Makeup Hacks that will Rock your World
If you ever find yourself relying on your specs to make a fashion statement, I invite you to join the club. However, as my parents have always told me – “It’s what’s inside that really counts,” which I understand to mean you are absolutely not to put on a rockin’ pair of frames with anything less than a perfectly polished face. When reality is taken into consideration, however, it seems that most women always welcome an extra pointer or two on how to closer attain that perfect look. I can confidently count myself in that group. However, there are all sorts of tricks I have discovered along the way that I would love to share with you so that you too can feel put together without having to be a professional make up artist on call.
Have you ever wondered how an optical illusion works? It has always mystified me so I decided to look into it. An optical illusion is literally the experience of seeing something either differently from how it actually appears or something that simply doesn’t exist! How wild is that? Optical illusions can use color, light and patterns to create images that can be deceptive to our brains. This phenomenon occurs because our brain is simply trying to determine what it is we are looking at and, in the process of attempting to make sense of it, an optical illusion is created. Apologies for the vision puns in advance, but this is something I had to look into.
My summertime mantra has become something like: protect my eyes from harmful UV rays, look cute doing it and have dinner outdoors at least twice a week.
The year was 2001 and my ultimate high school crush revealed that he was born color blind. Sitting in the back of that bus headed from Queens to Brooklyn, I vowed that I would find out just enough to understand what color blindness is to make sure he didn’t think that every outfit I wore was some boring shade of brown or grey. Unfortunately, the week following this announcement, my 14 year old self decided another boy was best suited to become my ultimate high school crush…for that week, at least. Consequently, I never really did look into the meaning of color blindness. And as for my husband – well, he made it very clear to me while we were dating that he had a very discerning eye for color. I learned this tidbit one evening when he commented that it was “interesting” that I was wearing brown boots with black leggings. Wasn’t that a fashion faux pas, he inquired? #majoreyeroll