About: This is actually inspired from 1930s cinematic transition from black and white motion pictures to color. This palette combines three bright statement colors and five classic shades and retails for $45 at Sephora or Mufe Boutiques. The palette includes Apple Green, Turquoise, Lilac, Black, White, Espresso, Beige, and Yellow. The compact also features a mirror and two small round brushes. This is the epitome of high saturated color, perfectly fitting for the new life that Spring brings with it.
How I got this look:
I had a ton of fun playing with this palette! The only issue I had was my eyes kept watering, but maybe its just a bad allergy day. I've had that before with pinks and reds, but usually no issues with these kinds of colors. I had to keep applying the corner shades (the yellow and blue) in time to get a decent photo without watery-ness (yes I just made that up). I applied the beige shade all over the lid. I then applied the purple shade onto the lid and the brown shade onto the outer lid and crease. I used the black shade in the outer V area of the eye. I lined the lower lash line with the black. I lined the upper lash line with black liquid liner and topped with the black shadow and a purple cream liner. I applied (many times over allergy tears) the yellow color into the outer V area and lower lash line as well as the blue shade which I applied into the very inner most outer corner. Makes a lot of sense, huh?! :) Someday I'll get better at explaining instructions, so bear with me!
My overall thoughts:
I like that there is a mixture of matte and shimmer shades. The yellow and the beige have some shimmer to them whereas the rest were pure matte. The purple didn't swatch as well as I would've hoped, however, once on it wore really nicely. These aren't the creamiest of shades as is common with a lot of matte shades, but I was actually really surprised at how little fall out I had and how easy these shades were to work with. The white is a little too white for me. I did apply it in the inner V area of the eye to brighten up the look though.
When I first got this I thought hmmmmm it looks super fun, but how am I going to make this work? It actually was pretty easy and is super fun to play with. The bright shades are nice and bright but they aren't as super neon as they look, they really are wearable especially when paired with the beige and the brown that come with. I obviously was going for a more dramatic look here though! I think beginners may have a difficult time working with this palette however. It probably would've been an epic fail for me a couple years ago. This is a compact palette for travel and I can see myself packing this along with a neutral eye palette to compliment. I would like a bolder shimmer shadow to work in with the matte brown, but other than that I really liked this palette and I think it will work well for the adventurous and more experienced!
Yours In TruBeauty,
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