When you have Pale Skin, one thing that can be scary is colour. I admit, I don't often wear the most exciting of make up looks as I generally stick with a nude eye and some form of nude lip on a daily basis. I guess the reason, or excuse on why I usually wear nude make up looks is partly because any type of colour I seem to wear just screams *STATEMENT* against my pale skin and blonde hair. I also get nervous when I can sense someone analyzing my face or studying my make up in general daily life. I've found that a nude look with a simple winged eye is enough to look smart and pulled together, whilst also mainly going unnoticed.
A few months ago I joined Instagram, and I love looking through at some of the insanely talented make up artists on there, there's so much inspiration just a click and swipe away, and it got me thinking... I'd finished looking at some incredible make up looks and then took a look at my own profile, and noticed that 90% off my looks all fell into the same 'safety zone' look - A simple flick with a nude/pink lip, and you know what? I was bored. I bored myself by looking at the make up I wear and decided to do something about it.
I've recently collected 4 shades of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick* and decided that I wanted to experiment with them. I also managed to pick up the Urban Decay Electric Palette as well as a few new Kiko Eyeshadows and some other goodies, all in bright colours in the hopes of actively trying to introduce a bit of colour into my daily life.
The challenge I find myself facing with colour, is slowly introducing it without it suddenly beckoning second glances, so I don't find myself getting insanely self conscious... whilst also pushing my comfort levels and trying new things! It's a bit of a conundrum, and hopefully one I can try gradually. Although, you never know, in a few months there may be some insane crazy neon eyeshadow looks featured on here as my confidence grows!
I think it's always great to push yourself and challenge your own comfort levels. That's one of my personal targets for this year, and I'm hoping to share some of these looks with you, so starting with the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Frambourjois*, from the comfort and safety of my bedroom, I'm making a start.
I'd love to hear what some of your favourite colours are to wear! Let me know in the comments!