I need to preface this look with I’m a bit annoyed that I own this palette. I purchased the Smashbox Shades of Fame palette because it had the cruelty-free bunny on the packaging a few weeks ago. I mistakenly thought Smashbox was cruelty-free at that time, and later I contacted Smashbox via email to confirm their status. In their email, they politely told me, “Our longstanding commitment to end animal testing has not changed: we do not test our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.”
For this look, I started with TFSI Lemon Drop. I used Bliss (try BftE Very Vanilla) on the crease and browbone. I used Nude (try Silk Naturals Bare Back), in my crease and the outer corner of the lid. I used Honey (try BftE Beautiful or Big Island) on the lid and inner v. I deepened the outer v and lower crease with Mocha (try BftE Espresso). I highlighted with Venomous Pegasus. I lined my upper lash line and lower waterline with Nyx glossy black liner. I lined my lower lash line with Nyx Turquoise Blue.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop
Smashbox Bliss – crease and browbone
Smashbox Nude – crease and outer corner of lid
Smashbox Honey – lid
Smashbox Mocha – outer v, blended into crease
Venomous Pegasus – to highlight
Nyx Glossy Black Liner – upper lash line and lower waterline
Nyx Turquoise Blue – lower lash line
Smashbox Lash Primer
Nyx Pin-up Curl Mascara
MUFE Aqua liner in Burgundy – brows
Illamasqua Skin Base 1 and 4 mixed 50/50
Silk Naturals Vegan Perfecting Powder
NARS blush in Super Orgasm
Venomous gloss in Flamingo
Venomous gloss in Venom
I really like how this look turned out. I’ve been a bit annoyed at my hooded eyes lately, because I feel like my looks are never as nice as looks from people who don’t have hooded eyes. I had to re-adjust my attitude and remind myself that my looks were nice on me and that I have to work with the eye shape I have. I need to improve my blending and color placement to work with my eye shape.
In other news, the Nyx retractable eyeliners are really fabulous. I think they’re what I’ll be using to replace my 24/7 liners when they run out.