Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Flash of Fuchsia
Who's afraid of a little neon? You know I'm not. And if you're just as brave and adventurous as I am then have I got a wallop of a shadow for you! Some may already be familiar with this one, but for those who aren't, please allow me to babble a bit about Make Up For Ever's #75.
MUFE describes #75 as a "bright fuchsia pink" and it definitely is that. It is a brazen hue of neon from the brand's vast array of colored eyeshadows, many of which double as blushes. And like all of their single shadows, #75 can be removed from its magnetic compact for placement later into a larger palette.
The color absolutely pops in the pan and is highly pigmented. Although it has a matte finish, it is not chalky at all and blends nicely in application. One caveat: because of its strong pigmentation, a good base is recommended to prevent the color from staining the eyelids... or cheeks, for that matter, if using a heavy hand. But in reality, you would only need to lightly dust the cheeks to achieve an adequate presentation of the shade.
When I think of summertime, I think of bolder, brighter colors. And even though you may not be ready for a neon pink all over the eye, you could line your bottom lash line with the color. Or just a dab on the apple of your cheeks may be enough of a toe dip into neon territory for you, but my point is to allow yourself to push the color envelope a little and at least try a bolder color. Be brash for a moment. Take a chance on cheeky, if not for just a second. And while you're at it, take MUFE's #75 for a spin. It's a high performing shadow that's pretty darn cool to play around with.
Make Up For Ever #75 can be found at Sephora and retails for $20.