Look At Me!??!! Geez, what a narcissistic title! Actually, please don’t look at my face – I was testing a new BB cream which did NOT photograph well. BUT, check out my eye make-up! For once, my eye make-up skills are not shockingly bad because I basically, followed the instructions at the back of The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette in Smoky Copper…defined my brows with yesterday’s FOA HD Brow Kit and added false eyelashes (gotta fake it!)
I was glamming up for a Date Night with the Husband when I decided to try and recreate a seductive smoky eye – but I looked like I had bruised eyes with my first freestyle attempt. So I decided to rummage through my make-up stash and then I came across The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette in Smoky Copper - which was part of a gift bag from a blog event. I knew it was time to crack it open and put it to the test.
The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette in Smoky Copper (RRP : AU$39.95) is a travel-friendly, palm-sized palette with 4 shimmery shades which complement each other with an in-built mirror, a mini eyeshadow brush and a mini eyeliner brush.
I applied eyeshadow primer beforehand because my oily eyelids can fry eggs if I don’t. I didn’t use the mini brushes provided in the palette – but I never usually use the mini brushes or eyeshadow applicators provided in any eyeshadow palettes unless ALL of my make-up brushes are dirty (which reminds me I should wash them soon) or I am travelling light (which is never!). I also added a slick of black eyeliner to complete the look because the dark brown eyeliner shade wasn’t strong enough for me.
The eyeshadows themselves weren’t heavily pigmented – which is a good thing for eyeshadow newbies – it means you can take your time to layer on the colour than mess it up in one go. There was a bit of fall-out with my first use, but when I used it again for the next couple of times, it was fine.
The instructions for The Body Shop 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette in Smoky Copper are written on the back of the cardboard box and on the back of the palette itself, there is the diagram of the eyes with numbers so you won’t have a panic attack if you forget what to do
Where are the swatches? I didn’t take any arm swatch photos because I am trying something new. I am going to try and apply make-up products on my face to show you what it would look like instead Yes, LOOK AT ME! Narcissism at its best (And also, I left my charger for the camera that I use for arm swatches and to record videos in Hong Kong. Gah! My DSLR and the lenses in my kit go wonky with close-up swatches but it means I get to practise portrait photography – and imagine I am in America’s Next Top Model. Smize!)
New post up on Thursday – what would you like it to be? The Etude House Princess Etoinette Special Kit or L’Oreal Caresse Shine Stains?