Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Brunettes, Leopard & Eye Shadow


I've grown to really like dark hair on myself for a variety of reasons. Chief among them is that it is far more manageable than my blonde ever was and my hair isn't breaking off after each bleaching session to my daily horror. But despite the 'good' reasons I dig the dark hair (cheaper, healthier, easier), I actually just love the color and enjoy my dark mop.

AND, as a bonus, I love how it works with how I like to do my makeup so much more than with the lighter shades. As much as I applaud Bobbi Brown's style of makeup or the whole natural, carefree look which so many girls PERFECTLY rock... my makeup heart definitely lies in another camp. I like bold makeup, I like vampy, I like it to look pronounced. And that works a bit better with darker locks as Priscilla Presley will forever remind us.
^Copied her look on Friday.
  
So, last Friday night, after studying her image for a bit, I decided to actually try and copy her makeup techniques.

^Her look is basically what I would kill to do every.single.day. I LOVE everything about it. | All Priscilla Images VIA

 And after forty minutes of switching between a picture of her and staring at my face smashed up against the mirror as I sat on the bathroom counter desperate to imitate, I came up with this which I was pretty dang proud of when you compare it with her makeup.

^I swearrrr I rarely, rarely take selfies like this as I lay on my couch. But I was waiting for Jay to finish something so we could leave and go to dinner and I was pretty dang proud of my Priscilla recreation. So, there you go. But still, embarrassing.

So these efforts again just reminded me that dark hair is the look du jour for me and I'm really enjoying it. So soon after the makeup was done it was on to dinner at a new restaurant that opened five blocks away from us:

I don't know what this outfit was, but I liked it. It was super comfy for walking to dinner and back and had a little weekend flair that I dig. However, it will OF COURSE be something I cringe upon when I look back on it next year and reinforce my reasoning for never getting a tattoo.


I also discovered that though I've made my peace with my dark locks, not everyone feels the same. I had a hair appointment scheduled for Saturday which I told Jay about as we discussed our weekend plans. And with stars in his eyes and a glimmer of hope glistening from his smile as he asked me if I was going blonde.

"Nope." I replied. "I'm staying dark for at least another year. Why?"
"I dunno, you used to be blonde a lot! I just like blondes," he stammered out.

Real original, Jay. Real original.

14 comments:

carissajade said...

I agree, dark hair is SO much easier to care for. I love the make up on you! Beautiful! I love the whole look! WIN!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Dark hair is where it's at. I could never carry off blonde and I'm okay with that.

Awesome job on the eye shadow!

Kateri Von Steal said...

Love the dark hair!

And the makeup is well done - it's very easy to over do this type of makeup - and it comes out raccoony. But you totally nailed it - CLASSY!

Lauren Farrow said...

I really like this look. It is dramatic and it definitely works for you.
I think dark hair adds a depth to the whole look and makes it solid.
I love how you got creative and used Priscilla Presley as your muse. You did a great job and it worked!

BLovedBoston said...

You did a great job imitating the look!! I love the dark eye shadow with dark hair and I personally love my dark chestnut hair :) xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

Pat Hatt said...

Sure works indeed, when you starring in a movie? lol Never heard it called look more pronounced though.

crankymigrant said...

The smokey eye looks good on you and please, please keep the dark locks... golden/blond is so 2000s and ad nauseam. No offense to the other blondies here though. :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Cranky- cracking up, lol. Blonde looks good on a lot of people!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Carissa- thank you!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Steph - yes, I love the dark hair. Helps that it's also easier!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Kateri- thank you, Kateri! I love your name btw.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Lauren- thanks!! Her look is by far my favorite.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@BLoved- I personally do too! Chestnut hair is soooo pretty.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Pat- lol, I made that up so maybe that doesn't even work...