In the giveaway prize, I was lucky to win two Dior Mono Wet & Dry Backstage Eye Shadows in It-Yellow (a shimmery, saturated lemon) and It-Pink (a warm coral pink). I also got an ultimately bold liquid liner (Dior Addict It-Line Liquid Liner in It-Pink) and a stunning indigo mascara (Dior Addict It-Lash in It-Purple). I wanted to delve into them instantly and I finally got the chance this past weekend!
As soon as I applied the eye shadows, I knew this look was going to be a good one! I applied It-Yellow to the inner corners of the eye, blending up and out. I then applied It-Pink shadow to the centre of the crease, blending out towards the outer corner. For some extra colour depth, I added the blueish-indigo shade from the Marc Jabos the Siren Style Eye-Con palette to the outer corners. The shades blended so beautifully! As they were all primary-type colours, the places where they overlapped created pretty little patches of purple and green that gave the look an even more multi-faceted feel.
|Pardon the sparse brows!|
I then applied the It-Pink liquid liner just above my natural lash line, winging it out slightly. It has a classic little brush applicator, which I found a bit fiddly to work with (I definitely prefer felt tips!), but I eventually got a pretty even line. I then applied some of my favourite black liquid liner, Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black right against my lash line, creating a subtle cat eye. I found that the black liner was needed to add some extra definition and to avoid the dreaded "pink eye" look that can occur when reddish/pink shades are placed too close to the eye. I finished off with a couple coats of the amazing It-Purple It-Lash mascara, which is a true stunner! It's dark enough to add emphasis to the lashes, while still being vivid enough so that it won't be mistaken for black. Everything I look for in a coloured mascara!
Here's the finished eye look up close:
I kept the rest of the face colourful, but slightly muted, so that the eyes could remain the focal point (how could they not be?!). I opted for a very light dusting of the ultra vivid Sleek Powder Blush in Flamingo and painted my lips with the fresh and pretty Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya.
Here's a full list of everything I used:
Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Makeup (Combination/Oily Formula) in Buff
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer in W1
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light (on t-zone) and Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Light (all over)
Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Fair Matte
Blush: Sleek Blush in Flamingo
Highlighter: BeneFit Watt's Up (on cheekbones and down bridge of nose)
Brows: Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Dark Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: Diorshow Mono Wet & Dry Backstage Eye Shadows in It-Yellow (on the inner corners, blended out and up and It-Pink (on outer half of the crease, blended down), Indigo shade from the Marc Jacobs the Siren Style Eye-Con palette (on outer corners)
Eyeliner: Dior Addict It-Line Liquid Eyeliner in It-Pink and Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black
Mascara: Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara in It-Purple
Lips: Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya
And a couple more shots of the look:
This was definitely a look that kept me feeling cheery and colourful all day long. One that I did not want to remove at night because I couldn't take my eyes off of it. All signs of makeup success! These surely aren't colours that I'll be wearing on a daily basis, but I can seem them all being weekend go-tos when I need a bit of vibrancy in my day. All of the formulas were top-notch and wore like a dream. High pigmentation meets high performance. Truly a match made in heaven!
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks again to Dave Lackie for this wonderful giveaway prize! Cheers! :)