Since the Chocolate Orange palette was released as a Christmas special, I’ve been meaning to do a step-by-step tutorial based on it and in true form, I’ve finally gotten round to it (after half a year). I got this for myself as an early birthday present and I’ve been wearing it pretty regularly. The warm shade range is exactly what I was looking for and it works so well for everyday looks as well as more adventurous ones. I’ve decided to keep it fairly simple for today’s look, but don’t get me wrong – I’m going all out with the orange. Enjoy!
Start with all the usual prep – priming your lids and concealing those dark circles (try using any orange eyeshadow mixed with your usual concealer as a colour corrector if you don’t have one, it works pretty well!) If you’re all out of eyeshadow primer, use a non-oily concealer or foundation instead. Top with some pressed powder to help blend the eyeshadows later on.
Apply “Silky Smooth” all over the lid and into your crease in circular motions. Personally, I like to get the colour on using a flat brush, and then blend the edges out with a fluffy blending one.
Using the same fluffy brush, blend “Orange” into the crease and outer V. Go back in with “Silky Smooth” to soften the outer edges.
Apply “Dessert” to the outer corners, smoking it outwards and upwards. If you have hooded eyes like me, feel free to bring the darker colour further in towards the inner corner staying close to the upper lash line.
Apply “It’s Mine” to the inner corner, blending into the inner half of the lid if you fancy. Personally, I like to match my inner corner highlight to the highlighter on the rest of my face, so go ahead and apply this to the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and on the cupid’s bow.
Add your finishing touches – I’ve decided to go for a brown pencil eyeliner (surprise surprise) along the upper and lower lash line. If you’re heading out for a night on the town, add a cat eye and your favourite falsies. Do the rest of your face, set with setting spray and you’re good to go.
Et voila! Job done. This palette has so much more to offer (those red shades are just mmm) and you can take this look much further than what I’ve done here. Throw on one of the glitters (I particularly like the rose gold one) and you have yourself a glam evening look. In terms of quality, the shadows are wonderfully pigmented, easy to blend and they stay on all day. I actually forgot to prime my lids once and there was no sign of creasing at the end of the day. Mind you – I’m an oily one, so this was all the more impressive. The faint smell of orange that wafts from the palette when you open it is a delightful extra touch – and all this for £8.99. If you like warm toned shadows or simply want a fabulous little palette to add to your collection, look no further – you’ve found it.
Have you tried this palette of any of the other Makeup Revolution palettes? I’d love to hear what you think of it, send me links to your posts if you’ve created a look with it – inspiration is always welcome! Until next time – you go girl.
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