Yup. I totally just named a post after a James Bond theme song.
Happy Friday! And welcome to the second of my new FOTD Feature. (For those of you who don’t know: FOTD stands for Face Of The Day.)
A couple of weeks ago, I bought Makeup Revolution’s fab 144 Ultimate Eyeshadow Collection Palette. It cost me a grand total of £10 and offers a choice of 144 (yes, 144!) fabulous shades.
Now, usually, I’d probably use about 6 of these colours and ignore all the others. But I thought it’d be quite fun to challenge myself to use every single one of them over the coming months (years?).
So here we go!
Look at all that golden coppery goodness.
Nearly a whole third of the palette is dedicated to varying shades of gold and brown, and I’ve really enjoyed playing around with layers, tones and depth of colour.
This is one of the bolder gold looks I’ve tried so far. In fact, I could probably say it’s more copper than gold?
I dunno. What do you think?
I used four shades instead of three this time. The pale gold shade on the bottom far left is actually yellower than it looks in the pan. I used this in the inner corners of my eye.
Of the darker shades: I used the bottom one as an all-over wash on my eyelid, with the top shade in the outer corners and crease for definition. The middle bright-gold shade I used last, as a highlighter right in the very centre of the lid.
Lastly, I used a brown eyeliner pencil on my top lashline, to keep everything soft and smoky.
Concealer: Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer in ’01 Fair’.
Foundation: Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation in ‘Natural’
Eyebrows: L’Oreal’s Brow Artiste eyebrow pencil in ‘Blonde’ (and eeesh, I really need to pluck my brows!)
Eyeliner: Pixi Endless Silky Eyeliner Pen* in ‘Bronze Beam’ (the softest textured eyeliner EVER)
Mascara: No. 7’s Exceptional Definition mascara (so much love for this mascara!)
Lipstick: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in ‘Grand Cru’ (not my fave product so far…)
I wear this look A LOT as I find it works really well with blue eyes. Opposing colour wheel magic is my favourite kind of magic.
I also love that I can quickly smudge it on with a nude lip, and it’ll instantly brighten up a plain jeans and sweater outfit.
And hey! It’s perfect for Autumn, right? Like having the whole of Hyde Park over your face. But in a super classy way.