After completing the look, I felt very self conscious and concluded that it was completely un-wearable, verging on frightening! My husband laughed in my face, and my friend asked if I was going for the 'drag' look. If Rita couldn’t quite pull it off, then I definitely couldn’t! I still wanted to try and make the blue eye shadow work, so I looked for ways of toning it down, and lost the red lip. I applied my everyday brown smoky eye, and used the same bright blue eye shadow as a liner. This time round I was brave enough to leave the house wearing the blue, and think it works quite well for a winter look. Am I a blue eye shadow convert? I think there are other colours that work better for me, so for now I would have to say no. With regard to the red lipstick, I haven't been scared off yet, and will try and make it work with a less crazy eye!
Written by Liz Cleary