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I began prepping for this look by applying the Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer all over my lids. For the transition shade in my crease, I applied Mauve from the Lorac Pro Palette, which is a light matte taupe. As usual, I used the Sigma E25 for this step.
Further down in the crease, I used the Zoeva Petit Crease Brush to apply Taupe from the same palette, which is more of a medium warm brown. I blended the two crease colors together with the Sigma E40.
All over the lids, I applied Sable, a darker warm brown from the Lorac Pro Palette. I also brought the shade up into the crease just a bit to help blend it with Taupe.
I used the same crease shades to add some definition to the lower lashline. With the Zoeva Smudger Brush, I applied Sable right below the waterline. I took Taupe on the Petit Crease Brush to blend out the color. On the Zoeva Defined Crease Brush, I also took a bit of Mauve to finish blending out the eye shadows.
As usual, I lined my eyes and winged out my liner with the Inglot Liner Gel in 77. This time I used the Zoeva Detail Liner Brush. I find that a thicker wing suits my eyes better, but this eye shadow would look just as nice with a thin wing. I highlighted my inner corners and below my brow bone with Cream, also from the Pro Palette.
I curled my lashes and applied the Maybelline the Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara and the Wet N Wild Mega Volume Mascara to my top and bottom lashes to complete the eye look.
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The Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara claims to give dramatic volume with an innovative cobra brush for extremely thick lashes.
The Essence Lash Princess Mascara comes in a super cute tube. The wand is "cobra" shaped, so one side is curved and the other side is fairly straight. The results I got using this mascara weren't bad, but I found that the brush made application a bit difficult. I didn't find the mascara to do much for length, and I have fairly long lashes to begin with. I do, however, like the thickness that this mascara gives to the lashes. I do not dislike the mascara, but it is not one of my favorites.
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The Makeup Revolution Ultra Cover & Concealer Palette in Light is a palette of eight concealers for people with fair to light skin.
The Ultra Cover & Conceal Palette comes in a sleek black package with a nice sized mirror on the lid. All eight concealers have the same formula which is a huge plus, especially for a drugstore item. The formula is very smooth and thin and provides a light to medium coverage. Since the product is pretty thin, it can be a bit difficult to build it up. I have been using these concealers more as a foundation and they work great. They are very easy to blend, don't really cling to dry patches and last on the skin all day, with or without a powder. The only thing I don't love about this palette is that all eight shades are very similar. The very light shade and the banana shade are different, but the six others are hardly different. But, if you have trouble finding a concealer that matches you exactly, you could find your match here and the palette is not pricy. Overall, I really love this palette and have been using it all the time as both a concealer and foundation.
How To | Step by Step
I first applied the Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer to my lids and my lower lashline. To create a base for the peach shadow, I applied the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk all over my lids. For a transition shade, I used Soft Light from the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette on a Sigma E25 brush.
On the lid, I applied Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie. It took a bit of building up to get to the opaque color in the picture.
To deepen up the crease, I used Cool Grey from the Lorac Pro 2 Palette on the Zoeva Luxe Defined Crease Brush.
Using a Coastal Scents Smudger Brush, I went back in with the dark grey shadow and applied it right below the waterline. I then blended out the color with the same Soft Light shadow on the Zoeva Luxe Petit Crease Brush.
As per usual, I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes with the Inglot #318 shadow. I didn't choose to use an eyeliner for this look, but I did add a bit of definition to the lashline using an angled liner brush and the Cool Grey shadow.
To finish the eye look, I curled my lashes and applied a couple coats of the Wet N Wild Mega Volume Mascara and the Maybelline the Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara.
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The Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette contains six eye shadows, one blush, one contour/bronzer and one highlight powder.
The Showstopper Palette comes in a gold circular package with a purple snakeskin design on the lid. The palette has a large mirror on the other side of the lid. The only complaint I have with the shadows is that all of them, except for the dark brown, are mid tone shades, so there is not a huge variety. However, the colors are beautiful and they all have a soft texture and amazing color payoff. All three cheek products also perform great, which is nice to see from a multi use palette like this one. The Champagne Pink highlight gives a very nice glow to the skin, and shows up nicely even on lighter skin. Due to the pink tone of the highlight, it may not be the most flattering on everyone, but it could always be used as an eye shadow instead. I also quite enjoy the Park Ave Princess bronzer. It does not look orange or muddy on the skin and is rather easy to blend out. The Fame blush performs just as nicely as the rest of the Amazonian Clay blushes from Tarte; it has great pigmentation and lasts on the cheeks longer than your average blush. This palette is a great choice for travel, as it is small and contains quality eye shadows and cheek products. So far, I have found my self reaching for this palette quite a bit!
How To | Step by Step
First, I primed my eyes using the Nyx Dark Circle Corrector. As a transition color, I applied Peach Smoothie by Makeup Geek all over the crease. To get an intense color payoff, I applied the shadow using the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.
Using a Sigma E25, I applied Naked from the Urban Decay Naked Palette into the crease. I also used Buck from the Naked Palette on a Zoeva Luxe Defined Crease Brush right in the crease for more definition. I then blended the three crease colors together with the Sigma E40.
On the inner and outer corners of my lids, I applied Trick from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, which is a shimmery copper. For the center of the lids, I used Oasis from the Stila Eyes Are The Window Spirit Palette.
I used a smudge brush from Coastal Scents for my lashline color. The navy shadow I used is from the Lorac Alter Ego Heart Breaker Palette. I packed on the color right below the waterline and blended it out with a tiny bit more shadow. I also used a navy liner in the waterline, which is the Too Faced Perfect Eyes Liner in Perfect Navy.
As per usual, I used Inglot #318 as my highlight shade. I applied a light layer of the shadow under the brows as well as a pretty opaque layer in the inner corners of the eyes.
To complete the look, I curled my lashes and applied the Wet N Wild Mega Volume Mascara and the Maybelline the Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara to the top and bottom lashes.