Acid Green Devil (Using Kat Von D Saints and Sinners Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really fancied trying out Vestment (a deep metallic blackened teal) with Exodus (a light matte acid green) together and came up with this eyeshadow combination.  I added in Devil (a matte orange) into the crease to add some warmth and a punchy twist to the look.

To complement the look, I used Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in ‘Lolita II’ (a medium warm terracotta-chestnut) on the lips and The Balm ‘Balm Springs’ blusher (a matte medium dusty, earthy rose) on the cheeks.  You can read more, see photos and view swatches of Lolita II here.

Click here to read more about the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette, see photos and view swatches.

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Hot Smokey Blue (Using Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently purchased the new Kat Von D Saint and Sinners Eyeshadow Palette (click here to read about this product, see photos and view swatches) and just couldn’t resist trying out Ministry on the lid.  For this look, I combined it with Stigmata, Crucifix and Relic to create a smokey yet colourful look.

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Cosmic Galaxy (Using Urban Decay Moondust Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used Galaxy eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Moondust Palette alongside greens and browns to create a shimmering smoky teal combination.

You can read more about this palette, see photos and view swatches here.

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Emerald at Dusk

 

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For this look, I used teal and green eyeshadows to create a fun, colourful spin on the traditional smokey eye.  I really like how teal and green eyeshadows look together.  

Tip: You could add a little lemon yellow eyeshadow in the very inner corners if you want to add even more colourful brightness to the eyes.  Black or deep teal liner along the upper and lower lashline would also add some extra smokiness to the look.

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Teal and Gold Spotlight (Using Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette)

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I recently posted this look on my Instagram page (you can find me on @makeupbysairalee) and thought I would follow-up with a ‘how to’ post here.

I purchased the Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette when it came out in the UK last year and have been really enjoying using it to create different types of looks.  I really felt like doing something different and so came up with this teal and gold highlight effect combination.  I really like how it turned out – it’s softly smokey with the eyes open and then you get a real flash of colour when the eyes open and close.

Tip: You can read more tips, tricks and techniques for creating a highlighted eyeshadow style here.

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FOTD: Loaded Teal

 

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For this look, I brightened up a deep teal smokey eye by applying a true gold eyeshadow on the inner part of the lid.  Using a lighter, shimmery shade on the inner lid adds some contrast when using deeper colours elsewhere on the lid.

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Face of the Day: Green Apples

 

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This look shows that red lips can be paired effectively with coloured eyeshadows on the eyes (not just neutrals) if they are kept very soft.  I used a crease/blender brush (MAC 217) to softly smudge olive green and forest green eyeshadows onto the lid.

I completed the look using a rose-gold blusher and, of course, the hot orange-red lipcolour (Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in 410 Fab Orange) shown in the photos.

Looking for more tips, techniques and look ideas for when wearing red lipstick? If so, you might like other articles and products featured as part of the ‘All About Red Lips’ series.

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Burgundy Hues (Using Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

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Sonic is a beautiful, metallic cranberry shade and one of my favourite colours from the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette.  I combined Sonic with brown, aubergine and black shades from the palette to create a soft, smoky burgundy effect on the eyes.

Note: I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette and the brush that comes with it to create this look.  You can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades to re-create this look (if you don’t have the Vice 3 palette), along with any similar brushes in your kit.

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Face of the Day: Subtle Silver Smoke (Using Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette)

 

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For today’s look, I used silver, grey and taupe shades to create a soft and smokey effect on the eyes.  I used the Urban Decay Smoky palette and the brush which comes with it to create the whole eye look.

Hot Product: The Urban Decay Smoky palette contains beautiful beige, gold, brown, grey and black eyeshadows which can be combined to create both smokey or more natural eye looks.  The double-ended brush is also fantastic, making it easy to create beautiful eye looks without having to use lots of different brushes.

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Gilded Gold

 

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For this look, I used shades of gold, brown and burgundy to create a warm, autumnal effect on the eyes.  This type of look is neutral enough that it can be easily paired with any shade of lipstick, blusher or any outfit.

Tip: Try adding in some black eyeshadow to the outer v if you want to make the look smokier.  You can also add in black liner along the lash lines to create a more defined effect on the eyes.

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