EoTD: Qualities - Courage

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EoTD: Qualities - Courage

"Courage has roots. She sleeps on a futon and lives close to the ground."
— from The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

My own version of courage is more like that personification than the "popular-press" portrayal of courage, with its overtones of machismo, or even "David vs. Goliath"-style overcoming impossible odds. My personal vision of courage is quiet, sure, solid, rooted, immovable, sturdy. It doesn't need to be showy or grand, it simply is. Courage is most often portrayed, in Western culture, as being close kin to overt heroism; but truthfully, there's just as much courage in quietly, steadily doing what's right and needful, especially when no one else seems to notice.

Part of the One Year Eyecolor Challenge (new colors used: 4)

Today's look is dedicated to Heather of The SheSpace, who is discontinuing the About Face mineral makeup line to refocus on her Hope Quest concept (a smaller set of colors with attached messages of hope and inspiration.) You have to have courage to follow your bliss.


  • Benefit Cosmetics' Recess, lash to crease - prime and base
  • The SheSpace's Rockin' Egyptian, lash to brow - base color
  • Aromaleigh v1's Diamanda, outer lid - accent (and darker in the crease, for slight contouring)
  • The SheSpace's Cindy's Got Gumption, wetlined upper and lower lash lines - definition
  • Aromaleigh v1's Mallow, inner lid and inner brow - highlighting

All the listed color-associations for this one were warm tones - even the purple, which was specifically listed as "bright purple". Interesting, that courage is a "warm" emotion, something with innate tones of motion and action.

Look: Qualities - Courage (detail)
Look: Qualities - Courage (detail)
Look: Qualities - Courage (colors used)

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