With all the weddings this past season, I’ve definitely missed doing creatives. Don’t get me wrong – doing make-up for weddings is always fun, but creatives let you really push your own artistic bounds and do make-up looks that are otherwise non-conventional (a different kind of fun!). Similar to fashion runway make-up, make-up for creatives usually aren’t looks that everyday people like me (in other words, non-models) would wear on the street. Well, you could rock it with the right attitude, but expect some double-takes from passers-by!
The Metal Eyes creative is definitely 80s inspired, and we’ve seen a return to that decade’s aesthetic for both fashion and make-up trends this Fall 2009. With so many trends and so many products, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to nail the season’s it look. Remember the thing with trends is that they’re meant to inspire and not to be interpreted literally. To easily add a little 80s glam to your look without blowing the budget, sprinkle a little glitter atop your usual eyeshadow routine, or switch to a coloured eyeliner versus using your usual black. Interpret the trends in your own way and experiment. If you don’t like it, you can wash the make-up right off AND you can take comfort in the fact that you didn’t invest in the sharp shouldered boyfriend’s jacket look (yes, the style you thought you’d never wear again)!