Hi, everyone! Now that IMATS has come and gone, it's high time I start to play with the new goodies I purchased at the show. Over the past weekend, I decided to push through my cold (which is now finally getting better!) and experiment with the stunning metallic neutrals and jewel tones in the Sleek i-Divine Eye Shadow Palette in Storm. In the process, I was able to create a look that is both colourful as well as totally wearable. Three cheers for budget shadow palettes that pack a punch!
Using the Storm Palette, I first applied a metallic mid-tone gold shade on the inner half of my lid, as well as on the inner corners and the inner portion of my lower lash line. I created some dimension in the crease with the matte taupe shade and shaded the outer corners of my eyes with the rich blue and purple shades. For a contrasting colour, I lined the outer half of my lower lash line with the emerald-toned green from the Storm Palette. To define the upper lash line, I reached for a cheery jewel-toned purple in Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Liner in Ransom.
For the complexion, I wanted to keep things natural and luminous. I used Make Up For Ever's new Ultra HD Fluid Foundation and highlighted the high points of my face with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade. I have been lusting after this highlighter for almost 10 years (it was initially a limited edition release in 2006) and I'm so happy it's finally mine! On the cheeks, I reached for Sleek's Powder Blush in Flush. It's an intimidating russet red in the pan, but on the cheeks it mimics its namesake- a truly natural flush!
I decided to contrast the colourful eyes with a natural, neutral lip. I first lined the lips with MAC Subculture (my first-ever lip liner years ago, and perhaps still my fave) and then topped it with one of my favourite unique, flattering nude lipsticks, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy. And voila!
Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD Ultra Fluid Foundation in Y225 Marble
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)
Blush: Sleek Powder Blush in Flushed
Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadow: Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Storm (gold shade on inner corners of the lid and lower lash line, green shade on outer half of lower lash line, purple shades on outer corners of the lid, matte brown shade in the crease)
Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Ransom
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara (from the Born Pretty Store)
Lip Liner: MAC Lip Liner in Subculture
Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy
And a few more shots of the look:
I'd been eyeing the Sleek Storm Palette for ages and I'm so glad I finally snagged it! Its mix of neutrals, roses, blues, and greens make it ultra unique and versatile- I'm sure this isn't the last time you'll be spotting it in a Look of the Day!
If you're reading this Friday morning, I'll likely be snoozing on a terribly early train heading to my hometown for the Thanksgiving weekend (yup, it's Thanksgiving in Canada, folks!). I'll be getting to spend some time with my niece (and the rest of my family, of course!), which is always the ultimate treat for me.
Hope you're all getting to relax this weekend as well! Happy Thanksgiving! xo