I’m a major eye makeup addict. I love eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara. In fact, I’m rarely seen without it. I know how to use eyeshadow fairly well, but some of the super complex looks and multiple colour combinations stump me. Don’t get me wrong, I know how to do an acceptable smoky eye. But it usually consists of two colours, three max. So when I discovered Revlon CustomEyes (RRP $25.95) palettes this week, I had a bit of an excitement attack. Five colours, with a diagram to show you exactly how to get the look.
The shadows are a beautiful soft, fine powder, packed with pigment. They stay-true once they hit your skin and if you use a decent eyeshadow primer they won’t crease or budge. I love Australis Eye Shadow Primer RRP $12.95.
The palette comes with an applicator that’s really handy. It’s fat and round on one end, and long and skinny on the other, which means you can use it to both apply, blend and to do those fine fiddly bits like smudging a colour close to your lash-line.
I documented how quick and easy it was for me to create quite a complex (for me) eye look, just using the Revlon diagram and five colour compact.
Now, steps two through seven are all Revlon‘s. If it weren’t for the back of that palette and the diagram, I wouldn’t have a clue. I could probably guess and maybe come up with a simpler version. But nothing quite this cool. The final two steps are mine.
And you’re done! Easy peasy right? I certainly think so! And lovelies, I am hooked. I bought another palette the next day. There’s a whole bunch of them to suit any occasion. From Party Pops to Naturally Glamorous to Metallic Chic. And some of the colour combinations are pretty darn groovy. Ones I definitely wouldn’t have thought of myself.
My only criticism? I’d like a little more advice on blending. But then, there’s only so much you can fit on the back of a teeny tiny little eyeshadow palette.
So lovelies, have you made any awesome makeup discoveries lately? Anything you’d like to share? Do you have a fail-safe technique for makeup that always gives you confidence? Leave your comments or tweet me!