Look of the Week

 

Eyes:

I started by using Maybelline’s 24hr Colour Tattoo eyeshadow in 40 – ‘Permanent Taupe’ as my base all over the lid and up to the crease. I also used my finger to lightly place some along the lower lashes.

Using the Naked palette by Urban Decay I used a flat stiff brush to pat ‘Sidecar’ on top of this on the lid.

Next I used a fluffly dome brush to blend ‘Toasted’ into my crease and on the outer part of my lower lashes.

I then took a smaller stiff dome brush to darken the outer corners with ‘Hustle’.

I then used Stila’s Convertable Eye Colour in ‘Berry’ as a liner along my top and bottom lashes and finished with a coat of Lancome’s Hynose Drama mascara.

 

Cheeks:

I blended MAC’s ‘Tenderling blusher along my cheekbones and up towards my temples.

 

Lips:

The eyes are the focus here so I kept the lips fairly neutral with just a swipe of Barry M’s lipgloss in number 2.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

What is it?

A gorgeous palette containing 12 neautral eyeshadows by Urban Decay.

The Review

This is a palette every make up fanatic needs (well – this or the Naked 2 palette – or both ūüėČ ). It’s full of a wide variety of neutral shades, both shimmery and matte and none of the usual chunky glitter that you run the risk of getting with some Urban Decay shadows. The shadows go on smoothly and blend very well.

This palette is perfect as a gift or for your average make up junkie and there are shades for a very natural look, summery bronze shades and of course some spectacular smokey ones too.

 

Worth the Money

Personally I feel like this¬†palette is quite pricey (it’s ¬£36 – ouch!)¬†but because of the quality of the shadows I would still say it’s definitely a good investment as there are a huge variety of looks that can be done with these colours.

This palette can be bought from some department stores and the official Urban Decay website:  http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/

Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes

What is it?

A highly pigmented eyeshadow palette that comes in several different colour ways and contains 12 eyeshadows. The one pictured above is called ‘Sunset’.

The Review

I was so impressed the first time I tried these eyeshadows that I now own four of these palettes! The colours are VERY pigmented, easy to blend and go on the skin really smoothly. The palette comes with 12 shadows and a double ended sponge applicator that sits in a smooth black case with a large mirror on the inside.

The majority of the shadows in each palette are shimmery with a couple of matte ones thrown in – you may be able to tell in the picture that the only matte in the Sunset palette is the black, this however doesn’t bother me in the slightest as they also do a natural palette.

The natural palette contains plenty of matte browns and soft neutral colours which is fantastic for every day use!

There are several palettes to choose from depending on what you’re looking for, some contain crazy acid brights and others are more neutral but there is definitely something for everyone.¬†

Worth the Money?

These palettes are ¬£6.49 each from Superdrug or Sleek’s official website so I firmly believe they are well worth the money – that’s not even ¬£1 per eyeshadow and the quality of these are amazing!

http://www.sleekmakeup.com/

Top 10 Neutral MAC Eyeshadows

Swatched from left to right as listed below.

Samoa Silk

This is a light matte peach colour ideal for blending out darker colours in the crease or all over the lid for a warm, natural every day look.

Expensive Pink 

This is a mixture of gold, pink and coral with a light shimmery¬†finish. This colour is ideal for day or night, brush loosely over the lid for a fresh but natural pop of colour or pair with MAC’s Carbon in the crease to intensify the look for night time. I even sometimes use this as a blusher just on the apples of my cheeks for a natural glow, the shimmer in it gives a lovely fresh look.

Kid 

This is a light brown, ideal as a brow colour for lighter brows or to blend out a smokey eye as its neither too light or dark.

All That Glitters

This is a gorgeous light peachy pink with a golden sheen. This colour can be worn with warmer tones for a more sultry look or with a darker colour in the crease to add some drama.

Nylon 

This is a bright white gold shade with a shimmer that gives an almost ‘wet’ look. This colour can be use to brighten the eyes by placing in the inner corner of the eyes, as a highlight under the brow bone or even as a highlight just along the top of the cheek bones.

Swatched from left to right as listed below.

Cork

This is a medium brown shade ideal as a crease colour and could be paired with any shade for a neutral look.

Woodwinked

This is a gorgeous antiqued bronze/gold colour. This a good shade to be worn on its own just blended out into the crease or for a night time look can be worn with a darker colour in the crease and lots of black liner.

Satin Taupe

This is a grey/bronze shade brilliant for a wash of colour on the lid for day time or layered with a flat stiff brush, the colour is buildable and a good lid shade for a smokey eye.

Twinks

This brown based shade has red and plum tones with a golden sheen to it so although neutral, is very unique and will compliment all eye colours and skin tones.

Ground Brown

This matte dark brown is good as a warm toned dark brow colour, can be used to darken the crease or smudged along the lash line to make lashes look thicker.

Other recommendations:

Highlights -Ricepaper, Blanc Type, Shroom, Dazzelight 

Crease – Wedge, Omega, Handwritten, Brown Down, Espresso

Others – Vex, Arena, Sable, Tempting, Patina

MAC’s Official Website – ¬†http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/