I have featured this Smashbox Studio Pop Eye Palette over the festive season before Christmas, but I have recently rediscovered it! I realised these eyeshadows work even better when applied with a flat brush, the same way as you'd apply loose pigments, laying them over the eyelid instead of a blending it with a fluffy brush. This way the fall out is completely eliminated and the pigmentation becomes even stronger! The variety of shades in this eye palette like I said before is pretty good it has some really beautiful shades, matte, metallic and a couple with fine glitter. To see the look I created with this palette first time click here!
A few of the shades remind me of some of my fave MAC eyeshadows! Nutmeg reminds me a lot of Woodwinked, Vanilla is a very pigmented version of MAC Brule, Cinder is a lighter MAC Satin Taupe, Nude is very much like MAC Soft Brown [between Cork and Wedge]. There are also a few very pretty springy shades like Flamingo [a shimmery peach] and Amethist [a lilac with gold fine glitter]. Sofar every shade I tried I really liked, my favourites are Nude, 24K [a true gold], Nutmeg, and Vanilla! I'm looking forward to try more of the shades from this palette, awesome quality and this look lasted the whole day looking untouched and perfect! This palette also comes with four shades of cream eyeliner, I tried one back then but I don't remember loving it, I think it might have been too dry or smth like that, but next time I'll give it another go, and will let you know.
And of course THE trend shade of SS13 Emerald grabbed my attention as the most daring colour in this palette. It's not too crazy looking however, it's just that I am not used to wear colours on my eyes. But I decided to be brave and give it a go! I wore this look on Saturday when we had beautiful summer weather in London, so it really felt fitting to go for a fun 70s eye make-up look and the 60s beehive messy pony hair-trend as seen at Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. Truth be told I really enjoyed wearing this look! My camera doesn't make it justice, it looked so much better in real life.
Emerald eyeshadows can look very chic and fresh if you concentrate the eyeshadow just over the lid, looking straight ahead into the mirror and bringing the eyeshadow just about two millimetres [precision!] peeping out. What you are after is just a colour-tease, when your eyes are open it should be barely noticeable, but when you look down bam(!) pop of Emerald! I also used the shade Champagne from this palette to blend the Emerald with it, so that there is no edge visible, it has to be very subtle graduation. Please share what your favourite on-trend emerald green eyeshadow shades are, I'd love to know!