So I was playing around with the Wet n Wild Shimmer The Night Away palette the other day, and I decided to go against what I know to be true and wear the pink (actually mauve) shade and the purple shade in this palette. I also added a little of the white shadow in this palette on the inside corners of my eyes...
(excuse the brows--I took these pics right before I removed this look and went with something else)
Even before applying anything to my lower lashline, I once again realized that I cannot wear pinks/purples on my eyes. Something about pinks and purples brings out the red in my skin and makes me look pale and sick. You can see it in my eyes, and also on my face (it brings out the redness of old acne scars all over my face). Pinks and purples clash with my skintone so badly that people actually ask me if I'm sick whenever I wear them.
Also, contrary to what color wheels, etc. say, purples don't really bring out the green in my hazel eyes. Sometimes plums do, but if a plum leans purple, it makes my skin look red, so even though I love playing up the green in my eyes, the red skin kind of cancels it out.
What colors can YOU not wear? And do you keep trying, even though you know ahead of time that they just won't work?