Welcome to Lash and Shadow. In these pages you will find tricks and resources to take your eyes from day to night all year round. Ever wondered how celebs look so hot on the red carpet? Or maybe just a little something that winks at the cute guy behind the counter? From contacts to eyebrows, we are going to break it down and get you to score the looks you love at home.
It’s funny now when I look back at how much I have learned over the years about glaming up in eye shadows and shades. I remember a group of high school girls who really knew how to “get the look”. From creating the perfect cat eye to rock the orange and black contacts, to the simple smoldering eye. I mean their skills could put some adult women to shame, really.
Oh, and my personal favorite: How the makeup stayed in place all day?!
Meanwhile, I could barely keep the eyeliner from giving me a black eye before noon. I was by no means a lash and shadow maven and thought I was doing something when I knew what eye pencils were. After getting over myself for two seconds, I asked how they did it? After learning a few secrets and even being shown how to do it; I was prepared to try on my own a little at a time. But I was 15 and my parents put the kibosh on that so fast the make up hit the skids.
That did not keep me from learning the “how to’s” it just delayed the implementation.
Tools of the Trade
If you are anything like I was then, I thought one brush to do it all. Never dreaming that there are whole kits that could be obtained. Of course, if I had realized this I probably would have give up on lash and shadow a long time ago.
But while my parents wouldn’t let me rock the look, they did buy the magazines. So I had plenty of material to try out once the ban was lifted. I ruined a few good tank tops on the way (I didn’t know what a fan brush was at the time), but I figured out a few good looks for myself. And so too shall you.
Our goal is to help you discover the fun of the eye palette and and the difference between pressed powder and baked eye shadow. Not to mention where to get the tools you need to create the look you want. Of course taking care of your tools so that they will take care of you is also important and something you should make sure to take a look at. There is more that one way to create a cat eye and plenty of colors to keep it wow.
We are here to help you elevate your look and boldly stare that that lash comb in the face without flinching.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
P.S. Azalea is a real person. It is simply what they call in the writing world a Nom de Plume