Friday, 22 November 2013

Smokey Rose Eyes

I love to play and experiment with different colors in my eye makeup to create different looks. I'm definitely not an expert in any way, which is why I really like to try a ready made palette of shades intended to compliment each other to create a specific look. The latest one I've tried is the L'Oréal Color Riche Eyeshadow Palette (£7.99) which has 4 perfectly matched shades to create a smokey look and it comes with an easy to understand little illustration at the back of the package on how to use each shade. This handy little quad comes in several colors so you can create either a more traditional smokey eye using greys or browns, or you can go for a more colorful look using greens or blues. Since berry shades are all the rave at the moment I got the palette called Eau de Rose, which is a lovely pink and mauve range for a warmer and softer smokey eye look.
All of the eye shadows have a subtle shimmer to them, and the pigmentation varies a little bit not only because of the shimmer but also since most of the shades are supposed to be fairly subtle. The consistency is dry and holds the pigmentation together very well, so you won't risk too much fall out when you apply the darkest shade. Although when doing a heavy eye it's always a good idea to either leave foundation until the end so you don't need to correct too much, or to have lots of loose powder under the eye to catch any loose particles.

The shade in the top left corner is a lovely pale pastel pink intended as a highlighter on the brow bone and in the inner corner of your eye, and it gives a beautiful lift to the finished look. The second shade from the left is a wonderful cool baby pink that goes all across the lid to form the base of the look. The contour the eye a little bit, intensifying the outer half or corner of the eyelid, you use the next color - a subtle dusky pale puce that adds a lovely depth to the look and could also be used in the crease. Finally we have an intense dark raspberry to be used as the smoke over the base of the lashes, both over and under the eye, as you like.
 
Indoors in natural light
 Indoors in artificial light
 Outdoors in sunlight

The combination creates a lovely, feminine and soft look, and you can of course emphasize whichever color you like, but I love to add a little bit extra of the base shade and the smokey dark raspberry, since these pinks and berries completely bring out blue eyes. I've really liked this alternative smokey eye, that you can easily wear in the day time as well, and to finish the look I've worn a matte browny pink lip to balance off the shimmer and berries of the eye. These palettes are so much fun to experiment with, the pigmentation is great and fairly long lasting and I'll definitely pick up another one from this range. Have you tried this quad - and what do you think about doing a smokey eye with other colors than browns and grays?

76 comments:

  1. This looks really nice, I have green eyes and I could imagine it would look on mine to!!

    http://welldressed25.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I think you're right, pinks and mauves seem to make eyes really pop and it's a nice change from the usual smokey eyes we usually see :o). Xx

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  2. The berry smokey look would go perfectly with a lot of party looks this season! Thanks for visiting! =)

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    1. It's a lovely look for sure - have a great weekend! Xx

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  3. These shades are really pretty x

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    1. Thank you so much - they create a really lovely look :o). Xx

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  4. This looks like such a lovely palette, especially for this time of the year!
    x
    thegirlsnextdooruk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ye, and it works really well with a plummy, berry lip too :o). Xx

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  5. This is exactly what I have been looking for. Love it Charlotte. Thank you :-)

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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  6. very pretty colours...beautiful palette...
    xoxo

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    1. It's a lovely subtle variation of the smokey eye, very pretty! Xx

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  7. Very useful palette for everyday makeup look, thanks for swatches. I never tried eyeshadows by L'oreal, hope they are as amazing as powder and foundation.

    http://liz-breygel.blogspot.com

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    1. They're great quality and would definitely recommend them :o). Xx

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  8. I love this palette - the perfect smokey eye! Thanks for the introduction! x

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  10. Lovely palette, the colours are simply gorgeous!
    x

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    1. They work really well together and the dark raspberry is stunning as an eyeliner too :o). Xx

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  11. Great Charlotte you making me a shopaholic running to get one after work love the palette and the shade pigment its beautiful.
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  12. This looks like such a good palette!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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    1. It's works so well with blue eyes and it's a fun change from the browns and neutrals :o). Xx

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  13. Amazing palette honey. I learn everyday with your post!!
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary

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    1. Ah, that's so sweet of you - thank you very much! Xx

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    1. It's a gorgeous palette, and I can't wait to pick another one up in a different shade :o). Xx

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  15. Wow, vilka underbara nyanser! Gillar dem verkligen. :-)

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    1. Hallå där, en liten kul variation på den vanliga smokey eyen, och tror nog den skulle passa de flesta :o). Ha en härlig helg! Xx

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  16. This is really pretty, reminds me a bit of the Naked 3 ;)

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    1. Ah, I didn't think about that, but of course - the pinks are similar to a few of them :o). Xx

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  17. Beautiful colors! Love them! ;D

    Kisses,

    Benedetta

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  18. The colours are really pretty, i also love the quad palette designs, makes a change from seeing round and rectangle shapes! x

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    1. You're right, it's a very pretty layout :o). Xx

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  19. Gorgeous shades :) I always love L'Oreals packaging aswell :)

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    1. These are so much fun to experiment with - I might even pick up one in blue :o). Xx

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  20. Beautiful colours and great packaging, as you say these shades are great for making blue eye's pop. Think i'll be getting this soon...!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Paula at Beauty Lover

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    1. And so easy to wear even in the daytime :o). Xx

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  22. Such lovely colours, I might have to pick this up next time I'm in there!

    ambertypes.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. They've got a lot of interesting shades to choose from, but this really stood out for me :o). Xx

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  23. I like the look of this smokey rose eye & it looks like this palette has everything you would need for it, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks a million - it's a cute little concept of the whole make up by no:s :o). Xx

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  24. Another really amazing post and I so like the palette. Happy weekend dear!


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    1. Hi Amy, thank you very much that so lovely of you. I have a quite a lot of TAGs that I need to do, so it will be a while before you'll see my replies, but please be patient with me, I haven't forgotten! Xx

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  26. Lovely review!! These are such gorgeous colours - definitely want to try this one out x

    Jodie Marie
    à la Jode

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so nice of you. It's a lovely combination and so wearable for the day too :o). Xx

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  27. I've never seen this palette before! I think you could make some lovely looks with it!

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    1. Definitely and they have some other great color combinations too :o). Xx

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  28. I'm stopping reading your blog Charlotte as my wishlist gets bigger by the day ;)

    This looks absolutely lovely - the shades are right up my street. I just ... y'know, shouldn't buy anymore makeup {';'}

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. LOL - I know what you mean, but as I always say - Need and want are different things :o). Have a super weekend! Xx

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  29. Gorgeous little palette, love the colours!!

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  30. Lovely little palette and I think that it would suit any skin tone :)

    http://momentsofmylifeme.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree and it's so wearable for day time :o). Xx

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  31. love softs colours !

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  32. Gorgeous palette, going to pick this up next time i'm in Boots!

    www.notanotherbeautyblog.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely worth getting and the deep raspberry is lovely on its own :o). Xx

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  33. Beautiful colors!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  34. I've always wanted to quad, but it's a bit unwearable for me (+, I don't really wear eyeshadow), but the colours are still gorgeous! Definitely agree though, they are very feminine soft and shades! (And definitely perfect for a smokier look)

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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  35. Thank you for this review! xx
    The colours look beautiful! I would love to purchase this, where can I get it online? :)

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    1. Well since it's L'Oréal you can probably get it from lots of places including Amazon and eBay. xx

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  36. Nice Review... Have seen these around but never picked up... thinking it has too much shimmer and also very subtle shades...

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  37. This looks such a nice colour combo!

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    1. It's a wonderful combination, I've used it quite a lot :o). Xx

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