EoTD: Qualities - Depression

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EoTD: Qualities - Depression

"Depression is the child of Lethargy and Despair. She was born tired. She has always had beautiful dreams."
— from The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

Part of the One Year Eyecolor Challenge (new colors used: 5)


  • Everyday Minerals' Starlit, lash to crease - base color
  • Aromaleigh v1's Coriander, inner vee and browline - highlight
  • Bare Escentuals' Midnight Sky, outer lash line, lightly winged - color, shaping, and definition
  • Bare Escentuals' Smoky Quartz, outer crease - contouring, shading
  • The SheSpace's The Maestro, inner lid corner - shading
  • Cover Girl's Lash Blast Length mascara, upper lashes - definition

I knew today's colors were going to be blues and dark colors, and there was a chance that the look would just turn out muddy. (It sort of did...but I think that's just as much a matter of me learning better application than the colors chosen.) I went with Starlit for the base color, because it's a greyed blue-green with a higher shimmer; then added Midnight Sky along the outer 1/3 of my upper lash line. I made the line a bit thicker than standard lining, but not the full 1/4 of the lid from the lashline - I wanted a little color and definition, but only a little bit. Midnight Sky, like any navy blue, is a strong color on its own. A little goes a lo-o-ong way! Coriander, with its frost finish and plush base with just hints of blue, was perfect for highlighting. Smoky Quartz works as either a liner shade or a contour-crease shade. I was hoping that some more of The Maestro's sparkles would show up just a bit, but didn't want to apply that shade wet lest it contour the look a little *too* much.

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

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