Hello everyone! How are you? Are you sad or excited that summer is coming to an end? The weather here has all of a sudden turned very Fall-ish, and I’m loving it! So I’ve basically decided it’s Fall. Sweaters, PSL’s and fall makeup, I can’t wait any longer!
This week’s Eye Look of the Week features the Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette. When I saw that this was coming out, there was no question as to whether I would get it or not. I have been loving the ND Mini Sunset palette all summer, so there’s no reason why Mini Lila wouldn’t be as good. However, I’ve been putting off playing with it because the colours feel very Fall-ish. But here we are now!
Because the lighting outside wasn’t doing the makeup entire justice, here’s a pic inside.
To accomplish this look I used the following shades:
- I started off the crease with Flint. This is a light taupe brown that works well to start the crease for cooler looks. It had ok pigmentation.
- I applied Poison Berry to the crease and outer corner because I wanted this look to be very purple. I had major problems with this shade. When first applying it, it applied in a very streaky way and did not blend smoothly at all. I probably spent 10 minutes trying to get everything blended properly. This is probably the hardest I have ever worked to blend a shadow. I was, however, creating this eye look on eye primer that was set, so I need to try on again with tacky primer. From what I can gather, this shade is extremely dry (which was obvious to me when swatching it as well), so being applied on top of something that is wet or tacky may help it along. I will report back! I also had issues with patchiness on one eye… So overall not too impressed with this shade.
- I cut the crease with white concealer and pressed Blue Dahlia onto the lid with my finger. This shade is STUNNING! It applied well both with a brush and my finger. This blue seems to have blue, green and purple shimmers in it!
- I blended and attempted to further deepen the outer corner with Raisin. I didn’t notice this shade adding much depth after the purple I has already laid down, but I do think this shade likely performs better than Poison Berry. It certainly swatched better.
- I applied Linen to the inner corner. This is a very pretty champagne shimmer, however, it doesn’t seem to be anything special. It is a good addition to the palette though.
Overall, I think I managed to pull off a pretty eye look. However, it took way more work than it should have. I can only hope a tacky primer will help it along next time.
What eye looks have you been enjoying to create lately? Have you tried this new Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette?