Today I thought I’d try a softer look with my MAC Violetwink eyeshadow palette, which I usually use to create a heavy purple smokey eye. I love this palette to bits, even though I’ve said its pigmentation ranges from poor to medium (you need to work a lot to get proper colour payoff on the lids) but I certainly love the colours. You can read my complete review on this palette here. èHere are the key products used to create today’s look as shown on my Instagram:
1. MAC Violetwink eyeshadow palette
2. L’Oreal Curl Impact Collegen mascara
3. Revlon Colorburst balm stain in Honey Douche (001)
4. MAC blush in Modest Blush
5. Wet ‘n Wild shimmer palette in Rosé Champagne
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As soon as I decided to go for a softer look, I locked my eyes on the first 3 shades (from the bottom):
The colours are (from bottom to top, written in bold):
- Sweet Allure
- French Clay
- Stars ’N’ Rockets
Here’s a pic on how I used the colours on my lid:
First, apply colour 01 (Sweet Allure) all over the lid (up on to the brow bone)
Then, apply colour 02 on the centre of the lid, colour 03 on the crease and blend well. Use an angled eyeshadow brush to apply colour 06 in a thin line instead of gel or liquid eyeliner. This gives a softer, feminine look to your eyes.
I would generally steer away from pastel shades like these because they tend to make my whole face look ashy, but this combo certainly makes my eyes look nice and gives an ethereal look to the whole face. I applied a single coat of L’Oreal Curl Impact Collegen mascara.
Next I used my base makeup as usual (MUFE foundation, MAC studio finish concealers, NARS bronzer in Casino & MAC prep+prime highlighter in Bright Forecast) then applied MAC blush in Modest Blush & Wet ‘n Wild shimmer palette in Rosé Champagne (this is my fav highlighter. Its rose undertone is perfect for this type of look)
For my lips I went for Revlon Colorburst balm stain my friend gave me the other day in colour 001 (Honey Douche)
I pulled my hair into a neat bun and got into a simple taupe-coloured cotton dress by Zara that I bought years ago, and that is my ballerina inspired look for the day!
Hope you liked it!
See you soon,