When looking at an Almay display in a local Walgreens, the friendly face of the down-to-earth Kate Hudson stares back with her intensely green eyes, beckoning you to buy. And you want to! You don’t want to disappoint Kate. She’s so nice!
After overcoming the fact that you don’t actually know Kate Hudson, you still grab an Almay Intense I-Color Eye Shadow Trio for blue eyes along with the recommended deep navy eyeliner and mascara to match. Your total rings up $10.99, which doesn’t illicit guilt…quite yet. You can’t exactly return makeup to a drugstore because you “didn’t like it,” so you grab your bag and hope for the best.
When you get home, you rip open the package like it’s your birthday and decide to get out your eyeshadow brush and give it a go. For those that are unsure of how to use an eyeshadow trio, you can check out the back of the package; it offers a basic sketch of how and where to apply each shade in the eyeshadow compact. Or check out the slideshow on the right side of this column.
Using the sketch or slideshow as your guide, you put the lightest shade of the trio on your entire eyelid, including the brow and the inner corner of your eye. It’s a little bit glittery, so you keep wiping it off of your cheeks; but so far, so good! Next, you lightly tap the matte grey shade on the eyelid only to the crease. And finally you flatten your makeup brush, tap it into the darkest shade of blue and brush it lightly along the upper lash line and into the crease of your eyelid.
Almay’s promise is to make your blue eyes look even bluer…but how can pink, grey, and navy make blue eyes look bluer?
So you skeptically look in the mirror and give yourself a good. long. look.
By Kate! It worked!
You just need to have faith in Almay to capture the colors and lustres that really bring out the captivating tones in your eyes. And the blue-eyed girls don’t get to have all the fun! These amazing compacts come in sets for blues, greens, hazels, and browns. You can even buy different sets to bring out the flecks of all the different colors hiding in your eyes.
It takes a little bit of makeup know-how and some practice, but eventually this Almay set will become your go-to eye makeup for any occasion. Your eyes will sparkle and your makeup skills will flourish.
Almay is available at most drugstores nationwide.