Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Breaking my own colour rules


I've come to realise that my love for all things neutral has got to take a step back now and then. I recently went through my palette drawer (yes that's a thing), and the amount of almost identical eyeshadows was a bit alarming. I don't know what it is, but there's something so covetable and inviting about taupes and browns that I can't get enough of. I know I'm not alone in this, which is a bit of a relief, but I do need to inject some colour into my makeup.
 
Autumn presents the perfect opportunity and I'm going to grab it with both hands. I'm already starting to ease into berry lips thanks to Rimmel Kate Moss 107 (the ultimate berry matte), NARS Marjella and Limecrime Velvetine in Wicked, but next up is eyes.


I picked up the Anna Sui eye palette half price from Escentual and boy am I glad I did. I think I'll get a lot of wear out of this as its very autumnal and you can use quite a few of the shades as accents or wet down as a liner. I haven't tried anything from this brand before but I've formula to be quite nice, pretty pigmented and the shadows blend really well. This palette is still only £14 through Escentual and they also have a lip palette so if you like the look of this I wouldn't put it off for too long. If you can bare to give this beauty away (I doubt I could!) it would make an awesome Christmas present.



A complete impulse buy was this Kiko Colour Fever Palette in 101 Coral Burgundy (£13.90). There's only two Kiko stores in London, so when I happened to walk through Westfield Stratford I took a detour. I'm super impressed with this quad. It's purse friendly and the quality is so high. The shadows are baked, so they're super pigmented and creamy. I've always steered clear of pinks and purples as they can make my eyes look a bit raw at times, but I've been playing around with these shades and creating smoky eye by blending them with browns and taupe shades. This creates a very wearable look that's just that bit outside of my neutral comfort zone.
 
Now, don't get me wrong, whilst I do plan on pushing beyond my own colour boundaries, I will be buying the new Naked Basics palette when it comes out. It's just a case of being more adventurous with colour rather than always going for the default neutrals. Do you need to break your own colour rules too?
 
Laura
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