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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Navy Alchemy (Using Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

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Pink and blue is one of my favourite colour combinations and works well with many eye colours.  Adding a deep navy into the outer v helps define the eye, whilst magenta in the crease adds an interesting twist to the look.

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.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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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.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Face of the Day: Cranberries and Champage (Using Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

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Valentine’s Day is coming up next week and so I thought this would be the perfect time to create a Valentine-inspired look.  For this look, I used cranberry, aubergine and champagne shades on the eyes.  I completed the look using a peachy-pink blusher on the cheeks and a rose-pink lipstick on the lips.

Tip: You can add extra definition to the eyes by adding a thin line of aubergine or black liner along the upper lashline.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Soft Smokey Browns (Using Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

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For this look, I used champagne, taupe and brown eyeshadows to create a soft and neutral effect on the eyes.  Neutral tones on the eyes combine well with a variety of lip colour such as pinks, reds or more natural nudes.  I wore this look with Max Factor Ruby Tuesday, which is a satin finish true red.

I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Cherry Chocolate (Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

Cherry Chocolate

Cherry Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used a bright cherry-cranberry eyeshadow with medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease to create a warm cranberry effect on the eyes.  I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

This look is part of The Chocolate series, which shows how you can experiment with a different lid colour to change up an existing look.  You can find The Chocolate series here.

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!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Plum Chocolate (Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

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Plum Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used a deep purple eyeshadow with medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease to create a soft, colourful smokey eye.  I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

This look is part of The Chocolate series, which shows how you can experiment with a different lid colour to change up an existing look.  You can find the full Chocolate series here.

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!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Mint Chocolate (Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

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Mint Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used a bright jewel green eyeshadow with medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease to create a jewelled effect on the eyes.   I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

This look is part of The Chocolate series, which shows how you can experiment with a different lid colour to change up an existing look.  You can find The Chocolate series here.

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!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Caramel Chocolate (Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

Caramel Chocolate

Caramel Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used an amber-caramel toned eyeshadow with medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease to create a warm, soft effect on the eyes.  I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

This look is part of The Chocolate series, which shows how you can experiment with a different lid colour to change up an existing look.  You can find The Chocolate series here.

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!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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