Friday, September 19, 2014

My Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette

Well, Makeup Maniacs, it's been a long time coming...a quick tutorial using that Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette by Kat Von D.  This thing seems so intimidating with it's 3 large base shades and 9 cool tones.  You can create anything from a simple eye look to something more hot & heavy!
This palette came from Sephora at a whopping $46.  So, you know it has to perform well if I dug that deep into my pocketbook :-)
I always start with the lighter colors first and work my way to the darker colors. Maybe I do it wrong, but remember folks, I am NOT a makeup artist, aspiring makeup artist, or a cosmetology student.
So, I have my foundation and eyebrows done.  Next, I'm gonna sweep that cream, matte color called "Lifelike" all over my lid as a base for this particular look. I also swipe this into the inner corner of my eyes to brighten them.
After that, I sweep "Transition" onto the lower lids. This is a nice, pearl mauve color, which is perfect for the lids. This color would look great on it's own for a quick, romantic look.
After that, I put the color called, "Mezzanine" in the crease. This is a pretty, sparkly violet color. I then buff that into the crease with a fluffy blending brush.
When I'm done with that, I use the deep matte purple color, called, "Hybrid Moments" on the outer "v" corner of my eyes. That creates a smokey shadow which blends into the crease, as well as, into the lid color. I really like that effect, and I also tend to wing out my eyeshadows to create a lifted illusion to my eyes.  Again, I used "Hybrid Moments" on the lower lash line (halfway) to pull everything together.
I then used an E.L.F. black shadow stick to do a little lining of the upper lash line. I put it as close to the lash line as possible and did not wing it out or do anything fancy to it. I'm not a big fan of this shadow stick, I notice over time that it flakes and then ends up emphasizing the fine lines and darkness under my eyes. :-(
After curling my lashes, I applied 2 coats of Physician's Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara in Black to the top lashes, and 1 coat to the lower lashes.
I did minimal contouring to the face, using Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer to lightly frame my face, jawline, and cheek bones. I then used Maybelline's Dream Bouncy Blush in "Pink Plum" (40) on my cheeks. I'm not a big fan of this blush. I have been trying it out and don't think it will be something I'd repurchase.
I have now been using Rose Petal Water as a setting spray, as it is supposed to help tone oily skin and set powders. I learned this trick from Wayne Goss, a very popular YouTube makeup artist. So far, this has been working very well for me.
Let me know what you think of this look. Remember, I keep things simple. I try to do "everyday looks for the everyday woman" type tutorials. Thank you so much for your support!
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