Rainbow Series: Rainbow Eyes

 

Rainbow Eyes

Rainbow Eyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From this week, I’m starting the ‘Rainbow Series’, which will include looks based around each of the colours of the rainbow.  I’ve come up with the series as a way for me to experiment with colour and encourage my creativity.  Each combination will have a colour of the rainbow on the lid to form the basis for the look.  For example, the first look will be centred around red on the lid, the next will have orange on the lid, the next yellow on the lid and so on.

For each combination, I’ll be providing close-up photos of the eyes and full face shots so you can see how the look comes together.  I’ll also be listing the cheek and lip colours I have used for each combination so you can get ideas for how to complement the looks.  You will be able to find all of the looks here.

Today’s look kicks of the series by utilising all the colours in the rainbow.  I’ve never tried a rainbow effect combination, so I thought it would be a fun way to start the series.  As with the other looks, you can click ‘Read More’ in this post to see how to re-create the look, view the full face shots and cheek/lip products for complementing the look.

Tip: I’m using the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette for all of the looks but you can substitute in eyeshadows from any brand.  The NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in ‘Brights’ is a great dupe for the Urban Decay Full Spectrum and cheaper (£16 instead of £43).  You can view the NYX Palette here.

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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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Smoked Bronze Using Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

 

Smoked Bronze Look Using Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

Smoked Bronze Look Using Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently posted an article on Urban Decay Thunderbird eyeshadow (you can read more, see photos and swatches of this product here) and wanted to share a look using this product.  I used black eyeshadow, a shimmery light peachy-brown eyeshadow and a little black eye liner to add extra smokiness to the look.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow: Quick Smokey Eyes in a Flash

 

Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Decay Thunderbird eyeshadow is one of my favourite shades from the brand and was added to Urban Decay’s line-up of permanent single eyeshadows in 2017.

The tone of this shade makes it a go-to for me whenever I want to create a quick, smokey look.  I enjoy combining various colours but sometimes it is just nice to use one or two singles for a look with minimal fuss.

I haven’t seen folk talking about this eyeshadow, so I thought I would put a post together for those of you who love smokey eyes and want an easy way to get them with minimal fuss!

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Smouldering Silver and Purple (Using Kat Von D Saints and Sinners Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was really eager to play with the deeper, smouldering tones in the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette (you can read more about the palette here)  and came up with this smokey look.  I used Sacred Heart, a shimmery peachy-coral shade, to blend out the crease and add some warmth to the look.

To complement the look: I used Kiko Baked Blush in Marmoreal Biscuit (you can read more about this product here) on the cheeks and Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipstick in Devotion (you can read more about this product here) on the lips.

Click here to get more ideas for eyeshadow combinations using the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Spotlight on MAC: Autumnal Smoke (Using MAC Eyeshadows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve repurchased MAC Expensive Pink twice as it is such a beautiful duochrome shade with hints of coral, orange and pink.  I’ve used it with a variety of shades and thought I would try it with cranberry and a deep charcoal for a warm, autumnal look.

To complement the look: I used Clinique Cheek Pop in 02 Peach Pop (click here to read more about this product) on the cheeks, MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter to highlight the cheekbones and MAC Brave lipstick on the lips.

Interested reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series (you can read more about the series here and view posts here)

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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NYX Away We Glow Eyeshadow Palette

 

NYX Away We Glow Eyeshadow Palette in Hooked on Glow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some time ago, I posted a sneak peek of the NYX Away We Glow Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Hooked on Glow’ (you can see the post here).  The palette really caught my eye due to the beautiful mix of peach, gold and brown shades in various finishes and tones.

I’ve been using the palette for quite a while now and think it is amazing! The range of colours, finishes and tones makes the palette extremely versatile, whether you want to create easy daily looks or more complex combinations. The eyeshadows are beautifully pigmented, smooth and last well on the lids.  Win-win for me!

You can find more posts on the site featuring NYX make-up here.  You can also search for make-up posts on the site featuring various brands under ‘Faves, Hauls & Brands’/’Brands’ on the site menu bar.

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Spotlight on MAC: Going for Green (Using MAC Eyeshadows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green is one of my favourite colours to wear, both in terms of eyeshadow and clothing.  I thought I would play about with some MAC green eyeshadows and came up with this green combination.

To complement the look: I used Benefit Rockateur blusher on the cheeks and MAC Fresh and Frisky Huggable Lipcolour on the lips.

Interested reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series (you can read more about the series here and view posts here

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Spotlight on MAC: MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow

 

MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow

Combination using MAC Satin Taupe (more details below!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I first started getting into MAC make-up, Satin Taupe had cult status amongst make-up bloggers and users.  The shade was regularly mentioned as must-have, due to its ability to look amazing on the lid all on its own or when combined with other eyeshadows.  No matter how much time has passed, MAC Satin Taupe is still an eyeshadow I find myself reaching for and one that continues to be a staple in my make-up collection.

Interested in reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC series’ (you can read more about the series here and find posts here).

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Four Ways With Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been really enjoying creating various eyeshadow combinations using the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette (you can see my post on the palette here).  I just love this palette!

I thought it would be fun to post four different combination ideas using the Norvina Palette.  I have given details on how to re-create the combination under each look item, along with suggestions for cheek and lip products to go with each look.

If you would like some look ideas using particular shades in the palette, or certain types of looks, let me know! I’m really enjoying playing about with it so stay tuned for more combination ideas!

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