A few days ago, I
impulsively purchased the Shu Uemura Orange and Pistachio Palette from their chocolate inspired collection (click here to view that haul).
The mixture of textures (glitter, matte, satin) paired with the unexpected colour combination (hello, lime green!) and I was left defenseless. It practically bought itself. A closer look into the chocolatey beauty…
The palette itself:
And swatches, one swipe (!!!) with a sponge tipped applicator:
Let’s see what this palette, can do, huh! Onto the eyeshadow tutorial. As always, products/tools I’ve used are in red.
With a finger, dab a white cream base (MAC Chromaline in Pure White) in the inner third of the eyelid. Then place a coral cream base (MAC Coral Crepe) on the remaining lid. This is an optional step to amp up vibrancy.
Take a small dense brush (MAC 219) and pat the lime green shade over the white base. Take a flat, dense brush (MAC 239) and pat the coral glitter shade over the coral creme base.
Using a tapered blending brush (Hakuhodo BJ142BkSl– click here to see my Hakuhodo brushes), blend the chocolate brown shadow into the crease. I then took a smaller crease brush (Hakuhodo J146) and deepened the crease with the darkest brown shadow in the palette.
With a small, soft brush of your choice, run the taupe shade on the lower lash line. I also took the darkest brown shadow and placed a little on the outer third of the lower lash line.
Apply winged liner (Physicians Formula Eye Booster Pen) and tightline your upper waterline (Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Kohl). Finally, apply mascara (Lancome Hypnose) and false lashes (if you please, Shu Uemura Smoky Layers).
And you’re done! Here are the full face pictures.
I’m trialing the Armani Maestro foundation while I have unusually dry skin and as others have reported: it catches on flakes like nothing else. If you’re prone to flakes, don’t even step near this foundation. I’ll try it again once my skin is behaving. Fyrinnae Melancholy on the lips.
I’ve talked an excessive amount so I’m going to stop now but: what are your thoughts? Would you wear lime green eyeshadow?