Friday, June 25, 2010

A little shimmery eye shadow goes a long way

Nikki Haley won the Republican nomination for Governor in South Carolina this week. She appeared on CNN with John King on Wednesday:

This warm tomato red is a power color for her. She looks fantastic. This is why women in politics started wearing The Red Jacket in the first place.

It's her eyeshadow that concerns me a bit. It reflects so much light, it's distracting from her eyes. It's true that a woman with dark eyes and strong eyebrows has to be careful to stay away from eyeshadow that's too dark in a daytime look, but if you go too far in the other direction, this is the result. White and light colored shadows might not look shimmery in the pan or on the brush, but they reflect more light than medium shades simply because they are lighter. Combine that with intensely bright studio lights and you have a shimmery distraction.


  1. The eyeshadow doesn't phase me as much as I wonder what in the world she's done with her eyebrows. Perhaps she's a natural uni-brow and has gone overboard getting rid of that.

  2. I don't really have much of a problem with her eyebrows. Her eyes are a little bit wide set, which pulls the brows further apart in the center. Maybe I would go for more arch and a little more length on the outside edge, but I don't think they're poorly groomed.

  3. The brows definitely need more arch. Horizontal eyebrows belong on no woman's face.