But listen, it’s because of all these great eyeshadow palettes!
My first “February” look (not that I’m planing more or anything) is using the Natasha Denona Retro palette
I’m a sucker for pretty much all of her palettes. Off the top of my head I can only think of one formula, one color in one palette that I don’t like. It’s that gold color in the Gold Palette. Brass. It’s just like flakey gold flakes.
Anyway, this palette doesn’t have any of that. While it may look monochromatic and boring, I love the colors available. You can do a “one and done” on the lid with pretty much all of these shades,of you can come up with a lighter pink look. There’s space for a smokey look, even a taupe-y look.
I’ll admit I may need help with color descriptions but we’re going to ignore that.
For this look I used: nude mauve , go-go, groove, jude, hello
Additional products used : -Dr Denese Defense Cream * -Tatcha loose powder -Maybelline fit me matte & Pore less pressed powder in 230 -Moira Summer Vibes bronzer and Tender Rose blush -W3ll People Mascara * -Melt Cosmetics Old Rose Lipstick
Colourpop Limoncello was a palette released last year that immediately caught my attention. Between the bright colors of the packaging, that metallic lime green, the one colorful shade in an otherwise neutral palette…I knew it would end up in my collection.
It’s described on Cplourpop’s website as:
“Living la dolce vita! Inspired by dreamy spring days and freshly squeezed lemons for the perfect limoncello, our newest 12-pan palette features richly pigmented matte and metallic shadows in fun and vibrant shades. Create a bright and fresh look perfect for cruisin’ down the coast or a sunny picnic escape!”
Here are two looks I created using this palette
I wanted to create a look using the blue shade, La Fiesta. I’m not used to wearing blue so it took me a minute and a failed attempt to come up with something.
I had originally tried to place the blue in my crease so I could create a neutral look with just a pop of blue but the way the colors were blending it looked muddy. I’m happy I ended up using it all over the lid because it’s a gorgeous color that’s nicely pigmented.
I did struggle with getting the color to look even all over the lid and felt like it faded quickly. Next time I will use either a colored base or pigment glue. Overall I was really happy with this look and didn’t feel awkward wearing blue.
The next look I did was much more toned down because I had to go in to the office.
I think this palette has great choices to make a colorful look or neutral look.
As soon as I saw this color story I was on love! Too bad regular price the palette is $35. I’m not sure why but to me that seems like too much to pay for a NYX palette despite the amount of shades offered
I ended up having to wait a few months for the palette to go on sale and when it finally did I paid about $25 for it, in case you’re like me and don’t want to pay the full price.
I do love the color story, and the products are easy to blend, durable and the metallics are gorgeous.
Here I went with something fast and simple but was about to make it exciting by using the lime green yellow
I started with 1 in my crease, softly blending it out and very lightly building it up until I achieved the color I wanted
I darker the outer V of my lid with 2 and lightly swept it into the crease
Then I applied NYX glitter primer in the remaining 2/3 of my lids and applied 3 to the center portion and 4 to the inner 1/3. I blended between the two to avoid a hard line.
I used a little bit of 5 to blend 3 into 2.
For my lower lash I used 6 so over the lower lash and 7 tight against my lash line.
I asked friends to select colors for me to use and this incorporated two options.
What do you think of this palette?
Are there any looks you’d like to see? Feel free to DM me on Instagram a screen shot selecting colors if it’s a palette without color names!