I recently decided to do, and post, eye looks even if I don’t do an entire face of makeup.
This gives me the opportunity to share looks, and have them for future reference for myself, without the commitment of doing a full face then removing all that makeup. Which, let’s face it, is what I feel most lazy to do.
This also makes me feel better about the amount of making I have because I’m actually using it instead of having it sit around waiting until I have an excuse to use it.
For this look I reached for the Colourpop Good For Hue collection. My goal is always to maximize the products used but you can definitely achieve beautiful looks by using only one quad/palette.
I used the Hot Chocolate and Cream Soda quads and for extra spice I used a shade, Token, from the Lucky Penny palette too.
Cream Soda is perfect for very subtle and shimmery looks, while Hot Chocolate makes for great smokey eye looks. I used both for something in between.
I started with Milkshake in the crease, added Token to slightly darken the crease and built up the depth with Choc Full and Ur Hot.
I could have stuck to the Hot Chocolate quad and used Fun Factory with a fluffy brush and light hand in place of Token.
For the lid I placed Half Sweet on the center of my lid, going over the out edge a little to blend it, and Malted in the inner corner portion, going over Half Sweet a little to blend the shades. I applied both using my fingers.
I quickly did my brows and went in with Soda Shop between my brow and crease.
Morphe continues to hold a special place in my heart as the first eyeshadow brand I used.
I’ve only kept four eyeshadow palettes, which is still probably three too many, and I try to make it a point to take these out every now and then.
Tonight I decided to dip into 35C to play with some colors
The mattes in this palette are amazing. They blend well, wear well and have nice pigmentation. Some of the shimmers/metallics are also gorgeous. They’re super buttery and have great pigmentation. Some of the shimmer/metallic are a little powdery and lackluster.
Here is an example of both:
In the left I used Harper, a nice, chocolatey, bronze metallic that goes on smoothly with great opacity in one swipe.
On the right side, I used Sydney. This is a firetruck red with a sheen finish. It’s probably not actually “firetruck” red but for some reason it reminds me of firetrucks from childhood books so, that’s what I’m calling it.
Which look do you prefer?
Who else sits around randomly using makeup just to play with it? Its my favorite thing to do late at night when I should be sleeping, lol.
This is hands down my most expensive eyeshadow palette. I purchased it a couple of years ago when ND had a 50% off sale for Black Friday, still making it a costly palette.
I already had a few of her palettes when I bought this one and was familiar with the formula. I was excited to have the palette but since then I haven’t used it much – not surprising given the amount of eyeshadow palettes I have!
In 2022 I really focused on not purchasing as many palettes as I previously did, in fact, I haven’t even purchased the latest ND palette, Retro Glam Palette.
For 2023 I want to refocus on panning my existing palettes so between now and the end of the year I’ll be choosing a few palettes to focus on and the ND Green Brown palette is the first one in the list.
I used it for a few days last week to start it going and I’ve really been enjoying the looks.
As you can see, I paired it with the new Colourpop Muppet Christmas palette to make a more colorful look.
I love the blue green shift of Cloudy Blue and I think it went perfect with th blue in the Colourpop palette
What do you think of this look and what are some of your beauty 2023 goals?
Colourpop Cookies n’ Cream is part of their new Feels Like Magic SSS vault (November 2022).
It has a black base with green-gold glitter and is the ultra-glitter formula.
I didn’t use a base or glitter primer to apply this and you can see there are some patchy spots. I went over the area three or four times. I waited a few seconds between the last and second to last layer which I should have done between the first and second layer.
I think it is possible to wear this without a base but it would probably pop more with a dark base.
I found it a little difficult to remove just using a makeup wipe which I would normally not use other than in between these swatches. I didn’t get any glitter fall out but I only wore it for a few minutes.
It doesn’t look like this shade is available outside of the vault.
I would like to start off by tipping my hats off to Colourpop for naming this beautiful green shadow after a popular house plant. I don’t know if that’s true but I’d like to think it is, haha.
This is a gorgeous dark olive green with green-gold glitter. The formula is ultra-glitter.
I love this green/gold color. It did take a few layers to build up to an even application but I think it could be worn on its own. I think this would benefit from being used over a glitter glue but as it is, I found it a little difficult to remove using only a makeup wipe.
As of December, 2022 it is not available outside the Feels Like Magic SSS vault.
Here’s a quick look using Colourpop super shock shadow Pug Life.
I had to build up the color with a couple of layers but I didn’t used a base or glitter primer.
I used Nomad Cosmetics Fêtes de Provence for the mattes in the look
Side note: I’m not sure what it is about these Nomad palettes but I’ve found them the easiest to use when it comes to pastel and cool toned colors. They’re so pigmented and easy to blend without fading away. I don’t know if it’s the formula or my comfort level but I would highly recommend them!
As I go through all my makeup, I’d like to have somewhere to reference color swatches and quick eyeshadow ideas. I figured uploading them here is as good a place as any :).
I used Snap Dragon for the base, definitivamente had to revive this one with some Duraline
I know the proper way of reviving these is to break them up and repress them using Duraline but ain’t nobody got time for that, so I just add a drop on top and get the pigment. I’d also like to add that the SSS already have a nice staying power but with Duraline they tend to be a little harder to remove.
Obvi is an ultra-glitter that doesn’t have a lot of pigment, so I used it over Snap Dragon
I finished it off using Maybelline Lasting Drama Matte eyeliner in 910 Jade Olive. I’m impressed at how smooth and pigmented this eyeliner showed up despite not being used in a while
I have a large collection of Colourpop palettes and singles that I’ve put in an X-Large palette that I like to bring out every now and then to try new color combos.
For this look I used the following shadows
These are all from the Getting Fresh palette. I like swatching the shadows I use individually in case someone wants to use the same, or similar, colors but don’t have Colourpop shadows. I love the formula of CP’s shadows and these have great pigment and blend nicely.
George Michael (puppy) saw me put on makeup and was instantly excited thinking we were going out, lol.
I’m definitely feeling rusty when it comes to blogging but I continue to try to be consistent with it.
I hope this look inspires your own and if it does I’d love to see it! IG handle is asquard :).