Unsure how to use the Makeup Revolution Palette in the latest British Beauty Blogger Dream Box? Let me walk you through it.
The first thing most people think when they see super bright colors like the ones in this palette is, “WOW what do I do with those!? Fancy dress?”, whilst the first thing a makeup artist thinks is, “What’s the pigment like?”
I am going to teach you how to use the bright colours in this palette without you taking them off before you go out! The Revolution palette in sticks and stones, went to the top of my list when I turned it over and saw it using one of my fave words… “AWESOME eyeshadow and eyebrow palette”. There are two good eyebrow shades at the bottom of the palette, and when you use the little angled brush to fill in any gaps rather than paint your brows on you get a really natural effect. The pigment in the eyeshadows is quite strong when layered, but can also be toned down so they aren’t frighteningly bright if you aren’t used to coloured shadow. You could always use a cream shadow underneath it, either Bobbi Brown Cream Shadows are good or MAC Paint pots, to strengthen the colour.
Now I won’t go through all the different combinations of colours – I’ll leave that to you to play with them – but I would recommend just building and blending the colours as you play.
So for playtime, here’s how to get the look:
The Smolder Eye:
To make it somewhat different to the typical smokey eye, I didn’t put colour or black on the bottom lash line. So it’s a smolder just at the outer edge. Put whatever colour you choose all over your eyelid and use the highlighter in the similar colour on the inside of your eye. Then for the outer edge using the bronze, grey or black blend it in with a little bit of the brown to create a soft fade through the colours. You can also use the bronze in the eye crease to blend the edge of the colour so it doesn’t stop too abruptly.
Now if you want to make this stronger you can add a gel, liquid liner, or blend kohl liner into the lash line top and bottom, blending the bottom outer edge the way I did the top outer edge to create the fade.
The Bright Eye:
I have created a coloured eye look for you to have a go with, and I did this using purple (to show how it doesn’t always look like a black eye!) and my fingers. If you just layer the colour bit by bit, you may find it easier.
Start by putting the eye shadow all over your eye lid while tipping your head back so you can see your eye socket. Take the colour just above your eye socket Now pat some more of your darker shade colour onto your eyelid only so it creates the fade out effect.
Using a brush or your finger drag some of the same coloured shadow along your lower lash line to meet the top at the outer edge. Then with your ring finger, press some of the highlight colour or a brighter colour on the inside of your eye (where I’ve put the pink). To keep it fresh and modern just apply mascara or a deeper purple liner only on the top lid.
My last tip for these looks is to wait and apply your foundation/BB cream or concealer after you’ve created your eye look, as eyeshadow drops!