Monday, January 27, 2014

Eye Look: Tropical Mattes

 *Some products purchased by me, others sent for consideration; all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 I'm back with that less-practical eye look I mentioned last time, yay!  It started as a vision in my head and this is what I ended up with. In my head, the look was much more pastel; I'd pictured the colors being paler, and the orange was more peachy. I still like how it turned out though, not too bad for this slightly rusty blogger. :)

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Products:
-Lime Crime Primer
-Milani Shadow Eyez pencil in Almond Cream all over as base
-BH Cosmetics 120 palette, first edition (hot melon-orange on lid, pale shimmery champagne-gold on tearduct, pearl-white as highlight)
-Lime Crime d'Antoinette pressed palette "Ribbonesque" (lilac purple on outer lid)
-Sleek Acid Palette (orchid shade on outer corner, magenta w/ blue sheen on lower lashline and winged out)
-generic eyeshadow palette, super black shade to line eye
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Walk of Shame to blend out edges, Faint on brow
-Sugarpill "Tako" matte white pressed shadow on browbone
-theBalm Rockstar palette, Presto on brow (dark brown)
-MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (upper tightline between lashes)
-Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara

I'm unused to working with matte eyeshadows these days, since I tend to use mostly shimmery loose minerals and such. I wanted to get some use out of the many palettes I have and do something different for a change. I'm glad I got to use the Lime Crime palette; I haven't used it much since I received it. I never did an official review but maybe I should. I really do like it; I don't own many pastel-y shadows and the colors are nice to work with. You can see in the photos that the lilac purple is quite pigmented.

I wish I'd done the placement a bit differently, I didn't really plan it out much before I did it. I would have included a little more purple, but I still like it. The orange looked slightly more peachy, not so fiery in person; in the pics it looks like Flamepoint, the pressed orange from Sugarpill which I adore. It's still pretty :) I love how the bottom turned out, you can see the gold blending with the pink under the lashline, and also the blue flash in the magenta color. I got a little better at picture-taking for this look, I was so out-of-practice before. :P

Thanks for reading!♥

 *Some products purchased by me, others sent for consideration; all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
 **Some or all images were lightly edited using Aperture and/or Photoshop; for details, please read the photo editing disclosure widget at the bottom of my right-side bar.

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