Hey everyone! It's been over a week since I last blogged but it feels like waaay longer, I apologise! I have been a little lazy to be honest :)
Here are some pictures of a gold and copper smokey eye that I wore out to a party recently. I wanted to use more afforable brands, so I decided to use Sleek's I-divine eyeshadow palette as the main colours on my lid. I always forget how amazing these eyeshadows are! If anyone is on a budget and is looking for some good quality eyeshadows, then the I would recommend the Sleek original palette hands-down. It is sold at Superdrug in the UK for £6.49 and you get 12 beautiful eyeshadows. That's 54p per eyeshadow!
I've used the Sleek Originial I-divine palette before, so if you haven't already seen it, then you can see it here:
Initially I wanted to base my whole entire eye makeup on the Sleek palette, but I really like to use a combination of matte and shimmery shades in my looks, and unfortunately the original I-divine palette doesn't offer any matte shades. This lead me to use my trusted eyeshadow from MAC, called texture. It's the best eyeshadow I've found for a warm transition colour and it blends easily. I prefer it to buck and naked from the Urban Decay naked palette, although If I had to work on people on lighter skin tones, then I would use the latter shades more.
On top of the gold eyeshadow I used a patted a bit of myfacecosmetics Blingtone in gilt-y. It added a sparkling dimension which the camera fails to capture :( *sigh*
I threw on some HUGE lashes to add some more impact. A little too large for my liking personally but they were the only ones I could find!
Also I'm wearing Sleek's lipstick in Barely There, which is the neutral but pretty pink lipstick that is lovely with darker skin tones. It's highly pigmented and photographs beautifully!
How to achieve this look:
- I applied an eyeshadow base by MAC called painterly all over my eyelids
- Using a MAC 239 eyeshadow brush I then patted on the yellow-gold and pink-gold eyeshadows from the I-divine original palette. I applied this up to about half my lid space
- Using a MAC 219 pencil brush, I then defined my crease by using the copper and bronze colours from the I-divine palette. I traced out a circular shape for my crease and then blended this away using a fluffy MAC 217 brush
- I then wiped my 217 brush clean and used a bit of MAC's eyeshadow in texture above where I placed the brown colours above my crease to help blend out the colours.
- I applied a bling tone in gilt-y on top of the gold eyeshadow to make it a little more glamorous :)
- I then applied a MAC kohl in smoulder on my waterline and tight line, and top lid
- Then I applied some Eldora eyelashes with Ardell glue, using tweezers
Face and lips
- I applied MAC Face + Body in C5 foundation over my face with an E.L.F stipple brush
- Using the same brush I added a bit of powder over my T-zone. I used E.L.F's complexion perfection powder
- Then I applied my blush and used a bright pink by Sleek called flamingo
- I contoured my face using Sleek's contour kid in medium
- I then highlighted my nose, cupids bow and cheekbones using Benefit's highlighter in girl meets pearl
And that's all for now! Have you used Sleek's I-divine palette before? I own quite a few of their palettes and I definitely use the original and storm palettes the most!
Thanks for popping by!