OK, so a bit of a background of where I'm coming from here: I've never really been a girly-girl. I preferred Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles and Nintendo over Barbies growing up, I play guitar, and I did not own a dress or a skirt for at least 10 years. It wasn't until I became an adult that I began experiment with makeup and explore my feminine side - because you know, playing with the boys is one thing, but to actually attract them, I figure a needed a bit more.
When I began to take interest in makeup, I was very lucky to have found this site and I (like a lot of you I assume) use it frequently to not only get ideas, but also to learn some of the beginner techniques I never really got around to teaching myself as a kid. Lucky me, my research and exploration has lead me to begin to associate and incorporate it into some of my general interests - rock music, popular culture, cultural identity and fine art. All of it can be expressed with a bit of subtle colour that also reminds those around me that I am NOT one of the guys.
Given all this in mind, I've presented myself with an interesting challenge for the New Year.
I know Marlina has done a few football-themed looks that I've so far tried to replicate with my own favourite hockey teams with a little success. The teams I've used have been teams that use colours that are easy to blend, have a tendency not to look particularly muddy or ugly when they're blended with darker colours, or easy colour substitutes can be made. The Toronto Maple Leafs (link to the logo
) predominantly use a deep blue and white as team colours. When I blend in a bit of black, I get a black/navy/blue smokey gradient. In the case of substitution, when I sit and watch Ottawa Senators games (logo
), I just forgo the gold and go red, white and black - which becomes a colour scheme I use when watching Team Canada.
But now I'm planning on going to a hockey game at the end of January that will be extremely near and dear to my heart. I'm going to a junior game that will feature my hometown team called the Sarnia Sting (logo
). They're a junior team, part of the Ontario Hockey League, and I went to games frequently as a kid growing up. In fact, my dad took me to games before they were known as the Sting and for Christmas this year, gave me a Sting jersey to wear back to Ottawa.
So I'm going to this hockey game, and naturally I'm beginning to plan out the face, and I'm finding it difficult because, as you'll see from the logo I posted, the colours are black, white and gold - that's two extremely light colours that I'm finding difficult to keep bold and separate from the overwhelming black. I'm thinking of using grey as a substitute (it is used sometimes in alternate jerseys), but even then, I would think that it would still be hard to keep the gold distinct.
Does anyone have any suggestions or tips?