Thursday, 8 October 2015

Look of the Day: A Perfect Storm

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! 



The Breakdown:

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

35 comments:

  1. one word: Beautiful :)

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  2. i need to try that color combo on the eye. actually the other day i used somehwat the same shades but in a reverse placement. instead of putting the gold on teh top, it was my lid color with the darker purples/green on the outer creases. we were on the same wave length dude :)

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    1. Ooh, sounds pretty! Great minds think alike! :)

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  3. Beautiful! Love the lip color

    wendeeisaacs.com

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  4. I can't believe how long this cold has lasted for you. That's horrible. Although I'm glad you're starting to finally feel like yourself again.

    Everyone always talks about Boy as the perfect lip colour... and my god.. it is. Do the Chanel lipsticks have a scent/flavour btw? I've never owned one but I get the feeling they would.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :) Safe trip!

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    1. Boy really is amazing! Such a wearable, yet unique nude pink. Chanel lipsticks tend to have a slight plastic-y scent to me, but not overly so. Thanks, Chelle! :)

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  5. OMG so pretty! I'm glad your cold is going away. I feel like it has been forever (and we missed you dearly at brunch).

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    1. Aww, missed you guys too! Finally feeling better- thanks, Julie! xo

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  6. Oh and if you run into any of the Schincariols, say hello for me!

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    1. Haha, not this time, but always will! :)

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  7. I really like how you mix those awesome blue/purple and that teal colour together in this look! I also have to say that your lip colour is everything in those pics ;-)

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Steph! Boy really is such a fab lip shade :)

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  8. Ooooh what a pretty look! Love the eye look, it's so interesting!

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  9. This is a gorgeous colour combination! I love how pretty it is, particularly on the bottom!

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    1. Thank so much, Leah! I'm happy with how it turned out :)

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  10. Gorgeous look! You have just put "Boy" on my radar, lol. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving weekend :)

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    1. Oh, I'm glad! Boy is gorgeous! Thanks so much, Ann! xo

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  11. Gorgeous look! You have just put "Boy" on my radar, lol. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving weekend :)

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  12. This gorgeous! I love the highlighting and the eye make-up!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  13. I have read so much good stuff about Sleek eyeshadow palettes but never tried them myself. It's definitely in my wish list and I might make the exception to place an order online for it soon.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. It really has a beautiful selection of shades! Glad I picked it up :)

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    1. Thanks, Trysh! It's become a new fave :)

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  15. Super pretty! This would be a great look for a Frozen-style halloween costume with its shimmery finishes and cool tones.

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  16. I was waiting for a look with this palette. Love it, it's such a good combination that I would never think of! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! The shades in the Storm palette make it easy to be creative! :)

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  17. I really enjoy this look. The mix of colour is great. I love metallics on the eyes and the lip colour is awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much, Charissa! Think you'd love that lip colour :)

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