Nails: Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Dilettante [Heavy Petals Spring 2013 Collection]
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The Top Left shade Smash Hit doesn't look true to life here, it's more bright and colourful in the real!
The Next Big Thing is a limited edition palette from the bareMinerals Spring 2013 Collection! First things first, I absolutely adore the packaging, if this spring packaging is so pretty what is the summer packaging going to be like, woohoo! But I must admit this mirrored turquoise blue compact screams more of summer than spring, it's the type of make-up packaging that makes you think of bikinis and holidays by the beach, l-o-v-e!
The formula of the bareMinerals Ready eyeshadows is of course undoubtedly perfect as always! Now over to the colours, the four shades in this palette provide you with such a variety of looks, which is also something I adore about bareMinerals quads! I have already created a summery bright look with the Rising Star [Top L] and Smash Hit [Top R] but the lighting wasn't great and so I will have to reshoot it, but basically it's a beautiful lemony metallic gold [Top L] and a matte bright peach [Top R].
The look I am wearing in these pics is however a chic and sophisticated smokey eye perfect for a spring evening, as it isn't too dramatic! I have used Smash Hit [Top R] and Ensemble [Bottom R], which surprisingly looks a lot more interesting on the eyelid than in the pan. Ensemble is a matte dark plum, which when blended out almost becomes a warm toned plummy chocolate shade, hard to describe, but very pretty.
Also although it looks matte in the pan when you swatch it it appears to have almost tiny sparkles, not sure if the Hoopla [Bottom L] got into it, which is a bronzy super metallic shade - but you can see on the pics that Ensemble almost looks like a duo chrome with a beautiful satin sheen. Smash Hit I blended through the edges of Ensemble to soften the look and also to add a touch of warmth, also blending both shades under the lower lash-line.