Friday, January 31, 2014

Sephora + Pantone Universe - Radiant Cut Shadow Palette

And now for something a bit different... I interrupt your some-what regular nail polish related posts with some makeup swatches! I have a great love for eye shadows and I own a ton of them but I don't usually swatch them. I'm thinking about starting but I get a bit stumped when I go to create looks for them. Please excuse the horrible dark circles under my eyes, they are caused from a combination of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and being ridiculously pale (my skin is pretty much translucent). I got this palette on sale with my X-Mas money, I was lusting over it on the Sephora site for a while because of the green shadow in it. The few reviews were mediocre and I couldn't find a ton of swatches of it online. I felt like buying it was a gamble, but it was actually a gamble that paid off. The shadows are very smooth and pigmented though I did have trouble blending the dark brown color into the crease.

I swatched these all over Urban Decay Primer Potion with a damp brush. I don't have 8 shadow brushes, so I didn't have much choice but to swatch them with a damp brush, haha.

Sephora + Pantone Universe - Radiant Cut Shadow Palette: $20 Sephora
Bottom Row L to R, then Top Row L to R.

       For this look, I used every color in the palette. I used the second beige from the top left as a base,  the first beige on the left for a brow highlight. I used the silver from the bottom right to line my lower lash line. The yellow-gold is on the inner corner followed by the green, the blue is in the middle of the lid, the purple is on the outer corner and the dark brown is in the crease.

Shadows: Sephora + Pantone Universe - Radiant Cut Shadow Palette 
Liner: CoverGirl Perfect Blend Pencil - Basic Black with Urban Decay - Blackout patted on top.
Mascara: CoverGirl Exact EyeLights Eye-Brightening Mascara - Black/Gold (For Hazel Eyes)

Primer: Too Faced - Shadow Insurance (original)

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