Hey everyone! This week I’m sharing with you my first look with a brand new palette that I am totally excited about, the Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol II!
I knew as soon as this palette was announced that I would be getting it because I was so impressed with the quality of their first palette. While I admit the colour scheme isn’t as intuitive as it could be, I think the diverse colour story is going to allow the creation of a huge amount of looks! This palette just screams Spring and Summer, even though it is very much still Winter here, but I couldn’t resist!
Aren’t those swatches drool-worthy? Here’s the first look I created!
I created this look on a set base using the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. To accomplish this look I used the following shades:
- I first applied Flamingo to the crease and lower lash line. This is a vibrant buildable pink that is very pretty. Although it’s looking a little red in these photos!
- I then blended out the upper transition and lower lash line with Mambo. This is a nice yellow matte that has good pigmentation.
- I then deepened the outer corner with Damas, which is a brown/burgundy matte. I was a little concerned about this shade because it felt a lot drier and dustier than the rest of the mattes in this palette when I swatched it. I didn’t have any problems with it in this look, but I did encounter some problems today with another look. I’m still in the testing phase!
- After cutting the crease with a white concealer I applied Tumbao to the lid with my finger and a wet brush. This is a nice typical bronze metallic. Nothing special though.
To finish off the look I used the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Black Bean” on the water line.
The end result of the look was really a breath of fresh air. It was fun to create such a bright, almost summery look. It’s just started being sunny here again lately, so it’s feeling like Spring is in the air (even though it’s freezing). I actually saw a cherry blossom tree in bloom the other day, so Spring might literally be on the way. That’s pretty classic for where I live, it’s very temperate.