Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 560

Have a colorful day!

So…what is the Monday Poll?

Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007). I love reading your answers, and it helps me get my week off to a good start. ?

1. Your thoughts on colorful eyeliner?

Love it. Love wearing it. I do tend to gravitate toward darker jewel tones like green, navy, purple and the occasional burgundy, rather than more adventurous “out there” colors like true red, lime green or neon yellow… Way back in my yonder days, I used to love a shot of bright teal on my upper lash line, but the last few times I tried it (and this might all be in my head), I felt like it looked…like I was trying too hard.

2. Warm reds or cool reds?

Cool reds please! The ones that border on fuchsia.

3. Are you able to now (or have you ever been able to) do a backflip?

Oh, hell no.

4. Is face powder/setting powder a non-negotiable for you?

It was for me in my 20s, a.k.a. back in my oily skin days, but I try to skip it when I can now. If you can get away without it, I say skip it or use the absolute least amount.

One less thing to do…

5. Something you recently learned that you like?

I don’t mind kale chips…as long as someone else makes them. When I make them at home, though? Two words: soggy leaves.

Colorful liner week?

Hi, friend. 😸 Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

OK, can we talk hair for a sec? — because I’m looking at myself in the mirror now, and all I see are half a dozen scraggly gray hairs sticking straight up at crazy angles, and I think I need some help getting through this part of the growing-out-the-gray process…

I’ve heard that everyone who grows out their grays hits a point when they think their hair looks completely 🍌 bananas for a while, and I’m officially at that point.

Ugh…

I’ve reached the multiple 🍌🍌🍌 bananas point… I cried about it half the day yesterday.

I know, I know, it’s just hair, but this is a big change for me, and I’m struggling with it, because right now when I look in the mirror, I don’t feel like I’m seeing myself.

Lying awake in bed last night, I kept reminding myself that it’s just a phase. How can I can get through it gracefully? Then it occurred to me… How about bright pops of color? Some gals who grow out their gray tweak their makeup to go with their new hair, so maybe a colorful liner instead of the neutrals I’ve been wearing the past few months might help? Maybe a green or blue cat liner would distract me from staring at those white hairs.

So that’s my makeup plan. Anyone down to embrace colorful liner with me this week?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Question time! Here they are to copy/paste with your answers in a comment. Talk to you soon.

1. Your thoughts on colorful eyeliner?

2. Warm reds or cool reds?

3. Are you able to now (or have you ever been able to) do a backflip?

4. Is face powder/setting powder a non-negotiable for you?

5. Something you recently learned that you like?

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