In the second of my £20 makeup challenges, I decided to go for a winter into spring look. So halfway between a bit of deep smokiness and pretty spring pastels. I was lucky enough to find a gorgeous eyeshadow palette from NYC cosmetics that would help me achieve this.
To start with I did the same as in my first attempt and mixed the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in light 2 (£4.19) with some moisturiser. I then smoothed this all across my face as a tinted moisturiser. This time I used only one ‘roll’ of the concealer on the back of my hand, for a more sheer level of coverage.
I then used the concealer actually *shock* as a concealer 😛 I applied this around my nose, on the blue areas around my eyes and either side of my mouth.
After that I applied the Collection Lasting Colour Eyebrow Definer in blonde (£2.79) on my eyebrows. I used a cotton bud to ‘brush’ it out and blend out any harsh lines.
Next, I started on the eyes, using the NYC Colour Instinct Eye Shadow Palette in Cupcakes and Coffee (£3.49). I used the mini applicator included with the eyeshadow palette to apply the shadows then my little finger to blend out.
|NYC Colour Instinct Eye Shadow Palette in Cupcakes and Coffee|
|NYC Colour Instinct Eye Shadow Palette in Cupcakes and Coffee: Look at those swatches! Aren’t those shadows gorgeous shades?!|
I used the peach shade all over the lid. Then applied the purple shade into the crease then down to the lash line and swept across forming a triangle. I also applied this to the outer half of the lower lash line. I applied the smaller triangle shaped shadow into the inner corner of my eye and blended it a little along each lash line. Finally I put the last shade as a brow highlight. I realised I should have switched the two highlighting shades as that one actually has a lilac sheen – ah well! I know for next time 🙂
I finished up the eyes by curling my lashes and applying the Boots Natural Collection LashCurl Mascara (£1.99) in black/brown to top and bottom lashes. This mascara turns out to be pretty nice and even better doesn’t appear to smudge or flake.
I finished off the look by using the MUA lipstick in shade 2 (£1.00). I applied this to my cheeks and blended with my fingers out for blush before sweeping the bullet across my lips.
|MUA Lipstick in Shade 2|
This meant my total came to £13.46. This left £6.54, which means I could have bought an actual blush. Or indeed, I could do a similar base and lip look but use a Sleek iDivine and create all kinds of eye looks. Or perhaps buy a single £1 eyeshadow and the Maybelline gel eyeliner! There are so many good options 😀 which means I can’t wait to do more of these posts. In fact I can’t wait to use this eyeshadow palette again to create a different look.
Hope you’re enjoying this as a potential series, I know I am.