This week's Trend on Trial was so far away from my comfort zone, I couldn't even see my comfort zone anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love a flick of black eyeliner across the top lid, that's my signature look, but a double eyeliner flick, one on the top AND on the bottom?
I almost uttered the words in a childlike sulk 'I'm not doing trends on trial anymore', but I didn't, how hard could this be? I followed Joanna's suggestion and used a gel eyeliner, carefully applying a think line across my top lid, and then a parallel line along the bottom, cotton bud in hand to correct any mistakes (there were a lot!) and I finally breathed out, I'd done it! Then I realised I had to do both eyes, thankfully the secret to this look is that it is not supposed to be perfect, in fact, the word 'imperfect' is even used in Joanna's feature!! So I did a little bit of smudging, a bit of tidying up and a final sweep to extend both the lines out and I'm done, the classic smokey eye with a catwalk update!
So, what did I think of it? Well, the Marios Schwab models made it look stunning...but they're models, and Joanna looks rock chick chic with an edge of sophistication, me? I think I just look a little bit silly. I'm just not cool enough for eyes this bold! Edie Sedgwick is one of my all time fashion idols, she would make this look good, give me her wardrobe and her personality and I might just be able to pull it off.
Although, yes, there is an although, looking at the pictures, I don't hate it, it does look kinda cool, and teamed with the right outfit, for the right occasion (ok, a 60s fancy dress party!) I think I might just be prepared to leave the house with it. But put it this way, I'm not going to be rocking into work on Monday morning with this one!
What do you think? Are you brave enough to go bold?
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P.S. Yes, I am rocking two different hairstyles in these photos, I was clutching at straws...anything to try and make this look work!!