Put on your most fashionable thinking caps, gals, because Jessica needs our help.
I’m hoping you’ve got the answer to my major problem!
I work on a cruise ship (I know, tough work) and I wear the TACKIEST red, white and blue tracksuit uniform.
What are some eyeshadow looks that I can wear every day that won’t make me look overdone, but still can help me look put-together and sassy in the world’s worst uniform?
How super cool! I’ve seen every episode of Love Boat and circa 1982 had grand plans to become a cruise ship porter/activities director/bartender-extraordinaire.
Your uniform doesn’t sound too bad (well…). At least it’s stretchy, right?
As for your eye makeup, what about something neutral and work-appropriate that leaves room for flexibility when you’re feeling sassy?
Start with a shimmery neutral
You might start with a shimmery neutral like Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit ($19). It’s a shimmery champagne cream shadow that really brightens up the eyes and looks pretty much fab on *everybody*.
Apply over the entire eyelid with a finger or a synthetic brush (because they aren’t as absorbent as natural fibers, synthetic bristles work well for cream products) like the MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush ($25).
To complete the look when you’re pressed for time (maybe late for bingo on the ship?), just curl your lashes and add mascara.
Consider a black liquid liner
When time isn’t of the essence, sassify the look with some liquid liner along your upper lash line. I like Lorac’s Front of the Line Pro ($22), a new liquid liner pen that just hit shelves this fall. It makes lining a cinch, and the rich black color lasts all day long.
Do a thin line when you want subtle definition or a thicker cat eye line (with a flick at the end) when you want a more dramatic version.
Crank it up with colored mascara
Sassify the look even more by replacing your regular mascara with a tinted shade — perhaps a green, blue or purple. I totes adore Estee Lauder’s Sumptous Color Mascaras ($20). They deliver eye-popping color while adding lash thickness, length and lift.
Have fun on the high seas! Drop me a line (or a message in a bottle) once in a while to let me know how you and your makeup are doing.
Ahoy, ladies! What else could Jessica do with her makeup considering her red, white and blue cruise ship uniform? Use your imagination, and share your ideas in the comments.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,