After years of loving neutral eye makeup, I think I may be ready to move on to something more daring. Enter the Estée Lauder Blue Dahlia palette ($42). The first color collection from creative makeup director Tom Pecheux is full of rich turquoise, navy, and blue shades — all of which are bolder than what I usually wear.
Overall, I liked the color, and was surprised by how fancypants it made me look. The next time I try wearing such intense makeup, I'll set aside more time. When you make a mistake using taupe shadow, it's nearly imperceptible. But if you slip up with blue, it's obvious, which means my rush job could have looked a lot better. Oh, and the blue underneath the eyes? That's not shadow. That's lack of sleep and misplaced concealer.
Two more looks to come! Any suggestions or requests?