Wednesday, May 9, 2018

One Palette, Three Looks (Series) - Look 2 Using Shayla X ColourPop Perception Palette

I am happy to report that I am still in love with my new ShaylaXColourPop Perception Palette.  The variety of textures and colors has inspired my creativity.  It is super easy to rock a professional matte look or go bold with some metallic colorful shine.

The first look I created was a soft cut crease using navy, browns and iridescent ivory. For my second look I still used Unbothered (ivory with peach flecks), and Culture (matte soft brown), but the stars of the show were September (metallic pinky violet), Spill the Tea (metallic warm taupe), and Strut 'n Slay (metallic rosy copper).  Played Out (matte chocolate brown) was used to deepen up the outer corners.

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Here is how I got the look:

I began with Wet n Wild's Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer to create a smooth base, patting it on the eyelid and bringing it up to the brow bone.  To set the primer, I used my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-powder in fair. This is my holy grail pressed powder because it is just so finely milled.  I'm 37 years old, so I need to be careful about powders settling into the fine lines around my eyes.

Using a Sigma E25 Blending brush, I dipped just the tip of the bristles into Culture, which is a smooth matte soft brown that shows up very warm on my skin. It's a great crease color for me, but if you have a darker skin tone, Thic (matte vibrant orange)  would be a better choice for this step.
Holding the brush horizontally,  I applied the shadow into the natural crease of my eye socket blending the color back and forth. It is important to build the color up slowly, then turn the brush so the bristles are vertical and blending it up and out, creating a nice fade.

Next, using a flat synthetic brush, I applied September, starting at the corner of the eyelid and blending it across the lid toward the inner corner of the eye, but stopping 3/4 of the way in.  This shadow performs very differently depending on what brush you use.  

Next, I dampened a Cozzette P355 (now called P370) brush with some Milani Make It Dewy setting spray, and picked up a mixture of Strut 'n Slay & Spill the Tea. The brush I used is technically a lip brush, but I love using it to foil metallic eyeshadows. These metallic shades applied best when I used a patting and then swiping motion.  I used this technique to coat the inner portion of the eyelid, stopping about 1/3 of the way in.

Switching back to my Sigma E25, I picked up more September and starting at the outer corner of my eyelid, blended the color in to meet the metallic shades on the inner portion of the lid.  

Using a super light hand and my Sigma E32 Exact Blend brush, I put just a tiny bit of Unbothered on the inner corner of my eye, and just below my brow for a highlight.  This shadow can be super metallic depending on what brush you use.  I chose a fluffier brush because I just wanted a hint of sparkle, as not to take away from the color on the eyelid.

Using a small tapered blending brush, I applied Played Out to the outer corner of my eye, blending it inward with a clean brush. I then used the tip of the small tapered blending brush to apply a little of the same color along the lower lashes.

Wiping off my Cozzette P355 brush, I dipped it into Unbothered and applied just a tiny bit to the inner corner of my eyes.  Then I diffused the color with a fluffier brush. 

I did use Unbothered on a fluffy brush as a face highlight as well, taking it along the cheekbones, and bridge of the nose with a very light hand.  I finished the look by applying some corner lashes, black gel liner and mascara.

For my lips, I mixed a custom lip color using clear gloss and OCC pigment in the color Glisten.

Here is the final look:

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