But they come in so many beautiful colors, and this wide range of colors isn't really represented very well in other products - like blushes or lipsticks, for example. Blushes are pretty much pink, coral, red, or brown. I like to play with makeup in slightly more extreme ways sometimes (versus the usual "wearable, daytime look") and I wanted a purple blush. Not plum, not cool pink/lavender, but in your face purple. Makeup Forever makes a purple shadow/blush pressed powder thingee, but it's not paraben-free, and otherwise, I didn't find anything.
|Shiro Cosmetics Rattata, a matte, bold purple. I had to color correct the left hand image because it would not translate to my computer, for whatever reason.|
But I have Shiro Cosmetics Rattata, which is a warm, matte purple, and very bright. So I figured, why not? It's only makeup, and it comes off. Thus, Rattata as blush!
|Eyes: UDPP Eden|
Shiro Cosmetics Bulbasaur (emerald green), Rattata (matte purple)
Sephora Long-Lasting Liner in Fancy Violet, UD 24/7 Liner in Junkie (green with gold glitter)
Cheeks: Shiro Cosmetics Rattata
Lips: Dior Primrose Crystal
|What do you think? Does it look unnatural or bruised? Too strange?|
I wore this shadow as blush on another day, with a less intense eye look, and I was surprised by how long it wore! It stayed on all day, over liquid foundation, with no primer or cream blush underneath. I'm not sure how differently mineral blushes are formulated from the shadows, but my blush was still going strong at the end of the day.
So, what are your thoughts? Would you rock purple blush? Am I crazy?
Also, I cut my hair. These photos were taken a week or so ago. I am not capable of magically growing out hair ;)