Monday, October 26, 2015

what's wrong with being, what's wrong with being confident?

photo courtesy of @ddlovato

There are certain makeup looks that speak to me. Most commonly? Smokey eyes and bold neutrals. My favourite shades are browns, bronze, and gold. For a pop of colour I like to amp things up with a hint of navy or purple. Bright colours? Over the top shadows? Rarely. Very rarely. And when I do....I usually tone down the intense shade by making the look nice and smokey. What changed? Recently I came across the picture above. It was posted on Demi Lovato's Instagram page. As you can see, the makeup is vibrant. To say the least. Pink, purple, yellow, and green. Oh my!

It was a sudden flash of inspiration. I I re-create that look. Despite the fact that I like to stick to neutrals on a day-to-day basis, suddenly my world felt colourful. The only question? When I would have a chance to create my own Demi inspired makeup look. Thankfully there was just such an occasion a week or so ago. My friend and I had tickets to go see Ricky Martin in concert. Whenever we see Ricky, we like to get all glammed up. For me? That meant a dress, sparkly shoes, and yes....some seriously bright makeup.

To bring the look to life I used an eyeshadow palette from Born Pretty. There were a lot of colourful shades in there. Ones that I do not reach for on a regular basis. It ended up working really well. The pigmentation was fabulous and the colours were nice and bright. I did my best to put my own spin on Demi's look. Take a peek at how it turned out....

I had a lot of fun trying to re-create this makeup look. One thing I did not expect during the process? Realizing how much I love wearing bright makeup. I have been limiting myself. Sure, neon pink might be hard to wear....but that doesn't mean I shouldn't wear it! All night long I felt great about my look. I felt confident and ready to take on the world. And that is the power of makeup.

What do you think of this makeup look? Do you wear bright eyeshadow shades?

xo Shannon


  1. Love your recreation of the make-up! :)

  2. Wow, you look so pretty!


  3. You look amazing! Beautiful make up:)

  4. Wow! You look great!! You haze an amazing hand by just seeing her makeup then you can do on your own!! I hope i could do it too!!

    xo, Monique

  5. Aww im so happy that you included Demi here im her biggest fan <3 Anyway, you looked stunning <3

  6. i love the color combination of the eye shadows!


  7. Nice skirt :)
    Maria V.

  8. Wow ! The bright make-up really suits you .

  9. Girl you are gorgeous!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  10. You look very good in that dress :) Nice make up, suits you!

  11. wowwww what you wearing on cheeks? really glowing