Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Look of the Day: Bumble Empire

Hi, everyone! Have you ever had a makeup look turn out quite differently from planned? Such is the case with today's look. I knew I'd be dipping into two of my new ColourPop goodies, specifically Super Shock Shadow in Empire and Ultra Matte lip colour in Bumble. I delved into the look aiming for a warm neutral effect. I expected Empire to be a warm jungle green and Bumble to be a mid-tone, go-with everything neutral lip. Instead, Empire proved to be a much cooler-toned emerald teal green and Bumble, at least on me, showed up as a deep, nearly vampy, neutral rose. So plans changed! Instead of a neutral, tropical makeup, the look morphed into more of a Cleopatra meets David Bowie meets parrot feather sort of feel. Not what I was originally shooting for, but I made it work! 


I actually started the look by applying the lip colour, to get a feel of how bright and deep Bumble would be. I first lined lips with a fantastic neutral pencil, Annabelle Stay Sharp Long-wear Lipliner in Java, to create the shape, then applied Bumble as smoothly and evenly as possible. 

I then went to work on the eyes. I first applied Empire on the lid, blending up to the crease and smudging the shade more heavily into the upper and lower lash lines. I then blended out the outer corners of the eye with a warm touch of Super Shock Shadow in Heat and added some neutral definition to the crease with Super Shock in On the Rocks

Given the saturation of the eyes and lips, I opted for a softer cheek. I highlighted the skin with ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Highly Waisted and added a pinch of glow to the apples of my cheeks courtesy of the beautiful Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra



The Breakdown:

Foundation: Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation in Ivory
Concealer: Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural  (on t-zone) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly all over; and more heavily as a contour under cheek bones and along jaw line)

Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra
Highlighter: ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Highly Waisted

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows: ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in Empire (all over lid, concentrated near lash line and along the lower lash line), Heat (blended in the crease), and On the Rocks (to add definition to the crease) and The Body Shop Colour Crush Shadow in Oh, Honey (on brow bone and inner corners)

Eyeliner: MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Black Line
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara (from the Born Pretty Store)

Lipstick: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Colour in Bumble

Lipliner: Annabelle Stay-Sharp Long-wear Lip Liner in Java

 
And a few more shots of the look:




So while the look didn't turn out as planned, I nonetheless harnessed the opportunity to play with new colours and let my imagination wander. While Empire and Bumble are both wonderful shades, I think they aren't a perfect pair when worn together. Lesson learned, but no regrets!

When's the last time you had makeup plans take an unexpected turn? Are these shades that you would wear?

Have a wonderful day :)

37 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully bright look this is! Very vibrant indeed!

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  2. Such a colourful and pretty look. That lipstick shade is really nice, looks great x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Bumble really is a fab lip colour :)

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  3. I think this look is so pretty on you, and the green definitely matches well with your eyes and hair, hehe. ^__^
    Junniku blog!

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    1. Thanks so much! Empire is one of the prettiest greens I've tried in a while :)

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  4. A great use of color! It turned out well in the end xx

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  5. That lip color is gorgeous.Looks beautiful on you.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    1. Thanks so much! Bumble is a beauty :)

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  6. Bumble is on my Colourpop wish list! It looks amazing on you! (Literally, what doesn't though?!)

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    1. Aww, thanks, Zubie :) I think you'd love Bumble!

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  7. I absolutely love that lipstick! I clearly need it in my life.

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    1. Thanks, Trysh! Yes, you need Bumble- it's special :)

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  8. This is so good. I like it!

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  9. OOO what a fun summery look! Interestingly enough, you're giving me ideas about how to work with that new By Terry palette! I think there are some similar shades in there :)

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    1. Oh good! Yes, the greens in that palette are fab :)

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  10. Ooh so pretty and tropical! You have AMAZING skin!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Elaine! My foundation has a lot to do with that :)

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  11. Ooh so pretty and tropical! You have AMAZING skin!

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  12. Even if it's not the look you were going for, I really love how it turned out! I really think you can pull off all sorts of color :)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Natalie! It's always fun to experiment with colour even if it doesn't turn out as planned :)

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  13. Soooo pretty! Reminds me of a mermaid hehe.

    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. Thanks so much! I love harnessing a mermaid feel every now and again :)

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  14. Love Bumble on you! I've been eyeing it-- I'll have to grab it in my next Colour Pop order!

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    1. Thanks so much! It really is a fabulous lip colour :)

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  15. This look is so fun! And parrot feather is a great description.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! The parrot effect was unintentional but I'm happy that it happened :)

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  16. This look is so beautiful! I love the combination of colours that makes me think of very colourful and majestic birds!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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  17. Oh I wish ColourPop was available in the UK! I love how every colour looks great on you!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Hopefully ColourPop starts shipping abroad soon :)

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  18. Such a fun look! You look stunning :)

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