When I was a little girl one of my favorite things to do was to play with my mothers makeup. I remember watching her carefully apply her makeup by the window, to catch the natural light. I remember how carefully she applied her red lipstick, filled in her perfectly arched eyebrows and applied her mascara and eyeshadow. She always looked so beautiful with her big brown eyes and long black hair. I always wanted to put on makeup too to be just like my mother, it looked like so much fun and my mom always looked gorgeous. One of the colors that my mom used a lot was blue eyeshadow, and yes I know that blue eyeshadow has gotten a bad rep over the years but back then it was very much in vogue. Besides the blues of today and not the blues of yesterday.
Blue eyeshadow today has been greatly modernized to look much more chic and fashionable. So when I saw Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream Eyeshadow in Pastel Blue it whisked me away back to my childhood full of makeup dreams and perfume wishes. This Aqua Cream eyeshadow is not the dusty powdery shadow of the 1990’s, it’s very pigmented with mother of pearl particles to give a super rich color payoff that’s easy to blend and lasts forever, plus it’s waterproof.
Sometimes an object can bring up such strong memories of the past and for me its blue eyeshadow; for the rest of my life it will always remind me of my mother. I guess I can say that I am fortunate to have a mom that prides herself on how she looks. Watching her apply her makeup inspired my femininity. And to this day I still laugh about how she would shout “You’re leaving the house without any lipstick?” as I walked out the door. I can truly appreciate her tips now because she made me the beauty lover that I am today.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Eyeshadow, $23