Hi, everyone! If you peeked at my last post, you'll know that I've fallen quite smitten with the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 #10. It's a stunning mix of plums and golds with a unique variety of textures and finishes. I'm always saying that I should play with purple shadows more often (I love the way they look with my brown eyes) and this palette gives me the perfect motivation! For today's makeup, I aimed to create an eye look with a perfect balance of boldness and wearability. A look that shows off the palette's bold hues without overwhelming my face. I hope you enjoy it!
For the eyes, I started by applying Satin Skin, the mid-tone neutral brown of the palette, all over the lids, up to the crease as a base. I then swept Vintage, a shimmery neutral plum across the crease, concentrating it on the outer half of the eyes. For some extra definition, I applied Aubergine, a deep matte eggplant, to the outer half of the crease and outer corners of the eye, then added some serious sparkle by packing True Gold all over my lids. For a pop of colour, I used Nina's Orchid, a warm vivid violet, on the inner half of the crease and along the lower lash line. As a finishing step, I patted a small amount of True Gold to the centre of my lower lash line. I completed the eyes with a swipe of plummy liner (Chanel's Rouge Noir Le Crayon Kohl) and lots of BeneFit They're Real Mascara.
For the cheeks and lips, I wanted to keep things neutral (to let the eyes remain the standout), but not washed out. I reached for Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure, a killer neutral plum, adding touches of highlight to the high points of my face using Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop. On the lips, I used MAC's Satin Lipstick in Brave. It really is a perfect neutral- a touch of beige, a hint of pink, with a tint of plum. So, so good!
Here's a closeup of the blush, highlighter, and shadow, followed by a full breakdown of everything I used!
Foundation: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation No10 mixed with By Terry Light Expert Click Brush Illuminating Flawless Foundation Brush in Rosy Light
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer in Light
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder #011
Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 02 Fair Matte
Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl and Champagne Pop
Brows: ecobrow Defining Wax in Sharon and Marilyn
Primer: Blinc Eye Shadow Primer in Light Tone
Eye Shadow: (from the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 #10): Satin Skin (all over lid, blended up to the crease), Vintage (through the crease, concentrated on outer corners), Aubergine (to add extra depth to crease and outer corners), True Gold (packed all over the lid and on the centre of the lower lash line), and Nina's Orchid (above the crease, concentrated on the inner half of the eye and along the lower lash line) and The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Oh, Honey (as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corners of the eye)
Eyeliner: Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Rouge Noir
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real
Lipstick: MAC Satin Lipstick in Brave
And a few more shots of the look:
Ah, golds and purples really are such a fun colour combination and the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 #10 makes it sooo easy to indulge. These shadows really make me feel one part disco queen, one part ethereal fairy. Another dreamy combo in my books!
Have you tried any Natasha Denona shadows? What are your favourite purple and gold eye shadows?
Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by! xo