The Chocolate Series (Updated!)


Blueberry Chocolate

Caramel Chocolate

Mint Chocolate






Plum Chocolate

Cherry Chocolate







I put together The Chocolate Series back in 2015 to show how experimenting with a different lid colour could easily change up an existing look.  I thought it would be fun to re-do the series by updating the close-up of eye photos, adding in full face photos and giving suggestions for cheek and lip colours for each look. 

This post provides a short summary of each look and two face photos for each combination.  You can also click on the links for each look to view more details on how to re-create that particular look and see what cheek and lip products I used.

For all looks, I used medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease, a pale pink-nude to highlight and the same application technique.  I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create these looks but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

If you are interested in how these combinations look on other people, then I’d recommend taking a look at @shinebridabeauty on Instagram! @shinebridabeauty tagged me to show she was inspired by The Chocolate Series and re-created the looks on her Instagram page.  It’s so wonderful to see the combinations on someone else.  @shinebridabeauty also uses different products, which that you don’t need the same items to re-create a look.  She also came up with her own extra Chocolate look – Coconut Chocolate – so look out for that one on her Instagram page!

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Blue Smoke


Using neutral brown or peachy brown eyeshadow alongside coloured eyeshadows is one of my favourite ways of making brighter shades more wearable.  For this look, I complemented the smokey bluish-grey eyes with a creamy ‘my-lips-but-better rose pink shade (Look 1: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie.

However, you could also use various other lipstick shades to give the look a different twist.  This post shows how using a natural peach lipstick, a deep copper-bronze lipstick and a deep creamy plum lipstick alongside the eyes creates different types of look.

Look 1: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 'Berry Smoothie'

Look 1: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in ‘Berry Smoothie’

Look 1: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 'Berry Smoothie'

Look 1: Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in ‘Berry Smoothie’











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