Tuesday, April 5, 2011

prom eye #1: peacock inspired

     Shortly after my boyfriend revealed to me what the theme of this year's prom will be, I began thinking of every last little detail possible. Yup! I'm a planner! The theme is masquerade, so I decided that a ballgown-style dress was a must, along with classic pearl jewelry. But how I wanted to wear my makeup was fairly fuzzy. I think I may know now, but, I am a woman, and I do tend to change my mind quite a bit. So I decided to start testing looks, even looks I didn't think I would wear to the prom, and share them on my blog. This "series" was going to start over a week ago, but alas, my first look photographed wonky and I didn't realize it until the end of the day *sigh.* That discuraged me, but I'm going to try it again soon. Today's eye make up was peacock inspired, and because peacock inspired looks can be intimidating for some people, I'm also including a more subtle peacock look that I often wear to school/ work/ where ever. And because I'm a nerd, I'll share a fun fact with you: "a female peacock" is an oxymoron. The term describing both sexes in general is "peafowl," and a "peahen" is the female ;)  

The more dramatic of the two looks.

Urban Decay's Painkiller, Too Faced's Deep Space & Moon Beam, Fyrinnae's Lucky Charmed & Finnigan's Wake.

This is one of my favorite casual looks for everyday!

Urban Decay's Mildew, Fyrinnae's Jaguar, Polar Bear, and Finnigan's Wake.

     I hope you enjoyed these looks and hopefully, if you're in the same boat I am regarding prom eye make up looks, hopefully this helped! If you do use one of these looks or do a look inspired by them, please email pictures to me at chasing_blue_feathers@yahoo.com and (with your permission!) I'll share them in a blog post :)  


  1. Love the dramatic look! Very pretty! And what a fun theme!

  2. Thanks! It was really fun to do, and I wound up loving it way more than I expected :)