Hi, everyone! Over the weekend I shared with you one of my newest beauty crushes, the Clinique A Black Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette. It offers the most unique combination of nudes and purples, so I was understandably eager to put these stunning shades to good use! Rather than going for an all neutral or all plummy look, I thought I'd combine both of the tones for something extra interesting and fun.
For the base, I opted for my favourite light-to-medium coverage foundation, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet and added a pinch of sheer plummy colour to my cheeks courtesy of By Terry Blush Terrybly in Sexy Plum. I also dabbed my favourite highlighter, BeneFit Watt's Up on the high points of my face for an extra glow.
For the lips, I reached for a brand new lipstick in my stash (courtesy of a Secret Santa!) that is an absolute stunner and a perfect complement for any purple-based makeup looks. Bite Beauty Luminous Lip Creme in Violet is an ultra flattering warm-toned purple-based pink that offers incredible pigmentation and a super comfortable texture. It was love at first swipe!
The eyes were all about A Black Honey Affair! I started by sweeping Lucky Penny, a warm champagne, all over the lid and then added some definition in the crease with Hazy, a neutral taupe. For a pop of colour, I applied a bit of Purple Pumps, a warm violet, to the outer corner of my eyes. It blended into the neutral tones perfectly! I finished by smudging Dark Brown into the outer halves of my upper and lower lash lines and adding touches of highlight with Sugar Cane, a shimmery white, on brow bones and inner corners of the eye.
Here's a closeup of the look:
And a peek at the shades that went into this look!
Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in B10
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up NC20 (on blemishes and redness)
Powder: Inglot HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder #504 (all over)
Highlight: BeneFit Watt's Up (on cheekbones and bridge of nose)
Contour: Kevin Aucoin the Sculpting Powder in Medium
Blush: Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Flush topped with By Terry Blush Terrybly in Sexy Plum
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: (from the Clinique A Black Honey Affair palette): All About Shadow in Lucky Penny (all over lid), Hazy (in the crease), Purple Pumps (on outer corner), Dark Brown (as an eyeliner on upper lash liner and outer third of lower lash line), and Sugar Cane (as a highlight on brow bone and inner corners of the eye)
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real!
Lips: Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Violet
And a few more shots of the look:
Ah, my first go with A Black Honey Affair was a total pleasure! The shades were wonderfully pigmented and they blended seamlessly. I've always been a sucker for purple shadows and this palette lets me unleash that passion while still getting to meddle with some neutrals. And don't get me started on Bite Beauty Violet lipstick- I'll be posting a review soon where I fully gush about that one :)
Have a fabulous day! xo