[unpaid/sample] I have two palettes to show you from Lisa Eldridge’s new eye shadow palette collection and need to flag the Vega is sold out currently. But, there will be more and there are other options still available.
I’ve used all the colours from Vega trying out different looks (coming up) but the colour I’m fixated by is the middle top row, Smoke & Mirrors. It’s a deep grey that actually looks a little lighter in reality both in the palette and on the skin – I’m not even sure it suits me but this is a shade that doesn’t seem to appear in palettes very often and it’s absolutely lush. The palettes are a mix of matte, velvet (semi matte), metallic and luminous and the mix differs from palette to palette.
From bottom to top: French Grey, Smoke & Mirrors, Moonswirl, Turbulence, Supernova and Lamp Black. Smoke, Turbulence and Lamp are matte, Supernova is luminous, French Grey is velvet and Moonswirl is metallic.
So, two different eye looks on one face! On the left, I’ve put Turbulence all over the lid and done a wash of Moonswirl over the top – Turbulence has enough depth to take a shimmering topper and yet is more pulled back in tone than I was expecting – and under my eyes I have a smudgy line of Lamp Black. I’ve used a brown kohl on my inner rims (VB HERE).On the right, I’ve used Smoke & Mirrors with a wash of Supernova and a bit more of Lamp Black underneath. I’m using a black kohl (VB HERE) on my inner lids and Chanel Mascara on both (HERE – I love it – it’s rich and lush). On my lips is Beauty by Lisa Eldridge (gloss). I have all my fingers crossed that Lisa is working on kohls – the new breed of luxury, ultra-soft kohl is just waiting to go stellar.
This is Myth. I haven’t tried this yet other than swatching – I don’t know if I’m ready for purple but I will give it a go on Instagram if not here. The top row has some similar shades to Vega and the colours are so deep they’re almost tactile – there’s a bit of me that wants to run my fingers over the colours just to get a physical feel of the colours. I used a brush for the swatches but when I’m fully done with photography, I’m going in – they’re colours that need to be touched.
See what I mean – if you were presented these shades as fabric you wouldn’t be able to keep your fingers to yourself! Bottom to top: Nocturna (velvet, a plum black – kohl please!), Illusionism (top coat), Mauve Decade (velvet), Faded Amethyst (metallic), Victorian Trim (velvet) and Violet Stone (velvet). It’s still in stock HERE for £49. The other palettes are Cinnibar (browns and bronze) and Muse (rose gold inspired). Lisa’s palettes are as inspired as you’d expect them to be – she does so much research into shades that there are a lot of nuanced colours, the same of which you won’t find elsewhere, and everything from the hand feel of the palette case to the colour co-ordination is perfect. I did get a little drop with some of the shades – tap your brush before applying if you have taken a lot onto your brush.
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