Saturday, 23 August 2014

Look of the Day: Human Fundamentalism

Happy weekend, everyone! In my latest post I brought to you the colourful little enigma that is the Illamasqua Fundamental Palette. It features a bitter yellow, a metallic silver, a creamy seafoam, and a jewel-toned purple. Shades that, at first glance (or second or tenth), don't appear to mesh together in any way. Since each of the colours are all completely gorgeous in isolation, I recently took up the challenge of creating a look that featured all four. Here's my go with the Fundamental Palette

For the eyes, I started by applying Cream Pigment in Bedaub, a pastel seafoam green, to the centre of my lid, blending upward. The pigmentation was beautiful, but I did find it creased quite quickly. To remedy this, I topped off Bedaub with a touch of the seafoam powder shadow from the Marc Jacobs The Siren Style Eye-Con palette. I then applied Powder Shadow in Hype, a green-tinged yellow, to the inner corners of the eye, blending it into Bedaub. To add some definition to the crease, I applied Powder Shadow in Inception (a rich purple with a subtle sheen) and a touch of the jewel-toned blue shade from The Siren palette on the outer corner of the eye. Then, I applied some of Liquid Metal in Surge, a metallic silver, underneath my lower lash line. I finished off the eye look with some deep black liner (Prestige Total Intensity in Black) and two coats of waterproof mascara (Revlon Lash Potion Waterproof in Black). 

Here's a closeup of the finished eye look:

For the skin, I kept things neutral with a subtle glow. I bronzed up my complexion with my new, uber-affordable Essence Beach Cruisers Life's A Beach bronzer and swiped my cheeks with my all-time favourite blush, NARS Deep Throat. The lips are a true mish-mash. I couldn't decide on a single lip colour, so I mixed a whole bunch to create the muted rose tone I was going for. I combined Revlon Lacquer Balm in Vivacious, Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Naturally Chic, and MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires. A random smattering, but they blended together well!

Here's another view of the look, followed by a full breakdown of everything I used:

The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Makeup (Combination/Oily Formula) in Buff
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer in W1
Powder: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

Highlighter: BeneFit Watt's Up
Bronzer: Essence Beach Cruisers Bronzer in Life's A Beach
Blush: NARS Deep Throat

Brows: Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Dark Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: (from the Illamasqua Fundamental Palette): Powder Shadow in Hype (on inner corner of the eye), Cream Pigment in Bedaub (on centre of the lid), Powder Shadow in Inception (on outer corner of the eye, crease of the eye, on outer third of lower lashline), Liquid  Metal in Surge (along centre of lower lash line), (from the Marc Jacobs the Siren palette): seafoam shade (over top of Bedaub), vibrant blue shade (on outer corners of the eye)

Eyeliner: Prestige Total Intensity Liner in Black 
Mascara: Revlon Lash Potion Waterproof Mascara in Black

Lips: A mix of MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires, Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Naturally Chic, and Revlon Lacquer Balm in Vivacious

And a few more shots of the look:

I'm so happy I took the plunge with the Fundamental Palette. It was a challenge dreaming up a look that would put all four shades to use, but as I've said- little risk, little reward! The shades in this palette really are gorgeous and I can see myself using them individually on days when I want a pop of colour but don't feel like a full-out vibrant explosion! 

Are these shades you would dare to play with? What are your favourite eye shadow palettes for a vibrant pop of colour?

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend! xo


  1. Gorgeous colorful eye makeup ! Love your blush and lips colors !

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  2. Your eye makeup is stunning :)

  3. Looking gorgeous, Jen! I haven't got the guts to pull off a look like that, but you're totally rocking it, as per usual :).


  4. This is so cool, I love these shades darling!
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  5. This is such a stunning look! You are gorgeous! The colours are amazing and I am in awe of your eyeshadow skills!

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  6. always stunning!

  7. The eye look is gorgeous!! You pull off bright colors so well!

  8. You always impress me with gorg make up!
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  9. YES I love the look you created. Still not brave enough to dig into that yellow!

  10. Every time I see you do these looks, I'm always like "HOW DOES SHE DO IT!?" Your bold, colourful looks are awesome and so inspiring (as someone who only wears mauves, browns and purples). That yellow is amazing!

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  11. I love how you can pull off out there shades! Gorgeous!

  12. such a a beautiful look! love how vibrant the colours are

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  13. The eyes!! I love them!!! Such lovely contrasting colours :-) // ♥

  14. BEAUTIFUL!! (hello from saskatechewan!)

  15. Eeee so I bought some iris yesterday, and this look really reminds me of the flower! Very pretty :)

  16. This colorful eye make up is stunning, great job!

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  17. Impressed!

  18. Seriously, every look you do is gorgeous! Love what you did with the eyeshadows!

  19. Those eyeshadows!!!!!!!!!!!! I love what you did with them! You look amazing!

  20. Oh wow, this look is so stunning! That pop of colour at the inner eye I love it! Please tell me that this is the makeup look you have planned for your defense ;-)


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