I hope you are all ok and that, those of you that celebrated it, had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today’s look is a request from my dear friend and blogger Mylanqolia. She asked me to do a look with gold and green and I added some purple just to make the look more colorful and fun! 🙂
However, while I like the color combination and placement, I’m not 100% satisfied on how the look turned out. I was gonna use the gold in the Sleek Storm palette but I’ve been using that a lot lately and I then noticed the Layla No Transfer Creamy Eyeshadow n.6, a beautiful creamy gold. It was sent to me by the company so that I could write a review about it but I hadn’t got around to using it yet so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to finally do so.
I don’t know if it is because cream eyeshadows and I just don’t get along, if the shadow didn’t like the Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (which I applied before deciding to use a cream eyeshadow, otherwise I wouldn’t have used it) or if it simply isn’t a great product at all, but after 10 minutes the gold began to fade so I had to apply quite a lot of product, and using eyeliner or blending eyeshadow on top of it was quite difficult.
I think I’m gonna experiment with the eyeshadow and use it on its own or with a different base to see if things improve, but so far I’m not impressed. Also, I’ll probably redo this look using another gold shade so hopefully it’ll turn out better. And yes, I know I have gold flecks on my lashes, I cleaned that up after I took the pix, lol.
Anyway, enough talk for now, enjoy the look and any suggestion or advice you might have is, as always, very welcome.
– NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
– Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
– Layla No Transfer Creamy Eyeshadow in no.6
– Kiko Eyeshadow #43 Vinaccia Scuro
– Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in Party Animal
– ELF Beauty Book (purple shade)
– NYC Metro Quartet Eyeshadow Palettes in Union Square
– Pupa True Eyes Eyeliner
– Kiko Precision Eye Pencil in Purple
– Layla Lash Art mascara in black
– YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation
– Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain
– Sleek Blush in Rose Gold
– Wet n Wild Cover All Concealer Palette
– Eyeko London Lips in Portobello
– Start by applying an eyeshadow primer to your eyes. I used NYX Eyeshadow Base in White as the white color would really make the eyeshadows pop. And it helps keeping them in place for longer too.
– Apply Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy (if you don’t have, you can skip this step) on the lid to make the colors really pop.
– Sweep a gold eyeshadow (better if powder, but I used a cream one, Layla No Transfer Creamy Eyeshadow n.6) on the lid.
– Apply a reddish purple eyeshadow (I used Kiko Eyeshadow #43 Vinaccia Scuro) on the crease.
– Sweep a pale green shadow (I used the one in the Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in Party Animal) on the crease on top of the purple and blend where the two colors meet. Then, apply the same green shade in the inner corners of the eyes.
– Apply a medium purple shade (I used the one in the ELF Beauty Book palette) on the outer V to darken it.
– Sweep a pale gold shade (I used the one in the NYC Metro Quartet Eyeshadow Palettes in Union Square) on the browbone to highlight it and blend it well where it meets with the green to soften any harsh lines.
– Line your upper lid with a black pencil liner (I used Pupa True Eyes Eyeliner) and your waterline with a purple one (I used Kiko Precision Eye Pencil in Purple). Apply mascara.
– On your face, apply your usual foundation (I used YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation in no.5) and then concealer (I used Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain) to cover dark circles or any other imperfection you may have.
– Sweep a peachy pink blush with gold shimmers (I used Sleek Blush in Rose Gold) on the cheeks and highlight the cheekbones, middle of the nose and chin with a white highlighter (I used the white shade in the Wet n Wild Cover All Concealer Palette).
– Sweep a sheer pink gloss (I used Eyeko London Lips in Portobello) on the lips.