Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Inspired Makeup


With Halloween just a few days away, I thought that this would be a great time to test out my new Revlon Colorstay eyeshadow palette in the shade Wild Sauvage. I immediately thought of a pretty pumpkin when I saw these shadow colours and decided to try something a bit out of my comfort zone.

Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Palette in 587 Wild Sauvage

First off, I'm very impressed with the pigmentation and texture of the green and orange in this palette. I find Revlon eyeshadow to be dull and inconsistent (see here, and here) and sadly, the dry, chalky texture I'm used to is reflected in the white and beige shades of the palette. Overall, the combination of shiny neutrals and punchy, matte brights would be a great addition to anyone's eyeshadow repertoire, especially for the fall months.

Although this eye look is a bit weird, I really love how easy the colours are to work with without being super over-the-top.

Here's how I did it:



1. After applying my regular foundation and concealer, I primed my lids with NYX HD primer

2. I then applied shadow 2 (brown) on the entire lid with a clean finger

3. I put the orange shade 4 on the centre of the lid using a sponge applicator (included)

4. Using the same applicator, I applied the green shade 3 in through my crease and down onto my lower lash line

5. I placed a bit of the white shimmer 1 onto my inner corner with a finger. This shade is quite flaky and sparkly, so using a brush can cause a lot of fall-out

6. I then lined my upper lashes in black (you can see me tight lining in-between the lashes themselves in the photo)

7. After curling my lashes, I used my Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme mascara (which is just ok)

8. I also used my new Sephora Collection Brow Pencil in 03 Rich Chestnut to define my brows

9. For blush, I used the Revlon Powder Blush in 01 Oh Baby! Pink - the brush that comes inside is actually really nice! Super soft and the perfect width to apply colour to the apples and cheek bones

10. I finished up with a thin layer of Colorstay Moisture Stain Lipstick in 005 Parisian Passion



Et voilà ! I really like how my makeup turned out, and it lasted really well all day with minimal fading.

Happy (almost) Halloween!
xx
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