Monday, 1 August 2011

Summer Smoky Eyes

I had a little play around with my new Bobbi Brown Tortoiseshell palette today, I'll admit the first time I used it I was a little disappointed, that's because I went straight for the gold colours which I normally favour. They left me a little flat and upset at my purchase.

Today I experimented with colour on my hand first and went for the darker shades in the palette, colours I don't have in my MAC palette.

I love this look!

I used Bronze on the inner corner and Copper Cocoa on the rest of the lid, then I tried a bit of Gold Nugget in the crease and centre and it lifted the look for a really bronzed summer eye. I then used MAC Fluidline in Dipdown, a brown liner, which I adore but mine is sooo dry I really must get a new one!

I finished off with MAC Dressmaker Dressmaker on my lips, and I can honestly say this is one of my favourite looks ever! I've felt quite glam, tanned and a bit sexy today! Unfortunately I was a bit all dressed up with nowhere to go but nevermind!

I'm writing this towards the end of the day and the shadows have lasted fantastically well on a hot stuffy day, I'm off to Zumba now so we'll see if they hold up during that!



  1. I want both the Tortoiseshell palettes so badly but haven't been able to justify them...yet! Beautiful look though; you're not helping my bank balance! x

  2. I picked up both of these palettes today. I have not had a chance to try them yet. I worry that maybe I should have just purchased one of them? How are you liking yours now that you have had it a while?

  3. Hi Nancy, I love mine now, I have used it everyday since I got it! I love the quality of the shadows and the pigmentation. I didn't see the other palette as I bought it online but I watched a presentation of them on QVC and they both seem different enough, I'm sure you could create some great looks by mixing from both! x