Monday, 3 April 2017

Peachy pink shadows for spring

 Last week (or was it the week before??) i did a post on my lipstick picks for spring, so it only seems right that we follow it up with my go to eyeshadows for the season. Peach is very much in for this time of year, but seen as i don't own the entire too faced sweet peach collection, i'm creating my own peachy pink eye looks using my favourite palettes.

eyeshadow looks peach palette zoeva caramel melange palette becca jaclyn hill face palette champagne pop

I've been using two palettes, the Zoeva caramel melange and the Becca x Jaclyn Hill face palette to create my pink eye looks. I'm a fan of shopping my own stash so even though the Becca palette is a face palette, i figured there was nothing stopping from me using the blushes as shadows and it turns out they work pretty well! 

The Look:

1) The shade "Universal delight" goes all over the lid after my primer. Universal delight is a creamy neutral shade that provides the perfect base for any other shadows over the top, universal is in the name for a reason - it's so universal i actually use this as my base colour no matter what look I'm going for. 

2) Peachy tones come from this matte orange toned shade "alchemy", using a dense flat shader brush i pack this directly onto my lid. It looks a bit crazy to begin with because the shade is such a bright orange, but once the other shades are applied it transitions into a more muted peach tone. 

3) To define my crease i take the shade "start soft" on a tapered blending brush and blend it lightly into my crease; i find a warm toned crease colour makes peachy pink tones more wearable and it helps to stop any harsh lines forming from that orange shade all over the lid.

4) Moving over to the Becca palette i use both of the pink toned blushes to add a little more pink to my eye looks, most of the time i like a shimmery lid so i like to take the shade "rose spritz" on a little flat shader brush and pack that directly onto the centre of my lid. If I'm going for a more bright matte look i use the matte pink blush "pamplemousse".

5) To tie everything together i go back to the caramel melange palette and take the shade alchemy on a pencil brush onto my lower lash line, i feel like this helps to stop the look looking too top heavy and helps to retain a colour scheme.

6) Finally to highlight my inner corner i use my favourite "champagne pop" highlighter from the Becca face palette on an angled brush, this has a slight pink undertone so i think it works really well alongside pink eye looks.

eyeshadow looks peach palette zoeva caramel melange palette becca jaclyn hill face palette champagne pop

I love revisiting makeup and seeing how i can make it work for changing seasons, it also means i now don't have to spend another £40 on a new palette! 

Do you shop your own stash? - Maria x

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16 comments

  1. That Zoeva palette looks insanely pretty! I love these types of shades and they're super pretty for spring. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. It really is, it works so well for all year round, such a versatile palette! x

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  2. I've never used a Zoeva palette before but the prices are really affordable! Those colours are beautiful too, I might have to give one a try. Liv x
    livslack.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're my favourite eyeshadow formulas, everything is so pigmented especially the shimmer shades they're incredible! I think they're usually around £17 and they're higher quality than some of my £45 palettes! x

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  3. Love the idea of using a highlighter palette on your eyes - genius!! x

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    1. Yes! Tbh blushes and highlighters are just like giant eyeshadows ahah! x

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  4. I love the look of Zoeva palettes and I hear so many good things about them.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. They're so high quality and really affordable, i'd really recommend them! x

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  5. These palettes looks absolutely gorgeous. All of the shades are so pretty. So wearable and cute. Definitely my kind of look. I love your photos and editing style. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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    1. Thank you! Yeah they're definitely really wearable palettes, i love to stick to neutrals with a pop of colour here and there! x

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  6. Both theses palettes look amazing ughh
    I need to grab the Zoeva one!

    xo,
    ThatSoMonica | @m.onica

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    1. Omg definitely get your hands on it, they're so affordable and really good quality! x

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  7. I have that Zoeva palette and it is my holy grail. I sometimes feel like it's a very autumnal palette, nevertheless I still use it when I got out. It has the perfect transition shade and I agree with this post! I don't see why you can't use blushes as eyeshadow because I do that too sometimes. Absolutely adore your blog girly! lovely post xx

    sami | possiblysami.com

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    1. Yesss it's the one i use everyday, despite it being quite autumnal! I think blushes work great as eye shadows, my mum was throwing out an unused really bright lancome blush the other day and i was like "nooo i'll use it as an eyeshadow!!" Thank you so much for reading! x

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  8. These palettes are so, so gorgeous Maria! If only I won the lottery, there'd be no stopping me!
    I have never tried any of the Zoeva products, but I'm dying to and these look perfect!
    Great post and your photography is definitely on point <3

    Zoe | nuggetstumpblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Zoeva palettes are some of the best and they're actually much more affordable than most! Hopefully you can get your hands on one one day! x

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