
Originally Posted by Dedachan
It was inspired by Barbara Eden's makeup in I Dream of Jeannie. But I think I could wear it to work.

Since we are on the subject, TNB, do you think, in your experience, some people simply shouldn't wear dark or heavy eye make up? It suits you so well, but I always feel I look like I got punched in the face when I try doing even a simple smokey eye with dark eye shadow. So instead I look for bright to medium colors, preferably in warm shades.

I don't if it's my eye shape, my dark circles or my big, bushy black eyebrows, but I feel I need to brighten the area.
Originally Posted by Dedachan
I had that issue as well. My friend helped me and realized that I was

1) not using enough colors. I guess I thought the colors would blend, not realizing that what I was seeing on others wasn't blending of one color but of multiple colors

2) I was using too much a dark color. That was partly because

3) I was using too big of a brush

I found a woman on Youtube that is about my color. That has also helped

------

As for the orginal question, I just think it's ok. It looks like you are surprised, I see how open your eyes are before I see the makeup. HTH
Originally Posted by scrills
Interesting... I think the surprised look is due to the bottom eyeliner placement and the fact that I used flesh-toned eyeliner in the waterline. I don't think I was holding my eyes particularly open.
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
It's a great look for make up, like to be worn on your face. Is that what you meant? Or do you really mean as an avatar, like an image that represents your online persona? If the latter, then I would want to see a pic of really over the top tranny eyemake up. Not saying you look like a tranny! LOL Just would want to see something exaggerated to represent how much you are into make up.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
Yeah, I meant the makeup.
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
is your eyebrow a lighter color than normal?
I keep thinking that is the case

yes, I think you should do a you tube video of blending colors!! because while I hear you say it and think I understand it, the actual doing it is where it gets lost in translation for me.
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Growing out super short cut

High porosity, fine, unknown curl type, somewhere in the 2s at the moment
Mostly low poo
Current rotation includes:
Wash: Yes To Carrots -Condition: Yes to Cucumber, Nature's Gate Jojoba, One C - Stylers: Deva volumizing foam, Deva UDG B'Leave In, Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl spray
I am on the app so I had to take a screen shot and blow it up so I could really see it. With that said, I love it! I really like the winged top and bottom liner when it is not connected. I also like it when it is, but this is a really nice look. Is that a gray shadow on the lid?

Or a more grayish taupe perhaps? That part is a little too blurry for me to tell when I zoom. Beautiful combo, though.
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Last edited by Fifi.G; 07-10-2013 at 12:17 PM.
is your eyebrow a lighter color than normal?
I keep thinking that is the case

yes, I think you should do a you tube video of blending colors!! because while I hear you say it and think I understand it, the actual doing it is where it gets lost in translation for me.
Originally Posted by PerriP
I'm no expert, but I think the quality of brushes you're using makes a big difference.
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is your eyebrow a lighter color than normal?
I keep thinking that is the case

yes, I think you should do a you tube video of blending colors!! because while I hear you say it and think I understand it, the actual doing it is where it gets lost in translation for me.
Originally Posted by PerriP
Not really, I usually bleach my brows to blond. They're naturally black.

I am on the app so I had to take a screen shot and blow it up so I could really see it. With that said, I love it! I really like the winged top and bottom liner when it is not connected. I also like it when it is, but this is a really nice look. Is that a gray shadow on the lid?

Or a more grayish taupe perhaps? That part is a little too blurry for me to tell when I zoom. Beautiful combo, though.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Yep, good eye. Thanks!
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
I think the way you did the liner under your eyes make them look larger. I want to try that. Maybe a little more subtle so I can wear it during the day. I'm having a hard time finding a brown eyeshadow right now. I purchase thru drugstores, because I'm rarely in malls. (hate them) I had a good one, but I ran out and I can't find it anymore. Probably discontinued. I've tried 3 others and they aren't right. It's like they look the right shade of brown until I put them on. They then have a metallic/grayish look. That really brings out the crinkles in my upper lids.
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