Yeah, I’m a fashion nub, but from what I see eyeshadow and eyeliner really only look good if you’re dedicated to wearing make-up. If you go all-out and do the make-up really well, it looks great. If not it looks sloppy, goth, or whorish, in that spectrum. Since I’m ignorant, I’m sure there’s a way to use very light eyeshadow/eyeliner without heavy use of other make-up, but it’s not something I see often. Maybe I do see it and just notice? I have heard the maxim that good make-up is meant not to be noticed.
Anyway, my original opinion still standing, here’s a j-pop idol who wears her make-up well. Without make-up or with just average make-up, she looks cute but nothing superspectacular. With make-up and the proper look, she looks really hot. If she just wore the eyeshadow/eyeliner without all the other parts of the wardrobe, it would look stupid. [tangent]How can girls complain about make-up when it can sometimes enable huge beauty transformations?[/tangent].
Back on topic, her name is Aya Hirano. Compare this and this to that and that, oh and just for good measure, my favorite. It’s probably not the look you’re going for, but I’m hoping that the pics illustrate my opinion on eyeshadow.
Yes, she is my current fantasy crush; how can you tell?