Adventures in the eye shadow palette

Personally, I wish we could repeat 2020, only this time without the pandemic hovering over our heads. Frankly speaking, for a mingler like myself, ‘distancing’ is nothing short of a heartache, but I keep on reminding myself that all this ‘separation’ is for the greater good and would pave the way for a virus-free world.

I know I am not the only one feeling hopeless at the moment. However, I do believe that I have also found a nice way to divert my attention and boost my mind through all this.

This is perhaps the best time to try out those looks that we were meaning to, but could not because we just did not have enough time on our hands. This is the best time to try out new makeup palettes.

Allow me to start by asking you a question, "Were you always a fan of nudes?"  Maybe it's time you tried out those electric neons, or even that bedazzled makeup trend that your favourite celebrity put on for a reality TV show! Think about it, there is no one to mock you except your mirror and your pet dog lingering by your side, and even she is too fond of you to be able to tease!

Jokes aside, Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 is definitely going to be different, and lonelier. But it certainly does not mean that it has to be boring as well. To somehow spice up the day amidst all the dreary, we can try out some awesome makeup trends. Let's stick to the eyes for now.

Smoky eyes were 'in' but they got 'out' a long time ago. People who think that smokies are still an 'in' thing need a good lecture on trends and how fleeting they can be.

Having said that, some plain kohl on the upper lids has become a time-tested classic, and would never ever go out of style. So, when everything else fails, this is can be your ultimate resort.

Other than that, neon liners are a great try and look best when paired with clothes of the same colour, but in slightly muter tones. An example can be neon blue eye shadow going well with a powder blue kurti.

Then there are the mesmerising glossy eyelids that can be achieved with a dollop of Vaseline added to your regular eye shadow palette. If you are not the 'adventurous' type, using a store-bought glossy palette could do the job just fine.

Want to be a little more daring? Who says that liners are meant only for the eyelids, and not for the creases? This is a very futuristic look and suits a persona that can carry it properly.

The same can be said for the watercolour eye shadow trend, which uses at least three colours on the eyelid, but truthfully, there is no limit to the number of colours that can be used.

Starting to see the fun in all this? Your face can be your canvas. And this lockdown can actually help you find out the best eye shadow trend that suits your personality.

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Model: Niki

Makeup: Farzana Shakil's Makeover Salon

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha 


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