I was lucky enough to receive a clay eyeshadow palette from e.l.f called Saturday Sunset to be precise. This fun palette is versatile and will take you from an easy, casual day time look through to an after work change of pace – for a flirty, smokey evening vibe, so cool!
For its first road test, I hoped to create a smokey look. I must confess, I bloody love make up (and make up shopping) but I think I’m pretty conventional, as I usually stick to what I know works for me – bold red Chanel lipstick and then I dab, literally, a basic nude base shade across my eye lids and a quick touch of eyeliner. It was helpful for me as a make- up novice, to follow the guidelines on the perspex cover.
I tend to shy away from colour eye shadows, I guess I haven’t really experimented; and when I say I dab, I’m being honest, I literally dab it on. I’ would love to be one of those girls who has perfected the pussy cat look with eye liner – alas, I’m not that girl. That said, I had plenty of fun getting creative and playing around with this e.l.f palette, plus I think the base shade will be perfect for daily wear.
For this look I started with the base shade, stroking it across my lid. I then began layering colour along the lid, blending this gorgeous metallic bronze from the centre and on into the corner of my eye. I also coaxed a little of this bronze colour along the inner lid of my lower lashes.
Using the shade marked crease, I brushed the powder along the eyelid crease directly below my brow bone, this created definition.
Next I applied the line shade with a fine brush, just close to my lash line, then smudged it outwards for a smokey effect.
The eye look was completed with a gentle sweep of highlighter along the brow line.
Eyes done, so to finish my over all look I applied my new Chanel Rouge lippy – it’s the Allure Velvet range, number 47, beautifully named L’amoureuse, which translates as amorous. Now this lipstick shade is new for me, it’s more pink and a darker shade than I usually wear. It’s one of my new summer shades, I’m still getting used to it but I do rather like it.
So here I am, all done! Ta-dah!
It’s fun trying out new make up and finding ways of introducing colour to my green eyes. Watch out for more new looks as I get adventurous.
e.l.f Clay Eyeshadow
Sephora Concelar & blusher, highlighter and contour pallet
Chanel lip stick & powder