It was an ordinary holiday concert concerning a Mozart Mass that I have sung at least twenty times so nothing exciting about the concert itself, but I did have an interesting encounter regarding my makeup and the color contacts of the night.
One of the audience came to the backstage and commented on the concert briefly, then he politely asked about my eye color.
Apparently he never saw any Asian girl with grayish blue eyes before.
He seemed very surprised when I told him it was the color contacts.
(What did he think, I wonder. That my mom is a Persian cat? ;p)
I wanted to share the look I did for the concert and talk about "why I wear makeup (and color contacts)" since I was tagged by the lovely sleep and water not too long ago. ;)
How about some Grey Imagination?
I took this picture right before I headed out for the event.
I usually finish my makeup and hair on the scene since it involves falsies and a partial wig (I will show them some other time.), so this is a half-done look.
Later on, I added a very dramatic pair of falsies and wore brighter blush and lip gloss as well as the shimmery highlighter.
I am wearing NEO Lucky Clover contacts in Grey color here.
On my eyes, I am wearing my favorite eyeshadow quint ever, vintage Dior Grey Imagination.
(Let's not talk about the expiration date here...)
To me, this "Why do you wear makeup?" tag is one of the more interesting ones that have been going around in the blogosphere.I find individual experience is different enough from my own yet I still find myself relating to each story on a personal level.
I myself started wearing makeup quite late since I went to this strict high school where I had to wear uniforms and no makeup was allowed, and weirdly enough, I only was introduced to the world of eyeliners recently when many people seem to have started with eyeliners first. ;)
What I do share in common with many other bloggers is on the answer to "What do you like about wearing makeup?" bit.
Simply put, I like wearing makeup because I am fascinated with how different I look wearing different makeup.
It transforms me but I still get to be myself if I do it right.
To me, color contacts are another extension of makeup since it lets me to wear the colors that I normally can't, and the same rule applies here. I have learned to choose the ones that let me feel I am myself.
As unnatural the grey blue eye color on Asian as it may be, I feel natural wearing them if that makes any sense.
Plus, it is kinda fun to confuse my little students from time to time.
I imagine that they say things like "My piano (voice) teacher is really cool. Her eye color changes!" to their friends. ;)
Thanks for reading this.
I invite you to do this tag (whether a full version or a lazy abbreviated version like mine).
Why do you wear makeup? ;)