I recently got my hands on the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eye shadow palette and it is a warm toned shadow lover’s dream come true. I have used this palette a ton since getting it in November. Today’s look was created with the first 3 shades I gravitated towards when I first opened up the palette.
I used the foil like gold shade Pure Ganache all over the lid (its stunning especially packed on!). In the crease I used the shade Substitute for love, an orange camel brown followed by Freshly Toasted, a dark caramel brown in the outer V blended into the crease a bit as well. Finally I used the matte creamy shade Bitter Start under the brow bone.
Stay tuned for a review and swatch post on this lovely palette!!
If you have been a regular visitor to the blog you might recollect the post I wrote on how using different eye shadow bases opens up a whole new world of possibilities with your current stash of eyeshadows 🙂 (HERE)
Today I thought I’d share an eyelook I came up with while playing around with the golden and brown bases I have in my collection. I used a satin finish pink eyeshadow from a Smashbox holiday palette. I first covered the inner 2/3rd of my lid with the metallic gold eyeshadow base and applied the matte brown eyeshadow base on the outer 1/3rd of my lid and also pulled it into the crease a bit. Then all I did was use a nice big brush and apply the pink shadow all over the lid.
As you can see, the satin finish pink shadow was transformed into a metallic light pink in the inner 2/3 of the lid where I had laid down the metallic golden base. The outer corner looks more purple than pink due to the brown matte base. Overall, the final outcome looks like I used 2 different shadows 😛
Have you tried using multiple bases for creating an eyelook? If not..try it out!! Its fun I promise 😀
Hope your all having a great week so far! Lately I’ve been obsessed with altering the final look of an eyeshadow by experimenting with different bases. It is an interesting way to get new finishes and shades. The same shadow looks really different when used over a matte solid color base versus a metallic one! A matte shadow can become a shimmery shade with a metallic base and you get interesting duo chrome finishes when you put a metallic shadow on top of a contrasting metallic base…the combinations are endless and fun 😀
Here are some pics of my experiments with bases.. First lets take a look at what happens to a matte basic shadow when coupled with 2 different types of bases.
As you can see a simple matte beige shadow becomes a a purple mauve color with a brown base and a champagne/rose gold shade with a gold base. It is fun to change the undertone of a shadow by messing around with the base..don’t you think so ? 😉
In the case of this shimmery blue shadow, you can see that the brown base deepens and intensifies the blue (almost making it look matte) whereas the golden metallic base brings out the silver shimmer in the shadow more. I have seen many tutorials for smokey eyes where a black base is used to deepen and intensify the smokey shade on the lid 🙂
This last one is one of the reasons I got hooked to experimenting with bases. The original shadow is a metallic peacock blue green shadow which on top of the brown base looks like a brown- blue- green duo chrome metallic shadow. The snap above does not do this any justice ..it looks fabulous in person I promise 😀 The same shadow over a metallic gold base looks like a foil shadow or a very very intense metallic shadow. That is 3 very different shades you can get with just 1 eye shadow!!
Hopefully I’ve gotten you guys interested enough to experiment with bases and transform the shades your kind of bored with into something new 😀
Do let me know how your experiments with bases go!
I am not sure how many of you guys remember the 2014 holiday eyeshadow palette from Smashbox called the Smashbox on the rocks photo op luxe palette. I hear that they are popping up at Nordstrom Rack at a really awesome price! I had purchased the palette during the holiday time at full price and even then I had felt that it was value for money. In case you missed out the first time round, then this is your chance to get it really cheap 🙂 For more details on the palette check out my REVIEW.
This purple and silver eyelook was done using the On The Rocks Luxe Palette. (Excuse the wild brows! I am growing them out to get them shaped better!)
Again, as with most eye looks I do its nothing complicated 😀
I used the following shades:
I applied the silver shade called Asteroid all over the lid. This was followed by blending the shade Lilac into the crease. I added a little bit of purple mist into the crease and outer corner of the eye but made sure it did not go beyond the Lilac shade in the crease. Purple Mist is a really nice shade with some gold flecks in it (unfortunately the camera is not able to pick it up). I used the shade lavender sparingly as a brow bone highlight.
Happy midweek! If you are a regular reader, you might remember my REVIEW of an Anna Sui eyeshadow palette a couple of weeks ago. I have been reaching for this palette quite often these days and today I thought I’d share with you my favorite (and really easy) look using this palette.
Excuse the oily nose because this was taken almost 12 hours after I first applied makeup..but look at the eyeshadow! It’s so vibrant looking even after 12 hours 🙂
The shadows in the palette have no names..I took the copper shade in the palette ( 5th one on the top row) and applied it all over the lid and threw in the dark green shade in the palette (4th in the second row) in the crease. The copper shadow is awesome in terms of pigmentation and wear time as you can see.
I’ve been enjoying this easy eye look for a few days straight now!
What has been your favorite look/ eyeshadow combo this month?
I recently busted out my Lorac Pro 2 palette after a bit of a hiatus and I’m back in love with it again. It is one of my favorite palettes ! We are talking buttery smooth shadows, lovely colors and awesome pigmentation 🙂 If you want more details about the palette do check out my review of the Lorac Pro 2 palette HERE!
I usually don’t do intense smokey eyes since I have deep set, maybe slightly hooded eyes (?). Intense smokey eyes make me look tired so I always try to tone things done when attempting a smokey eye. The look featured here didn’t make me look like I haven’t slept in weeks and so obviously this deep set eyed girl is liking it! 😉
In the picture it doesn’t look as smokey as it does in person! But trust me its smokey!! 😀
To achieve this look I used 4 shadows from the Lorac Pro 2 palette.
First off, I blended the shade Charcoal into my crease to create some definition. I then used the shade Plum in the crease and blended it with charcoal, also concentrating the shade Plum in the outer V area of the eye.
The star of the show is the shade Chrome which is a lovely satin finish taupe shade! I used this shade all over the lid and did not take it into the crease area. Lastly, I used a tinge of the shimmer shade Beige to highlight the brow bone area.
Hope your all having a great Sunday! Happy mother’s day to all the mothers out there!!
Hope you all had a great Easter weekend! The Easter weekend finally bought me into Spring mode! I played around with a cream shadow from the brand Face Stockholm and a lovely hunter green eyeshadow from Paul and Joe beaute.
This is an extremely easy look! All I did was apply the green powder shadow to the crease and the lavender cream shadow all over the lid. I blended the green from the crease onto the the outer corner of the eye as well. The result is an easy 2 shadow look! 🙂
Here are the products I’ve used to achieve this eye look:
1. FACE Stockholm Kramogonskugga (cream shadow) in the shade Chintz ( Reviewed HERE)
2. Paul and Joe Beaute self select eye color in No.22 (Review coming soon!)