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Posting these a bit after the fact; but it’s been a busy week. Good-busy, but still…busy!
I applied this shadow before meeting up with some friends. When I went to grab the palette I’d chosen, I registered that it was the “smoke and shadows” palette, but I didn’t really stop and think what that meant. When I applied the outer-lid color, I began to realize: smoke, smokey. These shadows are all a bit greyed, and fairly smoked. I ended up with more purple than I intended! Some fairly conscientious blending and a little blotting, and I was ready to go. We all met up at a dessert-bar, so my makeup wasn’t too obvious in the lower lighting; but once we headed to my car so I could drop them at the train station, the heavier purple was a little more visible.
I used this opportunity to test out Jordana’s new eye primer, Made to Last. For the shadows themselves, I used Sleek’s Arabian Nights palette, as part of my Shop Your Stash challenge. I applied Aladdin’s Lamp to the inner lid/inner vee and put Valley of Diamonds (smoky violet with scattered gold shimmer) on the outer crease, and blended those two shades inward toward the middle. Then I added a little bit of Golden Souk in the lower center lid. (And then I buffed away some of the purple because it was a bit vampier than I intended.) I had recently gotten the NYX Cosmetics’ Halo Holographic Eye Tint in Fairy Dust, which I initially tried using as a flashy liner. That really was not working, so I just applied it to the innermost vee of my eyelids, for a light highlight. I finished off the look with Stila’s Smudge Crayon in Smoke on my eyebrows, Maybelline’s Metallic Chrome Rose Gold highlighter beneath my brow, and Maybelline’s Total Temptation mascara on my lashes.
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