African Grey Parrot (Using NYX Swear By IT Eyeshadow Palette)

 

African Grey Parrot Look

African Grey Parrot Look

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first look in my Bird Series (you can read more about the series here) is based around the African Grey Parrot.  I’ve had exposure to this beautiful bird over the years and thought it would be a fun place to start the series.

The African Grey Parrot (see photo below) has a striking colour scheme of grey, white and black, with bright scarlet tail feathers at the back.  For this look, I incorporated the greys, white and red on the lid, along with black liner on the upper lashline.  I also used a soft red lipstick on the lips to mimic the vivid red tail feathers. 

You can view full face shots, along with the cheek and lip colours I used, in this post.

African Grey Parrot Photo from Pexel (free photo site)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bird Series includes looks based around different types of birds and their colour schemes.  You can read more about the series and view posts here.

Tip: I’m using the NYX Swear By IT Eyeshadow Palette, supplemented by the occasional shade from other brands, to create looks for this series.  This particular look uses shades from the NYX palette and a couple from the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette.  You can view posts on the site featuring the NYX Palette here and the Kat Von D palette here.

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Violet Rainbow (Using Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette)

 

Violet Rainbow

Violet Rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s look for the Rainbow Series is based around VIOLET, the seventh colour in the rainbow.  For this look, I combined violet with orange, coral and copper to create a fun contrast of colours on the eyes.  I often wear purples with blues or pinks, so it was fun to try out a different combination.  You can view full face shots, along with the cheek and lip colours I used, in this post.

The Rainbow Series includes looks based around each of the colours of the rainbow.  You can read about the series and view more posts here.

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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Indigo Rainbow (Using Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette)

 

Indigo Rainbow

Indigo Rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s look for the Rainbow Series is based around INDIGO, the sixth colour in the rainbow.  I was a little bit nervous about this colour, as I don’t normally wear dark, satin shades on my lid.  I like how it turned out, though, which shows it can be fun to experiment with different looks.  You can view full face shots, along with the cheek and lip colours I used, in this post.

The Rainbow Series includes looks based around each of the colours of the rainbow.  You can read about the series and view more posts here.

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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Blue Rainbow (Using Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette)

 

Blue Rainbow

Blue Rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s look for the Rainbow Series is based around BLUE, the fifth colour in the rainbow.  I’ve not combined bright blue with hot pink before so I thought it would be a fun combination to try out.  I think this is one of my favourite colour combinations from the series so far!

The Rainbow Series includes looks based around each of the colours of the rainbow.  You can read about the series and view more posts here.

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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Green Rainbow (Rainbow Series)

 

Green Rainbow

Green Rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s look for the Rainbow Series is based around GREEN, the fourth colour in the rainbow.   I decided to combine the greens with dark indigo in the outer v for this look, as I usually veer more towards wearing greens with yellows.  I’m enjoying how this series is encouraging me to try out new colour combinations!  You can view full face shots, along with the cheek and lip colours I used, in this post.

The Rainbow Series includes looks based around each of the colours of the rainbow.  You can read about the series and view more posts here.

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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Yellow Rainbow (Rainbow Series)

 

Yellow Rainbow

Yellow Rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s look for the Rainbow Series is based around YELLOW, the third colour in the rainbow.  I decided to combine yellow with hot pink and purple to create a bright, spring-like effect on the eyes.  You can view full face shots, along with the cheek and lip colours I used, in this post.

The Rainbow Series includes looks based around each of the colours of the rainbow.  You can read about the series and view more posts here.

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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Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral

Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently picked up Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral and have been enjoying wearing it so much.  This blusher gives such a radiant, natural flush to the cheeks and the lighter swirls add a subtle burst of luminosity. 

I think this blusher is so pretty for everyday and one that works well with a range of looks, from neutral, colourful and super smokey. 

I also think the Kiko Radiant Baked Blush is a great dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers, as there are some similarities in terms of finish, glow and the overall look both products give to the cheeks.

Interested in reading about other Kiko products? You can read my other articles, see photos and view swatches of Kiko products on the site here.

 

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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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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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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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